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Volunteers with the Giving Tree program set up the tree on Nov. 18. Come in, grab a tag and help a senior have a merry Christmas. Pictured from left to right: Janet Swindon, Beverly Smith, Connie Cartwright, Marilyn Waters and Sheila Klein. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Giving Tree back in Sylvan Lake

The Giving Tree is an annual tradition that many Sylvan Lakers look…

Volunteers with the Giving Tree program set up the tree on Nov. 18. Come in, grab a tag and help a senior have a merry Christmas. Pictured from left to right: Janet Swindon, Beverly Smith, Connie Cartwright, Marilyn Waters and Sheila Klein. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Employees at the Eckville Manor House recently agreed to a new union contract. (File photo)

Lacombe Foundation employees support new union contract

Employees of the Lacombe Foundation working at Lacombe Lodge and Eckville Manor…

Employees at the Eckville Manor House recently agreed to a new union contract. (File photo)
Chinook’s Edge School Division, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and McMan Central Region recently earned a grant worth $1.4 million for student mental health. (File photo)

School boards work together for student mental health

CESD, RDCRS and McMan awarded $1.4 million grant to put towards mental health initiatives

Chinook’s Edge School Division, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and McMan Central Region recently earned a grant worth $1.4 million for student mental health. (File photo)
The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan recently won an award. Bringing together eight municipalities for one comprehensive plan was no easy feat. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan project receives award

On Oct. 24, 2022, the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) awarded the…

The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan recently won an award. Bringing together eight municipalities for one comprehensive plan was no easy feat. (File photo)
Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on Nov. 11. (Photo by Joel Loh/www.JoelJenProductions.com)

Remembrance Day in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on…

Sylvan Lake’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Fox Run School on Nov. 11. (Photo by Joel Loh/www.JoelJenProductions.com)
Canned and frozen produce can be a budget-friendly way to eat healthy this winter. (File photo)

Eating healthy in winter and on a budget

When it comes to choosing vegetables and fruit to eat, a variety…

Canned and frozen produce can be a budget-friendly way to eat healthy this winter. (File photo)
Be prepared and drive to the road conditions this winter. (File photo)

Stay safe while driving this winter

Winter driving in Alberta can be treacherous. Blowing snow can make for…

Be prepared and drive to the road conditions this winter. (File photo)
The Sylvan Lake Endownment Fund handed out over $7,000 to local organizations this year. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake Endowment Fund helping area organizations

For over 20 years, the Sylvan Lake Endowment Fund (SLEF) has been…

The Sylvan Lake Endownment Fund handed out over $7,000 to local organizations this year. (File photo)
In 2022, quality for canola, as pictured, was above the five-year average. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Harvest results in above-average yields

Alberta’s crop producers continue to show resiliency despite dry growing conditions and the rising costs of farm inputs

In 2022, quality for canola, as pictured, was above the five-year average. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake RCMP, in conjunction with other local police forces, made a significant drug seizure on Oct. 18. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake RCMP make significant drug seizure

In September 2022, the Sylvan Lake General Investigation Section (GIS), in partnership…

Sylvan Lake RCMP, in conjunction with other local police forces, made a significant drug seizure on Oct. 18. (File photo)
Central Alberta mayors gathered together for the annual Walk with the Mayors in Penhold on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

Walk with the Mayors brings awareness for Snow Angels program

Sylvan Lake Mayor Megan Hanson joined the Central Alberta Falls Prevention Coalition…

Central Alberta mayors gathered together for the annual Walk with the Mayors in Penhold on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
Scott McDermott

Healthy food can make you fat

Sometimes too much of a good thing is just too much

Scott McDermott

Supporting early childhood educators in Alberta

New measures to recruit, retain and certify early childhood educators (ECEs) will…

Halloween is just around the corner. Remember to be safe. (File photo)

Halloween safety tips

Tips For Parents And Caregivers Halloween can be an exciting time for…

Halloween is just around the corner. Remember to be safe. (File photo)
Emerson Kowalchuk breaks a tackle as Brody Gunnlaugson covers his back on his route to the end zone. The atom league is a developmental league where the players learn proper skills they will use when they move up to the Pee Wee Bears. (Photo by Megan Roth)

Sylvan Lake Tigers defend home turf in first home game

A large crowd of fans and spectators gathered at the football field…

Emerson Kowalchuk breaks a tackle as Brody Gunnlaugson covers his back on his route to the end zone. The atom league is a developmental league where the players learn proper skills they will use when they move up to the Pee Wee Bears. (Photo by Megan Roth)
Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)

Alberta looking outside of Canada to lessen nursing shortage

The departments of Advanced Education, Health, and Labour and Immigration are launching…

Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)
The future home of the Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum and Eckville’s first hospital site. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville museum moving ahead

The Eckville & District Historical Society held a community meeting on Sept.…

The future home of the Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum and Eckville’s first hospital site. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)

Alberta looking outside of Canada to lessen nursing shortage

The departments of Advanced Education, Health, and Labour and Immigration are launching…

Alberta has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines to help fill the nursing shortage. (File photo)
HJ Cody staff Jamie Fisher, left, and principal Mike Garrow are happy to have the Period Promise project launched at the school. (Photo submitted)

HJ Cody School part of Period Promise project

Two Chinook’s Edge schools are part of an innovative provincial pilot project…

HJ Cody staff Jamie Fisher, left, and principal Mike Garrow are happy to have the Period Promise project launched at the school. (Photo submitted)
Alberta Health Services is looking for more volunteers in the Central Zone. (File photo)

Alberta Health Services looking for volunteers in the Central Zone

Volunteers are needed to support programs that provide care, comfort and companionship…

Alberta Health Services is looking for more volunteers in the Central Zone. (File photo)