RCMP lay charges in series of break and enters

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Claresholm RCMP have laid several charges in connection with a number of recent incidents of break, enter and mischief.The police issued a news release announcing that after a series of break, enter and mischief complaints, which occurred between August and September, they arrested and charged a male on Sept. 27.Several places of worship and … Read more

RCMP discusses back to school, recent calls

The start of the school year means lots of children will be out and about during the mornings and afternoons.Police will be conducting school patrols during school hours to ensure speed limits are followed.Claresholm and Nanton operate as one RCMP detachment and have responded to 163 total calls in this two-week period. Some call to mention are: Claresholm• 31 traffic … Read more

The revolving bail system and statutory release

Albertans are becoming increasingly angry with the catch-and-release system that allows dangerous criminals back into our communities.This is not the fault of the Alberta Justice system, local courts, crown prosecutors or the police.The catch-and-release system is systemic and can be traced to federal laws and the bail regime established by Ottawa.Before 1992, offenders were granted early release based on time … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek council updated on STARS Air Ambulance

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterSTARS Air Ambulance plays a vital role in the Municipal District of Willow Creek when called upon.The M.D. council was recently updated on its activities and agreed to provide $10,000 per year to STARS each year for the next four years.Glenda Farnden, of STARS Air Ambulance, appeared as a delegation at council’s June 22 meeting to provide … Read more

Presentation discusses responses to human trafficking

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterIt was a chance to learn more about an organization that helps victims of human trafficking.About 35 people gathered at the Claresholm Seniors’ Drop-in Centre on June 9 to hear a presentation by Liz Gibson, program manager for Rapid Exit from Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking, or RESET.It was the latest installment of “Opportunities for Growth”, … Read more

Students experience what happens in drunk driving collision

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterLights and sirens filled the air, responding to a two-vehicle collision in the parking lot at Willow Creek Composite High School.Arriving on scene, police, fire department, bylaw and ambulance personnel discovered one occupant was ejected and dead on scene. Others had to be extricated by the fire department, and one was taken away by police … Read more