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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)
Sylvan Lake teacher Kerry Heisler recently brought her passion for teaching and music to Beacon Hill Elementary School. (Photo submitted)

Teaching from the heart in Sylvan Lake

Chinook’s Edge celebrated World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5

Sylvan Lake teacher Kerry Heisler recently brought her passion for teaching and music to Beacon Hill Elementary School. (Photo submitted)
Community engagement is a priority for Sylvan Lake RCMP members. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

RCMP hoping to improve community engagement

Sylvan Lake’s RCMP detachment wants to foster better communication between officers and…

Community engagement is a priority for Sylvan Lake RCMP members. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Let Them Play Apparel is offering t-shirts that teach others about Indigenous culture. (Photo submitted)

Sylvan Lake resident continues to spread awareness

A year after spearheading the Let Them Play mural project on Sylvan’s…

Let Them Play Apparel is offering t-shirts that teach others about Indigenous culture. (Photo submitted)
The Alliance Church seniors group went for a wagon ride with Double T Percherons near Markerville. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Local seniors group offers community and belonging

Fred Chelstad believes it’s important for seniors to have a feeling of…

The Alliance Church seniors group went for a wagon ride with Double T Percherons near Markerville. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
YEAH aims to build a facility in Sylvan Lake to help area youth. (File photo)

YEAH hosting bottle drive to help youth

Sylvan Lake’s Youth Empowerment Awareness Hub (YEAH) will be hosting a bottle…

YEAH aims to build a facility in Sylvan Lake to help area youth. (File photo)
Homeowner Kevin Dakin shows the first two albums Elvis ever put out, which he found in the house he and his wife, Kjeryn, recently purchased. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lakers uncover box of historical mementos

Sylvan Lake town councillor Kjeryn Dakin and her husband, Kevin, recently purchased…

Homeowner Kevin Dakin shows the first two albums Elvis ever put out, which he found in the house he and his wife, Kjeryn, recently purchased. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

RCMP and Chinook’s Edge work together during recent incident

Incidents requiring RCMP officers don’t always happen at a time that’s convenient…

Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake’s new vehicle for hire bylaw receiving some revisions with regard to safety. (File photo)

Vehicle for hire bylaw getting revisions

The new vehicle for hire bylaw was given second reading during the…

Sylvan Lake’s new vehicle for hire bylaw receiving some revisions with regard to safety. (File photo)
RCMP officers advised people to avoid the Lakeway Boulevard area today, Sept. 21, due to an ongoing incident. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lakeway Boulevard incident over, say RCMP

As of 9: 57 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, RCMP confirmed in…

RCMP officers advised people to avoid the Lakeway Boulevard area today, Sept. 21, due to an ongoing incident. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The Creative Gems by Cool Kids group holds up some of the projects they have completed. From left to right: Jamie Fisher, EA; Holly Schultz, EA; Caelan Ballantyne, an HJ Cody student doing work experience in the Inclusive Education program; Billy Wade, grade 11; Lilly McLeod, an HJ Cody student doing work experience in the Inclusive Education program; Patrick Carroll, a grade 11 student; and Kelly Balon, EA. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

HJ Cody’s Cool Kids putting their creativity to work

HJ Cody High School’s Cool Kids started their own food service business…

The Creative Gems by Cool Kids group holds up some of the projects they have completed. From left to right: Jamie Fisher, EA; Holly Schultz, EA; Caelan Ballantyne, an HJ Cody student doing work experience in the Inclusive Education program; Billy Wade, grade 11; Lilly McLeod, an HJ Cody student doing work experience in the Inclusive Education program; Patrick Carroll, a grade 11 student; and Kelly Balon, EA. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake’s Flannel & Feast event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library parking lot. (Photo submitted)

Join the cabin lifestyle

Come out to Sylvan Lake’s Flannel & Feast event

Sylvan Lake’s Flannel & Feast event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library parking lot. (Photo submitted)
The future home of the Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum and Eckville’s first hospital site. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville council makes decision regarding museum funding

On Sept. 6, Pat Lightbrown, with the Eckville and District Historical Society…

The future home of the Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum and Eckville’s first hospital site. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)