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Sylvan Lake’s Winterfest going to be bigger than before

The annual festival will take place in Sylvan Lake over the Family Day weekend, Feb. 14-17

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Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season

Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season

Silas Lehr and Solomon Wynnyk have a few competitions lined up for this season

Sylvan Lake snowboarders jumping through competition season
(l-r) Charlie West, Sophie Moffet, Ruby Wynnyk and Halle Murray pose for a photo at Premier Academy in Red Deer on Feb. 3. The four Sylvan Lakers are a part of a cheer team set to compete at Worlds in Florida. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lakers cheer their way to Walt Disney World

The girls’ team, Ivy League, received a bid to the Cheerleading World Championship on Jan. 26

(l-r) Charlie West, Sophie Moffet, Ruby Wynnyk and Halle Murray pose for a photo at Premier Academy in Red Deer on Feb. 3. The four Sylvan Lakers are a part of a cheer team set to compete at Worlds in Florida. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
An attendee of the XOX Valentines Ladies Night and Fundraiser checks out some jewellery for sale on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Annual ladies night raises money for Sylvan Lake library

The sixth annual event served as a fundraiser for the first time and brought in almost $1,000

An attendee of the XOX Valentines Ladies Night and Fundraiser checks out some jewellery for sale on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Owen Green battles shoulder to shoulder with a member of the visiting Royals on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Hockey Central Panthers claw to victory over St. Albert

The Hockey Central Panthers defeated the visiting Royals 11-4 at the NexSource Centre on Feb. 1

Owen Green battles shoulder to shoulder with a member of the visiting Royals on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Winners of the 2019 Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest pose with their awards at the Royal Canadian Legion Sylvan Lake Branch 212 on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Legion awards poster and literary contest winners

The 2019 Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest winners received their awards on Feb. 1

Winners of the 2019 Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest pose with their awards at the Royal Canadian Legion Sylvan Lake Branch 212 on Feb. 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Ecole Fox Run School students learning to become Community Helpers

The AHS Community Helpers Program teaches students it is OK to talk about mental health and suicide

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Increased busing fees coming for Chinook’s Edge School Division

The fees implemented and increased fees come into effect for the 2020/2021 school year

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WATCH: Eckville man’s hobby creates wild backyard snow park

WATCH: Eckville man’s hobby creates wild backyard snow park

Dolan Baxter has been building snow parks ranging of all styles since he was a kid

WATCH: Eckville man’s hobby creates wild backyard snow park
UPDATE: Sylvan Lake RCMP say missing female located

UPDATE: Sylvan Lake RCMP say missing female located

19-year-old Alyssa Manderville was last seen in Blackfalds on Jan. 26

UPDATE: Sylvan Lake RCMP say missing female located
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UPDATE: Sylvan Lake RCMP say missing female located

19-year-old Alyssa Manderville was last seen in Blackfalds on Jan. 26

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Sylvan Lake man accused with murder of wife appears in court

Satnam Singh Sandhu appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court via CCTV on Jan. 22

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Photo Courtesy of Ecole Mother Teresa Catholic School’s Facebook page.

Sylvan Lake school to ring in 20th anniversary with new look

Ecole Mother Teresa Catholic School getting a new colour pallet alongside school and athletic logos

Photo Courtesy of Ecole Mother Teresa Catholic School’s Facebook page.
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ATM thefts down in Central Alberta in 2019

RCMP data also shows some aspects of property crime in the rural and municipal areas drop as well

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Sylvan Lake veterinarian’s winter tips for four-legged friends

Dr. Sandy Jameson shares tips to help cats and dogs to stay safe and healthy during the winter

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Kyle Imesch gets physical as he pushes past a defending Flyer on Jan. 19. Imesch is credited with an assisted during the Wranglers’ game against High River on Sunday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers soar over High River Flyers

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers came out of the Sunday night game with a 5-3 victory on home ice

Kyle Imesch gets physical as he pushes past a defending Flyer on Jan. 19. Imesch is credited with an assisted during the Wranglers’ game against High River on Sunday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Brayden Norem flies down ice towards the Medicine Hat Hounds’ net on Saturday evening. Norem is credited for one assist in the Jan. 18 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Bantam West Central Tigers claw to victory over Medicine Hat

The West Central Tigers defeated the Medicine Hat Hounds 4-2 at the NexSource Centre on Jan. 18.

Brayden Norem flies down ice towards the Medicine Hat Hounds’ net on Saturday evening. Norem is credited for one assist in the Jan. 18 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Mystery thrillers were Sylvan Lake’s popular reads in 2019

Half of the top 10 borrowed titles from Sylvan Lake’s library in 2019 were mystery crime thrillers

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Shane Juuti puts his arm around Brutus out in one of the pens at West Gimlet Farms. Brutus was hand-raised by Juuti’s daughter and lives on the farm alongside over 400 other yaks and some horses. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Central Alberta farm home to Himalayan-natives

Shane Juuti at West Gimlet Farms grew from having two yaks to over 450 since 1996

Shane Juuti puts his arm around Brutus out in one of the pens at West Gimlet Farms. Brutus was hand-raised by Juuti’s daughter and lives on the farm alongside over 400 other yaks and some horses. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
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Inaugural Snowflake Ball coming to Sylvan Lake

The free inter-generational dance will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Centre on Jan. 24

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