Megan Roth

COVID-19 cancels Sylvan Lake’s summer events

COVID-19 cancels Sylvan Lake’s summer events

The Town of Sylvan Lake has cancelled all major events through to the end of August

COVID-19 cancels Sylvan Lake’s summer events
Camping at provincial sites cancelled through the May long weekend

Camping at provincial sites cancelled through the May long weekend

Any camping registration made up to May 19 at provincial sites has been cancelled by the Province

Camping at provincial sites cancelled through the May long weekend
A screen shot of the Bentley Farmer’s Market website

Bentley Farmer’s Market makes the move to online

The digital marketplace provides vendors a space to safely sell products during the pandemic

A screen shot of the Bentley Farmer’s Market website
Town of Sylvan Lake asks visitors to stay home, for now

Town of Sylvan Lake asks visitors to stay home, for now

All visitors and cottagers are asked to stay at their primary residence until the pandemic is over

Town of Sylvan Lake asks visitors to stay home, for now
Examples of the masks Jessika Voorhees of Custom Cut Threads is making during the pandemic. Photo Courtesy of Custom Cut Threads Facebook

Sylvan Lake seamstress asking for help sewing masks during pandemic

The masks gives essential workers and community members peace of mind, Jessika Voorhees says

Examples of the masks Jessika Voorhees of Custom Cut Threads is making during the pandemic. Photo Courtesy of Custom Cut Threads Facebook
Volunteers at the Sylvan Lake Food Bank sort through donations from a Stuff-A-Bus campaign. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Food Bank and Community Partners benefit from $10,000 grant

The Town of Sylvan Lake awarded a $10,000 grant to both organizations at the recent Council meeting

Volunteers at the Sylvan Lake Food Bank sort through donations from a Stuff-A-Bus campaign. File Photo
Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

ALA announced the entire box lacrosse season would be cancelled for the 2020 season

Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Sylvan Lake Sobeys partners with fire department to deliver groceries during pandemic

Sylvan Lake Sobeys partners with fire department to deliver groceries during pandemic

Sylvan Lake Fire Department is delivering groceries to seniors two days a week

Sylvan Lake Sobeys partners with fire department to deliver groceries during pandemic
Photo Courtesy of Kayla Webb

Birthday Parades bring smiles to local children in Rimbey

Kelly McLean says she got the idea for birthday parades from an article in a B.C. newspaper

Photo Courtesy of Kayla Webb
School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts

School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts

RDCRS and Chinook’s Edge say the layoffs of bus drivers and educational assistants are temporary

School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts
Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

The grand prize winners were all from Central Alberta, including Sheldon Mudry from Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize
Rimbey man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

Rimbey man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

The grand prize winners were all from Central Alberta, including Jeff Collins from Rimbey

Rimbey man wins STARS Lottery grand prize
Town of Sylvan Lake temporally lays off 64 employees during COVID-19 pandemic

Town of Sylvan Lake temporally lays off 64 employees during COVID-19 pandemic

The Town has enacted a temporary 60-day layoff process for 64 employees

Town of Sylvan Lake temporally lays off 64 employees during COVID-19 pandemic
Baseball season postponed until the end of April

Baseball season postponed until the end of April

Baseball Alberta worked with Baseball Canada to postpone events until at least April 30

Baseball season postponed until the end of April
A family of “gangsters” pose for a porch portrait. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography

Sylvan Lake photographer captures family life from the front steps

Deb McNeil is taking porch portraits to share the uniqueness of families during COVID-19

A family of “gangsters” pose for a porch portrait. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography
Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says

Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen held a call-in town hall meeting Monday night

Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says
Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Many businesses are changing their business models or offering services in a new way

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak
Sylvan Lake Dog Park closed to encourage social distancing

Sylvan Lake Dog Park closed to encourage social distancing

As of 6 a.m. on March 27 the dog park and west end recycling station are closed to the public.

Sylvan Lake Dog Park closed to encourage social distancing
Many weddings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Many weddings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Wedding and Event Planner Lori Angebrandt has tips for couples postponing their nuptials

Many weddings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
Best Body Fitness announced Saturday evening they would not be reopening with the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. Photo by Best Body Fitness

Sylvan Lake gym shuttered due to COVID-19 mandates

Best Body Fitness will not reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over

Best Body Fitness announced Saturday evening they would not be reopening with the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. Photo by Best Body Fitness