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Graduation during the pandemic at HJ Cody

All events for the high school’s 135 grads will take place on June 26th

  • Mar 31, 2021
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Alberta hit a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 7.1 per cent Tuesday and is nearly 8,000 active cases of the virus. (Photo by NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta adds 576 additional COVID-19 cases, 332 new variant cases

Red Deer dips under 200 active COVID-19 cases

  • Mar 30, 2021
Alberta hit a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 7.1 per cent Tuesday and is nearly 8,000 active cases of the virus. (Photo by NIAID-RML via AP)
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Details on revamped draft K-6 school curriculumn were unveiled March 29th

Four key learning themes include literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says it’s possible the province may need to put additional restrictions in place. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says it’s possible the province may need to put additional restrictions in place. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Across the province, there are 2,738 active cases of COVID-19, with 18,417 recovered cases. There have been 288 deaths from the virus in Alberta since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
Across the province, there are 2,738 active cases of COVID-19, with 18,417 recovered cases. There have been 288 deaths from the virus in Alberta since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
The enthusiasm for house buying and selling is being fed partly by interest rates, which remain low and make borrowing more attractive. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Central Alberta house sales surging

House sales up 70% in region and 60% in Red Deer

The enthusiasm for house buying and selling is being fed partly by interest rates, which remain low and make borrowing more attractive. (File photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

More restrictions could be on the way for Alberta: Red Deer up to 178 active cases

Province hoping to avoid additional COVID-19 measures

  • Mar 26, 2021
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that variants of concern make up close to 21 per cent of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer jumps to 172 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta has 6,835 active cases of the virus

  • Mar 25, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that variants of concern make up close to 21 per cent of Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Premier Jason Kenney announced on Monday that health restrictions will be further loosened as part of Step 2 of the province's reopening plan. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

‘We’re not going to back down’: Kenney vows to keep pushing back on federal carbon tax

The Supreme Court of Canada said the federal carbon price is entirely constitutional on Thursday

  • Mar 25, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney announced on Monday that health restrictions will be further loosened as part of Step 2 of the province's reopening plan. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Neal Arksey won $100,000 on the Feb. 16 Lotto Max draw. (Photo Submited)

Sylvan Lake man stunned by lottery win

Neal Arksey is $100,000 richer after winning the EXTRA draw on Feb. 16

Neal Arksey won $100,000 on the Feb. 16 Lotto Max draw. (Photo Submited)
Sylvan Lake Gulls coach Jason Chatwood (left) along with GM and President of Baseball Operations Aqil Samuel (right) have had to pivot to playing with only Canadian players in the 2021 WCBL season. (File photo by Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Gulls go all Canadian in 2021

COVID-19 forces changes to WCBL schedule and rosters

  • Mar 25, 2021
Sylvan Lake Gulls coach Jason Chatwood (left) along with GM and President of Baseball Operations Aqil Samuel (right) have had to pivot to playing with only Canadian players in the 2021 WCBL season. (File photo by Sylvan Lake News)
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo)

Another death linked to Red Deer hospital COVID outbreak

It’s hard to pinpoint any one cause, said Hinshaw

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (File photo)
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Sylvan Lake Council reallocates funds for emergency repairs to South Reservoir

Sylvan Lake staff have employed temporary fix to a chlorine system at the South Reservoir

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Contractors watch as the old ice plant is lifted onto a truck to be towed away, and make room for the installation of a new ice plant. (Photo submitted)

Eckville Arena installing new ice plant

The Arena Board received grants from the Town of Eckville, Lacombe County and Province of Alberta

Contractors watch as the old ice plant is lifted onto a truck to be towed away, and make room for the installation of a new ice plant. (Photo submitted)
Fred Curtis receives the first of his two COVID vaccines by pharmacist Todd Prochnau, at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Ryder’s Ridge. Curtis was one of the first to receive his vaccine shot at the Sylvan Lake pharmacy on March 15. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

COVID-19 vaccine shipment delay disrupts Sylvan Lake rollout

The province reports a malfunction in a cargo plane has caused a delay in the vaccine shipment

Fred Curtis receives the first of his two COVID vaccines by pharmacist Todd Prochnau, at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Ryder’s Ridge. Curtis was one of the first to receive his vaccine shot at the Sylvan Lake pharmacy on March 15. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

Province reports additional 456 COVID-19 cases, Red Deer at 124 active

Alberta reports five more COVID-19 deaths

  • Mar 22, 2021
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta delays move to Step 3 of reopening

The province was set to move into the next step on Monday

  • Mar 22, 2021
Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
The Sylvan Lake Library following the second COVID lockdown. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library staff field questions upon re-opening

The public library reopened to patrons on March 8, following a second COVID lockdown

  • Mar 22, 2021
The Sylvan Lake Library following the second COVID lockdown. (Photo Submitted)
An example of what the new signs at the community centre will look like with the new name. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake community centre to receive new signs with new name

The facility is changing its name to the Sylvan Lake Wellness and Community Connections Centre

An example of what the new signs at the community centre will look like with the new name. (Photo Submitted)