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Sylvan Lake student appointed to provincial youth council

A Grade 11 student from Ecole H.J. Cody high school is one of two Chinook’s Edge students making their voices heard on the Minister’s Youth Council.

  • Nov 30, 2022
Sylvan Lake's Santa Claus Parade made its way along Lakeshore Drive, Nov. 26. (Janaia Hutzal photos)

Sylvan Lake’s Santa Claus parade thrills crowd

The Town of Sylvan Lake pulled out all the stops for this…

Santa and Mrs. Claus delighted young people at the Town of Sylvan Lake Santa Claus breakfast Nov. 26. The event included three seatings as was held at the Nexsource Centre.

Breakfast with Santa feeds hundreds

Photos by Janaia Hutzal/Special to the Sylvan Lake News

  • Nov 29, 2022
Santa and Mrs. Claus delighted young people at the Town of Sylvan Lake Santa Claus breakfast Nov. 26. The event included three seatings as was held at the Nexsource Centre.
Sylvan Lake's Winter Village held its official light up Nov. 25 with over 300,000 lights and accompanying music.

Winter spirit glows on Sylvan Lake pier

Over 300,000 lights will blaze nightly at Sylvan Lake’s pier until March…

  • Nov 28, 2022
Sylvan Lake's Winter Village held its official light up Nov. 25 with over 300,000 lights and accompanying music.
Frosty the Snowman was a great ambassador for the event, shown here with Ike Fortais (foreground) Marc Fortais and Amanda Mercer at the Yuletide Festival Market at NexSource Centre.

Plenty to see, hear and buy at Yuletide Festival

Frosty the Snowman was a great ambassador for the event, shown here…

  • Nov 28, 2022
Frosty the Snowman was a great ambassador for the event, shown here with Ike Fortais (foreground) Marc Fortais and Amanda Mercer at the Yuletide Festival Market at NexSource Centre.
Sylvan Lake resident Susan Samson is pictured presenting to town council regarding doctor recruitment initiatives. Samson, along with Jarvis Bay resident Annabelle Wiseman, are being given the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for their contributions to their communities. (File photo)

Samson and Wiseman awarded Platinum Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service

Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area is home to some extraordinary residents,…

Sylvan Lake resident Susan Samson is pictured presenting to town council regarding doctor recruitment initiatives. Samson, along with Jarvis Bay resident Annabelle Wiseman, are being given the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for their contributions to their communities. (File photo)
HJ Cody School is fundraising for a new score clock in the gym, for basketball and volleyball games. (File photo)

HJ Cody fundraising for score clock

With one of the strongest athletic programs in Alberta, the gym in…

HJ Cody School is fundraising for a new score clock in the gym, for basketball and volleyball games. (File photo)
Sylvan Lake emergency services, Legion and Rotary members and other guests will be out on Dec. 10 for the annual Charity Check Stop. (File photo)

Charity Check Stop coming to 47 Avenue

On Saturday, Dec. 10, Sylvan Lake’s emergency services, Rotary and Legion members…

Sylvan Lake emergency services, Legion and Rotary members and other guests will be out on Dec. 10 for the annual Charity Check Stop. (File photo)
A veterinary technical assistant program is now being offered through dual credit with Chinook’s Edge School Division. (File photo)

Dual credit program offers new opportunity for students

Gabrielle Chaisson, 17, has always known that she’d like to work with…

A veterinary technical assistant program is now being offered through dual credit with Chinook’s Edge School Division. (File photo)
Jeff Lunder and his working dog, Kermit, showed students at HJ Cody School a glimpse into the life of a canine arson investigator. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Students explore future career options

HJ Cody School offers Career Presentation Day

Jeff Lunder and his working dog, Kermit, showed students at HJ Cody School a glimpse into the life of a canine arson investigator. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Employees at the Eckville Manor House recently agreed to a new union contract. (File photo)

Lacombe Foundation employees support new union contract

Employees of the Lacombe Foundation working at Lacombe Lodge and Eckville Manor…

Employees at the Eckville Manor House recently agreed to a new union contract. (File photo)
The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan recently won an award. Bringing together eight municipalities for one comprehensive plan was no easy feat. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan project receives award

On Oct. 24, 2022, the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) awarded the…

The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan recently won an award. Bringing together eight municipalities for one comprehensive plan was no easy feat. (File photo)
Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act “Smith’s proposed bill “undermines the authority and duty of the Sovereign Nations that entered into treaty”. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Treaty 6, 7, 8 Chiefs reject premier’s sovereignty bill

The Chiefs of Treaty 6, 7 and 8 say they “take offence…

Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act “Smith’s proposed bill “undermines the authority and duty of the Sovereign Nations that entered into treaty”. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’

Preventative maintenance and detectors are key to safety this winter season

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta’s education minister says she will take advice from the province’s new…

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Beacon Hill Elementary School principal Trevor Sanche recently earned the Distinguished Leadership Award. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake principal named distinguished leader

Trevor Sanche awarded high honour among school administration

Beacon Hill Elementary School principal Trevor Sanche recently earned the Distinguished Leadership Award. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Country music star Gord Bamford will be coming to Eckville on Dec. 3, to help raise funds for a new outdoor multipurpose facility in town. (Photo submitted)

Gord Bamford coming to Eckville for new outdoor facility

The Eckville Recreation Board (ERB) is raising funds for a new outdoor…

Country music star Gord Bamford will be coming to Eckville on Dec. 3, to help raise funds for a new outdoor multipurpose facility in town. (Photo submitted)
The recession of RCMP members Const. Rebecca Bell and Const. Matthew DeSousa, and the Legion Colour Party during the Eckville Remembrance Day ceremony, held on Friday, Nov. 11, at the community centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville’s Remembrance Day ceremony

The recession of RCMP members Const. Rebecca Bell and Const. Matthew DeSousa,…

The recession of RCMP members Const. Rebecca Bell and Const. Matthew DeSousa, and the Legion Colour Party during the Eckville Remembrance Day ceremony, held on Friday, Nov. 11, at the community centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Jaidyn Glasier watches as Jackie Swainson, the Chinook’s Edge School Division trustee, Sylvan Lake RCMP Const. Matthew Lajeunesse and Legion member Jim Wilson place wreaths during the Beacon Hill Elementary School Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Remembrance Day at Beacon Hill Elementary School

Jaidyn Glasier watches as Jackie Swainson, the Chinook’s Edge School Division trustee,…

Jaidyn Glasier watches as Jackie Swainson, the Chinook’s Edge School Division trustee, Sylvan Lake RCMP Const. Matthew Lajeunesse and Legion member Jim Wilson place wreaths during the Beacon Hill Elementary School Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)