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How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

Several local stores announce ‘Golden Hour’ shopping times

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis
Sylvan Lake businesses satisfied working in town, survey

Sylvan Lake businesses satisfied working in town, survey

The Chamber surveyed 100 local businesses and found 82 per cent are satisfied working in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake businesses satisfied working in town, survey
Canadian Cattle Commission says the new Canada Food Guide released last year does not do cattle ranchers any favours, as it encourages the consumption of plant-based proteins. Government of Canada Photo

Canadian Cattle Commission working to change views on beef

Doug Sawyer says he wants to change labels on vegetarian products that use the word meat

Canadian Cattle Commission says the new Canada Food Guide released last year does not do cattle ranchers any favours, as it encourages the consumption of plant-based proteins. Government of Canada Photo
Kjeryn Dakin and her husband built eight-foot-tall snowmen out of plywood for Centennial Street businesses to decorate. Residents can vote for their favourite snowman at participating businesses for a chance to win a prize. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Winter Village Facebook

Sylvan Lake’s Winter Village expands with a Snowman Parade

Kjeryn Dakin says this year’s Winter Village will be full of Instagram-able moments

Kjeryn Dakin and her husband built eight-foot-tall snowmen out of plywood for Centennial Street businesses to decorate. Residents can vote for their favourite snowman at participating businesses for a chance to win a prize. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Winter Village Facebook
10 Sylvan Lake businesses honoured at Mermaid Ball and Business Awards

10 Sylvan Lake businesses honoured at Mermaid Ball and Business Awards

The Mermaid Ball and Business Awards were held on Oct. 26 at the Community Centre

10 Sylvan Lake businesses honoured at Mermaid Ball and Business Awards
Sylvan Lake brewery hosting creepy cabaret for Volunteer Central

Sylvan Lake brewery hosting creepy cabaret for Volunteer Central

Boo’s and Brews is hosted by Undercurrent Brewery on Oct. 25

Sylvan Lake brewery hosting creepy cabaret for Volunteer Central
Ronald Contreras and Kelly McMillan pose for a photo with packages of their coffee from White Frog Cafe. The two started the coffee company this summer, and are holding a fundraiser for a local woman suffering from cancer. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake coffee company fundraising for local woman with cancer

White Frog Cafe is holding a fundraiser for Susan O’Connor, who has stage four bone cancer

Ronald Contreras and Kelly McMillan pose for a photo with packages of their coffee from White Frog Cafe. The two started the coffee company this summer, and are holding a fundraiser for a local woman suffering from cancer. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Valhalla Cannabis officially opened its doors on July 27 at 10 a.m. to a few eager customers awaiting in the parking lot. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s first pot shop open for business

Valhalla Cannabis opened its door to eager customers at 10 a.m. on July 27

Valhalla Cannabis officially opened its doors on July 27 at 10 a.m. to a few eager customers awaiting in the parking lot. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
First Sylvan Lake pot shop to open Saturday

First Sylvan Lake pot shop to open Saturday

Valhalla Cannabis will open on July 27 at 10 a.m. after eight months in limbo

First Sylvan Lake pot shop to open Saturday
Sylvan Lake business releases new loose leaf teas

Sylvan Lake business releases new loose leaf teas

Laurie Breeze and English Rose Tea Rooms have released Mrs. B’s Loose Leaf Teas

Sylvan Lake business releases new loose leaf teas
PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament

The annual golf tournament at Meadowlands Golf Club is a fundraiser for the Chamber

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament
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Cold weather, rain impacting Sylvan Lake businesses

A cold spring and wet beginning of summer is taking its toll on businesses in town

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A.J. Sandulac, a 198 Yukon Sea Cadet, and Deshon Lennard, with Flipside Youth Centre, show off the cheques made out to their organizations which were donated by Rick and Leslie Sand from the McHappy Day Proceeds. This year both organizations were given just over $1,200 and the remaining proceeds will be donated directly to Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake McDonald’s raises more than $5,000 during McHappy Day

Year to date, the Sylvan Lake location has raised over $13,000 through fundraising efforts

A.J. Sandulac, a 198 Yukon Sea Cadet, and Deshon Lennard, with Flipside Youth Centre, show off the cheques made out to their organizations which were donated by Rick and Leslie Sand from the McHappy Day Proceeds. This year both organizations were given just over $1,200 and the remaining proceeds will be donated directly to Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Max Legault and Sue Purser cut a cake together after Mighty Owls Daycare was sold to Kids & Company on April 30. The name of the daycare is expected to change to Kids & Company Sylvan Lake. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s Might Owls Daycare sells to Kids & Company

Owners of Mighty Owls Daycare signed the papers for Kids & Company to acquire the centre Tuesday

Max Legault and Sue Purser cut a cake together after Mighty Owls Daycare was sold to Kids & Company on April 30. The name of the daycare is expected to change to Kids & Company Sylvan Lake. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake
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Sylvan Lake Chamber looks to continue to grow in 2019

The Chamber is introducing new events and continuing to grow favourites like the Winter Village

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No cannabis retail locations for Sylvan Lake for a while, AGLC

No cannabis retail locations for Sylvan Lake for a while, AGLC

The AGLC is not approving more cannabis licences, expects it will be a while before they start again

No cannabis retail locations for Sylvan Lake for a while, AGLC
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Sylvan Lake could benefit from Winter Games in Red Deer

Sylvan Lake Chamber says the 2019 Winter Games could bring in tourists and help local businesses

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Attendees at the Mermaid Ball had the opportunity to take pictures in a photo booth featuring a living statue of a mermaid. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News.

Support and partnership strengthens local businesses: Mermaid Ball

The annual Mermaid Ball and Business Awards was held on Oct. 12

Attendees at the Mermaid Ball had the opportunity to take pictures in a photo booth featuring a living statue of a mermaid. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News.
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)