Michaela Ludwig

Members of the Blindman Valley Lions Club assisted at the Bentley incident command post during the recent LREMP emergency exercise. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe County played out emergency scenario

If a disaster strikes, it’s important for those in a position of…

Members of the Blindman Valley Lions Club assisted at the Bentley incident command post during the recent LREMP emergency exercise. (Photo submitted)
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More dual credit programs coming to Wolf Creek schools

Students at Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) have more opportunities than ever…

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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)
Ment-To-Matter program participants. (Photo submitted)

Student mentors helping Sylvan Lake’s youth

Ment-To-Matter program back for the 2022/2023 school year

Ment-To-Matter program participants. (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)
About 88 per cent of students at HJ Cody School are completing high school and the school division is hoping to keep that number trending upwards. (File photo)

More students completing high school than ever before

Currently, Chinook’s Edge School Division (CESD) students graduate at a rate higher…

About 88 per cent of students at HJ Cody School are completing high school and the school division is hoping to keep that number trending upwards. (File photo)
Sylvan Lake fire department’s new training facility, built in conjunction with the town of Sylvan Lake, Fire Training Solutions and Marchant Crane Inc. (Photo submitted)

Sylvan Lake’s fire department has a new training facility

Construction is now complete on a new training facility for Sylvan Lake’s…

Sylvan Lake fire department’s new training facility, built in conjunction with the town of Sylvan Lake, Fire Training Solutions and Marchant Crane Inc. (Photo submitted)
Chinook's Edge School Division

Diploma exams will be worth more this year

For the 2022/2023 school year, diploma exams will be weighted more than…

Chinook's Edge School Division
Mackenzie Skeels. (Photo submitted)

Rimbey Rodeo royalty competing for Miss Rodeo Canada

There is a 66 per cent chance of the Miss Rodeo Canada…

Mackenzie Skeels. (Photo submitted)
The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)

Government program to assist survivors of sexual assault in rural Alberta

Pilot project will train more sexual assault nurse examiners

The Alberta government recently announced a pilot project to train nurses in rural hospitals to perform sexual assault evidence kit examinations. (File photo)
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)
Tiana Oostindie, walking in New York Fashion Week. Indigenous fashion has a story to tell and Oostindie explained that this dress is a transformation dress. (Photo submitted)

Local Indigenous model takes part in New York Fashion Week

Tiana Oostindie walks as a role model for others and showcases her culture

Tiana Oostindie, walking in New York Fashion Week. Indigenous fashion has a story to tell and Oostindie explained that this dress is a transformation dress. (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)
Sylvan Lake’s Friendsgiving event will showcase a fireworks show at the end of the night. (Photo by Ashli Barrett/Advocate Staff)

Skip the pie and come out to Friendsgiving in Sylvan Lake

If you’re looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving weekend, grab…

Sylvan Lake’s Friendsgiving event will showcase a fireworks show at the end of the night. (Photo by Ashli Barrett/Advocate Staff)
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)
Pictured, rodeo legend Scott Schiffner when he announced his retirement from the sport. Schiffner and Jesse Torkelson run Johansen Brothers Steer Riding School. (Photo by Ben Dartnell)

Steer riding school back in Rimbey

Steer riding school will be running Oct. 28, 29 and 30

Pictured, rodeo legend Scott Schiffner when he announced his retirement from the sport. Schiffner and Jesse Torkelson run Johansen Brothers Steer Riding School. (Photo by Ben Dartnell)
The Sylvan Lake Wranglers won their two away games last week. Pictured, the Wranglers played the Wetaskiwin Icemen in a previous home game. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake Wranglers kick off regular season

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers played two away games last week, launching the…

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers won their two away games last week. Pictured, the Wranglers played the Wetaskiwin Icemen in a previous home game. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
An HJ Cody Lakers player runs the ball into the end zone during Thursday’s game against the Notre Dame Cougars. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake Minor Football celebrates 25 years

This year marks a quarter of a century that youth football has…

An HJ Cody Lakers player runs the ball into the end zone during Thursday’s game against the Notre Dame Cougars. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
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)