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Sylvan Lake teacher Kerry Heisler recently brought her passion for teaching and music to Beacon Hill Elementary School. (Photo submitted)

Teaching from the heart in Sylvan Lake

Chinook’s Edge celebrated World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5

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

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…

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 Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo)

RDCRS student wins provincial Indigenous award

Ryan Leclerc, who completed Grade 8 last June, is honoured for dedication to his educational goals

Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Leclerc was honoured with a Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards by the Alberta School Boards Association. The student is in Grade 9 at École Mother Teresa Catholic School, part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. (Contributed photo)
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October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre aiming to spread awareness

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Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

RCMP and Chinook’s Edge work together during recent incident

Incidents requiring RCMP officers don’t always happen at a time that’s convenient…

Beacon Hill Elementary School was one of the schools affected and students were asked to remain at school, rather than walking home or taking the bus through the Lakeway Boulevard area. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Antique, handmade wooden culverts donated to Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Construction foreman has never seen anything like them: ‘Must be 100 years old’

Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Province aims to expand rural internet access

Alberta is moving forward with its goal to have 100 per cent…

Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)

Alberta declares provincial day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, no statutory holiday

The province will host a ceremony at the Alberta Legislature at 10 a.m. on Monday

Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)
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Road safety to remember during the harvest season

With Harvest season well under way in Alberta there has been an…

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Wolf Creek Public Schools’ transportation manager Betty Clark addresses bus drivers at an orientation session to start the school year. (Photos submitted)

Issue of motorists passing school buses a focus at WCPS bus driver orientation session

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) is hoping that motorists throughout its communities…

  • Sep 12, 2022
Wolf Creek Public Schools’ transportation manager Betty Clark addresses bus drivers at an orientation session to start the school year. (Photos submitted)
The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)

Heartland Generation eyeing refit of Battle River Power Plant

Boyd also sees the plant being a vital part of the region for at least another three decades.

The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP have suggestions for online safety with kids heading back to school

With the return to school just around the corner, the Alberta RCMP…

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Coast-to-coast vintage car tour stopping in Stettler. (File photo)

Classic car tour making Stettler stop

A group of vintage car enthusiasts on a coast-to-coast tour of Canada…

Coast-to-coast vintage car tour stopping in Stettler. (File photo)
A photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the July 6 fatal hit and run south of Red Deer, taken just prior to the collision. (Photo contributed)
A photo of the vehicle suspected to have been involved in the July 6 fatal hit and run south of Red Deer, taken just prior to the collision. (Photo contributed)
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(File photo by BLACK PRESS)