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‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing…

 

The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)

Iconic piece of Stettler history going up for sale

Single screen theatres face many challenges

 

Defence lawyer Maurice Collard (left) with Glen Carritt outside Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday shortly after assault and mischief charges laid after an alleged altercation during a Freedom Convoy rally in February 2022 were dropped by the Crown prosecutor. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Charges dropped against 2022 Freedom Convoy organizer

Former Innisfail town councillor charged after alleged altercation during freedom convoy rally

 

Burman University in Lacombe is switching to online delivery starting March 23 due to ongoing coronavirus. Photo contributed

Burman University offering new micro-credential programs

Burman University in Lacombe will begin offering micro-credential courses in entrepreneurship and…

Burman University in Lacombe is switching to online delivery starting March 23 due to ongoing coronavirus. Photo contributed
Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade is planning an ice-fishing derby over Family Day weekend on Buffalo Lake. (File photo)

Stettler Regional Board of Trade planning first annual ice-fishing derby on Buffalo Lake

The staff behind Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade (BOT) are hard at…

Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade is planning an ice-fishing derby over Family Day weekend on Buffalo Lake. (File photo)
Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)

Community Futures East Parkland announces social media marketing challenge winners

Mirror, Alta., based Community Futures East Parkland recently finished its most recent…

Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)
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The winter driving habits that could cost you

Alberta drivers know that our winters can make road conditions slippery and…

  • Jan 6, 2023
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Free, online workshops available to Albertans

Need a wellness boost in 2023? Wellness Exchange is a series of…

  • Jan 5, 2023
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SLAACS temporarily closed due to staffing

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

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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…

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

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)
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)
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