RCMP investigate explosion in garbage can in Amundsen Park

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for a recent explosion in downtown Amundsen Park that destroyed a garbage receptacle.On March 7, the Claresholm RCMP issued a statement explaining that on March 6 at 8:18 a.m. police were dispatched to a complaint of a garbage receptacle that had been blown up in Amundsen … Read more

Long-time corporal retires from the Claresholm RCMP Detachment

By Rob VogtIt is hard to believe that it has been almost 16 years since Corporal Dalyn Orsten arrived with his young family to become the new corporal of the Claresholm RCMP detachment.That journey, as a police officer, has come to an end as Orsten has announced his retirement from the police service.Orsten graduated from Depot, the RCMP training centre, … Read more

Winter Festival this Saturday at community centre

By Rob VogtIt will be a day of fun for family and people of all ages.Winter Festival will take over the Claresholm Community Centre this Saturday, March 11, starting at 12 noon with opening remarks by dignitaries.“I think it’s going to be a great event,” said Megan McClung of the Town of Claresholm who is helping organize the event.At 12:30 p.m., Claresholm and … Read more

Under-15 Thunder hockey team wins division championship

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Under-15 Thunder returned home from weekend action in the Central Alberta Hockey League with the Tier-3 White Division championship.After a first round bye, by virtue of finishing first in the regular season, the Thunder began their playoff run with a best-of-three series against a combined team from Bow Island and Foremost.Claresholm hosted Game 1 on Sunday, … Read more

Claresholm contributes more than 3,000 shoe boxes

By Rob VogtThis year, once again, residents in Claresholm and area helped those in need by packing and sending off 3,163 shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and many other items during the 2022 Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign.These shoeboxes go all over the world including to children in need in Ukraine, the Philippines, Central America, and … Read more

M.D. updated on activities of Claresholm/Nanton RCMP

By Rob VogtThe RCMP in Claresholm and Nanton have been busy over the past three months with a variety of initiatives.Corporal Tom Nairn, the detachment commander for Claresholm, appeared as a delegation at the Feb. 8 meeting of M.D. council to provide his quarterly report.He opened by discussing how the province is upgrading the 911 system so people will be able … Read more