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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau meets with UK prime minister, other world leaders ahead of queen’s funeral

PM brushed off question around reconsidering Canada’s ties to the monarchy

Victim Services will be coming back to Sylvan Lake under new funding model.

Victim Services returning to Sylvan Lake

Announcement means community will have dedicated unit once again

After the ribbon was cut, families rushed in for a day of fun. Pictured from left to right: councillor Kjeryn Dakin; councillor Jas Payne; councillor Tim Mearns; Skylar Murdoch and Priscilla D’Mello from Co-operators and their two children; Laura Lauder, chair of the spray park committee; MLA Devin Dreeshen; Mayor Megan Hanson; councillor Teresa Rilling.

Grand opening delights families at new playground and splash park

Official ribbon cutting for Co-operators Play Zone and splash park

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
Reeti Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

A wider representation of western Canada in the federal election

The Sept. 7 forum was attended by representatives of five differnt parties

Reeti Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Harry Joujan, Maverick Party.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Maverick Party)

Harry Joujan, Maverick Party Current occupation: I am currently semi-retired but looking…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Harry Joujan, Maverick Party.
Matt Watson, Libertarian candidate.
Matt Watson, Libertarian candidate.
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (NDP)

NDP: Tanya Heyden-Kaye

  • Sep 10, 2021
Tanya Heyden-Kaye, NDP candidate
David Ondieki, Liberal.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Liberal)

David Ondieki, Liberal Party of Canada Current occupation: Nurse manager with Covenant…

  • Sep 10, 2021
David Ondieki, Liberal.
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Independent candidate)

Joan Barnes, Independent candidate Current occupation: Central Alberta real estate agent. What…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Joan Barnes, no affiliation.
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Conservative Party of Canada)

Blaine Calkins, Conservative Party of Canada (incumbent) Current occupation: Member of Parliament…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence

Alberta premier says targeted approach needed to prevent COVID-19 resurgence
Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador

Fate of two Canadians could be affected by Meng decision: former ambassador
(Elections Canada photo)

UPDATE: Polls now closed in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

(Elections Canada photo)
Candidate platforms available at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Candidate platforms available at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

The Library has a display full of candidate information and platforms for the undecided voters

Candidate platforms available at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library
Sylvan Lake heads to the polls

Sylvan Lake heads to the polls

The polls are open on Election Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sylvan Lake heads to the polls
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake preps for Alberta Election

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake preps for Alberta Election

Nearly 3,000 votes were cast in riding’s advance polls; Tuesday polls open 8 a.m.

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake preps for Alberta Election
One person was flown to an Edmonton hospital Jan. 7 after a serious two vehicle collision on the QE2 at the Wetaskiwin exit. The southbound lanes were closed while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.                                Photo submitted

UPDATE: One person flown by STARS after serious collision on QE2 near Wetaskiwin

Southbound lanes were closed until about 12 p.m. on the QE2 near Highway 13

One person was flown to an Edmonton hospital Jan. 7 after a serious two vehicle collision on the QE2 at the Wetaskiwin exit. The southbound lanes were closed while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.                                Photo submitted