Kaylyn Whibbs

Leslieville welder turns railroad spikes into art

Leslieville welder turns railroad spikes into art

Aaron Knight says he “fell into” the new passion six months ago

Leslieville welder turns railroad spikes into art
Aqil Samuel (left), Jen Schetzsle (centre) and Graham Schetzsle pose for a photo in front of the Sylvan Lake Gulls logo after the reveal at Hockey Central on March 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

The Gulls land in Sylvan Lake

The name and logo for Sylvan Lake’s new WCBL team was revealed at Hockey Central on March 15

Aqil Samuel (left), Jen Schetzsle (centre) and Graham Schetzsle pose for a photo in front of the Sylvan Lake Gulls logo after the reveal at Hockey Central on March 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake Wranglers’ season ends with series lead

Abrupt end to the season due to Hockey Canada’s cancellations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Town of Sylvan Lake closes NexSource Centre, Community Centre

The closures, which also include the library, are in response to the COVID-19 situation

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Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park in Central Alberta will see a partial closure of its campground, specifically the Tolman Bridge Campgrounds. Photo by Brett Snyder

Alberta Provincial Parks being reverted to Crown land

Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon says the sites will still be accessible to the public

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park in Central Alberta will see a partial closure of its campground, specifically the Tolman Bridge Campgrounds. Photo by Brett Snyder
The Holi Colour Party at last year’s event. File Photo

Sylvan Lake celebrating spring’s arrival with The Meltdown

The Meltdown is a re-worked and improved version of last year’s Kites on Ice event

The Holi Colour Party at last year’s event. File Photo
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David Thompson High School to house K-12 students

The temporary arrangement allows construction of new high school and elementary school

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Employees and children take a seat on the floor of Lakeview Parent Link Centre - Eckville for a fun game of duck-duck-goose at the Thank You Party on Feb. 28. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Parent Link leaving Sylvan Lake and Eckville

An application has been put in for a Family Resource Network for the area

Employees and children take a seat on the floor of Lakeview Parent Link Centre - Eckville for a fun game of duck-duck-goose at the Thank You Party on Feb. 28. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Judy Gallagher, 68, sits at the kitchen table in her Sylvan Lake home on Feb. 25. Bandages wrap her left wrist after an incident while being transported to hospital on Jan. 31. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake woman injured during ambulance transport

Judy Gallagher, 68, was injured after the stretcher she was strapped to tipped during transportation

Judy Gallagher, 68, sits at the kitchen table in her Sylvan Lake home on Feb. 25. Bandages wrap her left wrist after an incident while being transported to hospital on Jan. 31. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Colton Ferguson, Tosh Marshall, Justin St. Germain, Josh St. Germain and Travis St. Germain pose for a photo in matching North American Indigenous Games sweaters. The group will be attending the NAIG as part of Team Alberta’s boys U16 lacrosse roster. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lakers heading to North American Indigenous Games

A coach and four players will be taking the trip to Halifax, N.S. in July to compete in lacrosse

Colton Ferguson, Tosh Marshall, Justin St. Germain, Josh St. Germain and Travis St. Germain pose for a photo in matching North American Indigenous Games sweaters. The group will be attending the NAIG as part of Team Alberta’s boys U16 lacrosse roster. Photo Submitted.
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Second catholic elementary school years away for Sylvan Lake

A request has been put in for two portables for École Our Lady of the Rosary’s population growth

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Sylvan Lakers take a frozen dip for a cause

Sylvan Lakers take a frozen dip for a cause

The annual Polar Bear Dip held during Winterfest is a fundraiser for organizations around town

Sylvan Lakers take a frozen dip for a cause
Wade Lightburn stretches to make contact with the puck in Game 3 against the Rocky Rams on Feb. 16. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers advance to face rival Red Deer

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers defeated the Rocky Rams in first round playoff action three games to one

Wade Lightburn stretches to make contact with the puck in Game 3 against the Rocky Rams on Feb. 16. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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PHOTOS: Ice racing speeds through Sylvan Lake

The Alberta Oval Ice Racing Championship Series hosted its Nationals event on Sylvan Lake on Feb. 16

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SLIDESHOW: Winterfest fun in Sylvan Lake

SLIDESHOW: Winterfest fun in Sylvan Lake

The Winterfest fun took over the lake over Family Day weekend, Feb. 14-17

SLIDESHOW: Winterfest fun in Sylvan Lake
A United We Roll for Canada convoy travels down Lakeshore Drive beeping its horns on the morning of Feb. 15. The convoy started at Gorts Truck Wash at the North end of Red Deer, made its way through Sylvan Lake en route to Eckville before heading back to Red Deer via Innisfail. The convoy was in support of the oil and gas industry. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

United We Roll convoy rolls through Sylvan Lake and Eckville

It has been one year since the United We Roll convoy made its way from Alberta to Ottawa

A United We Roll for Canada convoy travels down Lakeshore Drive beeping its horns on the morning of Feb. 15. The convoy started at Gorts Truck Wash at the North end of Red Deer, made its way through Sylvan Lake en route to Eckville before heading back to Red Deer via Innisfail. The convoy was in support of the oil and gas industry. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Parker Small speeds past a member of the Red Deer Chiefs on his way to the goal on Friday evening. Small is credited with two goals and an assist in the Feb. 14 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers wash over Red Deer

The Sylvan Lake Peewee A Lakers defeated Red Deer 7-0 at the NexSource Centre on Feb. 14

Parker Small speeds past a member of the Red Deer Chiefs on his way to the goal on Friday evening. Small is credited with two goals and an assist in the Feb. 14 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake swimmer nabs Olympic Trial time

Matthew Gauthier, 20, reached a qualifying time in the 50 metre breast stroke earlier this month

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A firetruck blocks the intersection at 47 Avenue and 50th Street on Feb. 11. The road remain closed until late this evening due to an accident involving a power pole. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Part of 50th Street in Sylvan Lake closed due to accident

An accident involving a power pole will keep the street closed until around 10:30 p.m.

A firetruck blocks the intersection at 47 Avenue and 50th Street on Feb. 11. The road remain closed until late this evening due to an accident involving a power pole. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake man accused of killing wife gets preliminary hearing dates

Satnam Singh Sandhu appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court on Feb. 10 via CCTV

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