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‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing…

 

The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)

Iconic piece of Stettler history going up for sale

Single screen theatres face many challenges

 

Defence lawyer Maurice Collard (left) with Glen Carritt outside Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday shortly after assault and mischief charges laid after an alleged altercation during a Freedom Convoy rally in February 2022 were dropped by the Crown prosecutor. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)

Charges dropped against 2022 Freedom Convoy organizer

Former Innisfail town councillor charged after alleged altercation during freedom convoy rally

 

Burman University in Lacombe is switching to online delivery starting March 23 due to ongoing coronavirus. Photo contributed

Burman University offering new micro-credential programs

Burman University in Lacombe will begin offering micro-credential courses in entrepreneurship and…

Burman University in Lacombe is switching to online delivery starting March 23 due to ongoing coronavirus. Photo contributed
Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade is planning an ice-fishing derby over Family Day weekend on Buffalo Lake. (File photo)

Stettler Regional Board of Trade planning first annual ice-fishing derby on Buffalo Lake

The staff behind Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade (BOT) are hard at…

Stettler’s Regional Board of Trade is planning an ice-fishing derby over Family Day weekend on Buffalo Lake. (File photo)
Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)

Community Futures East Parkland announces social media marketing challenge winners

Mirror, Alta., based Community Futures East Parkland recently finished its most recent…

Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)
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The winter driving habits that could cost you

Alberta drivers know that our winters can make road conditions slippery and…

  • Jan 6, 2023
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Free, online workshops available to Albertans

Need a wellness boost in 2023? Wellness Exchange is a series of…

  • Jan 5, 2023
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SLAACS temporarily closed due to staffing

The service will reopen Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m.

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A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’

Preventative maintenance and detectors are key to safety this winter season

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
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)
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)
Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)

Castor hypnotist wins prestigious award

Paintearth County resident Trisha Fuller has come a long ways in a…

Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)
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

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