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Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family ‘feeling the love’ with furnace and air conditioner donation

Kles-Air donated their time to a family in need by installing a furnace and air conditioner

Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
A group of volunteers, including youth who are members of the IMPACT group, work to add colour to the beginnings of Sylvan Lake’s new pocket park between Eclectica Fashions and Fresh Flowers and More. (File Photo)

Sylvan Lake youth creating a movement of positivity

IMPACT Group is those 12-18 and are taking a leadership role, making changes in their community

A group of volunteers, including youth who are members of the IMPACT group, work to add colour to the beginnings of Sylvan Lake’s new pocket park between Eclectica Fashions and Fresh Flowers and More. (File Photo)
Sam Anderson, one, smiles as he takes a closer look at the pumpkins lining the walls of the Pumpkin House in Lions Park. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake gets spooky with new events for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and Sylvan Lake is celebrating all month long

Sam Anderson, one, smiles as he takes a closer look at the pumpkins lining the walls of the Pumpkin House in Lions Park. Photo Submitted
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Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman thankful to neighbour who replaced stolen bike

Randel Braceros’s bike was stolen and was then surprised by his neighbour when he replaced it

Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted
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