Event aimed to stomp out stigma around mental illness

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterIt was a chance to raise awareness and funds for a good cause – mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.Sparta House held their second Sparta Stomp, a five-kilometre walk around town on Saturday, May 7.About 30 people participated in the walk, raising $3,323 for Sparta House’s recreation program.The message for participants just before the … Read more

Thompson named Citizen of the Year

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterRoxanne Thompson, the recently retired publisher of the Claresholm Local Press and a long-time community volunteer and advocate, is Claresholm’s 2021 citizen of the year.The award was presented at the Claresholm Volunteer Appreciation on April 26 at the Claresholm Community Centre by Claresholm Mayor Chelsae Petrovic, in her role as last year’s citizen of the … Read more

Taxes to increase this year; one per cent municipal rate increase

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterTaxes will go up for ratepayers in the Town of Claresholm with about a one percent increase in property taxes as well as increases to the education and lodge requisition which are not controlled by town council.At its April 25 meeting, town council passed first reading of its property tax rate bylaw.For non-residential properties, there … Read more

Van Langen named Claresholm 2022 junior citizen of the year

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterDakota Van Langen, a student at Willow Creek Composite High School, is Claresholm’s 2021 junior citizen of the year.The award was presented at the Claresholm Volunteer Appreciation on April 26 at the Claresholm Community Centre by Tania Smeltzer, representing the company sponsoring the award, who read the nomination.“Dakota is one of the kindest, most thoughtful … Read more

Council supports expansion hockey team coming to town

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterClaresholm town council has agreed to support Greater Metro Hockey League expansion into Claresholm for the 2022-23 season, with practices starting Sept. 15, 2022.At its April 25 meeting, council was updated on the situation by Chief Administrative Officer Abe Tinney.He explained the ad-hoc committee that was created to explore the possibility of an expansion team … Read more

Board upholds appeal; RV campground, brewery get go ahead

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe Chinook Intermunicipal Subdivision and Appeal Board has upheld an appeal on an application for a campground, recreational vehicle park and micro-brewery bistro west of Claresholm, meaning the applicant can go ahead with the development as long as he abides by the conditions of approval.The board handed down its decision on April 19 after convening … Read more