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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)
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Alberta RCMP have busy long weekend

Alberta’s RCMP officers had a busy Heritage Day long weekend. Focusing on…

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The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is now selling memorial stones along the lighthouse pathway.

Lighthouse memorial stones raise money to help others

It’s a donation that stands the test of time: your name engraved…

The Sylvan Lake Rotary Club is now selling memorial stones along the lighthouse pathway.
The new early chapter books section of the library.

Young readers finding their own special place at Sylvan Lake library

Have you heard that we love books? We especially enjoy watching our…

The new early chapter books section of the library.
Sylvan Lake town council want a resort municipality program brought to Alberta.

Sylvan Lake exploring resort municipality options

Tourist destinations in British Columbia can apply for the province’s Resort Municipality…

Sylvan Lake town council want a resort municipality program brought to Alberta.
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)
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Alberta RCMP urges motorists to drive with caution on longweekend

With health restrictions gone, summer festivals returning and people travelling across the…

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Lacombe County on the lookout for ‘paid-on-call’ firefighters

Campaign focused mainly on the Alix, Clive, Bentley and Eckville departments

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ASIRT takes over Stettler officer-involved shooting investigation

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has officially taken over the…

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Stettler RCMP officer under investigation after police-involved shooting

The investigation has been turned over to ASIRT

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Mila Wagner left her home and job in Ukraine to come to Canada to work. (Photo submitted)

ASET makes it easier for refugees to fast track into tech fields

By Carlie Sanderson Refugees who are engineering technology professionals will have an…

  • Jul 22, 2022
Mila Wagner left her home and job in Ukraine to come to Canada to work. (Photo submitted)
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Blackfalds RCMP continue investigate fatal collision south of Red Deer

Blackfalds RCMP members, with the assistance of other Central Alberta RCMP detachments,…

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Winners of event six, singles, of the Castor Trap Club 35th annual Trophy Shoot. Shown are  'A' class winner Kevin Hammel, 'B' class winner Jerry Houchin, 'C' winner Alex Bauer, and 'D' winner Ken Reid. (Photo submitted)

Castor Trap Club holds 35th Annual Trophy Shoot

Event was successful despite mother nature

Winners of event six, singles, of the Castor Trap Club 35th annual Trophy Shoot. Shown are  'A' class winner Kevin Hammel, 'B' class winner Jerry Houchin, 'C' winner Alex Bauer, and 'D' winner Ken Reid. (Photo submitted)
Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)

Update: Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede wraps up after two days of community events

With a tip of the hat the gate is thrown open and…

Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)
Sikapinakii Low Horn has been named the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess for 2022. (Calgary Stampede Twitter photo)

Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess crowned

By John Watson Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Sikapinakii Low Horn…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Sikapinakii Low Horn has been named the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess for 2022. (Calgary Stampede Twitter photo)
Clearview students and staff take part in the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (Clearview Website photo)

Clearview Public Schools students and staff raise over $28,000 for cancer research

Clearview students, parents and staff have even more cause to be proud…

Clearview students and staff take part in the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (Clearview Website photo)
Interim director of the Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held across the doorway by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris from the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the grand opening of the facility. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

UPDATE: Stettler residents no longer have to travel for pregnancy support services

East central Alberta residents with expected and unexpected pregnancies now have a…

Interim director of the Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held across the doorway by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris from the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the grand opening of the facility. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
The groundbreaking ceremony for Saving Grace Animal Society’s new veterinary clinic was April 25,2022. (Contributed photo)

Alix’s Saving Grace Animal Society breaks ground on new veterinary clinic

There will soon be a new veterinary clinic in Alix. Alix-based Saving…

The groundbreaking ceremony for Saving Grace Animal Society’s new veterinary clinic was April 25,2022. (Contributed photo)