Kaylyn Whibbs

Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.

Sylvan Laker named Central Alberta Buccaneers’ head coach

Geoff Rambaut has years of coaching experience under his belt and was once a Buccaneer himself

Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.
(File Photo)

Sylvan Lakers reminded to only flush the 3P’s – pee, poop and toilet paper

“Flushable” products purchased in place of toilet paper during product shortages are not meant to be

(File Photo)
A car parade made up of Beacon Hill Elementary School staff made its way down Westview Drive on April 9 as it cruised the surrounding area. The staff in cars decorated in “we miss you” signs waved and honked at their students, who have been at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they rolled past on Thursday. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News.

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake students treated to car parade

Cars were decorated with “we miss you” signs for Beacon Hill Elementary School students on April 9

A car parade made up of Beacon Hill Elementary School staff made its way down Westview Drive on April 9 as it cruised the surrounding area. The staff in cars decorated in “we miss you” signs waved and honked at their students, who have been at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they rolled past on Thursday. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News.
Eckville business raising money for Central Alberta food banks

Eckville business raising money for Central Alberta food banks

Prairie CDC is selling unique wall plaques with proceeds going to different food banks each week

Eckville business raising money for Central Alberta food banks
WHIBBS: Using technology to stay positive and connected

WHIBBS: Using technology to stay positive and connected

Video chatting allows us to still be close to our friends and family during a time of distancing

WHIBBS: Using technology to stay positive and connected
Shane Chisholm, principal at École Mother Teresa School, records the morning prayer and announcements every morning so his students and staff can watch them during home learning and maintain a sense of normalcy. Photo Courtesy of École Mother Teresa School’s YouTube channel

Sylvan Lake students watching morning announcements during home learning

École Mother Teresa School is posting the morning routine on its YouTube channel for students daily

Shane Chisholm, principal at École Mother Teresa School, records the morning prayer and announcements every morning so his students and staff can watch them during home learning and maintain a sense of normalcy. Photo Courtesy of École Mother Teresa School’s YouTube channel
Photo Courtesy of The Boxcar Grill’s Facebook page

Business at Eckville restaurant dropping during outbreak

Take out and drive-thru still available at The Boxcar Grill complacent with government guidelines

Photo Courtesy of The Boxcar Grill’s Facebook page
Photo Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service Flickr Photostream/PublicDomainFiles.com

Sylvan Lakers howling to support essential workers

The Sylvan Lake Howl also serves as a way to release pent-up energy and connect the community

Photo Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service Flickr Photostream/PublicDomainFiles.com
Hicks sits at the table looking at the laptop while completing his school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake mom says transition to at-home learning going well

Melissa Hicks’ sons, Jackson and Parker, are students at École Our Lady of the Rosary School

Hicks sits at the table looking at the laptop while completing his school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo Submitted.
(Courtesy photo)

Alberta’s new sport fishing regulations include more harvesting opportunities

The 2020 regulations feature more opportunities for recreational fishing and online licences

(Courtesy photo)
File Photo.

Sylvan Lake’s Flags of Remembrance ceremonies cancelled due to pandemic

The flags will fly along the lake and Highway 11 under the name “Flags of Unity”, Sept. 12-Nov. 12

File Photo.
Parkland Regional Library members able to access digital content

Parkland Regional Library members able to access digital content

Eckville Municipal Library patrons can access the list of electronic resources from their homes

Parkland Regional Library members able to access digital content
The wind on Friday afternoon made for perfect kite flying conditions on the lake as a family watched their kite soar high above the ground. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lakers enjoy the spring sunshine

Warm temperatures during the final days of winter brought out residents out of their homes March 27

The wind on Friday afternoon made for perfect kite flying conditions on the lake as a family watched their kite soar high above the ground. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender

Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender

West Central Bantam AA Tigers’ Spencer Michnik received the coach-voted award for the 2019-20 season

Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender
Photo Courtesy of Memorial Presbyterian Church’s Facebook Page.

Sylvan Lake churches connecting with congregations virtually

The churches are using the practices to stay connected and spread hope during the time of distancing

Photo Courtesy of Memorial Presbyterian Church’s Facebook Page.
Photo by SIX HEARTS CREATIVE STUDIO (file photo)

Sylvan Laker joins U18 AAA Optimist Chiefs as head coach

Cody Reynolds is excited for the new challenge in the Red Deer Midget Hockey League this season

Photo by SIX HEARTS CREATIVE STUDIO (file photo)
Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Sylvan Lake library continuing programming digitally

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is hosting live story times during the COVID-19 related closure

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library
File Photo.

Sylvan Lake football worried concussion fears will hurt enrolment

A PSA released in the fall compared youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

File Photo.
File Photo.

Sylvan Lake support groups cancel in-person meetings

AA and TOPS will continue to offer support online and by phone during outbreak

File Photo.
Paul Ventura (left), owner of Sylvan Lake’s Canadian Tire, and Liz Lewis, general manager, pose with one of the Girl Guide cookie displays throughout the store on March 18. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake business selling cookies for local Girl Guides

The Kuusamo District Girl Guides are unable to sell the cookies themselves due to the outbreak

Paul Ventura (left), owner of Sylvan Lake’s Canadian Tire, and Liz Lewis, general manager, pose with one of the Girl Guide cookie displays throughout the store on March 18. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News