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The reopening of the Sylvan Lake Skate Park has been delayed several days due to upgrades. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Skate Park reopening delayed six days

The skate park is scheduled to reopen on May 20, after upgrades are completed

The reopening of the Sylvan Lake Skate Park has been delayed several days due to upgrades. File Photo
An artist rendering of the Gulls Stadium planned for Pogadl Park. Photo Courtesy of the Sylvan Lake Gulls Facebook

COVID-19 puts Sylvan Lake baseball stadium in danger

The multi-million dollar stadium is expected to break ground in June and be ready for 2021 season

An artist rendering of the Gulls Stadium planned for Pogadl Park. Photo Courtesy of the Sylvan Lake Gulls Facebook
Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo

Benalto Fair and Stampede cancelled for the first time in more than a century

The Benalto Agricultural Society says they will hold the 103rd event next summer

Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo
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Sylvan Lake Figure Skating Club reaches 45 year anniversary

Looking forward to the future the club wants to keep figure skating alive and kids active

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Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft

Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft

Talon Brigley, 15, was selected in the second round of the WHL Bantam Draft on April 22

Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft
Sylvan Lake soccer season cancelled due to COVID-19

Sylvan Lake soccer season cancelled due to COVID-19

The Sylvan Lake Blizzard Soccer Club recently announced the 2020 outdoor season has been cancelled

Sylvan Lake soccer season cancelled due to COVID-19
Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Composite funnelling all-star talent to UofA football team

Cam Wetzell (OL) joins Richard Jans (WR) and Jon Ericson (QB) in Edmonton

Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
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Eckville’s annual Bull Arena and Indoor Rodeo cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in the economy are cited as the reason for cancellation

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The Blackfalds Junior A hockey team is excited to announce the name of our new Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) team will be the Blackfalds Bulldogs (Image courtesy: Blackfalds Bulldogs)

New AJHL team dubbed the Blackfalds Bulldogs

Ownership group decides to choose name with local connection

The Blackfalds Junior A hockey team is excited to announce the name of our new Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) team will be the Blackfalds Bulldogs (Image courtesy: Blackfalds Bulldogs)
Sylvan Lake golf course says it can operate with safe, touch-free changes

Sylvan Lake golf course says it can operate with safe, touch-free changes

Golf is currently deemed a non-essential service are impacted by government regulations

Sylvan Lake golf course says it can operate with safe, touch-free changes
Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.

Sylvan Laker named Central Alberta Buccaneers’ head coach

Geoff Rambaut has years of coaching experience under his belt and was once a Buccaneer himself

Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.
Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

ALA announced the entire box lacrosse season would be cancelled for the 2020 season

Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
A photo of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ last team blood donation. Photo submitted

UPDATED: Titans challenge Bucs to a ‘Bleed Off’

Blood drive challenge extended to April 30

A photo of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ last team blood donation. Photo submitted
A photo of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ last team blood donation. Photo submitted

UPDATED: Titans challenge Bucs to a ‘Bleed Off’

Blood drive challenge extended to April 30

A photo of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ last team blood donation. Photo submitted
Lacombe Rams football adapting to COVID-19 changes

Lacombe Rams football adapting to COVID-19 changes

Spring camp likely cancelled; players working on games from home

Lacombe Rams football adapting to COVID-19 changes
Sylvan Lake baseball season postponed until the end of April

Sylvan Lake baseball season postponed until the end of April

Sylvan Lake Minor Ball made the announcement as a result of Baseball Alberta’s decision

Sylvan Lake baseball season postponed until the end of April
Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender

Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender

West Central Bantam AA Tigers’ Spencer Michnik received the coach-voted award for the 2019-20 season

Sylvan Lake product named SCAHL’s Best Goaltender
Photo by SIX HEARTS CREATIVE STUDIO (file photo)

Sylvan Laker joins U18 AAA Optimist Chiefs as head coach

Cody Reynolds is excited for the new challenge in the Red Deer Midget Hockey League this season

Photo by SIX HEARTS CREATIVE STUDIO (file photo)
Central Alberta Buccaneers runningback Isiah Lawrence avoids a tackle and scrambles for a first down last season against the Fort McMurray Monarchs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Start of Central Alberta Bucs Alberta Football League season delayed

The regular season will now wrap on on Aug. 15

  • Mar 26, 2020
Central Alberta Buccaneers runningback Isiah Lawrence avoids a tackle and scrambles for a first down last season against the Fort McMurray Monarchs. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Sylvan Lake football worried concussion fears will hurt enrolment

A PSA released in the fall compared youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

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