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Alberta senator calls Lacombe a model city for Alberta

Senator Doug Black virtually visited Lacombe on Jan. 27, and spoke with “community leaders”

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A small group of hockey players march down Main Street in Rimbey on Jan. 23 protesting the continued ban on children’s sports during the pandemic. Many of those who attended the rally carried signs saying “Let us play.” (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Let Them Play rally in Rimbey spotlights the mental health benefits in youth sports

Around 60 people turned up in support of relaxing the COVID-19 restrictions on youth sports

A small group of hockey players march down Main Street in Rimbey on Jan. 23 protesting the continued ban on children’s sports during the pandemic. Many of those who attended the rally carried signs saying “Let us play.” (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey cafe takes a stand and allows dine-in customers

Blue Bird Coffee Co. opened its doors on Wednesday, part of a movement by small business owners

Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
The external wall of the Bentley Post Office was destroyed when a semi drove into the building, resulting is an estimated $50,000 in damages. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake RCMP lay charges in post office destruction

One suspect is in custody the second suspect has a warrant for his arrest

The external wall of the Bentley Post Office was destroyed when a semi drove into the building, resulting is an estimated $50,000 in damages. (Photo Submitted)
The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.

Sylvan Lake author pens first children’s book about COVID-19

“The Coronavirus Isn’t Scary” by Kristy Walker teaches children to take care of themselves

The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.
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New owners of public boat launch on Sylvan Lake plans opening for May 2021

The Launch at Sylvan Lake is located at 5220 Lakeshore Dr.

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Businesses are getting creative to keep cash flowing. (File photo)

Central Albertan lobbying government to help those affected by CERB repayments

Catherine Hay says she received a letter in November saying she had to completely repay the benefit

Businesses are getting creative to keep cash flowing. (File photo)
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‘You took away some real joy,’ Sylvan Lake Winter Village turned off after vandalism

Sometime during the night of Jan, 12 the light display at the pier was vandalized and damaged

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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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Bentley CAO tests positive for COVID-19, town office closed

Town staff are isolating and being tested for the virus while the office is closed and being cleaned

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A sign commenting on the recent out-of-country travel by UCP MLA’s was put up by Jessica Jones on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Should the UCP members who travelled abroad be fined?

Share your thoughts on news and recent events in the community, province and country

A sign commenting on the recent out-of-country travel by UCP MLA’s was put up by Jessica Jones on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
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Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
Roseann Glennon, from the Rimbey Food Bank, accepts a cheque donation of $803 from Arlene Dean (centre) and Mikki Collis, members of the textile portion of the Rimbey Art Club. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey group donates $800 to local food bank

Many locals have found unique ways of donating to the food bank since march, including selling masks

Roseann Glennon, from the Rimbey Food Bank, accepts a cheque donation of $803 from Arlene Dean (centre) and Mikki Collis, members of the textile portion of the Rimbey Art Club. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Water pooling on the floor in one of the apartments. (Screen shot of video posted by Rachele Grygorasz)

Sylvan Lake rallying to help those displaced in apartment flood

An apartment building on Broadway Rise flooded Tuesday night when a pipe is believed to have burst

Water pooling on the floor in one of the apartments. (Screen shot of video posted by Rachele Grygorasz)
Braden Watts (back) and Hugh Danielson (right) demonstrate how the bull handle extension can benefit health care professions by not having to hunch over to push a patient. (Photo Submitted)

Central Alberta company secures exclusive Canadian rights for wheelchair extension

Raging Bull Medical Supplies is producing the extension which has many benefits for professionals

Braden Watts (back) and Hugh Danielson (right) demonstrate how the bull handle extension can benefit health care professions by not having to hunch over to push a patient. (Photo Submitted)
The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)

Brightly lit Sylvan Lake house a local holiday tradition

Locals look forward to the holiday spectacle put together every year at Ramie and Alexis Tucker’s

The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)
Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey United Church keeping local holiday tradition alive

A small group of women worked with Tom Ford to bake and sell his holiday fruit cakes this year

Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Doug Rogers, with his horses, Monty and Foolish, led the Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club’s Cutter Parade last year. (File Photo)

Rimbey Sleigh and Wagon Club holding food and toy drive in leiu of Cutter Parade

The Sleigh and Wagon Club decided to cancel the annual Cutter Parade for 2021

Doug Rogers, with his horses, Monty and Foolish, led the Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club’s Cutter Parade last year. (File Photo)
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Sylvan Lake Town Council squashes mask bylaw

The bylaw did not make it past first reading, after a 4-3 vote defeated the motion

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A central Alberta woman is collecting Christmas gift donations for roughly 85 residents at Valleyview Manor in Rimbey. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Rimbey woman gathering Christmas gifts for seniors at Valleyview Manor

Margaret Tanasiuk says she doesn’t want anyone to feel forgotten on Christmas morning

A central Alberta woman is collecting Christmas gift donations for roughly 85 residents at Valleyview Manor in Rimbey. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)