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Wolf Creek School Division’s plan focuses on student health, wellbeing

Wolf Creek School Division will continue to put an emphasis on health during this school year

The Eckville Municipal Library is bringing super heroes with its Summer Reading Program

The summer reading program is open to children between the ages of six to 12

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The Town of Eckville’s 100th anniversary celebration has been postponed to November 3

The 100th anniversary celebration of the town of Eckville four day event has been postponed

  • Jul 6, 2021
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

  • Jul 6, 2021
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
Staff of Stacey’s Happy Place wave through a window decorated for Eckville’s Grade 12 grad. The book store gave out a small gift to the grads to help celebrate their achievement. (Photo Submitted)

Eckville book store gives back to the graduating class

Stacey’s Happy Place gave each grad a small present on their graduation day, May 28

Staff of Stacey’s Happy Place wave through a window decorated for Eckville’s Grade 12 grad. The book store gave out a small gift to the grads to help celebrate their achievement. (Photo Submitted)
Kory Reimer, principal of Eckville Junior Senior High School. (Photo Submitted)
Kory Reimer, principal of Eckville Junior Senior High School. (Photo Submitted)
Emily Moos, the valedictorian for the Eckville Junior Senior High School Class of 2021, poses on stage for a photo during the May 28 graduation ceremony in the school’s gym. (Photo Submitted)

‘We made it’ says Eckville valedictorian

Emily Moos addressed her classmates during the graduation ceremony on May 28

Emily Moos, the valedictorian for the Eckville Junior Senior High School Class of 2021, poses on stage for a photo during the May 28 graduation ceremony in the school’s gym. (Photo Submitted)
A table full of Eckville Junior Senior High School’s grad photos was set up as a gift to the graduating students at the graduation ceremony on May 28. The grad ceremony was done in the school’s gymnasium rather than the community centre. (Photo Submitted)

Eckville honours graduating class at intimate ceremony

The grad ceremony was held on May 28 and was live streamed for family and friends

A table full of Eckville Junior Senior High School’s grad photos was set up as a gift to the graduating students at the graduation ceremony on May 28. The grad ceremony was done in the school’s gymnasium rather than the community centre. (Photo Submitted)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Hope Cummins poses for a photo outside of Vancouver Acting School, where the 16-year-old is currently attending classes in order to follow her dreams of being a film and television actor. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake teen following her dreams with early college course

Hope Cummins is attending Vancouver Acting School before graduating from high school

Hope Cummins poses for a photo outside of Vancouver Acting School, where the 16-year-old is currently attending classes in order to follow her dreams of being a film and television actor. (Photo Submitted)
Ed Coles will take over as principal of Eckville Junior Senior High School beginning in the fall. (Photo Submitted)

Eckville Junior Senior High School has a new principal

Ed Coles will begin as the principal of the school beginning fall 2021

Ed Coles will take over as principal of Eckville Junior Senior High School beginning in the fall. (Photo Submitted)
Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association
A pair check out a vendor at the opening day of the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market last year. The market will open for the summer following COVID-19 guidelines this Friday, May 21. (File Photo)

Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market returns to Lakefront Park this Friday

The farmers’ market kicks-off the long week in Sylvan Lake every year

A pair check out a vendor at the opening day of the Sylvan Lake Farmers’ Market last year. The market will open for the summer following COVID-19 guidelines this Friday, May 21. (File Photo)
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Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools will not pilot draft curriculum

RDCRS is one of many divisions in the area to opt out of the pilot of the K-6 draft curriculum

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Chinook’s Edge opts out of K-6 draft curriculum pilot

The school board cites concerns with the content and roll out of the curriculum

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Ecole Mother Teresa School hosted a "drive through" on Wednesday for the school's families. Parents and students drove through the crescent honking their horns and waving to their teachers. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Catholic middle school students in Sylvan Lake learning online

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools has moved middle school classes online until May 7

Ecole Mother Teresa School hosted a "drive through" on Wednesday for the school's families. Parents and students drove through the crescent honking their horns and waving to their teachers. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Outdoor education students from HJ Cody are cleaning up an area of the tree stand between the high school and the trail. Photographed is a a small path that cuts through the trees that the students intend to to lay down wood chips to make it a safer walking experience. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake outdoor ed class pivots curriculum to clean up tree stand

High school students are cleaning up an area of the tree stand by the school as part of outdoor ed

Outdoor education students from HJ Cody are cleaning up an area of the tree stand between the high school and the trail. Photographed is a a small path that cuts through the trees that the students intend to to lay down wood chips to make it a safer walking experience. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Caroline-native Morgan Murray’s first publish book has garnered praise and nominations for multiple awards. (Photo Submitted)

Central Alberta author finds success with his first book

Morgan Murray’s debut novel Dirty Birds is nominated for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

  • Apr 26, 2021
Caroline-native Morgan Murray’s first publish book has garnered praise and nominations for multiple awards. (Photo Submitted)
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)