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The Eckville Fire Department is looking for more paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)

Eckville looking for more firefighters

The Eckville Fire Department, part of Lacombe County Fire Services, is currently…

The Eckville Fire Department is looking for more paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)
Sylvan Lake town council is asking for residents to fill out a survey regarding the 2023 town budget. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake drafting budget for 2023

Council asking for community input

Sylvan Lake town council is asking for residents to fill out a survey regarding the 2023 town budget. (File photo)
About 88 per cent of students at HJ Cody School are completing high school and the school division is hoping to keep that number trending upwards. (File photo)

More students completing high school than ever before

Currently, Chinook’s Edge School Division (CESD) students graduate at a rate higher…

About 88 per cent of students at HJ Cody School are completing high school and the school division is hoping to keep that number trending upwards. (File photo)
Sylvan Lake fire department’s new training facility, built in conjunction with the town of Sylvan Lake, Fire Training Solutions and Marchant Crane Inc. (Photo submitted)

Sylvan Lake’s fire department has a new training facility

Construction is now complete on a new training facility for Sylvan Lake’s…

Sylvan Lake fire department’s new training facility, built in conjunction with the town of Sylvan Lake, Fire Training Solutions and Marchant Crane Inc. (Photo submitted)
Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)

Castor hypnotist wins prestigious award

Paintearth County resident Trisha Fuller has come a long ways in a…

Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)
Chinook's Edge School Division

Diploma exams will be worth more this year

For the 2022/2023 school year, diploma exams will be weighted more than…

Chinook's Edge School Division
Sylvan Lake sign at the beach 2022

Sylvan Lake weighs city status

Research finds few obvious advantages and some significant cons to becoming a city

Sylvan Lake sign at the beach 2022
Sylvan Lake teacher Kerry Heisler recently brought her passion for teaching and music to Beacon Hill Elementary School. (Photo submitted)

Teaching from the heart in Sylvan Lake

Chinook’s Edge celebrated World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5

Sylvan Lake teacher Kerry Heisler recently brought her passion for teaching and music to Beacon Hill Elementary School. (Photo submitted)
The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)

Government program to assist survivors of sexual assault in rural Alberta

Pilot project will train more sexual assault nurse examiners

The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)
Community engagement is a priority for Sylvan Lake RCMP members. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

RCMP hoping to improve community engagement

Sylvan Lake’s RCMP detachment wants to foster better communication between officers and…

Community engagement is a priority for Sylvan Lake RCMP members. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Let Them Play Apparel is offering t-shirts that teach others about Indigenous culture. (Photo submitted)

Sylvan Lake resident continues to spread awareness

A year after spearheading the Let Them Play mural project on Sylvan’s…

Let Them Play Apparel is offering t-shirts that teach others about Indigenous culture. (Photo submitted)
Tiana Oostindie, walking in New York Fashion Week. Indigenous fashion has a story to tell and Oostindie explained that this dress is a transformation dress. (Photo submitted)

Local Indigenous model takes part in New York Fashion Week

Tiana Oostindie walks as a role model for others and showcases her culture

Tiana Oostindie, walking in New York Fashion Week. Indigenous fashion has a story to tell and Oostindie explained that this dress is a transformation dress. (Photo submitted)
The Alliance Church seniors group went for a wagon ride with Double T Percherons near Markerville. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Local seniors group offers community and belonging

Fred Chelstad believes it’s important for seniors to have a feeling of…

The Alliance Church seniors group went for a wagon ride with Double T Percherons near Markerville. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo)

RDCRS student wins provincial Indigenous award

Ryan Leclerc, who completed Grade 8 last June, is honoured for dedication to his educational goals

Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo)
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October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre aiming to spread awareness

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Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

RCMP and Chinook’s Edge work together during recent incident

Incidents requiring RCMP officers don’t always happen at a time that’s convenient…

Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP  (File photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Antique, handmade wooden culverts donated to Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Construction foreman has never seen anything like them: ‘Must be 100 years old’

Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Province aims to expand rural internet access

Alberta is moving forward with its goal to have 100 per cent…

Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)

Alberta declares provincial day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, no statutory holiday

The province will host a ceremony at the Alberta Legislature at 10 a.m. on Monday

Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)