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Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

Lacombe beekeepers give the buzz on winterizing hives

Winterizing a honeybee hive is not a simple task, local apiarists say

Alison and Randy Patton are the new owners of the Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

New owners of Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire looking to be big part of the community

Randy and Alison Patton are the new owners of Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire

Photo Courtesy of Hawk Tail Brewery’s Facebook page.

Rimbey’s Hawk Tail Brewery having busy summer

Co-owner Anthony Goodwin says they see patrons coming in from Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and Calgary

An axe thrower at the Wood Shed in Sylvan Lake flings her axes at the new targets set up at the facility. The new projection targets are the first of its kind to be used in Canada. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s Wood Shed hits the mark with Canada’s first projected targets

The Wood Shed unveiled their new projected targets, the first to be used in Canada, late last week

An axe thrower at the Wood Shed in Sylvan Lake flings her axes at the new targets set up at the facility. The new projection targets are the first of its kind to be used in Canada. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Jared Winder, owner of Toodles Beach Cruisers, shows off the red and blue bikes available to rent on Sylvan Lake’s lakeshore. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

New business helps beach-goers cruise the shore of Sylvan Lake

Toodles Beach Cruisers rents bikes for those looking for a new way to explore the lakeshore

Jared Winder, owner of Toodles Beach Cruisers, shows off the red and blue bikes available to rent on Sylvan Lake’s lakeshore. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs
New pop-up patio overlooks the water of Sylvan Lake

New pop-up patio overlooks the water of Sylvan Lake

Sun of a Beach, a seasonal pop-up patio, opened its doors for the summer on June 19

New pop-up patio overlooks the water of Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake Sobeys to continue curbside pickup beyond pandemic

Sylvan Lake Sobeys to continue curbside pickup beyond pandemic

The service, which started as a necessity during COVID-19, will now be offered as a convenience

Sylvan Lake Sobeys to continue curbside pickup beyond pandemic
Valhalla Cannabis in Sylvan Lake, Alta. File Photo

Alberta Cannabis Council says the black market has become bolder in sales

The ACC wants to see steps taken to take down the black market and help small businesses

Valhalla Cannabis in Sylvan Lake, Alta. File Photo
The sale of these four patches, created by Sylvan Lake company E-Patches & Crests, are donated to charities including the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake business donating proceeds from specific item to charity

E-patches & Crests is donating proceeds from sale of four crests to charity, including local food bank

The sale of these four patches, created by Sylvan Lake company E-Patches & Crests, are donated to charities including the Sylvan Lake Food Bank. Photo Submitted
Yogis hold a pose at Peace in a Pod Yoga Studio’s first outdoor session in the green space next to the studio in Eckville on June 10. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Eckville yoga studio announces re-opening date

Peace in a Pod Yoga Studio temporarily closed its doors in March as a result of COVID-19

Yogis hold a pose at Peace in a Pod Yoga Studio’s first outdoor session in the green space next to the studio in Eckville on June 10. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
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Eckville salon adjusting to new normal after COVID-19 closure

Upper Cuts Salon has enforced new protocols and appointment schedules since re-opening

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Sylvan Lake breweries win gold at Alberta Beer Awards

Snake Lake Brewing placed in the top three in three different categories at the annual awards

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Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is bringing pages to porches

Local bookstore is delivering sanitized books amid pandemic.

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)
Town of Sylvan Lake checks in with local businesses with new survey

Town of Sylvan Lake checks in with local businesses with new survey

Business Resilience Survey will help the Town create an economic recovery plan following COVID-19

Town of Sylvan Lake checks in with local businesses with new survey
The Sylvan Lake Town App launched on April 1 and is available on both Apple and Android devices. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce launches app, connects businesses to residents and visitors

The Sylvan Lake Town App launched on the app store April 1, along with a gift card giveaway

The Sylvan Lake Town App launched on April 1 and is available on both Apple and Android devices. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Photo Courtesy of The Boxcar Grill’s Facebook page

Business at Eckville restaurant dropping during outbreak

Take out and drive-thru still available at The Boxcar Grill complacent with government guidelines

Photo Courtesy of The Boxcar Grill’s Facebook page
Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Many businesses are changing their business models or offering services in a new way

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak
How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

Several local stores announce ‘Golden Hour’ shopping times

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis
Canadian Cattle Commission says the new Canada Food Guide released last year does not do cattle ranchers any favours, as it encourages the consumption of plant-based proteins. Government of Canada Photo

Canadian Cattle Commission working to change views on beef

Doug Sawyer says he wants to change labels on vegetarian products that use the word meat

Canadian Cattle Commission says the new Canada Food Guide released last year does not do cattle ranchers any favours, as it encourages the consumption of plant-based proteins. Government of Canada Photo