Community

A screenshot from the Benalto Community Garden’s contest entry which shows the first year of growth in the community garden this summer.

Benalto Community Garden looking for support in Scotts Canada contest

Winners of the contest will get $2,500 to be put towards sustainable gardens and green spaces

A screenshot from the Benalto Community Garden’s contest entry which shows the first year of growth in the community garden this summer.
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Alberta RCMP urges citizens to safe ‘gourd’ their cabins

There were over 650 reported seasonal property break and enters in Alberta in 2019.

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Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Onsy and Rosemary Tawadrous immigrated to Canada in 2011 and made their home in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta
Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
Kiefer Sully strolls by the new playground as he heads towards his assigned door at Eckville Elementary School on the morning of Sept. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Return to class has gone better than expectation, WCPS says

Staff with Wolf Creek Public Schools say the return to in-class teaching has gone very well

Kiefer Sully strolls by the new playground as he heads towards his assigned door at Eckville Elementary School on the morning of Sept. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Sylvan Lake Municipal Library going waste free with new program

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library going waste free with new program

The Zero Waste DIY program begins on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. on Zoom

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library going waste free with new program
Madison Smith accepts the Eckford Trophy from Eckville Mayor Helen Posti. Smith also received the Sylvan Lake Rotary Scholarship. Photo Submitted

PHOTOS: Eckville graduates receive their diplomas, finally

Eckville Jr./Sr. High School held a socially distanced grad over the weekend

Madison Smith accepts the Eckford Trophy from Eckville Mayor Helen Posti. Smith also received the Sylvan Lake Rotary Scholarship. Photo Submitted
Two-man teams of Scuba divers wade out into the lake to collect the bits of trash that had been sunk to the bottom of the lake. Not long before the divers took to the lake, the wind picked up making the water choppy and the visibility low. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Small force of locals team up for Sylvan Lake Underwater Cleanup

The annual cleanup was focused on getting an much garbage out of the lake as possible

Two-man teams of Scuba divers wade out into the lake to collect the bits of trash that had been sunk to the bottom of the lake. Not long before the divers took to the lake, the wind picked up making the water choppy and the visibility low. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Alison and Randy Patton are the new owners of the Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

New owners of Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire looking to be big part of the community

Randy and Alison Patton are the new owners of Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire

Alison and Randy Patton are the new owners of the Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake Municipal Library goes fines-free

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library goes fines-free

Overdue fines at the library have been eliminated for all materials

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library goes fines-free
Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake gathers to honour the fallen at annual Flags of Remembrance ceremony

The smaller-than-normal ceremony starts the “season of remembrance” in Sylvan Lake

Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Shirley Gradwell and Sandra Simpson, volunteer coordinator at Bethany, show off the celebratory cookies each resident and employee received as part of the 75th celebration. Photo Submitted

Bethany Sylvan Lake residents celebrate care society’s 75th anniversary

On Sept. 10 the Bethany Care Society turned 75, and local residents celebrated with cookies

Shirley Gradwell and Sandra Simpson, volunteer coordinator at Bethany, show off the celebratory cookies each resident and employee received as part of the 75th celebration. Photo Submitted
Motorcycles and other vehicles lined the Library parking lot Thursday evening, many of which had child-firendly decorations such as teddy bears, for a bike rally. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Bikers gather to celebrate Sylvan Lake boy fighting rare disease

A bike rally was held in the parking lot by the library Thursday evening

Motorcycles and other vehicles lined the Library parking lot Thursday evening, many of which had child-firendly decorations such as teddy bears, for a bike rally. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
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New stargazing event added to Sylvan Lake’s fall lineup

Picnic Under the Stars , in partnership with Kerry Wood Nature Centre, will be held on Sept. 18

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The Warning Signs of Suicide

The Warning Signs of Suicide

Sept. 10 is World Suicide Awareness Day

The Warning Signs of Suicide
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Sylvan Lake Municipal Library hosts photography exhibit

The Photo Walk exhibit showcases photos from locals taken between April and June

Photo by Carmen Therriault