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SLAACS temporarily closed due to staffing

The service will reopen Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m.

 

HJ Cody School is fundraising for a new score clock in the gym, for basketball and volleyball games. (File photo)

HJ Cody fundraising for score clock

With one of the strongest athletic programs in Alberta, the gym in…

 

Sylvan Lake resident Susan Samson is pictured presenting to town council regarding doctor recruitment initiatives. Samson, along with Jarvis Bay resident Annabelle Wiseman, are being given the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for their contributions to their communities. (File photo)

Samson and Wiseman awarded Platinum Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service

Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area is home to some extraordinary residents,…

 

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’

Preventative maintenance and detectors are key to safety this winter season

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
Country music star Gord Bamford will be coming to Eckville on Dec. 3, to help raise funds for a new outdoor multipurpose facility in town. (Photo submitted)

Gord Bamford coming to Eckville for new outdoor facility

The Eckville Recreation Board (ERB) is raising funds for a new outdoor…

Country music star Gord Bamford will be coming to Eckville on Dec. 3, to help raise funds for a new outdoor multipurpose facility in town. (Photo submitted)
Students from HJ Cody School’s 2021/2022 grade 9 class that received academic awards during Wednesday’s ceremony. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

HJ Cody School honours outstanding students

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, HJ Cody School staff honoured the school’s top…

Students from HJ Cody School’s 2021/2022 grade 9 class that received academic awards during Wednesday’s ceremony. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
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Journalist Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla captured this house fire on Hawthorn Place in May 2022.
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Journalist Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla captured this house fire on Hawthorn Place in May 2022.
Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce executive director Denise Bryan-Williams was selected by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to join other executive directors on a trip to Ireland in October. (Photo submitted)

Bringing ideas from the Emerald Isle to Sylvan Lake

It’s always interesting to be able to see how another country does…

Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce executive director Denise Bryan-Williams was selected by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to join other executive directors on a trip to Ireland in October. (Photo submitted)
Sylvan Lake resident Tanner Whidden gave his presentation to town council on Monday, Oct. 24, regarding better accessibility to the lake. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Laker advocating for better accessibility to the water

When you’re able-bodied, it can be all too easy to look past…

Sylvan Lake resident Tanner Whidden gave his presentation to town council on Monday, Oct. 24, regarding better accessibility to the lake. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The east playground at Steffie Woima Elementary School has been around since the school opened and it needs to be replaced. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Steffie Woima fundraising for new playground

Staff and students at Steffie Woima Elementary School are putting their heads…

The east playground at Steffie Woima Elementary School has been around since the school opened and it needs to be replaced. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Pictured is the incident command post at the summer villages office in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lacombe County played out emergency scenario

LREMP brought together 13 partner communities for full-scale emergency exercise

Pictured is the incident command post at the summer villages office in Sylvan Lake. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The Sylvan Lake Endownment Fund handed out over $7,000 to local organizations this year. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake Endowment Fund helping area organizations

For over 20 years, the Sylvan Lake Endowment Fund (SLEF) has been…

The Sylvan Lake Endownment Fund handed out over $7,000 to local organizations this year. (File photo)
In 2022, quality for canola, as pictured, was above the five-year average. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Harvest results in above-average yields

Alberta’s crop producers continue to show resiliency despite dry growing conditions and the rising costs of farm inputs

In 2022, quality for canola, as pictured, was above the five-year average. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Central Alberta mayors gathered together for the annual Walk with the Mayors in Penhold on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

Walk with the Mayors brings awareness for Snow Angels program

Sylvan Lake Mayor Megan Hanson joined the Central Alberta Falls Prevention Coalition…

Central Alberta mayors gathered together for the annual Walk with the Mayors in Penhold on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
Shari Britton, with the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, stands in front of full shelves at the food bank after a shopping trip thanks to donations. However, the shelves will be empty again by the end of the week and need restocking. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Food bank struggling with increasing costs and demand

According to the Consumer Price Index, Albertans paid an average of 6.2…

Shari Britton, with the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, stands in front of full shelves at the food bank after a shopping trip thanks to donations. However, the shelves will be empty again by the end of the week and need restocking. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake actor, dancer and singer Gracie Mack, pictured getting ready for her performance in the musical Chicago. (Photo submitted)

Gracie Mack shines on the Stratford stage

Life is about forging your own path and chasing your dreams –…

Sylvan Lake actor, dancer and singer Gracie Mack, pictured getting ready for her performance in the musical Chicago. (Photo submitted)
Liz Lozo, programmer at the Eckville Municipal Library, stands with the plaque the library received when it was given the Canada Post Community Foundation grant. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville library wins grant

Dollars to go towards library’s After School Adventures program

Liz Lozo, programmer at the Eckville Municipal Library, stands with the plaque the library received when it was given the Canada Post Community Foundation grant. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The Eckville Fire Department is looking for more paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)

Eckville looking for more firefighters

The Eckville Fire Department, part of Lacombe County Fire Services, is currently…

The Eckville Fire Department is looking for more paid-on-call firefighters. (Photo submitted)
Sylvan Lake town council is asking for residents to fill out a survey regarding the 2023 town budget. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake drafting budget for 2023

Council asking for community input

Sylvan Lake town council is asking for residents to fill out a survey regarding the 2023 town budget. (File photo)
Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)

Castor hypnotist wins prestigious award

Paintearth County resident Trisha Fuller has come a long ways in a…

Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)