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Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Store creates viral video and toilet paper contest to encourage Food Bank donations

Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic
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Sylvan Lake support groups cancel in-person meetings

AA and TOPS will continue to offer support online and by phone during outbreak

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Lexie Libby, left, and her sister Emma Libby pose for a photo before the January surgery date last year. Lexie has suffered from an autoimmune disease which attacks her kidneys for the last 24 years. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake resident says kidney donation changed her life

Lexie Libby received a kidney from her younger sister Emma last summer

Lexie Libby, left, and her sister Emma Libby pose for a photo before the January surgery date last year. Lexie has suffered from an autoimmune disease which attacks her kidneys for the last 24 years. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Mayor Rick Pankiw

Rimbey Mayor says stay safe, but don’t panic during COVID-19 pandemic

The community centre, arena, fitness room, library and some businesses have closed as a precaution

Mayor Rick Pankiw
Leslieville welder turns railroad spikes into art

Leslieville welder turns railroad spikes into art

Aaron Knight says he “fell into” the new passion six months ago

Leslieville welder turns railroad spikes into art
Young volunteer enjoys helping out community

Young volunteer enjoys helping out community

Even as a youngster Garreth Jones wanted to be part of the bigger picture

Young volunteer enjoys helping out community
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QUIZ: Are you ready for spring?

To mark the first day of spring, take this short 10-question quiz

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QUIZ: Are you feeling unlucky?

There are many superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th. See how well you know these traditions

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Thousands of reasons to support the food bank

Thousands of reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

  • Feb 12, 2020
Thousands of reasons to support the food bank
Jonathan Weir, CEO Rimoka Housing Foundation. Photo submitted

OUR COMMUNITY: New Rimoka CEO leading an already strong team

Ponoka County born and raised Jonathan Weir takes over position

Jonathan Weir, CEO Rimoka Housing Foundation. Photo submitted
Dalton Buyar passed away on Christmas Eve morning surrounded by his family and close friends. A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family. (Photo submitted)

GoFundMe set up for Lacombe family grieving loss of 22-year-old son

$4,650 has been raised so far to support Adam and Wendy Buyar

Dalton Buyar passed away on Christmas Eve morning surrounded by his family and close friends. A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family. (Photo submitted)
Hannah Stendie started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the Red Deer Hospital’s NICU. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

11-year-old Blackfalds girl starts GoFundMe for Red Deer Hospital

Funds raised from birthday wish to go to NICU unit

Hannah Stendie started a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the Red Deer Hospital’s NICU. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
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Lacombe’s Gord Bamford to perform a virtual concert for a good cause

The concert aims to raise awareness for Operation Santa Clause

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In this April 11, 2011 photo, Grover is posed on the set of ‘Sesame Street’ in New York. The popular children’s TV series is celebrating their 50th season. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

QUIZ: Do you know the way to Sesame Street?

The iconic children’s television show first aired 50 years ago

In this April 11, 2011 photo, Grover is posed on the set of ‘Sesame Street’ in New York. The popular children’s TV series is celebrating their 50th season. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden

Not looking forward to raking? Here’s why to leave the leaves

Nature Conservancy of Canada has good news for those who hate yard work

Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden
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QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

There’s a lot more to this night of frights than ghosts, pumpkins and candy

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Dodo Freerksen poses with his trophy after placing second at the 49th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Austin, Texas on July 20-21. Photo Submitted.

Rimbey bus driver places second at international competition

Dodo Freerksen competed for the title in the small bus category on July 20-21 in Austin, Texas

Dodo Freerksen poses with his trophy after placing second at the 49th Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Austin, Texas on July 20-21. Photo Submitted.
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How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

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The Donkey Days of summer

The Donkey Days of summer

Local ‘donkey man’ reflects on where it all started

  • Jul 19, 2019
The Donkey Days of summer
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Rimbey library set for summer fun

The Rimbey Municipal Library has a packed schedule of events for all ages until the end of summer

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