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Lacombe County estimates $1,103,000 for purchase of community service equipments

Highlights of the June 9 regular meeting of council

  • Jun 13, 2022
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RCMP have received at least six different reports of vehicles being vandalized from French Beach to Port Renfrew. (File - Black Press Media)

Sylvan Lake RCMP on scene of fatal motor vehicle collision

Sylvan lake RCMP are currently on-scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision…

  • Jun 13, 2022
RCMP have received at least six different reports of vehicles being vandalized from French Beach to Port Renfrew. (File - Black Press Media)
Left to right, Joy Shackleton, Bentley School Principal, Lane Moore, student Aurora Crawford, School Resource Officer Dave Lahucik and Wes Shackleton. (Submitted)

Lacombe County students get new set of wheels

Lacombe County and Wes and Joy Shackleton, on behalf of the Masonic…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Left to right, Joy Shackleton, Bentley School Principal, Lane Moore, student Aurora Crawford, School Resource Officer Dave Lahucik and Wes Shackleton. (Submitted)
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Severe thunderstorm watches issued for areas of central Alberta

As of noon Wednesday, Environment Canada issued several severe thunderstorm watches across…

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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

Virus-related illness claimed another 42 Albertans in past week

  • Jun 8, 2022
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Firefighters at work in the back alley of Hawthorn Place on May 31. File photo
Firefighters at work in the back alley of Hawthorn Place on May 31. File photo
A three-week trial was unexpectedly stopped just before it began at the Baymont Inn and Suites on Monday when the accused, Chase Freed, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting and fatally wounding a Red Deer man outside a Walmart in December 2019. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Man pleads guilty to fatal 2019 Red Deer Walmart shooting

Jury had already been selected when unexpected guilty plea entered

A three-week trial was unexpectedly stopped just before it began at the Baymont Inn and Suites on Monday when the accused, Chase Freed, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting and fatally wounding a Red Deer man outside a Walmart in December 2019. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Firefighters at work in the back alley of Hawthorn Place on May 31. File photo
Firefighters at work in the back alley of Hawthorn Place on May 31. File photo
Many Central Alberta farmers got some welcome rain over the weekend. Seeding almost entirely complete in the region and about two-thirds of crops have emerged. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Many Central Alberta farmers got some welcome rain over the weekend. Seeding almost entirely complete in the region and about two-thirds of crops have emerged. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
The Help Alberta Wildies Society, which is based in Olds, aims to save and protect the free roaming wild horses with rare Spanish bloodlines throughout the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. (Photo contributed by Help Alberta Wildies Society)
The Help Alberta Wildies Society, which is based in Olds, aims to save and protect the free roaming wild horses with rare Spanish bloodlines throughout the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. (Photo contributed by Help Alberta Wildies Society)
Part of the property recovered from a stolen trailer. Submitted photo

Sylvan Lake RCMP looking for owners of stolen property

Sylvan Lake RCMP recovered a stolen trailer from a storage compound near…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Part of the property recovered from a stolen trailer. Submitted photo
L-R: Shaela Dansereau, Black Press prairie division president Daria Zmiyiwsky and Emily Jaycox displaying awards presented at the AWNA convention June 3. (Photos by Black Press News Media)

Black Press papers take home hardware at newspaper competition

Black Press Media’s central Alberta community newspapers took home several accolades from…

  • Jun 3, 2022
L-R: Shaela Dansereau, Black Press prairie division president Daria Zmiyiwsky and Emily Jaycox displaying awards presented at the AWNA convention June 3. (Photos by Black Press News Media)
Landon Black (left) secured 98.6 per cent in his Grade 12 board exams. School principal Mike Garrow (right) commends Black’s perseverance through the pandemic. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

H.J. Cody valedictorian earns record busting Grade 12 average

Landon Black reminds peers to be proud of graduating amidst the pandemic

Landon Black (left) secured 98.6 per cent in his Grade 12 board exams. School principal Mike Garrow (right) commends Black’s perseverance through the pandemic. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
The Eckville Junior Senior High School graduating class of 2022. Submitted photo

Eckville celebrates accomplishments of the 2022 graduates

The ceremony returned to its normalcy after two years of small-scaled celebrations

The Eckville Junior Senior High School graduating class of 2022. Submitted photo
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COVID-19 hospitalizations falling but 51 more Albertans have died

10 people in Central Zone, including three in Red Deer, died in week ending May 30

  • Jun 2, 2022
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Sylvan Lake man, 22, facing charges after police altercation

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP seeking witnesses following the incident

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Fire breaks out at Sylvan Lake townhouse complex

Local business to fundraise for the residents affected

Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Fire breaks out at Sylvan Lake townhouse complex

Local business to fundraise for the residents affected

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Trinity Larson’s artwork to be painted as a mural downtown. Megan Hanson, Sylvan Lake Mayor / Facebook photo

Sylvan Lake to recognize teen artwork by painting a mural of it downtown

Trinity Larson’s art was one of nine entries for the opportunity

Trinity Larson’s artwork to be painted as a mural downtown. Megan Hanson, Sylvan Lake Mayor / Facebook photo