Kaylyn Whibbs

Sylvan Lake hotel approved to become residential apartments

Sylvan Lake hotel approved to become residential apartments

The application for the Lakeshore Drive building was approved by Town Council at the June 22 meeting

Sylvan Lake hotel approved to become residential apartments
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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for most of central Alberta

Environment Canada placed the watch in effect at 10:30 a.m. on June 24

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Sylvan Lake, Eckville areas

Environment Canada placed the watch in effect at 10:30 a.m. on June 24

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Town of Sylvan Lake launches skate park ambassador pilot program

The skate park ambassador will be on-site Tuesday through Saturday to engage users and relationships

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Sylvan Lake’s Flipside Centre rolls out modified summer camps

The day camps, beginning July 6, will feature a weekly half-day program for groups of eight

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New pop-up patio overlooks the water of Sylvan Lake

New pop-up patio overlooks the water of Sylvan Lake

Sun of a Beach, a seasonal pop-up patio, opened its doors for the summer on June 19

New pop-up patio overlooks the water of Sylvan Lake
Class of 2020 should be proud of adaptability and flexibility, says Eckville valedictorian

Class of 2020 should be proud of adaptability and flexibility, says Eckville valedictorian

Lucas Obst says being named Eckville Jr/Sr High School’s valedictorian was a “dream come true”

Class of 2020 should be proud of adaptability and flexibility, says Eckville valedictorian
Sylvan Lake Sobeys to continue curbside pickup beyond pandemic

Sylvan Lake Sobeys to continue curbside pickup beyond pandemic

The service, which started as a necessity during COVID-19, will now be offered as a convenience

Sylvan Lake Sobeys to continue curbside pickup beyond pandemic
Rimbey woman struggling to get tested for COVID-19

Rimbey woman struggling to get tested for COVID-19

Alice Bateman, 64, first reached out to her doctor about her symptoms in early March

Rimbey woman struggling to get tested for COVID-19
Photo Courtesy of Kelly Delaney Pyke’s Youtube Channel

Sylvan Lake writer pens song for health care workers

“We owe them a thank you,” said Sylvan Lake’s Kelly Delaney Pyke, a career health care aide

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Delaney Pyke’s Youtube Channel
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Yoga studio doors remain closed in Sylvan Lake

Allowed to re-open in Phase 2 Balance Studios and Shift Yoga have decided to keep their doors shut

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Yogis hold a pose at Peace in a Pod Yoga Studio’s first outdoor session in the green space next to the studio in Eckville on June 10. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Eckville yoga studio announces re-opening date

Peace in a Pod Yoga Studio temporarily closed its doors in March as a result of COVID-19

Yogis hold a pose at Peace in a Pod Yoga Studio’s first outdoor session in the green space next to the studio in Eckville on June 10. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake announces re-opening date

NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake announces re-opening date

The facility is set to re-open on July 5 as part of Phase Two of the provincial relaunch plan

NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake announces re-opening date
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Sylvan Lake RCMP lay charges in recent vandalism spree

A 16-year-old male from Sylvan Lake was arrested on June 9 and will face six counts of mischief

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Eckville council rejects proposed domestic animal bylaw

Eckville council rejects proposed domestic animal bylaw

The classifying of chickens as “livestock” raised concerns with urban hen owners in town

Eckville council rejects proposed domestic animal bylaw
A pair check out a vendor at the opening day of the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market on June 5. The market opened for the summer following COVID-19 guidelines. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Opening weekend at the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market

The market kicked off the season on a sunny Friday afternoon, June 5

A pair check out a vendor at the opening day of the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market on June 5. The market opened for the summer following COVID-19 guidelines. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
An Notre Dame High School graduate laughs through a photoshoot with a family member at Bukz on June 4. The event had Sylvan Lake graduates from H.J. Cody, Notre Dame, St. Joe’s, Hunting Hills and Lindsay Thurber. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography/Submitted.

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake grads celebrate amidst pandemic

A group of local businesses band together to throw two days worth of celebrations for the graduates

An Notre Dame High School graduate laughs through a photoshoot with a family member at Bukz on June 4. The event had Sylvan Lake graduates from H.J. Cody, Notre Dame, St. Joe’s, Hunting Hills and Lindsay Thurber. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography/Submitted.
Sylvan Lake RCMP continue to search for missing man

Sylvan Lake RCMP continue to search for missing man

43-year-old Steven Michael Hull is still missing and Sylvan Lake RCMP are seeking public assistance

Sylvan Lake RCMP continue to search for missing man
One of the two new gaga ball pits at Poplar Ridge School. Photo Submitted.

Poplar Ridge School receives county funding for new playground equipment

Two new gaga ball pits and a resurfaced basketball court will be going in at Poplar Ridge School

One of the two new gaga ball pits at Poplar Ridge School. Photo Submitted.
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Sylvan Lake-based Family Resource Network servicing Eckville, Benalto

Due to COVID-19 supports are being delivered through phone calls, texts, online platforms and emails

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