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New fire hall, lagoon upgrades key projects for 2013

Sylvan Lake councillors have set aside more than $11 million for capital projects next year

Parks to receive new staff, upgrades

Sylvan Lake councillors included new parks staff and park improvements in the 2013 budget
Destroyed

Destroyed

A house northeast of Sylvan Lake was completely destroyed by fire last Thursday afternoon.

Video footage obtained after window punched out at Big Moo

A male is charged with impaired driving and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after a vehicle collided

Permit issued for five bay commercial building at Hinshaw and Herder

A five bay commercial building at the corner of Hinshaw and Herder accounted for more than half of the total construction

Tax rate to increase 2.4 per cent; utility fees going up

Sylvan Lake councillors proposed a 2.4 per cent property tax rate increase for the 2013 budget

Money planned for tourism promotion, beach sand, float

Sylvan Lake councillors earmarked over $80,000 towards tourism strategies or tourism-related facilities

Improvements to parking, street signs included in budget

Sylvan Lake councillors heard a number of propositions for transportation service improvements during 2013 budget discussions

Yuletide Festival planning progressing; still time to get involved

The first Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival is just weeks away and organizers are pleased with the way things are coming together.

Medical assistance calls

Following are calls responded to by Sylvan Lake’s volunteer firefighters, during the two weeks ending November 5