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Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers

Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers

Eagle Builders showed appreciation for truckers at Junction 42

Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers
Mainstreet Medical Services in Lacombe has shifted their patient care to being 90 per cent virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy: Mainstreet Medical Services)

Lacombe clinic shifts to over 90% virtual due to COVID-19

Doctors at Mainstreet Medical say knowing patient histories vital to telehealth patient care

Mainstreet Medical Services in Lacombe has shifted their patient care to being 90 per cent virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy: Mainstreet Medical Services)
Lacombe 14-year-old Reece Felt is 3-D printing mask straps for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe 14-year-old 3-D printing mask straps for frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Reece Felt producing 50 straps per day for nurses, grocery store workers, other essential services

Lacombe 14-year-old Reece Felt is 3-D printing mask straps for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Lacombe physicians held a town hall in early March expressing their concerns over negotiations between the Alberta Medical Association and the Government of Alberta. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe councillor makes motion to show support for local doctors

Counc. Chris Ross made motion after attending town hall in early March

Lacombe physicians held a town hall in early March expressing their concerns over negotiations between the Alberta Medical Association and the Government of Alberta. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
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Lacombe Economic Action Partnership looking to help local business through COVID-19 pandemic

LEAP is working with community partners to help lead Lacombe out of economic hardship

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Lacombe and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Executive Director Susan MacDonald posed for a photo in her office at the Lacombe FCSS in the Lacombe Memorial Centre in this file photo. FCSS has partnered with Sobeys to provide grocery delivery to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Lacombe FCSS, Sobeys partner for grocery delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

FCSS continues to offer several services to help community through crisis

Lacombe and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Executive Director Susan MacDonald posed for a photo in her office at the Lacombe FCSS in the Lacombe Memorial Centre in this file photo. FCSS has partnered with Sobeys to provide grocery delivery to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
St. Andrew’s United Church is ringing their church bell every Saturday at 7 p.m. in support of local frontline workers (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Lacombe’s St. Andrews Church ringing their bell for frontline workers

Church bell will ring 7 times every Saturday at 7 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Church is ringing their church bell every Saturday at 7 p.m. in support of local frontline workers (BLACK PRESS file photo)
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Lacombe Food Bank reminds clients they are safely open during pandemic

Food Bank has seen a decline in traffic since pandemic began

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Purple Katz Quilting is donating fabric to local sewing experts looking to create washable bags for frontline workers. (Photo Courtesy: Purple Katz Quilting Facebook page)

Rimbey business helping provide washable bags for healthcare workers

Purple Katz Quilting donating fabric to local sewers interested in helping during COVID-19

Purple Katz Quilting is donating fabric to local sewing experts looking to create washable bags for frontline workers. (Photo Courtesy: Purple Katz Quilting Facebook page)
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Lacombe realtors continue to serve community through pandemic

Real estate considered an essential service through COVID-19

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spoke with AWNA reporters over teleconference on April 9, 2020 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Kenney discusses COVID-19 affects on agriculture, infrastructure over teleconference

Alberta government announced additional infrastructure funding to spur job growth

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spoke with AWNA reporters over teleconference on April 9, 2020 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
The Lacombe Fire Department has altered their protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Lacombe Fire Department continues to serve through COVID-19

FD asks citizens to continue to comply with public health orders

The Lacombe Fire Department has altered their protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Lacombe business brings Easter Bunny to families in support of local food banks

Lacombe business brings Easter Bunny to families in support of local food banks

Easter Bunny will wave at families from the street

Lacombe business brings Easter Bunny to families in support of local food banks
Cilantro and Chive Owner Rieley Kay and Restaurant Manager Jason Burns were pleased to accept the 2018 Alberta Beer Award for Best Pub/Restaurant. The establishment has won the award again in 2020 (Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express)

Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive wins Restaurant/Bar of the Year at Beer Awards

Owner says they have every intention to open again once it is safe to do so

Cilantro and Chive Owner Rieley Kay and Restaurant Manager Jason Burns were pleased to accept the 2018 Alberta Beer Award for Best Pub/Restaurant. The establishment has won the award again in 2020 (Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express)
The Blackfalds Food Bank Society is accepting donations to help clients through the COVID-19 pandemic.v (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Blackfalds Food Bank Society in need of donations through COVID-19 pandemic

Food Bank accepts both physical and financial donations

The Blackfalds Food Bank Society is accepting donations to help clients through the COVID-19 pandemic.v (BLACK PRESS file photo)
The Echo Lacombe Association has launched a website to provide clarity on what businesses are operating in Lacombe during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy: Echo Lacombe)

Echo Lacombe launches openlacombe.ca to help residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Website offers up-to-date information on what businesses are currently operating

The Echo Lacombe Association has launched a website to provide clarity on what businesses are operating in Lacombe during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy: Echo Lacombe)
There are a total of two cases of COVID-19 in the City of Lacombe, with both cases being reported as recovered. (Photo courtesy: Alberta.ca/covid-19)

Alberta COVID-19 website provides more context on Lacombe-area cases

Website now reporting added geographical context, recoveries

There are a total of two cases of COVID-19 in the City of Lacombe, with both cases being reported as recovered. (Photo courtesy: Alberta.ca/covid-19)
Lili Poelzer of Busy Beaver Sewing Co. is making non-medic masks for businesses and individuals in Lacombe and area. (Photo submitted)                                Lili Poelzer of Busy Beaver Sewing Co. is making non-medic masks for businesses and individuals in Lacombe and area. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe seamstress sewing non-medical masks for the community

Busy Beaver Sewing Co. in Lacombe making two-layered cotton masks

Lili Poelzer of Busy Beaver Sewing Co. is making non-medic masks for businesses and individuals in Lacombe and area. (Photo submitted)                                Lili Poelzer of Busy Beaver Sewing Co. is making non-medic masks for businesses and individuals in Lacombe and area. (Photo submitted)
Contributed photo                                Textile artists in Rimbey are making homemade masks for at-risk groups.

Rimbey textile artists creating hand-made masks

Group has also been helped out by a local business

Contributed photo                                Textile artists in Rimbey are making homemade masks for at-risk groups.
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Lacombe Police recover stolen vehicles from Emily Crescent address

Investigation led police to an address where 2017 Audi Q7 and a 2019 Ford F150 were recovered

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