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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
Photo by Carmen Therriault

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library hosts photography exhibit

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

Photo by Carmen Therriault
A volunteer paints a flower on a window during one of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s past projects. The Town works to revitalize the downtown through various art and culture-based projects. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture’s Facebook page.

Call out for artists to bring vibrancy to Sylvan Lake alleyway

The new “Artist Alley” will put photographs, illustrations, paintings and designs onto doors downtown

A volunteer paints a flower on a window during one of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s past projects. The Town works to revitalize the downtown through various art and culture-based projects. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture’s Facebook page.
Kuriakos Summer Camp on Sylvan Lake looks to 2021 season

Kuriakos Summer Camp on Sylvan Lake looks to 2021 season

The summer camp plans to host regular events next summer after closing due to the pandemic

Kuriakos Summer Camp on Sylvan Lake looks to 2021 season
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Grand opening of Family Resource Network in Wetaskiwin

Family Resource Network will provide services for Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey, and surrounding areas.

Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir eyeing May concert

The spring concert is set to showcase a collection of non-seasonal hymns and gospels

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Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
Corinne Mielnichuk (File Photo)

Sylvan Lake woman urges the public to consider becoming an organ donor

After receiving a liver transplant, Corinne Mielnichuk has seen how organ donation can change lives

Corinne Mielnichuk (File Photo)
Janet Griffith, director of the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, smiles in front of the shelves on Aug. 26. She is expecting a busy fall season as kids return to the classroom. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake food bank anticipating busy back-to-school season

Director Janet Griffith says the food bank is looking for donations of school lunch items

Janet Griffith, director of the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, smiles in front of the shelves on Aug. 26. She is expecting a busy fall season as kids return to the classroom. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Tyler Rosengren, the new pastor at Sylvan Lake’s Seventh Day Adventist Church, grins outside of Timber Coffee Co. on Aug. 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s Seventh Day Adventist Church welcomes new pastor

Tyler Rosengren says he is excited to get to know everyone and see what the community has to offer

Tyler Rosengren, the new pastor at Sylvan Lake’s Seventh Day Adventist Church, grins outside of Timber Coffee Co. on Aug. 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.

Powwow held at Ma-Me-O

Individuals from across Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan participated.

Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Participants of the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes strutted from the lighthouse to the pier and back in heels and masks to raise awareness for domestic violence on Aug. 21. The annual event is organized by the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and the HJ Cody Interact Club. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes struts through Sylvan Lake

The third annual event walked from the lighthouse to the pier and back on the afternoon of Aug. 21

Participants of the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes strutted from the lighthouse to the pier and back in heels and masks to raise awareness for domestic violence on Aug. 21. The annual event is organized by the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and the HJ Cody Interact Club. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Kristy Packwood jumped in to Sylvan Lake to help a boy in over his head during the August long weekend. Photo Submitted.

Visitor rescues boy in trouble off Sylvan Lake pier

Okotoks’ Kristy Packwood came across the situation on the first day of her family vacation, Aug. 3

Kristy Packwood jumped in to Sylvan Lake to help a boy in over his head during the August long weekend. Photo Submitted.
l-r: Donna Park (Rec and Physio Assistant), Karen MacAulay (Bentley Farmers’ Market Board Chair & HCA at Bentley Care Centre), and Charmaine Westerlund (Bentley Care Centre Manager) pose for a photo with the new iPads and stands recently donated to the Bentley Care Centre from the farmer’s market. Photo Submitted

Bentley Farmer’s Market donates iPads to senior care home

The Farmer’s Market donated two iPads and stands to the Bentley Care Centre

l-r: Donna Park (Rec and Physio Assistant), Karen MacAulay (Bentley Farmers’ Market Board Chair & HCA at Bentley Care Centre), and Charmaine Westerlund (Bentley Care Centre Manager) pose for a photo with the new iPads and stands recently donated to the Bentley Care Centre from the farmer’s market. Photo Submitted