Local filmmaker completes new film; has another in production

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Art imitates reality in the latest film by local fillmakr Peter Morton, although in this case the art came first. The Claresholm filmmaker and his Little Piggy Films recently completed shooting the feature “After” this past year. It is a post-apocalyptic story where a pandemic wipes out much of the population, spawning civil wars … Read more

Be the bull in latest video game by local designer

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer In most video games the player controls a humanoid character, but imagine taking on a different character. How about instead of a human rider, how about being the bull, smashing your way through the world collecting points and power-ups along the way. That is the premise of “Ragin’ Bull”, the latest video game from … Read more

Stavely Education Foundation awards three $1,000 scholarships

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Three former students of Stavely school were the recipients of $1,000 scholarships recently. Just before Christmas, the Stavely Education Foundation presented a total of three scholarships to students who attended the school. The recipients were: • Juleah Lorenz who is attending the University of Lethbridge and taking a bachelor degree in environmental science; • … Read more

Burke Creek Ranch honoured with century ranch award

What started out as one man’s dream of land and cattle in the new west has spanned generations and touched three centuries. Recently the Burton family, owners of the Burke Creek Ranch west of Claresholm, were presented with an Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award by Roger Reid, MLA for Livingstone-Macleod. Rick Burton tells the story, standing atop a hill overlooking … Read more

Indians protest feared loss of family farms

Manpreet Singh is worried about the impact agricultural reforms in his native India will have on family farms, including those owned by his own father and uncle. Before Christmas, Singh, of Claresholm, joined others in protests in Lethbridge and Calgary brandishing signs with messages such as, “No Farmers, No Future”, designed to bring awareness to the situation in India. They … Read more

MLA for Livingstone-Macleod did not travel over holiday

With federal and provincial elected officials across the country coming under fire for travelling internationally despite health guidelines discouraging such travel, the local MLA did not travel. Roger Reid, MLA for Livingstone-Macleod, posted a statement on Jan. 4 on his Facebook page outlining where he was over the Christmas break while some of his colleagues were abroad. “I have been … Read more