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Freezing temperatures in Sylvan Lake put damper on Winterfest

Only two vendors braved the cold for Family Fun at the Lake on Feb. 23

Sylvan Lake volunteers lend a hand at Canada Winter Games

Dave Dale and Dick Swarbrick were two volunteers from Sylvan Lake to help out at the Canada Games

Sylvan Lake’s postponed Polar Bear Dip a success

The event on Feb. 23 raised $22,536 for about 12 different local charities.

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Polar Bear Dip 2019
Our Lady of The Rosary students perform "Louie the frog"

Cold expected to linger into March, The Weather Network

The Weather Network says to expect cold temperatures to continue before giving away to spring

Sylvan Lake Town Council approves funding disbursement for Community Spirit Grant

Eight community groups will receive funding through the Community Spirit Capital Grant

Sylvan Lake teacher nominated for prestigious award

H.J. Cody music teacher Kerry Heirsler was shortlisted for an award from MusiCounts

WATCH: Sylvan Lakers take frozen plunge at Polar Bear Dip

The annual Polar Bear Dip on Feb. 23 featured 36 dippers jumping for local charities of their choice

Sylvan Lake councillor disagrees with MLA’s approach to dangerous intersection

MLA Devin Dreeshen held a town hall meeting Thursday night about the Hwy. 781 and 11 intersection

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake may soon eliminate hybrid school-playground zones

Amendments to the Traffic Bylaw are expected to come before Town Council at a later date

Sylvan Lake looks to add an adopt-a-road program

A policy for the newly proposed program will come forward to council at a later date

Sylvan Lake adds 25 new events to the 2019 line up

Sean Durkin announced 25 new events, in addition to community favourites, are planned for 2019

WATCH: Canada Winter Games athletes arrive from across the country

Up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches will arrive throughout the day Thursday and Friday

Sylvan Lake’s Winterfest now over two weekends

Extreme winter conditions resulted in outdoor events being moved to Feb. 23-24

Young Sylvan Laker creates care packs for Victim Services

10-year-old Charlie Casado is creating care packs for children in need at Victim Services

‘Vicious’ dog attacks young Sylvan Lake girl

Nearby neighbours came to the aid of the girl who was attacked by a dog Friday afternoon

Plans in motion for this year’s Flags of Remembrance in Sylvan Lake

Al Cameron says the honour plaques are a very important part of the annual ceremony

Sylvan Lake’s Winterfest event quickly approaching

The annual Winterfest will run over Family Day weekend, Feb. 16-18.

Couple marries in Ponoka after 65 years apart

The couple were born in Scotland and went to the same school and dated before his family moved