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Highway 2 lumber spill slowing traffic before Blackfalds exit

A lumber spill is slowing traffic down on Highway 2 between Lacombe…

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Stauffer’s Hugh Bott visited the Sylvan Lake Spray Park with his family on June 25. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Spray park opens doors in Sylvan Lake

Individuals from around central Alberta relished the facility’s opening day

Stauffer’s Hugh Bott visited the Sylvan Lake Spray Park with his family on June 25. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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A federal grant will allow additional space and improved functionality to bring new attractions to the downtown core in Sylvan Lake and enable year-round events. (Photo via Town of Sylvan Lake Facebook)

Sylvan Lake expected to house a new YEDI business school campus

The academic programs are planned to be offered tuition-free

A federal grant will allow additional space and improved functionality to bring new attractions to the downtown core in Sylvan Lake and enable year-round events. (Photo via Town of Sylvan Lake Facebook)
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Lacombe Performing Arts Centre adds artistic elements to the outdoors

The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) has recently added three installations to…

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Sylvan Lake town council honoured Dr. Wilhelmina Elsabe Nel for her service with the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre During the June 13 regular meeting of council. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Advanced Ambulatory Care physician retires after four years of service

Dr. Wilhelmina Elsabe Nel will continue full time practice at Sylvan Medical Center

Sylvan Lake town council honoured Dr. Wilhelmina Elsabe Nel for her service with the Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre During the June 13 regular meeting of council. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ending regular in-person COVID-19 updates

COVID Statistics will be updated weekly but news conferences held only as required

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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RCMP investigate homicide near Sylvan Lake

Victim was transported to the hospital, however, died from the injuries

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Bar safety group strives to enhance the Sylvan Lake experience

“We’ve stopped a lot of undesirable people walking up and down the strip”

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Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association executive director Donna Ellerby shows the room full of supplies for the Infant/Toddler Food Bank program. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Community Partners strengthening the backbone of Sylvan Lake for over two decades

The organization serviced over 12,200 families during the last fiscal year

Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association executive director Donna Ellerby shows the room full of supplies for the Infant/Toddler Food Bank program. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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One man hurt in shooting outside Sylvan Lake restaurant

The victim was hospitalized and is expected to recover soon

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One man hurt in shooting outside Sylvan Lake restaurant

The victim was hospitalized and is expected to recover soon

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Sylvan Lake to raise awareness around pollutants in stormwater systems

Local students will paint a yellow fish near storm drains and distribute informative brochures

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Members of the Sylvan Lake Fire Department, from left, Chief Cliff Brausen, David Walker, Matt Downey, Richard Mach and Deputy Chief Steve Scanland. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Members of Sylvan Lake fire department recognized for 12 years of service

Three firefighters were awarded the Alberta Emergency Services Medal

Members of the Sylvan Lake Fire Department, from left, Chief Cliff Brausen, David Walker, Matt Downey, Richard Mach and Deputy Chief Steve Scanland. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
There are now 15,384 active cases of the virus in Alberta, to go along with 500,756 recovered cases. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta reports nearly 100 fewer people now in hospital with COVID

719 in hospital, down from 816 a week ago, as of Monday

There are now 15,384 active cases of the virus in Alberta, to go along with 500,756 recovered cases. (Black Press file photo)
Teresa and Jim Rilling. Submitted photo

Alliance church pastor retires after over a decade’s service

The church welcomes individuals to join Jim Rilling’s retirement party on June 18

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Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)
Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)