Jenna Swan

FOND MEMORIES - Bill Smith

Varsity Hall and the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll

Sylvan Lake resident recalls musical transition at former local dance hall

FOND MEMORIES - Bill Smith

Town looks at short term options for sewage lagoons

Planning begins for long term solutions to wastewater challenges

11 O’CLOCK NUMBER - The cast of Grindstone Theatre’s latest production

Grindstone Theatre to bring ‘The 11 O’Clock Number’ to Sylvan Lake

Comedic performances to showcase excitement of improv

11 O’CLOCK NUMBER - The cast of Grindstone Theatre’s latest production
REMEMBERING HISTORY - Penley’s Varisty Hall was formally coined in 1933 by John K. Penley. The owner would create a well estabilished Mecca for swing dance lovers over the course of 16 years.

Varsity Hall still stands

Infamous Sylvan Lake dance hall now rests on rural property

REMEMBERING HISTORY - Penley’s Varisty Hall was formally coined in 1933 by John K. Penley. The owner would create a well estabilished Mecca for swing dance lovers over the course of 16 years.
AROUND THE TABLE - Members of the community gathered to provide their input on culture in Sylvan Lake on Tuesday evening during the public launch of the Cultural Master Plan.

Town of Sylvan Lake hosts Cultural Master Plan public launch

Community members invited to participate in round table discussions

AROUND THE TABLE - Members of the community gathered to provide their input on culture in Sylvan Lake on Tuesday evening during the public launch of the Cultural Master Plan.
A community skating party was held at Leader Field in Sylvan Lake on Sunday. The Frozen themed event featured the cast from the popular children's movie including Olaf

Cast of Frozen visits Leader Field in Sylvan Lake

Frozen themed community skating and sledding party a success

A community skating party was held at Leader Field in Sylvan Lake on Sunday. The Frozen themed event featured the cast from the popular children's movie including Olaf
URGENT CARE COMMITTEE – The Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee was awarded the Healthy Communities Initiative Cup at the Volunteer Gala and Awards evening in 2016. In this photo: (Right to Left) Susan Samson

What’s next for Urgent Care? Committee to continue working with Province

Details of seven day a week health services centre being ironed out

URGENT CARE COMMITTEE – The Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee was awarded the Healthy Communities Initiative Cup at the Volunteer Gala and Awards evening in 2016. In this photo: (Right to Left) Susan Samson
FAMILY FUN - Kids happily jumped away in a unique life sized snow globe at the annual Winterfest in February of 2016.

Sylvan Lake gearing up for Winterfest

Community members and groups encouraged to host events

FAMILY FUN - Kids happily jumped away in a unique life sized snow globe at the annual Winterfest in February of 2016.
ENHANCED MEDICAL CARE -  Sean McIntyre

BREAKING NEWS: Sylvan Lake to receive enhanced medical care with upgrades to Community Health Centre

Minister Sarah Hoffman makes important healthcare announcement in Sylvan Lake

ENHANCED MEDICAL CARE -  Sean McIntyre
FOOD TRUCK THURSDAYS - Jonathon Strome of the Chedda Heads food truck passes a gourmet grilled cheese to an awaiting customer during a Food Truck Thursdays event held in the 2016 season.

Council considers moving Food Truck Thursdays to new lakefront property

Subsequent motion defeated to switch locations - event likely to remain in same location.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAYS - Jonathon Strome of the Chedda Heads food truck passes a gourmet grilled cheese to an awaiting customer during a Food Truck Thursdays event held in the 2016 season.
SKATING BREAK – Three-year-old Rome Lyda takes a break from learning how to skate and rides in the sled while her father Kevin pulls her along the ice.

Elsa, Anna and Olaf making special trip to Sylvan Lake

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to skate with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf?

SKATING BREAK – Three-year-old Rome Lyda takes a break from learning how to skate and rides in the sled while her father Kevin pulls her along the ice.
TOWN COUNCIL:  (From Left to Right) Councillor Graham Parsons

Council votes to amend to water/sewer bylaw

Residents to see rate increase on monthly bills effective Jan. 30

TOWN COUNCIL:  (From Left to Right) Councillor Graham Parsons
(LEFT) KAYLEE HANSON-HOYT (RIGHT) MAREN SMITH  BOTH 13 YEARS OLD

Update: RCMP locate 13-year-old girls. Home safe in Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to locate two 13 year old girls – Update – Located

(LEFT) KAYLEE HANSON-HOYT (RIGHT) MAREN SMITH  BOTH 13 YEARS OLD
Minister Hoffman sits with an Edmonton family to talk about the carbon levy rebate.

Government says, ‘Carbon levy rebates benefit millions of Albertans’

Alberta families began receiving rebates in January helping them adjust to the new carbon levy

Minister Hoffman sits with an Edmonton family to talk about the carbon levy rebate.
VARSITY HALL - A new sculpture was recently unveiled on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. The powder coated steel structure was created by Red Deer based artist

New public art piece unveiled on Lakeshore Drive

A new public art piece depicting a former Sylvan Lake dance hall has been unveiled on Lakeshore Drive.

VARSITY HALL - A new sculpture was recently unveiled on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. The powder coated steel structure was created by Red Deer based artist
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New Year’s Day fireworks ring in 2017

The annual New Year’s fireworks took place on Sunday evening.

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HISTORIC HOME - Beth Meier

New business opens in historic Sylvan Lake home

The Stone House has been a prominent feature of 46 Street in Sylvan Lake for over a century.

HISTORIC HOME - Beth Meier
BRINGING AWARENESS - Sylvan Lake RCMP School Resource Officer

Sylvan Lake RCMP host street drug trends presentation

Around 40 parents and youth attended a recent community street drug trends presentation at Fox Run School.

BRINGING AWARENESS - Sylvan Lake RCMP School Resource Officer
LOVELY LANDSCAPE - The backdrop of the outdoor rinks located at the lake has grown to include the stunning new Sylvan Lake Lighthouse constructed by the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake. Pavel Evanyshyn

Ice surfaces on lake ready for Christmas

The Town of Sylvan Lake annually creates two skating rinks on the lake’s surface with the west surface opening on Monday.

LOVELY LANDSCAPE - The backdrop of the outdoor rinks located at the lake has grown to include the stunning new Sylvan Lake Lighthouse constructed by the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake. Pavel Evanyshyn
Lorie Nichols

Blackfalds RCMP locate remains of missing Red Deer woman

On December 16, 2016 Blackfalds RCMP were alerted to the discovery of human remains on a rural property.

Lorie Nichols