Michaela Ludwig

Sylvan Lake town council discussed increasing ATCO Gas and Fortis franchise fees during Monday’s council meeting. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake town council divided on increasing franchise fees

During the Monday, Oct. 24, regular town council meeting, councillors were asked…

Sylvan Lake town council discussed increasing ATCO Gas and Fortis franchise fees during Monday’s council meeting. (File photo)
A Lakers player makes an excellent catch just outside the Lightning end zone, which turned into a touchdown on the next play. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Tough weekend for Sylvan Lake football

Despite best efforts by everyone involved, Sylvan Lake’s Lakers, Lions and Bears…

A Lakers player makes an excellent catch just outside the Lightning end zone, which turned into a touchdown on the next play. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The east playground at Steffie Woima Elementary School has been around since the school opened and it needs to be replaced. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Steffie Woima fundraising for new playground

Staff and students at Steffie Woima Elementary School are putting their heads…

The east playground at Steffie Woima Elementary School has been around since the school opened and it needs to be replaced. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association is offering a free family swim on Tuesdays. (Photo by Janaia Hutzal)

Community Partners offering swim program for families

For families looking for a fun and inexpensive way to get out…

Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association is offering a free family swim on Tuesdays. (Photo by Janaia Hutzal)
Pictured is the incident command post at the summer villages office in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lacombe County played out emergency scenario

LREMP brought together 13 partner communities for full-scale emergency exercise

Pictured is the incident command post at the summer villages office in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Laker Talon Brigley was drafted to the Red Deer Rebels last year. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)

Brigley celebrates second year with Rebels

Sylvan Lake hockey player Talon Brigley, 17, recently started his second year…

Sylvan Laker Talon Brigley was drafted to the Red Deer Rebels last year. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)
Sylvan Lake’s Brett Gardiner recently launched Chase The Good, an initiative to give back to the community. (File photo)

Lakers finding happiness

Long-time Sylvan Lake resident and rodeo announcer Brett Gardiner wants people to…

Sylvan Lake’s Brett Gardiner recently launched Chase The Good, an initiative to give back to the community. (File photo)
Shari Britton, with the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, stands in front of full shelves at the food bank after a shopping trip thanks to donations. However, the shelves will be empty again by the end of the week and need restocking. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Food bank struggling with increasing costs and demand

According to the Consumer Price Index, Albertans paid an average of 6.2…

Shari Britton, with the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, stands in front of full shelves at the food bank after a shopping trip thanks to donations. However, the shelves will be empty again by the end of the week and need restocking. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake actor, dancer and singer Gracie Mack, pictured getting ready for her performance in the musical Chicago. (Photo submitted)

Gracie Mack shines on the Stratford stage

Life is about forging your own path and chasing your dreams –…

Sylvan Lake actor, dancer and singer Gracie Mack, pictured getting ready for her performance in the musical Chicago. (Photo submitted)
Wolf Creek Public Schools recently received $100,000 to put towards dual credit programs within its high schools. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

More dual credit programs coming to Wolf Creek schools

Students at Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) have more opportunities than ever…

Wolf Creek Public Schools recently received $100,000 to put towards dual credit programs within its high schools. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
A rural crime watch sign on the way into Eckville. The Medicine River Rural Crime Watch covers Eckville and the surrounding area and reports suspicious activity to the RCMP. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Residents helping to reduce rural crime

For members of the Medicine River Rural Crime Watch (MRRCW), looking out…

A rural crime watch sign on the way into Eckville. The Medicine River Rural Crime Watch covers Eckville and the surrounding area and reports suspicious activity to the RCMP. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake Lions player #28, Cayden Cormier, is headed toward the end zone and a touchdown during Saturday’s game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lions and Bears won at home on Saturday

It was a cold, cloudy and snowy day for football, but Sylvan…

Sylvan Lake Lions player #28, Cayden Cormier, is headed toward the end zone and a touchdown during Saturday’s game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Brett Gardiner was recently named the CPRA Announcer of the Year, an award he’s now won 11 consecutive times. (Photo submitted)

Gardiner named CPRA Announcer of the Year for 11th time

Sometimes, life has a way of working out in ways you’d least…

Brett Gardiner was recently named the CPRA Announcer of the Year, an award he’s now won 11 consecutive times. (Photo submitted)
Sylvan Lake actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak are pictured rehearsing one of the four plays for the Theatre Trail that took place in the fall. The Sylvan Lake Theatre will be hosting a workshop and storytelling circles to encourage more people to try theatre. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)

Sylvan Lake Theatre offering opportunity to develop skills

If you’ve ever wanted to explore your artistic side, now is your…

Sylvan Lake actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak are pictured rehearsing one of the four plays for the Theatre Trail that took place in the fall. The Sylvan Lake Theatre will be hosting a workshop and storytelling circles to encourage more people to try theatre. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)
League play for the Sylvan Lake Curling Club has started up again. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Curling season starts up again in Sylvan Lake

Curling is back at the NexSource Centre for the 2022/2023 season and…

League play for the Sylvan Lake Curling Club has started up again. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Janelle Silvey, left, and volunteer Sharon Alexander have been standing watch over the Flags of Remembrance display at Centennial Park, to prevent any further vandalism and they’re asing for more volunteers to help out. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Volunteers protecting veterans flags

Veterans Voices of Canada raised its Flags of Remembrance for veterans on…

Janelle Silvey, left, and volunteer Sharon Alexander have been standing watch over the Flags of Remembrance display at Centennial Park, to prevent any further vandalism and they’re asing for more volunteers to help out. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Liz Lozo, programmer at the Eckville Municipal Library, stands with the plaque the library received when it was given the Canada Post Community Foundation grant. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville library wins grant

Dollars to go towards library’s After School Adventures program

Liz Lozo, programmer at the Eckville Municipal Library, stands with the plaque the library received when it was given the Canada Post Community Foundation grant. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The federal government continues to raise taxes, despite the growing number of Canadians that are struggling. (File photo)

The feds should be cutting taxes, not raising them

The rising cost of living isn’t an act of God or nature.…

The federal government continues to raise taxes, despite the growing number of Canadians that are struggling. (File photo)
The Eckville Fire Department is looking for more paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)

Eckville looking for more firefighters

The Eckville Fire Department, part of Lacombe County Fire Services, is currently…

The Eckville Fire Department is looking for more paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)
Ment-To-Matter program participants. (Photo submitted)

Student mentors helping Sylvan Lake’s youth

Ment-To-Matter program back for the 2022/2023 school year

Ment-To-Matter program participants. (Photo submitted)