Todd Vaughan

Toe drag - #12 Matthew Kinnunen followed up a pretty toe drag with this shot.

Eagles play Devon Oil Barons in 5 game series

Eckville looks to prove that they are one of the better teams in the NCHL.

Toe drag - #12 Matthew Kinnunen followed up a pretty toe drag with this shot.
Dignitaries from all over Alberta were present for the opening of Beacon Hill Elementary School.

Dignitaries gather for ribbon cutting at Beacon Hill Elementary School

Minister of Finance Joe Ceci cuts ribbon at Beacon Hill grand opening

Dignitaries from all over Alberta were present for the opening of Beacon Hill Elementary School.

Eckville Town Council holds first meeting of 2017

On January 9, 2017, the Mayor and Council of Eckville held their first Council meeting of the 2017 calendar year.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS - Children and adults participated in the martial arts tournament held at École Fox Run School last year. This year’s event will be held on Saturday

Sylvan Lake hosts Martial Arts Open Challenge for fifth straight year

The fifth annual Sylvan Lake Open Martial Arts Challenge will return to Fox Run school for a day of hard-fought competition.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS - Children and adults participated in the martial arts tournament held at École Fox Run School last year. This year’s event will be held on Saturday
DON MACINTYRE

Q & A with Don MacIntyre: Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA talks carbon tax and climate change

The Sylvan Lake News sat down with Wildrose MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, Don MacIntyre after a week a week of controversy.

DON MACINTYRE
BLUE LINER - Eagle Jacob Sanche snuck by a few defenders on the blue line. The Eagles went 2-0-1 over the weekend.

Midget Eagles start 2017 with a bang

The Eckville Midget Eagles continue to show why they are one of the premier midget teams in the Province of Alberta.

BLUE LINER - Eagle Jacob Sanche snuck by a few defenders on the blue line. The Eagles went 2-0-1 over the weekend.
EAGLES TAKE LOSS - #22 Patrick Turville and the Eagles were on the road against Bonnyville over the weekend.

Eagles lose double-header to Bonnyville

The senior ‘AA’ Eckville Eagles were looking to gain some ground in the NCHL standings over the weekend in a double-header.

EAGLES TAKE LOSS - #22 Patrick Turville and the Eagles were on the road against Bonnyville over the weekend.
Read for 15 - Library Executive Director Caroline Vandreil has been a big part of establishing Read for 15 - a national compeition that encourages residents to read for 15 mins on January 27.

Library looks to win Read for 15

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is continuing to celebrate the value of reading with this year’s Read for 15 Community Challenge.

Read for 15 - Library Executive Director Caroline Vandreil has been a big part of establishing Read for 15 - a national compeition that encourages residents to read for 15 mins on January 27.
KLASSIC KENNELS - Jim Deboon of Klassic Kennels brings in over 35 years of experience in Animal Control.

New Animal Control Services to be seen in Eckville

Klassic Kennels has been providing the Town of Eckville with 12 monthly hours of animal control/patrol services.

KLASSIC KENNELS - Jim Deboon of Klassic Kennels brings in over 35 years of experience in Animal Control.
AXE THROWING - The Wood Shed saw great success in Sylvan Lake over the holiday break. The new sport is opening up an axe throwing league on Wednesday nights.

The Wood Shed gaining traction in Sylvan

The Wood Shed has now been open to axe throwers since autumn and the trend is starting to pick up.

AXE THROWING - The Wood Shed saw great success in Sylvan Lake over the holiday break. The new sport is opening up an axe throwing league on Wednesday nights.
Justin Lucas had the dangles in front of the Rocket goaltender on January 3.

Pee Wee hockey begins 2017 for Sylvan Lake

The Pee Wee Lakers were already lacing up their skates for a game on January 3 against the Lacombe Rockets.

Justin Lucas had the dangles in front of the Rocket goaltender on January 3.
Happy Retiree - Randy Holt finished off a near 30 year career in newspapers in December.  (L-R) Todd Vaughan

Sylvan Lake News Publisher caps off nearly 30 years in newspapers

Sylvan Lake News and Eckville Echo Randy Holt has been serving multiple communities throughout Alberta

Happy Retiree - Randy Holt finished off a near 30 year career in newspapers in December.  (L-R) Todd Vaughan

Resolutions don’t work!

Here’s the kicker. Nothing works, you make things work. This is the biggest truth I can share with you.

The David Thompson Snowriders Club will be shutting down their trail for 2017. The trail is currently covered with crop that was unable to be picked up during harvest.

Snowriders closes for first time in club history

The David Thompson Snowriders have been forced to close their trail, east of Eckville, for the first time in over 20 years.

The David Thompson Snowriders Club will be shutting down their trail for 2017. The trail is currently covered with crop that was unable to be picked up during harvest.
TOUGH DEFENSE - Chihiro Kambara and the Laker girls couldn’t figure out Notre Dames stifling defense on December 13.

Lady Lakers fall short to Cougars

The H.J. Cody senior Laker girls basketball team had their first crack against the Notre Dame Cougars and came up short.

TOUGH DEFENSE - Chihiro Kambara and the Laker girls couldn’t figure out Notre Dames stifling defense on December 13.
TOE DRAG - Eckville Eagle Matthew Kinnunen followed up a pretty toe drag with this shot.

Eagles stumped by league-leading Daysland

The senior ‘AA’ Eckville Eagles were looking to avenge an 8-1 loss at home against the Daysland Northstars.

TOE DRAG - Eckville Eagle Matthew Kinnunen followed up a pretty toe drag with this shot.
One of the biggest ovations of the afternoon came when Principal Smith tossed money into the air.

Mother Teresa administrators square off in lip sync battle

The students of Ecole Mother Teresa were awarded for their amazing effort in fund raising for the school.

One of the biggest ovations of the afternoon came when Principal Smith tossed money into the air.
YEAR IN REVIEW - Mayor Helen Posti seen here handing out the Town’s award to Jennifer Huseby at the Eckville Jr./Sr. High Awards Night.

Q and A with Mayor Helen Posti

The Mayor set down with the Eckville Echo to discuss 2016 in Eckville.

YEAR IN REVIEW - Mayor Helen Posti seen here handing out the Town’s award to Jennifer Huseby at the Eckville Jr./Sr. High Awards Night.
HAPPY 2017 - The Town of Sylvan Lake will have their second largest fireworks display of the year on New Years Day at 7 p.m. The show will be around 15 minutes long and residents will be allowed to park on the lake as long as the ice is frozen and deemed safe. Special Events and Programming Manager Michelle Houle hopes that everyone will “take it all in” adding she hopes the “the weather won’t be too cold.” Be sure to down early to find the best spot on the lake or at Cenntennial Park.

New Years Day Fireworks

The Town of Sylvan Lake is hosting its second largest fireworks show of the year.

HAPPY 2017 - The Town of Sylvan Lake will have their second largest fireworks display of the year on New Years Day at 7 p.m. The show will be around 15 minutes long and residents will be allowed to park on the lake as long as the ice is frozen and deemed safe. Special Events and Programming Manager Michelle Houle hopes that everyone will “take it all in” adding she hopes the “the weather won’t be too cold.” Be sure to down early to find the best spot on the lake or at Cenntennial Park.
Aiden Sigfussen lined up this shot against Okotoks on December 16.

Bantam Lakers battle Okotoks

The Bantam Lakers recently played a tight affair against their Southern Alberta rivals, Okotoks.

Aiden Sigfussen lined up this shot against Okotoks on December 16.