Mark Weber

Stettler County producers continue to move ahead in spite of pandemic impact

Stettler County producers continue to move ahead in spite of pandemic impact

‘Every producer is dealing with uncertainty in the markets’

Stettler County producers continue to move ahead in spite of pandemic impact
PHOTOS: Surveying the damage after an ice jam wields extensive damages to River Creek RV Park

PHOTOS: Surveying the damage after an ice jam wields extensive damages to River Creek RV Park

The Park, near Stettler, was virtually demolished on the morning of April 20th

PHOTOS: Surveying the damage after an ice jam wields extensive damages to River Creek RV Park
More folks seeking pets through Saving Grace Animal Society during COVID-19 pandemic

More folks seeking pets through Saving Grace Animal Society during COVID-19 pandemic

Welcoming a new pet into the home can bring comfort during troubled times

More folks seeking pets through Saving Grace Animal Society during COVID-19 pandemic
Stettler Elementary staff continue to map out teaching plans in challenging times

Stettler Elementary staff continue to map out teaching plans in challenging times

As with other schools, online teaching platforms have become a norm for connecting with youngsters

Stettler Elementary staff continue to map out teaching plans in challenging times
Rimbey community agencies continue to serve the public amidst funding cuts, pandemic concerns

Rimbey community agencies continue to serve the public amidst funding cuts, pandemic concerns

‘Basically, we are trying to fill in some of these gaps, which Neighbourhood Place has always done’

Rimbey community agencies continue to serve the public amidst funding cuts, pandemic concerns
Stettler couple brightens up the community with online Sunday afternoon sing-alongs

Stettler couple brightens up the community with online Sunday afternoon sing-alongs

Doug and Shirley McKay play a variety of favourite tunes at 2 p.m. via Facebook

Stettler couple brightens up the community with online Sunday afternoon sing-alongs
Stettler Auction Mart continues operations with heightened safety precautions

Stettler Auction Mart continues operations with heightened safety precautions

“We’ve had those online capabilities for awhile — all of our sales are online every week”

Stettler Auction Mart continues operations with heightened safety precautions
Stettler’s Lillian Kirtley lands the top prize in the STARS Lottery!

Stettler’s Lillian Kirtley lands the top prize in the STARS Lottery!

Kirtley and her husband Bill have 2.8 million reasons to smile

Stettler’s Lillian Kirtley lands the top prize in the STARS Lottery!
Stettler Emergency Services personnel will be doing an ‘appreciation parade’

Stettler Emergency Services personnel will be doing an ‘appreciation parade’

Event is to show appreciation to both front line and essential workers in Stettler

Stettler Emergency Services personnel will be doing an ‘appreciation parade’
Rimbey Food Bank continues to serve the community in the face of pandemic concerns

Rimbey Food Bank continues to serve the community in the face of pandemic concerns

Heightened demand is expected over the coming months

Rimbey Food Bank continues to serve the community in the face of pandemic concerns
Staff at Stettler long-term care facilities continue to do their very best to ward off COVID-19
Staff at Stettler long-term care facilities continue to do their very best to ward off COVID-19
Peter Brockley, who taught in Stettler for many years at William E. Hay Secondary Campus, is pictured here in his Glade, B.C. shop. Brockley has helped to develop a prototype for a ventilator - something that is expected to be in soaring demand in the weeks to come with the onging COVID-19 pandemic.                                photo submitted

Former Stettler resident helps to develop a potential prototype ventilator

Peter Brockley, who now lives in the West Kootenays, was a teacher at William E. Hay Secondary Campus

Peter Brockley, who taught in Stettler for many years at William E. Hay Secondary Campus, is pictured here in his Glade, B.C. shop. Brockley has helped to develop a prototype for a ventilator - something that is expected to be in soaring demand in the weeks to come with the onging COVID-19 pandemic.                                photo submitted
Amber Smith and her children Maisey and Jace wave at Stettler Elementary School teachers and staff with the Heartland Youth Centre on March 25th. Several young students and their parents took to the streets as teachers and Heartland staff drove around town to wave a friendly hello to the youngsters. Parents were grateful for the chance for their kids to ‘reconnect’ with their teachers and mentors, even just briefly.                                Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

UPDATE: Stettler Elementary and Heartland Youth Centre staff ‘reconnect’ with local youngsters

Youngsters were happy to see their teachers and mentors drive by and wave a friendly hello

Amber Smith and her children Maisey and Jace wave at Stettler Elementary School teachers and staff with the Heartland Youth Centre on March 25th. Several young students and their parents took to the streets as teachers and Heartland staff drove around town to wave a friendly hello to the youngsters. Parents were grateful for the chance for their kids to ‘reconnect’ with their teachers and mentors, even just briefly.                                Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Stettler Special Needs Support Group has organized a fun search activity that can involve the whole family

Stettler Special Needs Support Group has organized a fun search activity that can involve the whole family

Signs of Curious George have been set up in various locations arond town

Stettler Special Needs Support Group has organized a fun search activity that can involve the whole family
‘We want to look for ways that we can help each other, and also it’s really important for people to also ask for help - to not be afraid to ask for help. There are so many people willing to help out.’                                Stephanie Hadley

Stettler Facebook group connecting folks during the coronavirus outbreak

‘Need Help? Help Your Neighbour - Stettler & Area’ can also be accessed by phone for those without computer or Facebook access

‘We want to look for ways that we can help each other, and also it’s really important for people to also ask for help - to not be afraid to ask for help. There are so many people willing to help out.’                                Stephanie Hadley
Cast members from Abracadavers shoot a scene for the award-winning series. Part of the project, which will reach an even bigger audience in the New Year, was shot in the Stettler area.                                Photo submitted

Award-winning film, partly shot in the Stettler region, continues to reach a broader audience

Abracadavers follows the story of Chris whose mom died in a freak hair salon chair accident

Cast members from Abracadavers shoot a scene for the award-winning series. Part of the project, which will reach an even bigger audience in the New Year, was shot in the Stettler area.                                Photo submitted
Dr. David Lawrie, a retired University of Alberta instructor, shows his collections of butterflies during the annual Bug Jamboree at the Ellis Bird Farm on Aug. 10th.                                Mark Weber/Black Press

Family fun at the Ellis Bird Farm’s annual Bug Jamboree

It’s been a full summer of programming, events at the popular site

Dr. David Lawrie, a retired University of Alberta instructor, shows his collections of butterflies during the annual Bug Jamboree at the Ellis Bird Farm on Aug. 10th.                                Mark Weber/Black Press
Association of Communities Against Abuse continues to broaden its reach

Association of Communities Against Abuse continues to broaden its reach

The Stettler-based organization is set up in 13 other communities throughout East Central Alberta

Association of Communities Against Abuse continues to broaden its reach
Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunite at RDC

Female hockey athletes played road hockey during Canada Winter Games

Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Canada Winter Games athletes spend time with the pet therapy dogs Booker and Dylan at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Pet therapy brings calmness to Winter Games athletes

Canada Winter Games in Red Deer continue on until March 2nd

Canada Winter Games athletes spend time with the pet therapy dogs Booker and Dylan at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Mark Weber/Red Deer Express