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New guidelines in place to keep Sylvan Lake students safe on the bus

New guidelines in place to keep Sylvan Lake students safe on the bus

RDCRS and Chinook’s Edge have new school bus guidelines for the COVID-19 era

New guidelines in place to keep Sylvan Lake students safe on the bus
Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the RCMP?

Canada’s national police force marks its 100th anniversary in 2020

Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
(l-r) Natalie, Lauren, Collin, Dana and Stacey Pacholek grin behind the counter in Stacey’s Happy Place on Aug. 14. The family-run books store and coffee shop opened on Eckville’s Main Street in July. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Bookstore, coffee house opens on Eckville’s Main Street

Stacey’s Happy Place, run by Collin and Stacey Pacholek with their three daughters, opened on July 27

(l-r) Natalie, Lauren, Collin, Dana and Stacey Pacholek grin behind the counter in Stacey’s Happy Place on Aug. 14. The family-run books store and coffee shop opened on Eckville’s Main Street in July. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
One half of the Duelling Divas kicks off the show on Aug. 8 on the Bukz patio. Saturday was the second night of the fundraiser in support of the Cooney girls with live music, a raffle and a cash jar. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Two-night fundraiser supports Sylvan Lake family after parent death

Billy Cooney, owner of Cooney Creek Plumbing and Heating, died July 25 after a dirt bike accident

One half of the Duelling Divas kicks off the show on Aug. 8 on the Bukz patio. Saturday was the second night of the fundraiser in support of the Cooney girls with live music, a raffle and a cash jar. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Donna Ellerby, chair of Sylvan Lake Community Partners, sits at her desk in the facility, which is now open after extensive cleaning and reorganizing. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Community Partners reorganizes to better serve clients

The facility was thoroughly cleaned and reorganized during its shutdown due to COVID-19

Donna Ellerby, chair of Sylvan Lake Community Partners, sits at her desk in the facility, which is now open after extensive cleaning and reorganizing. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Members of the community struts their stuff during a past Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. File Photo

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns to Sylvan Lake Aug. 21

Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is hosting the third annual event which raises domestic violence awareness

Members of the community struts their stuff during a past Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. File Photo
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
Chris Sadleir, 45, smiles with his dad, Rob, who is a double lung transplant recipient. Sadleir is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories. Photo Submitted.

330 km walk for charity stopping in Sylvan Lake

Chris Sadleir, 45, is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association

Chris Sadleir, 45, smiles with his dad, Rob, who is a double lung transplant recipient. Sadleir is walking from Calgary to Edmonton to raise money for the Lung Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories. Photo Submitted.
Mustard Seed. File Photo.

The Mustard Seed’s School Lunch Program expanding into Sylvan Lake

‘It allows them to be able to focus on learning instead of focusing on hunger,” says Laura Unruh

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Members of the Prism Club work together to paint a Pride crosswalk last summer at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. File Photo

Sylvan Lake proclaims first ever Pride Week

The proclamation for the week of Aug. 9-15 was submitted to the Town by the IMPACT Coalition

Members of the Prism Club work together to paint a Pride crosswalk last summer at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. File Photo
Dr. Joe Myburgh is pictured with his puppy Charlie on the day the pup became part of the Myburgh family. Dr. Myburgh will be remembered by many as a “gentle giant” and a committed member of the community in Sylvan Lake. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake remembers the life of Dr. Joe Myburgh

The family physician and pillar of the community passed away on July 22

Dr. Joe Myburgh is pictured with his puppy Charlie on the day the pup became part of the Myburgh family. Dr. Myburgh will be remembered by many as a “gentle giant” and a committed member of the community in Sylvan Lake. Photo Submitted
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Sylvan Lake’s Yuletide Festival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of concerns stemming from COVID-19 sparked the decision to cancel the holiday festival

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B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
Shari Britton, volunteer at the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, and Brenda Lee Cherry, event organizer, meet up to go over donation totals after the town-wide yard sale fundraiser on July 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTO: Fundraiser for Sylvan Lake Food Bank raises over $400

A town-wide yard sale was held on July 25 to raise funds for the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank

Shari Britton, volunteer at the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, and Brenda Lee Cherry, event organizer, meet up to go over donation totals after the town-wide yard sale fundraiser on July 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Kyptin Saarella, five, leads a bike parade for outside of the Eckville Manor House on July 24. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

PHOTOS: Eckville Manor House treated to bike parade

Residents watched as kids paraded their bikes outside the Eckville Manor House on July 24

Kyptin Saarella, five, leads a bike parade for outside of the Eckville Manor House on July 24. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Douglas Bell, 60, smiles in front of the lighthouse after completing his journey from Edmonton to Sylvan Lake on July 23. Bell will be making the return trip over two days, July 25-26, to complete 400 kilometres in an effort to fundraise for Kids with Cancer.

Edmonton man bikes to Sylvan Lake to raise money for Kids with Cancer

Douglas Bell, 60, is biking 400kms in four days to fundraise money as part of the Tour of Hope

Douglas Bell, 60, smiles in front of the lighthouse after completing his journey from Edmonton to Sylvan Lake on July 23. Bell will be making the return trip over two days, July 25-26, to complete 400 kilometres in an effort to fundraise for Kids with Cancer.
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
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Eckville’s Communities in Bloom entering video contest

Due to the pandemic there will be no formal Communities in Bloom judging this year

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A sample of some of the items up for grabs in the Sylvan Lake Online Donation Auction hosted by Adrenalin Motors and RBC Sylvan Lake to benefit the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Online donation auction raising money for Sylvan Lake food bank

Adrenalin Motors and RBC Sylvan Lake are hosting the auction through Facebook with donated items

A sample of some of the items up for grabs in the Sylvan Lake Online Donation Auction hosted by Adrenalin Motors and RBC Sylvan Lake to benefit the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Many Sylvan Lake churches re-open their doors again

Many Sylvan Lake churches re-open their doors again

Places of worship were given the go-ahead to reopen in Phase Two of the Province’s relaunch

Many Sylvan Lake churches re-open their doors again