Opinion

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The effect of small changes on big habits

Many of us have habits that we want to change. There are…

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OPINION: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

While I love the magic of the holidays and the invigorating energy…

Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)

Black Press Media joins 46 media outlets to call for plan to protect journalists against hate, threats

Led by the Canadian Association of Journalists, police and the federal government need to do more to protect reporters

  • Sep 1, 2022
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Lessons learned about the job I love

How did it get to be summer already? It doesn’t seem like…

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Library shares the power of team work

The Town of Sylvan Lake has installed much-needed new flooring in the…

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Applause to the true north and the togetherness in its diversity

With the opportunity to pick any place in the world, I chose…

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Veteran Perley Cameron recollects service with North Novies

“War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow” Martin Luther King…

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Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
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Minister Josephine Pon: Seniors Week 2022

Each year, the first full week of June is Seniors’ Week in…

  • Jun 6, 2022
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Sylvan Lake library shares updates for the past six months

Town’s increasing population indicates the potential to expand to a second library site

  • Jun 2, 2022
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Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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AHS EMS provides an update on its 10-point plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the provincial healthcare system,…

  • May 19, 2022
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Liberal corruption threatens Parliament … again

Last week, the Liberals commenced another attempt to thwart the proper functioning…

  • May 10, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 10, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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Upgrades and Renovations at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Exciting improvements are ongoing at your Library. In the last couple of…

  • May 10, 2022
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Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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Looking back at my first six months with Sylvan Lake News

Starting a new job at Sylvan Lake News wasn’t quite as terrifying…

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CHEF DEZ ON COOKING – Rice is Nice, but Quinoa is Better

Thanks to “protein” and “low carb” diets, the awareness of carbohydrate levels…

From left, Naomi Gaertner, Mariah Grams, Melissa Hall and Meghan Bowman showcase their creations during the “Paint with Melissa Hall” event at the library Feb. 26. Submitted photo

Expect the unexpected: community and connection at the library

Part of my work at the library is capturing our activities on…

  • Mar 31, 2022
From left, Naomi Gaertner, Mariah Grams, Melissa Hall and Meghan Bowman showcase their creations during the “Paint with Melissa Hall” event at the library Feb. 26. Submitted photo