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Len Thompson Lures created six patterns to help support western Canadian food banks. (Image courtesy: Len Thompson Lures)

Lacombe’s Len Thompson Lures supports western Canadian food banks

Six specially patterned lures being sold to support food banks

Len Thompson Lures created six patterns to help support western Canadian food banks. (Image courtesy: Len Thompson Lures)
A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)                                A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

Grad yard signs lift spirits, supports Lacombe Food Bank

Painted Light Photography, Strand Media Corporation team up on initiative

A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)                                A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)
Cilantro and Chive will not be opening on May 14 when the Province’s phase one relaunch plan is slated to kick in (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive not reopening May 14

Owner taking it day-by-day to ensure safety of staff, guests, community

Cilantro and Chive will not be opening on May 14 when the Province’s phase one relaunch plan is slated to kick in (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
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VAUGHAN: Hairstylists and barbers shouldn’t be in phase one of Alberta relaunch plan

Impossibility of social distancing means more government protocols, access to PPE needed

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The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)

Clive group sewing scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers

Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating the effort

The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)
Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)

Lacombe FCSS ‘Happy Grams’ bring joy to those feeling isolated

Residents are encouraged to drop off words of encouragement to the MCMPL book-drop

Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)
Copper Lane Hair Studio in Lacombe owner Lane Tomalty is excited, but nervous to reopen in phase one of the provincial COVID-19 relaunch strategy. (Photo courtesy: Copper Lane Facebook)

Lacombe salon owner excited, but very nervous to reopen

Salons were included in phase one of the provincial relaunch strategy

Copper Lane Hair Studio in Lacombe owner Lane Tomalty is excited, but nervous to reopen in phase one of the provincial COVID-19 relaunch strategy. (Photo courtesy: Copper Lane Facebook)
Eyes Ears Optical and Hearing in Lacombe reopens in the early stages of the Albertan relaunch plan. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Eyes Ears Optical and Hearing in Lacombe reopens with COVID-19 relaunch plan

Alberta Government announced plans to reopen certain health services on May 4

Eyes Ears Optical and Hearing in Lacombe reopens in the early stages of the Albertan relaunch plan. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
The Lacombe Golf and Country Club opened May 4 with COVID-19 related changes throughout the facility. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Golf and Country Club opens with COVID-19 restrictions in place

Clubhouse, proshop closed until at least May 14

The Lacombe Golf and Country Club opened May 4 with COVID-19 related changes throughout the facility. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
The City of Lacombe Mayor and CAO discussed the provincial relaunch strategy. (Black Press file photo)

Lacombe City Hall, Public Works set to open May 19

Lacombe City CAO, Mayor respond to Alberta COVID-19 relaunch plan

The City of Lacombe Mayor and CAO discussed the provincial relaunch strategy. (Black Press file photo)
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Rimbey mayor: Relaunch plan relies on social distancing to succeed

Rick Pankiw expects many residents will be pleased with the relaxation of public health orders

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Blackfalds mayor responds to provincial COVID-19 relaunch plan

Mayor Richard Poole said plans to be laid out well

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The Expert Podcast with host Todd Vaughan

PODCAST: COVID-19 impact on Lacombe business

The Expert welcomes business representatives from the community

The Expert Podcast with host Todd Vaughan
A Mirror, AB business owner was running a drive-in movie service before Alberta Health Services deemed it a mass gathering. (Photo submitted by the Whistle Stop Cafe)

UPDATE: AHS to allow drive-ins with rules and regulations in place

Business owner originally frustrated after being ordered to shut down by AHS

A Mirror, AB business owner was running a drive-in movie service before Alberta Health Services deemed it a mass gathering. (Photo submitted by the Whistle Stop Cafe)
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Fire Advisory in effect for Lacombe County

Existing fire permits remain valid

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Head Librarian Christina Petrisor is ensuring the Mary C. Moore Public Library can safely reopen when they get the go ahead from provincial health authorities. (BLACK PRESS file image)

Lacombe’s Mary C. Moore Public Library readying plans for when they can reopen

Library closed down March 17 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Head Librarian Christina Petrisor is ensuring the Mary C. Moore Public Library can safely reopen when they get the go ahead from provincial health authorities. (BLACK PRESS file image)
LEAP is hosting webinars to help businesses adapt to the new normal of the COVID-19 crisis. (BLACK PRESS file image)

Lacombe Economic Action Partnership hosting webinars to assist businesses during COVID-19

First webinar focused on navigating federal financial assistance programs

LEAP is hosting webinars to help businesses adapt to the new normal of the COVID-19 crisis. (BLACK PRESS file image)
The Blackfalds Public Library have shifted their programming online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Blackfalds Library shifts programming online during COVID-19 pandemic

Librarians looking to continue to provide community to clients

The Blackfalds Public Library have shifted their programming online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Rimbey Second World War veteran remembers the liberation of Europe

Rimbey Second World War veteran remembers the liberation of Europe

May 7, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe

Rimbey Second World War veteran remembers the liberation of Europe
Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Composite funnelling all-star talent to UofA football team

Cam Wetzell (OL) joins Richard Jans (WR) and Jon Ericson (QB) in Edmonton

Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)