Kaylyn Whibbs

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Town of Sylvan Lake to start opening public amenities May 14

“We need to relaunch with much more caution, so not to attract those summertime crowds.”

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Rimbey Rodeo cancelled in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Rimbey Rodeo cancelled in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The annual local and CARA rodeo was set to be held July 10-12 at the Rimbey Ag Grounds

Rimbey Rodeo cancelled in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Sylvan Lake Farmer’s Market normally runs from the May long weekend until the end of summer. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market eyeing June opening

Crystal Loewen, market manager, says she has requested a June 5 or June 12 opening date

Sylvan Lake Farmer’s Market normally runs from the May long weekend until the end of summer. File Photo
Central Alberta DJ hosting live stream benefit for Fort McMurray

Central Alberta DJ hosting live stream benefit for Fort McMurray

JD Hunter, a former Fort McMurray resident, will be fundraising through a 12-hour live mix on May 9

Central Alberta DJ hosting live stream benefit for Fort McMurray
Timber Coffee is working with local businesses and organizations to provide a free Lunch Program to Sylvan Lakers. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Timber Coffee hub of lunch program for Sylvan Lakers

The free program provides food to those in need with the help of local organizations and businesses

Timber Coffee is working with local businesses and organizations to provide a free Lunch Program to Sylvan Lakers. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Playgrounds are identified on the list as amenities that potentially could be reopening as early as May 14. File Photo.

Town of Sylvan Lake working on staged relaunch plan

The Town of Sylvan Lake is still asking would-be visitors to “stay home… for now”

Playgrounds are identified on the list as amenities that potentially could be reopening as early as May 14. File Photo.
Eckville Jr/Sr High School’s long-time principal retiring

Eckville Jr/Sr High School’s long-time principal retiring

“I’m basically Peter Pan, I’ve been in high school my entire adult life,” says Principal Brian Holland

Eckville Jr/Sr High School’s long-time principal retiring
UPDATE: Three active cases of COVID-19 reported in Sylvan Lake

UPDATE: Three active cases of COVID-19 reported in Sylvan Lake

The Government of Alberta’s data map lists three cases of the virus in the area

UPDATE: Three active cases of COVID-19 reported in Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft

Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft

Talon Brigley, 15, was selected in the second round of the WHL Bantam Draft on April 22

Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft
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Eckville council drops residental tax penalties admist pandemic

The penalty for unpaid taxes after Sept. 30, 2020 has decreased from 12 per cent to 2 per cent

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Canada Post providing free hold mail, mail forwarding to businesses

The services are being offered to help provide relief to businesses until further notice

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A volunteer passes groceries through a car window at the Alliance Community Church’s free pop-up drive-thru market on April 22. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake church provides free drive-thru pop-up market

The Alliance Community Church held the first of the weekly free markets on April 22

A volunteer passes groceries through a car window at the Alliance Community Church’s free pop-up drive-thru market on April 22. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Eckville Community Garden to open with COVID-19 protocols

The original decision to close the garden was overturned by council at the April 27 meeting

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Public waterfront parking lots now closed in Sylvan Lake

The closure of the three parking lots was announced the morning of April 24

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Eckville’s annual Bull Arena and Indoor Rodeo cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in the economy are cited as the reason for cancellation

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WHIBBS: Revisiting an old love to pass the time

Using a previously read series and encouragement to re-spark a love of reading

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U of A plesiosaur named after chief medical officer, former Sylvan Laker

“Dr. Deeno Hinshaw” as voted by the students for the naming rights of the 30-foot-long plesiosaur

Photo Courtesy of John Ulan
Sylvan Lake golf course says it can operate with safe, touch-free changes

Sylvan Lake golf course says it can operate with safe, touch-free changes

Golf is currently deemed a non-essential service are impacted by government regulations

Sylvan Lake golf course says it can operate with safe, touch-free changes
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Rimbey clinic potentially losing two doctors after COVID-19 pandemic

Rimbey Medical Clinic Manager Shirley Knauft said threats are due to the Alberta government’s cuts

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Eckville council approves temporary changes to utility billing

Council also voted to cancel the Municipal Breakfast and July 1 festivities

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