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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
Artist Jaimie Cooney poses in front of the new mural she painting on Centennial Street on Aug. 12. The installment is part of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Cultural Master Plan. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs

New mural brightens downtown Sylvan Lake

Jaimie Cooney says the mural is a scrapbook of what one might think of when you think of Sylvan Lake

Artist Jaimie Cooney poses in front of the new mural she painting on Centennial Street on Aug. 12. The installment is part of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Cultural Master Plan. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs
Jackson Hicks, seven, completes assigned school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic in April. Photo Submitted.

At-home learning options available to Sylvan Lake students

Chinook’s Edge and RDCRS is developing at-home learning option for students unable to return to class

Jackson Hicks, seven, completes assigned school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic in April. Photo Submitted.
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New school year – new normal: Sylvan Lake students preparing to back to school

This school year will look different, and the differences will begin at home, school boards say

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At-home learning an option for Wolf Creek Public School, Wild Rose School Division students

The at-home directed learning programs look different than it did to finish the 2019/20 school year

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Sylvan Lake has proclaimed Aug. 22 Neighbour Day to celebrate neighbourly kindness. Photo Courtesy of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website.

Town of Sylvan Lake proclaims inaugural Neighbour Day

The events to celebrate neighbourly kindness are set for Aug. 22 in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake has proclaimed Aug. 22 Neighbour Day to celebrate neighbourly kindness. Photo Courtesy of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website.
Fairway Estates. Photo Courtesy of Google Maps

Complaints about national flags on balconies spark outrage with Sylvan Lake residents

Six residents in Fairway Estates were asked to remove their flags from balconies after a complaint

Fairway Estates. Photo Courtesy of Google Maps
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