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Construction taking place in the Willow Springs subdivision. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake construction on track

With several construction projects going on around town, Sylvan Lake’s manager of…

Construction taking place in the Willow Springs subdivision. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
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Plane crashes near Donalda

Lone occupant dead on scene

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Ian Oostindie during the by-election campaign. (Facebook photo)

Ian Oostindie named new Sylvan Lake town councillor

Voting wrapped up at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and the…

Ian Oostindie during the by-election campaign. (Facebook photo)
If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency and you’re not sure you can afford help, call Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association. (File photo)

Better option for dental emergencies

For individuals and families that are struggling to make ends meet, a…

If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency and you’re not sure you can afford help, call Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association. (File photo)
The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)

Heartland Generation eyeing refit of Battle River Power Plant

Boyd also sees the plant being a vital part of the region for at least another three decades.

The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)
Sylvan Lake will be celebrating Alberta Day on Sept. 3. (File photo)

Celebrate being Albertan

Sylvan Lake will be celebrating the first Alberta Day, Sept. 3 with…

Sylvan Lake will be celebrating Alberta Day on Sept. 3. (File photo)
Chris Jervis and his wife, Malissa, and their two sons, Gage, 8, and Jace, 6. (Photo submitted)

Local family competed in Miles Of Mayhem

A local business owner and his family recently competed in the Miles…

Chris Jervis and his wife, Malissa, and their two sons, Gage, 8, and Jace, 6. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP have suggestions for online safety with kids heading back to school

With the return to school just around the corner, the Alberta RCMP…

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Athabasca University and Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education disagree on the future plan for the university. (Photo by iStock)

Sylvan Lake students fear potential loss of Athabasca University

Local students who depend on online education are concerned about the future…

Athabasca University and Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education disagree on the future plan for the university. (Photo by iStock)
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Sylvan Lake by-election Sept. 6

The town of Sylvan Lake is holding a by-election, Sept. 6, to…

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Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Man driving tractor from Colorado to Alaska for children’s medical research stops in Stettler

Dick Ourada is raising money for children’s medical research

Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Alberta Health Services addresses gap in care at AACS.

Service disruptions at Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service

The temporary closures of the Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care Service are…

Alberta Health Services addresses gap in care at AACS.
Kick It To The Curb is happening Aug. 13 and 14. (Photo by iStock)

Kick It To The Curb happening this weekend

If you’ve been meaning to do some decluttering, now is your chance.…

Kick It To The Curb is happening Aug. 13 and 14. (Photo by iStock)
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More dollars for youth mental health and pediatric rehabilitation

The Alberta government is catching on to a problem Chinook’s Edge School…

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Randy de Bruijn and his service dog, Bucky. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake man received service dog in life-changing gift

An ordinary dog might be man’s best friend, but Bucky, aptly named…

Randy de Bruijn and his service dog, Bucky. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
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A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
A shortage of doctors is causing Advanced Ambulatory Care Services to shut down.

Sylvan Lake working to address doctor shortage

A shortage of doctors is affecting all Albertans, but the Sylvan Lake…

A shortage of doctors is causing Advanced Ambulatory Care Services to shut down.
A portion of Lakeshore Drive closed in late June 2022 and opened early after the town received complaints.

Lakeshore Drive opened Aug. 2

A portion of Lakeshore Drive was closed in late June and is…

A portion of Lakeshore Drive closed in late June 2022 and opened early after the town received complaints.
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)