Megan Roth

Dr. Jarred Patterson (left), Dr. Marc-Andre Filion (centre) and Dr. Darren Bugbee are the new family physicians now working at the Sylvan Family Health Centre. Photos Submitted

Sylvan Lake welcomes three new family doctors

The three doctors are practicing at the Sylvan Family Health Centre and are accepting new patients

Dr. Jarred Patterson (left), Dr. Marc-Andre Filion (centre) and Dr. Darren Bugbee are the new family physicians now working at the Sylvan Family Health Centre. Photos Submitted
Dr. Joe Myburgh is pictured with his puppy Charlie on the day the pup became part of the Myburgh family. Dr. Myburgh will be remembered by many as a “gentle giant” and a committed member of the community in Sylvan Lake. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake remembers the life of Dr. Joe Myburgh

The family physician and pillar of the community passed away on July 22

Dr. Joe Myburgh is pictured with his puppy Charlie on the day the pup became part of the Myburgh family. Dr. Myburgh will be remembered by many as a “gentle giant” and a committed member of the community in Sylvan Lake. Photo Submitted
Sylvan Lake closing Lakeshore Drive to vehicles over the weekends in August

Sylvan Lake closing Lakeshore Drive to vehicles over the weekends in August

A section of Lakeshore Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic for more space for social distancing

Sylvan Lake closing Lakeshore Drive to vehicles over the weekends in August
An axe thrower at the Wood Shed in Sylvan Lake flings her axes at the new targets set up at the facility. The new projection targets are the first of its kind to be used in Canada. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s Wood Shed hits the mark with Canada’s first projected targets

The Wood Shed unveiled their new projected targets, the first to be used in Canada, late last week

An axe thrower at the Wood Shed in Sylvan Lake flings her axes at the new targets set up at the facility. The new projection targets are the first of its kind to be used in Canada. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Are you happy Alberta Government’s plan for students returning to school in the fall?

Are you happy Alberta Government’s plan for students returning to school in the fall?

Share your thoughts on current events and hot topics with our regular web poll

Are you happy Alberta Government’s plan for students returning to school in the fall?
Sylvan Lake’s utility billing deferral program coming to an end in August

Sylvan Lake’s utility billing deferral program coming to an end in August

On Aug. 31, the deferral program will end for Town-based utility bills

Sylvan Lake’s utility billing deferral program coming to an end in August
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Sylvan Lake’s Yuletide Festival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of concerns stemming from COVID-19 sparked the decision to cancel the holiday festival

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Extreme heat warning in place for Sylvan Lake area

Rimbey, Eckville, Sylvan Lake and surrounding communities will see temperatures reach around 30C

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Cindy Norell, the cook at Main Street Eatery and currently in the process of purchasing the business, poses for a photo in front of the small shop’s menu board in Cobb’s Block. Main Street Eatery recently reopened under its new name. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake cafe uses pandemic closure to re-brand business

El Amor Cafe has re-branded and reopened as Main Street Eatery under the direction of Cindy Norell

Cindy Norell, the cook at Main Street Eatery and currently in the process of purchasing the business, poses for a photo in front of the small shop’s menu board in Cobb’s Block. Main Street Eatery recently reopened under its new name. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake Author Shelley Brzak poses for a photo at the Varsity Hall art display at the Sylvan Lake pier. Brzak is working on a feature film set to film next summer in Sylvan Lake. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Feature film by Sylvan Lake author, director delayed by pandemic

A feature film inspired by Shelley Brzak’s second novel was set to begin filming this summer in town

Sylvan Lake Author Shelley Brzak poses for a photo at the Varsity Hall art display at the Sylvan Lake pier. Brzak is working on a feature film set to film next summer in Sylvan Lake. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
From three to two: Demolition of Leslieville and Condor schools make way for new builds

From three to two: Demolition of Leslieville and Condor schools make way for new builds

For the next two years students from the two schools will be housed at David Thompson High School

From three to two: Demolition of Leslieville and Condor schools make way for new builds
Sylvan Lake Council awards tender for Pogadl Park baseball quad

Sylvan Lake Council awards tender for Pogadl Park baseball quad

User groups identified a baseball quad in the new sports park as the greatest need for them

Sylvan Lake Council awards tender for Pogadl Park baseball quad
Many Sylvan Lake churches re-open their doors again

Many Sylvan Lake churches re-open their doors again

Places of worship were given the go-ahead to reopen in Phase Two of the Province’s relaunch

Many Sylvan Lake churches re-open their doors again
Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront

Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront

“The sheer number of people at the beach is an indication that enforcement is not the solution.”

Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront
Crowds gathered at Sylvan Lake beaches despite the pandemic and social distancing regulations. Photo Courtesy of papercandie on Twitter

Crowds in Sylvan Lake “commonplace” during summer months

The Town of Sylvan Lake looking for solutions from Province for large crowds not social distancing

Crowds gathered at Sylvan Lake beaches despite the pandemic and social distancing regulations. Photo Courtesy of papercandie on Twitter
Lacombe County Council meeting highlights - July 9

Lacombe County Council meeting highlights – July 9

Lacombe County Council amended its Land Use Bylaw No. 1237/17 at the recent meeting

Lacombe County Council meeting highlights - July 9
Donna Ellerby and Ingrid Soanes, left, with Sylvan Lake Community Partners accept a donation for $850 from Sylvan Lake Pharmacy. The Sylvan Lake Food Bank also receives a donation for the same amount, but want not available for the photo op. Sylvan Lake Pharmacy donated $1 from every new prescription brought into the pharmacy during the month of May to the two charitable organizations. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTO: Sylvan Lake Pharmacy makes donation to local charities

The pharmacy donated $850 to both Community Partners and the Food Bank

Donna Ellerby and Ingrid Soanes, left, with Sylvan Lake Community Partners accept a donation for $850 from Sylvan Lake Pharmacy. The Sylvan Lake Food Bank also receives a donation for the same amount, but want not available for the photo op. Sylvan Lake Pharmacy donated $1 from every new prescription brought into the pharmacy during the month of May to the two charitable organizations. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Brend Lee Cherry, right, hands Olga Horaska a donation to the Sylvan Lake Food Bank from a neighbourhood charity yard sale in 2018. Cherry hopes to raise more than $600 for the food bank with a town-wide yard sale at the end of July. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Food Bank fundraiser looking for participants

Brenda Lee Cherry is looking for participants to raise money for the local food bank

Brend Lee Cherry, right, hands Olga Horaska a donation to the Sylvan Lake Food Bank from a neighbourhood charity yard sale in 2018. Cherry hopes to raise more than $600 for the food bank with a town-wide yard sale at the end of July. File Photo
Kyle Primeau is thrown off his bucking bull during the 2019 BRC Finals at the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake. File Photo

BRC Finals in Sylvan Lake moved to next November

The Bull Riders Canada Finals has been postponed, and will return to Sylvan Lake in 2021

Kyle Primeau is thrown off his bucking bull during the 2019 BRC Finals at the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake. File Photo
Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Sylvan Lake and Eckville

Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Sylvan Lake and Eckville

Environment Canada issued the watch Tuesday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Sylvan Lake and Eckville