Barlow named shadow minister of agriculture, agri-food

By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer The Member of Parliament for Foothills, which includes Claresholm, Stavely and the Municipal District of Willow Creek, has been named the official opposition’s shadow minister for agriculture, agri-food and food security. The announcement was made on Nov. 9 and came as a surprise to John Barlow. “I had no idea,” he said in a Nov. 12 … Read more

Clearing the field

After the snow blanketed the football field at Willow Creek Composite High School on Friday night, Oct. 29 and Saturday morning, Oct. 30, dozens of volunteers turned out to clear the field for a bantam football playoff game on Saturday, Oct. 30, including these three – Todd Buhmiller; Kelly Starling; and Carl Ohlheiser. For full game action please see page … Read more

Report explores provincial police service

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer An independent report was released last week that says it shows creating a made-in-Alberta provincial police service is realistic, cost-effective and worth serious further consideration, but Alberta’s official opposition disagrees on how much it will cost. According to the provincial government, the report was released to the public on Oct. 29 and explores the … Read more