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Cindy Pelletier poses for a photo before giving birth to the child she was carrying for a same-sex couple from France. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake woman says surrogacy helps complete families

Cindy Pelletier says being a surrogate is what she was meant to do

Cindy Pelletier poses for a photo before giving birth to the child she was carrying for a same-sex couple from France. (Photo Submitted)
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Sylvan Lake’s Big Jig has big plans for Family Day weekend

Winterfest isn’t happening this year, in its place is the Big Jig an ice fishing competition and more

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Sylvan Lake Municipal Library and Town Council team up to inspire women

Coun. Megan Hanson says getting women invovled in community and local politics is a pssion project

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Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)

Balzac Billy predicts more winter

The Groundhog’s Day tradition continued at the Blue Grass Nursery with a live video

  • Feb 2, 2021
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)
South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

South Pigeon Lake fire walk across Pigeon Lake in fundraiser for Chief battling rare cancer

Firefighters from SPL and community members took to the lake for “Walk for Wayne”.

South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.

Sylvan Lake author pens first children’s book about COVID-19

“The Coronavirus Isn’t Scary” by Kristy Walker teaches children to take care of themselves

The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.
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Sylvan Lake challenging locals to Lap the Lake

Locals are challenged to walk 37 km in 30 days to “lap the lake” for charity

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Short-term rental accommodation is becoming more closely monitored by local governments. File photo

Town of Sylvan Lake looking for input on short-term rentals

Currently, the Town does not regulate short-term rentals.

Short-term rental accommodation is becoming more closely monitored by local governments. File photo
The newly built Parkland Regional Library Services. (Photo Submitted)

Parkland Regional Library system moves into new offices in Lacombe

“Someone with a Parkland Library card can borrow from 350 libraries in Alberta,” Ron Sheppard

  • Jan 18, 2021
The newly built Parkland Regional Library Services. (Photo Submitted)
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Sylvan Lake Municpal Library now offering curbside pick-up

The library is currently closed to the public, following public health orders

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Mayor Sean McIntyre. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake Mayor says 2020 was a ‘weird, scary and lonely year’

The Town of Sylvan Lake faced many challenges last year and saw many successes, McIntyre says

Mayor Sean McIntyre. Photo Submitted
Brad and Andrea Bromley. (File Photo)

Sylvan Lake Sobeys staff go above and beyond the call of duty to help customer

An elderly customer fell in the store and staff quickly worked to do everything they could to help

Brad and Andrea Bromley. (File Photo)
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Sylvan Lake Quits looking for study participants

Sylvan Lake Quits is a project aimed at smokers who want to quit the habit

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Heather Sweetnam and her husband Lonny Sweetnam, a Public Works employee with the Town, pose for a photo with a cup sharing emergency numbers for those needing mental health support as part of the Town’s mental health campaign. (Photo Submitted)

Town of Sylvan Lake spotlights mental health supports in new campaign

Canada records roughly 11 suicides each day, on average

Heather Sweetnam and her husband Lonny Sweetnam, a Public Works employee with the Town, pose for a photo with a cup sharing emergency numbers for those needing mental health support as part of the Town’s mental health campaign. (Photo Submitted)
A Notre Dame High School graduate laughs through a photoshoot with a family member at Bukz on June 4. The event had Sylvan Lake graduates from H.J. Cody, Notre Dame, St. Joe’s, Hunting Hills and Lindsay Thurber. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography

A Year In Review: June

Here are a few highlights from over the past year.

A Notre Dame High School graduate laughs through a photoshoot with a family member at Bukz on June 4. The event had Sylvan Lake graduates from H.J. Cody, Notre Dame, St. Joe’s, Hunting Hills and Lindsay Thurber. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
A beautiful sunset silhouettes a lone paddle boarder after the ice on the lake melted away. (File Photo)

A Year In Review: May

Here are a few highlights from over the past year.

A beautiful sunset silhouettes a lone paddle boarder after the ice on the lake melted away. (File Photo)
The Easter Bunny was out in Sylvan Lake on April 10 to dance and wave to kids from the street. The fundraiser, put on by Copper Cloud Events, brought the Easter Bunny to visit children around Central Alberta to raise money for food banks over the holiday weekend. The dancing bunny raised almost $1,200 for the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. (File Photo)

A Year In Review: April

Here are a few highlights from over the past year.

The Easter Bunny was out in Sylvan Lake on April 10 to dance and wave to kids from the street. The fundraiser, put on by Copper Cloud Events, brought the Easter Bunny to visit children around Central Alberta to raise money for food banks over the holiday weekend. The dancing bunny raised almost $1,200 for the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. (File Photo)
The Library threw a royal tea party in March where young royals were treated with crafts of all sorts, including being fitted with a personalized crown. Along with crafts and games, it wouldn’t be a tea party without tea and treats, which was served with the help of a giant Tea-Rex. (File Photo)

A Year In Review: March

Here are a few highlights from over the past year.

The Library threw a royal tea party in March where young royals were treated with crafts of all sorts, including being fitted with a personalized crown. Along with crafts and games, it wouldn’t be a tea party without tea and treats, which was served with the help of a giant Tea-Rex. (File Photo)
Superhero Paige Schick plays a round of giant bowling at the library during the Superheroes vs. Villains event in January. Many different heroes and villains came out to the library for an afternoon of games, crafts and treats. (File Photo)

A Year in Review: January

Here are a few highlights from over the past year.

Superhero Paige Schick plays a round of giant bowling at the library during the Superheroes vs. Villains event in January. Many different heroes and villains came out to the library for an afternoon of games, crafts and treats. (File Photo)