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A view of the Eckville Arena Solar Project shown from a drone. Photo Courtesy of Luke Pasishnik/Submitted

Eckville Arena Solar Project nearing completion

The 447 solar modules will cut on operating costs for the arena, says construction manager

A view of the Eckville Arena Solar Project shown from a drone. Photo Courtesy of Luke Pasishnik/Submitted
Area teen crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta

Area teen crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta

Sophia Lia, 15, earned the crown in her first pageant and is spreading the message of mental health

Area teen crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta
Rimbey Ladies Auxiliary executive members (l-r) Pam Scott, vice president; Grace Shumski, secretary; Pat Muddle, treasurer; and Brenda White, president, got together on May 13 to make the draw in place of the annual Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale. Photo Submitted.

Rimbey Ladies Auxiliary announce raffle winners

The annual Strawberry Tea fundraiser took a different approach with the COVID-19 pandemic

Rimbey Ladies Auxiliary executive members (l-r) Pam Scott, vice president; Grace Shumski, secretary; Pat Muddle, treasurer; and Brenda White, president, got together on May 13 to make the draw in place of the annual Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale. Photo Submitted.
Rimbey Rodeo cancelled in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Rimbey Rodeo cancelled in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

The annual local and CARA rodeo was set to be held July 10-12 at the Rimbey Ag Grounds

Rimbey Rodeo cancelled in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Central Alberta DJ hosting live stream benefit for Fort McMurray

Central Alberta DJ hosting live stream benefit for Fort McMurray

JD Hunter, a former Fort McMurray resident, will be fundraising through a 12-hour live mix on May 9

Central Alberta DJ hosting live stream benefit for Fort McMurray
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Canada Post providing free hold mail, mail forwarding to businesses

The services are being offered to help provide relief to businesses until further notice

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Eckville’s annual Bull Arena and Indoor Rodeo cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in the economy are cited as the reason for cancellation

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Photo Courtesy of Rimbey Interclub 4-H Bluffton, Rimbey and Winfield Clubs’ Facebook page.

Annual Rimbey 4-H steer online for the first time

The Interclub Steer Sales features 47 caves raised by 4-H members from Rimbey, Winfield and Bluffton

Photo Courtesy of Rimbey Interclub 4-H Bluffton, Rimbey and Winfield Clubs’ Facebook page.
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Rimbey clinic potentially losing two doctors after COVID-19 pandemic

Rimbey Medical Clinic Manager Shirley Knauft said threats are due to the Alberta government’s cuts

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Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.

Sylvan Laker named Central Alberta Buccaneers’ head coach

Geoff Rambaut has years of coaching experience under his belt and was once a Buccaneer himself

Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.
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Sylvan Lakers reminded to only flush the 3P’s – pee, poop and toilet paper

“Flushable” products purchased in place of toilet paper during product shortages are not meant to be

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Eckville business raising money for Central Alberta food banks

Eckville business raising money for Central Alberta food banks

Prairie CDC is selling unique wall plaques with proceeds going to different food banks each week

Eckville business raising money for Central Alberta food banks
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Rimbey gas plant operating as essential service amidst pandemic

The Keyera Corp. Rimbey Gas Plant is following updated protocols to keep eomployees safe and healthy

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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
Hicks sits at the table looking at the laptop while completing his school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake mom says transition to at-home learning going well

Melissa Hicks’ sons, Jackson and Parker, are students at École Our Lady of the Rosary School

Hicks sits at the table looking at the laptop while completing his school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo Submitted.
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Rimbey Farmers’ Market facing uncertainty due to COVID-19

The market will celebrate 40 consecutive years once it gets up and running for the season

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Alberta’s new sport fishing regulations include more harvesting opportunities

The 2020 regulations feature more opportunities for recreational fishing and online licences

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Sylvan Lake’s Flags of Remembrance ceremonies cancelled due to pandemic

The flags will fly along the lake and Highway 11 under the name “Flags of Unity”, Sept. 12-Nov. 12

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Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Sylvan Lake library continuing programming digitally

The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library is hosting live story times during the COVID-19 related closure

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library
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Wolf Creek Public Schools switching to at-home learning after spring break

Students from pre-K to Grade 12 will be able to learn through online means or other accommodations

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