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Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted

Central Alberta resident reflects on her journey dealing with MS

May is MS Awareness Month in Canada

Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted
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Paskapoo Park staff and volunteers await the word when they can again welcome visitors to explore the site

In the meantime, summer help has been hired to maintain grounds and buildings

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Pastor Marco Ste-Marie of Rimbey United Church has spearheaded a new project called ‘Walking Through Rimbey’ to shine a light on various agencies and non-profit organizations. Photo submitted

‘Walking Through Rimbey’ continues to gather steam

Pastor Marco Ste Marie launched the project, aimed at building community connections, earlier this year

Pastor Marco Ste-Marie of Rimbey United Church has spearheaded a new project called ‘Walking Through Rimbey’ to shine a light on various agencies and non-profit organizations. Photo submitted
National Volunteer Week runs April 18th to 24th.
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Celebrating the commitment of volunteers in Rimbey

National Volunteer Week runs April 18th to 24th

National Volunteer Week runs April 18th to 24th.
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Alberta Biobord Corp. recently hosted a virtual open house from Stettler

The company plans to develop a fuel pellet and medium density fibre board (MDF) plant near the community

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Stettler’s own Renegade Station is kicking off the spring season with a brand new single - to be released April 9th. (Photo submitted)

A brand new single is on the way from Stettler-based band Renegade Station

Free Free Free hits all streaming platforms on April 9th

Stettler’s own Renegade Station is kicking off the spring season with a brand new single - to be released April 9th. (Photo submitted)
Volunteers Norma Bauer and Gladys DuGray take part in a session of Opening Minds Throught Art, which was recently launched by the Rimbey FCSS. 
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‘Opening Minds Through Art’ launched by Rimbey FCSS

The program was founded by Dr. Elizabeth ‘Like’ Lokon and is grounded in person-centered care principles

Volunteers Norma Bauer and Gladys DuGray take part in a session of Opening Minds Throught Art, which was recently launched by the Rimbey FCSS. 
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Details on revamped draft K-6 school curriculumn were unveiled March 29th

Four key learning themes include literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills

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Details on revamped draft K-6 school curriculumn were unveiled March 29th

Four key learning themes include literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills

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The Brainard memorial near Scapa. An inscription on the stone reads, ‘In the winter of 1907, Lee Brainard and his son Albert Day Brainard and his hired hand Hampson White were moving 450 head of cattle and 100 horses to the Hunt ranch when they were caught in a winter blizzard. Alberta, Hampson and most of the cattle and some of the horses perished in the storm at this approximate site.’ (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)

Remembering a local story of profound loss and amazing survival

A memorial near Scapa pays poignant tribute to a 1907 tragedy

The Brainard memorial near Scapa. An inscription on the stone reads, ‘In the winter of 1907, Lee Brainard and his son Albert Day Brainard and his hired hand Hampson White were moving 450 head of cattle and 100 horses to the Hunt ranch when they were caught in a winter blizzard. Alberta, Hampson and most of the cattle and some of the horses perished in the storm at this approximate site.’ (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)
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Staff at Rimbey’s Paskapoo Historical Park planning for busier days ahead

Currently, the grounds are open for the public to enjoy

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Pictured here are some members of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour) from Rimbey Christian Reformed Church. These girls recently took part in the Coldest Night Walk fundraising event for the Rimbey Food Bank. From left are Macie Bennik, Tenley Buwalda, Leiah Dolman, Carlie de Bruyn (holding Grace), and GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Ivette de Bruyn and Head GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Dirma Roseboom. Missing from the photo is Counsellor Mrs. Judy Fairfield (taking the picture). To date, funds raised are $3,525 for 2021 Coldest night walk, the third walk done.
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Members of GEMS support Rimbey Coldest Night Walk fundraising event

Rimbey Christian Reformed Church group is always eager to lend a helping hand

Pictured here are some members of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour) from Rimbey Christian Reformed Church. These girls recently took part in the Coldest Night Walk fundraising event for the Rimbey Food Bank. From left are Macie Bennik, Tenley Buwalda, Leiah Dolman, Carlie de Bruyn (holding Grace), and GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Ivette de Bruyn and Head GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Dirma Roseboom. Missing from the photo is Counsellor Mrs. Judy Fairfield (taking the picture). To date, funds raised are $3,525 for 2021 Coldest night walk, the third walk done.
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Travis Overacker, co-owner of Pnewko, poses for a photo with lawn chairs and planter boxes his company made out of recucled plastic. (Photo Submitted)

Lacombe company working to bolster usage of recycled plastics

‘If you can get creative with wood, you can get creative with plastic’

Travis Overacker, co-owner of Pnewko, poses for a photo with lawn chairs and planter boxes his company made out of recucled plastic. (Photo Submitted)
Pictured here is Stettler’s Jenner Smith with a guide dog from Aspen Service Dogs. An online auction will be running soon to help raise funds for Jenner to receive his very own service dog later this year. Jenner, who is four years old, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2019. photo submitted

An online auction is planned to raise funds for a service dog for a Stettler family

Jenner Smith, four, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2019

Pictured here is Stettler’s Jenner Smith with a guide dog from Aspen Service Dogs. An online auction will be running soon to help raise funds for Jenner to receive his very own service dog later this year. Jenner, who is four years old, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2019. photo submitted
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The call is out in Rimbey to sign on with a group that is all about building connections

‘Already, we are building a network where we can rely on each other and help each other out’

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A locally-produced video project aims to preserve Canada’s railway history

‘Railways have been an integral part of Canadian history since 1836’

Pastor Marco Ste-Marie of Rimbey United Church has spearheaded a new project called 'Walking Through Rimbey' to shine a light on various agencies and non-profit organizations.
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‘Walking Through Rimbey’ highlights local non-profit agencies

Project is the brainchild of Rimbey United Church’s Pastor Marco Ste-Marie

Pastor Marco Ste-Marie of Rimbey United Church has spearheaded a new project called 'Walking Through Rimbey' to shine a light on various agencies and non-profit organizations.
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Pictured here are the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club kids on Pajama Day! Left is Program Director Alyssa Belsey, bottom left is Program Coordinator Cintya Monreal and on the right, under the kiddos is our Program Assistant Mary Gholami. photo submitted

Boys and Girls Club of Rimbey is bringing an exciting new fundraiser to town

The ‘Pot of Gold” 50/50 fundraiser’ kicks off March 1st

Pictured here are the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club kids on Pajama Day! Left is Program Director Alyssa Belsey, bottom left is Program Coordinator Cintya Monreal and on the right, under the kiddos is our Program Assistant Mary Gholami. photo submitted
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Saving Grace Animal Society putting out the call for more public support

Demand for services has risen significantly over the course of the pandemic

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The Blindman Valley Lions Club Fundraiser Auction kicks off Feb. 1st. Bidding on an array of finely-crafted birdhouses will run through to Feb. 17th.
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The Blindman Valley Lions Club Fundraiser Auction is underway

Bidding for an array of finely-crafted birdhouses runs Feb. 1st through to Feb. 17th

The Blindman Valley Lions Club Fundraiser Auction kicks off Feb. 1st. Bidding on an array of finely-crafted birdhouses will run through to Feb. 17th.
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