Scott McDermott

Vehicle thefts on the rise in Eckville

As has been the case in other communities recently, the number of motor vehicle thefts in Eckville is growing at a steady rate.

Theresa Omoth serves up a meal at the Po Boyz Sausage House

Sausage House re-opens under new ownership

The Po Boyz Sausage House has re-opened and is now serving unique styles of gourmet cooked sausages.

Theresa Omoth serves up a meal at the Po Boyz Sausage House

Fall symposium to present options for families with aging members

Many families face the challenge of raising children in conjunction with taking care of aging parents.

Sylvan not affected by blue-green algae discovered in nearby Central Alberta lakes

Health advisories recently issued for Pine Lake and Pigeon Lake have warned lake users of blue-green algae blooms.

Dylan Keller of the HJ Cody Lakers evades DJ Horne of the Ponoka Broncs during a game last season. The Lakers kick off their new season with training camp this week.

Lakers kick off season with training camp this week

The Lakers minor football team will start their season out strong by participating in the football camp starting Aug. 27.

Dylan Keller of the HJ Cody Lakers evades DJ Horne of the Ponoka Broncs during a game last season. The Lakers kick off their new season with training camp this week.
Kevin Flikinger tees up a drive during the Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association’s golf tournament fundraiser at the Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club last Friday.

Golf tournaments raise funds for community causes

Two golf tournaments held last Friday were well supported by the community.

Kevin Flikinger tees up a drive during the Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association’s golf tournament fundraiser at the Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club last Friday.
A shot of some of the plaques that accompanied each flag in the Flags of Remembrance tribute last year.

Sponsors being sought for second annual Flags of Remembrance tribute

A tribute to Canadian soldiers missing or killed in action is returning to Sylvan Lake this fall.

A shot of some of the plaques that accompanied each flag in the Flags of Remembrance tribute last year.
Mel Delaney picks raspberries in the warm sun at Hidden Valley Garden on Aug. 7. The garden will be participating in Alberta Open Farm Days later this month.

Alberta Open Farm Days to educate consumers on agriculture

Over 70 producers provincewide will open their doors to show people how their food is produced during Alberta Open Farm Days.

Mel Delaney picks raspberries in the warm sun at Hidden Valley Garden on Aug. 7. The garden will be participating in Alberta Open Farm Days later this month.
Volunteers with some of the debris collected from the lake during a previous underwater cleanup.

Volunteers needed for annual Underwater Cleanup next month

Volunteers are being sought to help with the Sylvan Lake Underwater Cleanup scheduled for Sept. 27.

Volunteers with some of the debris collected from the lake during a previous underwater cleanup.
Rick Lawson shows off his 1931 Ford

Cruising the classics: Taking a step back in time

Extreme car enthusiast Rick Lawson is one of the many classic car owners who drops by the A&W in town Monday evenings.

Rick Lawson shows off his 1931 Ford
Sparkles

Yuletide mascot makes first public appearance to celebrate donation

The Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival’s new mascot Sparkles made his first public appearance at Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire last Friday.

Sparkles
Central Alberta Buccaneers receiver Axsivier Lawrence defends the ball from David Fu of the St. Albert Stars at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe on Saturday.

Buccaneers return to winning ways with victory over Stars

The Central Alberta Buccaneers returned to their winning ways by defeating the St. Albert Stars 19-6.

Central Alberta Buccaneers receiver Axsivier Lawrence defends the ball from David Fu of the St. Albert Stars at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe on Saturday.
Jamie Blinkhorn makes a mad dash for first base during the year-end slo-pitch tournament at Four Seasons Park last Friday.

Sylvan Lake Slo-Pitch season wraps up with year-end tournament

The Sylvan Lake Slo-Pitch League came to an end for the season with a year-end tournament held at Four Seasons Park over the weekend.

Jamie Blinkhorn makes a mad dash for first base during the year-end slo-pitch tournament at Four Seasons Park last Friday.
Otis the owl perches on the arm of Judy Boyd of the Medicine River Wildlife Centre during a fundraising visit to ATB Financial in Sylvan Lake last Wednesday. The centre is aiming to raise funds for a new wildlife hospital as soon as possible

Medicine River Wildlife Centre hospital needs funding to avoid closure

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s hospital is on the brink of being shut down due to a lack of funding for a new facility.

Otis the owl perches on the arm of Judy Boyd of the Medicine River Wildlife Centre during a fundraising visit to ATB Financial in Sylvan Lake last Wednesday. The centre is aiming to raise funds for a new wildlife hospital as soon as possible
Heather Wurtele celebrates crossing the finish line at the Chinook Triathlon Festival on Saturday.

Chinook Triathlon Festival makes successful first stop in Sylvan

The Chinook Triathlon Festival made its mark in Sylvan Lake on Saturday with around 225 athletes having competed in its various events.

Heather Wurtele celebrates crossing the finish line at the Chinook Triathlon Festival on Saturday.
Central Alberta Buccaneers players team up to take down a Fort McMurray Monarchs player during men’s Alberta Football League action in Lacombe on Saturday.

Buccaneers remain upbeat despite Monarchs loss

The Fort McMurray Monarchs were victorious in keeping their second spot after defeating the Central Alberta Buccaneers 33-9.

Central Alberta Buccaneers players team up to take down a Fort McMurray Monarchs player during men’s Alberta Football League action in Lacombe on Saturday.
Georgie

Serenity desperately seeking caring homes for sheltered cats

The Sylvan Lake and Area Serenity Pet Shelter Society currently has around 11 cats in serious need of finding their forever homes.

Georgie

Lake Days to spotlight response to lake issues

The Sylvan Lake community will have the unique opportunity of learning about the various projects in place to manage the health of the lake.

Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club members are pictured here at a recent meet in Kamloops. Back row: Abbigail Bahler

Nauticals push on in absence of home pool

Since the closure of the Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre earlier this year, members of the Sylvan Lake Nauticals have done plenty of travelling.

Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club members are pictured here at a recent meet in Kamloops. Back row: Abbigail Bahler
Albert Desrosiers poses with his new friend Marco

Cats and dogs find new homes in successful Adoption Day

Four kittens, one cat and five dogs — all previously sheltered — now have new homes, thanks to Klassic Kennels’ successful Adoption Day.

Albert Desrosiers poses with his new friend Marco