Town of Claresholm to receive grant for almost $300,000

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer The Town of Claresholm has been awarded a grant for almost $300,000 to improve the community’s ability to settle and retain new residents. Brady Schnell, the town’s economic development officer, was recently informed the town will receive $297,650 from the ministry of labour and immigration through the rural capacity building stream of the Alberta … Read more

Stations of the cross

Various leaders of the religious community in Claresholm gathered at Faith Community Baptist Church on March 31 to record the Stations of the Cross, which was broadcast on various church social media channels on Good Friday. They read passages from Scripture chronicling the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, culminating in a hymn to conclude the video presentation. From left … Read more

Property destroyed, trucks rolled as fire, wind ravage area

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Smoke could be seen for miles Sunday afternoon billowing from fires west and east of Claresholm and east of Stavely. As wind gusts reached 124 kilometres per hour, fire ravaged more than 6,500 hectares, with approximately 11 properties with buildings that were damaged. Unfortunately four of those 11 were houses that were lost. Property … Read more

Council reviews letter protesting changes

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer Claresholm town council will continue to monitor the situation surrounding new guidelines around recreational vehicle parking which take effect in October. At its March 22 meeting via video conference, council discussed the public’s response to new guidelines. Those guidelines state no person shall keep or permit on any residential development or property any recreational … Read more

Taking flight

 The CFI Flight Academy held an open house at their new headquarters at the Claresholm airport on March 20 and 21, which included tours of the terminal building as well as an opportunity for people to try a flight simulator. Here, at left is Chris Edwards taking his turn in the simulator guided by Bruno Jaguande Minano, director of the … Read more