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Lacombe County on the lookout for ‘paid-on-call’ firefighters

Campaign focused mainly on the Alix, Clive, Bentley and Eckville departments

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COVID-19 cases rising slightly

1,717 new cases in week ending July 25, compared with 1,691 the previous week

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ASIRT takes over Stettler officer-involved shooting investigation

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has officially taken over the…

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From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Maskwacis Chiefs and survivors speak on Pope Francis’ apology

‘I’ve waited 50 years for this apology and I finally heard it’

From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
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Two males charged with second degree murder after assault in Montana Cree Nation

Victim was 20-year-old resident of Maskwacis

  • Jul 26, 2022
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AHS no longer requires COVID-19 immunization of employees

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced earlier this week it was rescinding its…

  • Jul 22, 2022
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Mila Wagner left her home and job in Ukraine to come to Canada to work. (Photo submitted)

ASET makes it easier for refugees to fast track into tech fields

By Carlie Sanderson Refugees who are engineering technology professionals will have an…

  • Jul 22, 2022
Mila Wagner left her home and job in Ukraine to come to Canada to work. (Photo submitted)
Rylan DeChamp (left) and Rylan Dodman were named Flipside Youth Centre’s skatepark ambassadors. (Facebook photos/Flipside Youth Centre)

Flipside Youth Centre welcomes two new skatepark ambassadors

Two Sylvan Lake men have been named Flipside Youth Centre’s skatepark ambassadors,…

  • Jul 22, 2022
Rylan DeChamp (left) and Rylan Dodman were named Flipside Youth Centre’s skatepark ambassadors. (Facebook photos/Flipside Youth Centre)
Some of the unique hardware up for grabs at the event. Trophies were awarded in 13 categories. (Photos by Crystal Rhayn-Koch)

Car show in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital returns to Sylvan Lake

Annual fundraiser ran as silent auction during 2 years of COVID restrictions

Some of the unique hardware up for grabs at the event. Trophies were awarded in 13 categories. (Photos by Crystal Rhayn-Koch)
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Alberta COVID-19 cases on the rise

1,691 new COVID cases announced Wednesday, compared with 1,361 a week earlier

  • Jul 20, 2022
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Blackfalds RCMP continue investigate fatal collision south of Red Deer

Blackfalds RCMP members, with the assistance of other Central Alberta RCMP detachments,…

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FCSS participants take part in a the 2017 Rock ‘n Rimbey street festival. (File photo)

Rock’n Rimbey back for another weekend of fun

The sun is shining, the rains have (mostly) stopped and Rimbey residents…

  • Jul 20, 2022
FCSS participants take part in a the 2017 Rock ‘n Rimbey street festival. (File photo)
Keith McDermott, winner of the Masters division, of the Battle of Central Alberta V Disc Golf Tournament in Sylvan Lake. (Janaia Hutzal/For Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Disc Golf hosted the Battle of Central Alberta

The Battle of Central Alberta Disc Golf Tournament was hosted in Sylvan…

  • Jul 20, 2022
Keith McDermott, winner of the Masters division, of the Battle of Central Alberta V Disc Golf Tournament in Sylvan Lake. (Janaia Hutzal/For Sylvan Lake News)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, was closed twice in the one week due to a lack of physician. (Black Press file photo.)

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service closes for second time in a week

Closure July 20 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Jul 20, 2022
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service, which offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions, was closed twice in the one week due to a lack of physician. (Black Press file photo.)
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Sylvan Lake golfer, 8, places first in her division

A young Sylvan Lake golfer finished first in her division at the…

  • Jul 19, 2022
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Wayne Collins and Bruce Bell handle a coffee table, just one donated item that Collins passes on to those in need. (Photo submitted)

Sylvan Lake resident donates furniture to those in need

By Carlie Connolly For Sylvan Lake News Sylvan Lake resident Wayne Collins,…

  • Jul 19, 2022
Wayne Collins and Bruce Bell handle a coffee table, just one donated item that Collins passes on to those in need. (Photo submitted)
Baylie Kennedy heads to Finland July 21st to play for Team Canada. (Facebook photo)

Sylvan Lake football player exceeds fundraising goal for Team Canada trip

By Carlie Sanderson For Sylvan Lake News Sylvan Lake Defensive Back (DB)…

  • Jul 19, 2022
Baylie Kennedy heads to Finland July 21st to play for Team Canada. (Facebook photo)
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions. (File photo)

Temporary closure of Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service today

The Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service (SLAACS) will be closed from…

  • Jul 18, 2022
Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service offers diagnosis and treatment of urgent but non-life-threatening conditions. (File photo)
Victor Gascon is $100,000 wealthier. (Photo submitted)

$100,000 windfall in Sylvan Lake

Victor Gascon is $100,000 wealthier thanks to the EXTRA he added to…

  • Jul 18, 2022
Victor Gascon is $100,000 wealthier. (Photo submitted)