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The Sportsmen’s Den owner Dale Malin says gun owners and dealers are upset with a new federal firearms ban that they say will punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing to reduce crime. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Proposed handgun legislation missing the mark, say critics

Handgun import ban will do nothing to stem flow of illegal guns, critics say

The Sportsmen’s Den owner Dale Malin says gun owners and dealers are upset with a new federal firearms ban that they say will punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing to reduce crime. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Cason Feuser, age 7, from Sylvan Lake, enjoyed a welcome home party after his release from hospital after a cougar attack this week. (Contributed photo)

Sylvan Lake boy overcoming trauma after a cougar attack near Rocky

There are after-effects, but Cason Feuser is bouncing back

Cason Feuser, age 7, from Sylvan Lake, enjoyed a welcome home party after his release from hospital after a cougar attack this week. (Contributed photo)
The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The new Canyon Coaster at Canyon Ski Resort, which opens to the public Friday, is the first alpine coaster in Alberta. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is now selling memorial stones along the lighthouse pathway.

Lighthouse memorial stones raise money to help others

It’s a donation that stands the test of time: your name engraved…

The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is now selling memorial stones along the lighthouse pathway.
Sylvan Lake town council want a resort municipality program brought to Alberta.

Sylvan Lake exploring resort municipality options

Tourist destinations in British Columbia can apply for the province’s Resort Municipality…

Sylvan Lake town council want a resort municipality program brought to Alberta.
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP urges motorists to drive with caution on longweekend

With health restrictions gone, summer festivals returning and people travelling across the…

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Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Ermineskin Residential School survivor: ‘I forgave them a long time ago’

Twain Buffalo says he will be long dead before reconciliation ever occurs

Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
Bed races proved popular at the inaugural event in 2021. (Sylvan Lake News file photo)

Second annual Lions Club picnic helps central Alberta families

Bed races and family fun returns as Sylvan Lake Lions partner with Aspire Special Needs

Bed races proved popular at the inaugural event in 2021. (Sylvan Lake News file photo)
Victim Services will be coming back to Sylvan Lake under new funding model.

Victim Services returning to Sylvan Lake

Announcement means community will have dedicated unit once again

Victim Services will be coming back to Sylvan Lake under new funding model.
After the ribbon was cut, families rushed in for a day of fun. Pictured from left to right: councillor Kjeryn Dakin; councillor Jas Payne; councillor Tim Mearns; Skylar Murdoch and Priscilla D’Mello from Co-operators and their two children; Laura Lauder, chair of the spray park committee; MLA Devin Dreeshen; Mayor Megan Hanson; councillor Teresa Rilling.

Grand opening delights families at new playground and splash park

Official ribbon cutting for Co-operators Play Zone and splash park

After the ribbon was cut, families rushed in for a day of fun. Pictured from left to right: councillor Kjeryn Dakin; councillor Jas Payne; councillor Tim Mearns; Skylar Murdoch and Priscilla D’Mello from Co-operators and their two children; Laura Lauder, chair of the spray park committee; MLA Devin Dreeshen; Mayor Megan Hanson; councillor Teresa Rilling.

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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