Kaylyn Whibbs

(l-r) Natalie, Lauren, Collin, Dana and Stacey Pacholek grin behind the counter in Stacey’s Happy Place on Aug. 14. The family-run books store and coffee shop opened on Eckville’s Main Street in July. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Bookstore, coffee house opens on Eckville’s Main Street

Stacey’s Happy Place, run by Collin and Stacey Pacholek with their three daughters, opened on July 27

(l-r) Natalie, Lauren, Collin, Dana and Stacey Pacholek grin behind the counter in Stacey’s Happy Place on Aug. 14. The family-run books store and coffee shop opened on Eckville’s Main Street in July. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
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Rimbey anticipating action-packed racing at COVID Cup

The event at Central Alberta Raceways will see three days of racing on the dirt oval, Aug. 21-23

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Alberta RCMP launch online crime reporting

Select property crimes can now be reported online through the province-wide initiative

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One half of the Duelling Divas kicks off the show on Aug. 8 on the Bukz patio. Saturday was the second night of the fundraiser in support of the Cooney girls with live music, a raffle and a cash jar. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Two-night fundraiser supports Sylvan Lake family after parent death

Billy Cooney, owner of Cooney Creek Plumbing and Heating, died July 25 after a dirt bike accident

One half of the Duelling Divas kicks off the show on Aug. 8 on the Bukz patio. Saturday was the second night of the fundraiser in support of the Cooney girls with live music, a raffle and a cash jar. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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New Urban Hen Bylaw presented to Eckville council

The bylaw received its first reading from council at the regular meeting on Aug. 10

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Chris Sadleir, 45, smiles with his dad, Rob, who is a double lung transplant recipient. Sadleir is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories. Photo Submitted.

330 km walk for charity stopping in Sylvan Lake

Chris Sadleir, 45, is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association

Chris Sadleir, 45, smiles with his dad, Rob, who is a double lung transplant recipient. Sadleir is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories. Photo Submitted.
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Masks now mandatory in schools for Grades 4-12, staff

Students, teachers and staff will be provided with two reusable masks to be worn in schools

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The Mustard Seed’s School Lunch Program expanding into Sylvan Lake

‘It allows them to be able to focus on learning instead of focusing on hunger,” says Laura Unruh

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Members of the Prism Club work together to paint a Pride crosswalk last summer at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. File Photo

Sylvan Lake proclaims first ever Pride Week

The proclamation for the week of Aug. 9-15 was submitted to the Town by the IMPACT Coalition

Members of the Prism Club work together to paint a Pride crosswalk last summer at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. File Photo
Eckville library hosting at-home Summer Reading Club

Eckville library hosting at-home Summer Reading Club

The library is also a distribution centre for disposable, non-medical masks for the community

Eckville library hosting at-home Summer Reading Club
Sylvan Lake vet warns of dangers around leaving pets in parked vehicles

Sylvan Lake vet warns of dangers around leaving pets in parked vehicles

‘It doesn’t have to be very hot outside… for it to become dangerous,’ says Dr. Sandy Jameson

Sylvan Lake vet warns of dangers around leaving pets in parked vehicles
A golfer winds up to take his shot off the tee box at the tenth hole on the second day of Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour competition at Meadowlands Golf Club on July 28. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Junior golf tournament tees off in Sylvan Lake

The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour took over Meadowlands Golf Club for a tournament July 26-27

A golfer winds up to take his shot off the tee box at the tenth hole on the second day of Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour competition at Meadowlands Golf Club on July 28. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake resident facing over 30 charges after traffic stop in Lloydminster

The targeted stop was part of the Lloydminster RCMP’s proactive crime reduction initiative

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Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.

Sylvan Lake Gulls announce head coach for inaugural season

Jason Chatwood will lead the Gulls through their first WCBL season in 2021

Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.
Shari Britton, volunteer at the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, and Brenda Lee Cherry, event organizer, meet up to go over donation totals after the town-wide yard sale fundraiser on July 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTO: Fundraiser for Sylvan Lake Food Bank raises over $400

A town-wide yard sale was held on July 25 to raise funds for the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank

Shari Britton, volunteer at the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, and Brenda Lee Cherry, event organizer, meet up to go over donation totals after the town-wide yard sale fundraiser on July 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Kyptin Saarella, five, leads a bike parade for outside of the Eckville Manor House on July 24. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

PHOTOS: Eckville Manor House treated to bike parade

Residents watched as kids paraded their bikes outside the Eckville Manor House on July 24

Kyptin Saarella, five, leads a bike parade for outside of the Eckville Manor House on July 24. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Douglas Bell, 60, smiles in front of the lighthouse after completing his journey from Edmonton to Sylvan Lake on July 23. Bell will be making the return trip over two days, July 25-26, to complete 400 kilometres in an effort to fundraise for Kids with Cancer.

Edmonton man bikes to Sylvan Lake to raise money for Kids with Cancer

Douglas Bell, 60, is biking 400kms in four days to fundraise money as part of the Tour of Hope

Douglas Bell, 60, smiles in front of the lighthouse after completing his journey from Edmonton to Sylvan Lake on July 23. Bell will be making the return trip over two days, July 25-26, to complete 400 kilometres in an effort to fundraise for Kids with Cancer.
Sylvan Lake’s REMAX Real Estate Central Alberta Office. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s real estate market recovering from pandemic

Sylvan Lake is outperforming other Central Alberta markets in terms of transactions

Sylvan Lake’s REMAX Real Estate Central Alberta Office. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Logan Graf,16, looks to make a putt last season. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake golfer swinging through 2020 season

Logan Graf, 16, says his season is off to a great start with a few bigger tournaments on the horizon

Logan Graf,16, looks to make a putt last season. Photo Submitted.
Jared Winder, owner of Toodles Beach Cruisers, shows off the red and blue bikes available to rent on Sylvan Lake’s lakeshore. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

New business helps beach-goers cruise the shore of Sylvan Lake

Toodles Beach Cruisers rents bikes for those looking for a new way to explore the lakeshore

Jared Winder, owner of Toodles Beach Cruisers, shows off the red and blue bikes available to rent on Sylvan Lake’s lakeshore. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News