Myra Nicks

Families and students dressed up as pirates for Family Literacy Night. Photo Submitted.

Photos: Pirates take over C.P. Blakely School

The school celebrated Family Literacy Day in the evening with games, stories and a treasure hunt

Families and students dressed up as pirates for Family Literacy Night. Photo Submitted.
New lights at 48 Ave. and 50 St. flashing the morning of Jan. 26. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Poll: Share your thoughts on the new lights

Another set of lights was installed at the 48 Ave. and 50 St. intersection

New lights at 48 Ave. and 50 St. flashing the morning of Jan. 26. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
Five Sylvan Lakers are officially on Ignite, the Senior 4 Co-Ed cheerleading and tumbling team: Zoey Longman, Morgan Applegate(front) Kennedie Miles and Marissa Young. Not pictured: Ashley Demarsh. The young women will compete in the 2018 Canadian Finals in Niagara Falls, Ontario on April 7. Photo Submitted.

Five cheerleaders headed to Niagara Falls in the spring

The Sylvan Laker girls are to compete in the 2018 Canadian Finals

Five Sylvan Lakers are officially on Ignite, the Senior 4 Co-Ed cheerleading and tumbling team: Zoey Longman, Morgan Applegate(front) Kennedie Miles and Marissa Young. Not pictured: Ashley Demarsh. The young women will compete in the 2018 Canadian Finals in Niagara Falls, Ontario on April 7. Photo Submitted.
Lily Walroth and her new friends eats candy-dipped bananas in Japan. Miku Watanabe (far right) stayed with Walroth in Sylvan Lake and Walroth stayed with Watanabe in Yokohama. Photo Submitted.

Learning through cultural exchange

H. J Cody students will be travelling to Japan this summer

Lily Walroth and her new friends eats candy-dipped bananas in Japan. Miku Watanabe (far right) stayed with Walroth in Sylvan Lake and Walroth stayed with Watanabe in Yokohama. Photo Submitted.
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DJ Sabatoge to help open Winterfest

Central Alberta’s youngest DJ and hip hop dancer will be opening for TR3 Band

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George Cai, Gavin (a competitor from Sherwood Park) and Colt Jordan pose with their medals after the Gi Division. Photo submitted.

Sylvan Lake brings home the hardware

Five students from Arashi-Do in Sylvan Lake brought home medals from a martial arts tournament

George Cai, Gavin (a competitor from Sherwood Park) and Colt Jordan pose with their medals after the Gi Division. Photo submitted.
Grade 4 students at École Mother Teresa School learning about how to make decisions that will create less waste during a presentation from Lynnette Allemand Jan. 19. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Waste not want not

Grade 4 class learns practices for less garbage and using waste in new ways

Grade 4 students at École Mother Teresa School learning about how to make decisions that will create less waste during a presentation from Lynnette Allemand Jan. 19. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
Provincial park no more

Provincial park no more

The province transferred Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to the Town yesterday

Provincial park no more
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Poll: Is Sylvan Lake really that noisy in the summer?

Lots of you have weighed in already on Facebook. Let us know what you think for the record.

File photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff
If you are a young Sylvan Laker, prepare to get a ticket or two from your local RCMP officer soon. Starting in February instead of tickets for breaking a law, youth will be getting busted for being “awesome.” File photo

Teens about to get busted

Starting in February, youth will be getting tickets for being “awesome.”

If you are a young Sylvan Laker, prepare to get a ticket or two from your local RCMP officer soon. Starting in February instead of tickets for breaking a law, youth will be getting busted for being “awesome.” File photo
The new 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 Sylvan Lake Branch and Ladies executives:                                Back row: Wilf Snelgrove, Brenda bond, Marlene Craig, Lisa Sweet.                                 Middle row: Wayne Sundell, Laverne Asselstine, Linda Snelgrove, Muriam Jaffrey, Millie Little, Thelma Paquette, Wanda Olson.                                Front row: Larry Neis (standing), Wayne Coubrough, Kathy Neville, Al Hughes, Alf Moore, Ed Stevenson (Branch President), Kathy Duncan (LA President), Wendelynn McCutcheon, Janet, Swindon, Bonnie Olson, Mary St. Denys Officiating LA Installations                                Photo submitted.

Legion elects new executives

The new leaders are ready to take on a new year

The new 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 Sylvan Lake Branch and Ladies executives:                                Back row: Wilf Snelgrove, Brenda bond, Marlene Craig, Lisa Sweet.                                 Middle row: Wayne Sundell, Laverne Asselstine, Linda Snelgrove, Muriam Jaffrey, Millie Little, Thelma Paquette, Wanda Olson.                                Front row: Larry Neis (standing), Wayne Coubrough, Kathy Neville, Al Hughes, Alf Moore, Ed Stevenson (Branch President), Kathy Duncan (LA President), Wendelynn McCutcheon, Janet, Swindon, Bonnie Olson, Mary St. Denys Officiating LA Installations                                Photo submitted.
This past weekend the H.J Cody boys basketball team won gold at a tournament in Beaumont. The team is currently sitting at a 12 and three record. Photo submitted.

Photo: Gold for the win in basketball tournament

The H.J. Cody boys basketball team won a tournament in Beaumont on the weekend

This past weekend the H.J Cody boys basketball team won gold at a tournament in Beaumont. The team is currently sitting at a 12 and three record. Photo submitted.
This past weekend the H.J Cody boys basketball team won gold at a tournament in Beaumont. The team is currently sitting at a 12 and three record. Photo submitted.

Photo: Gold for the win in basketball tournament

The H.J. Cody boys basketball team won a tournament in Beaumont on the weekend

This past weekend the H.J Cody boys basketball team won gold at a tournament in Beaumont. The team is currently sitting at a 12 and three record. Photo submitted.
The H. J Cody High School band performing in the second half of the afternoon concert, Jan. 13. Music teacher, Kerry Heisler, conducted the band in playing well-known hymns and Christmas songs. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake NewsJan

H. J. Cody choir and band plays to full house

In their second concert of the weekend, the high school students played a variety of favourites

The H. J Cody High School band performing in the second half of the afternoon concert, Jan. 13. Music teacher, Kerry Heisler, conducted the band in playing well-known hymns and Christmas songs. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake NewsJan
Bantam A Lakers’ centre Kurtis Lautenbach carries the trophy to his teammates after they won 4 - 2 against Rocky Mountain House in the Jan. 14 gold medal tournament. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Lakers win gold

The Bantam A Lakers won 4 - 2 against Rocky Mountain House in the the Jan. 14 gold tournament

Bantam A Lakers’ centre Kurtis Lautenbach carries the trophy to his teammates after they won 4 - 2 against Rocky Mountain House in the Jan. 14 gold medal tournament. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
Nicks: Creating thoughtful content

Nicks: Creating thoughtful content

Bi-weekly column on all things holistic health related

Nicks: Creating thoughtful content
The H.J. Cody High School choir performing in the afternoon, Jan. 13. They performed a variety of classic rock and folk songs to a full audience of parents and community members. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

H. J. Cody choir and band plays to full house

In their second concert of the weekend, the high school students played a variety of favourites

The H.J. Cody High School choir performing in the afternoon, Jan. 13. They performed a variety of classic rock and folk songs to a full audience of parents and community members. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
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Poll: Tell us what you think.

Share your thoughts on Red Deer Regional Hospital not being included in upcoming capital projects

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Flooring is going in at the new Rehabilitation Centre’s location at Cobbs Block Central, #108, 5015 50 St. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

New Rehabilitation Services location set to open Jan. 18

The new location in Cobbs Block Central is getting readied for the move

Flooring is going in at the new Rehabilitation Centre’s location at Cobbs Block Central, #108, 5015 50 St. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
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Poll: Public hearing on water bylaw tonight

Will you be there?

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