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Co-founders of A Better World Eric Rajah and Brian Leavitt on one of their past trips to Kenya. (Photo contributed)

Lacombe’s A Better World celebrates 30th anniversary

The charity gives back to children both locally and internationally

Co-founders of A Better World Eric Rajah and Brian Leavitt on one of their past trips to Kenya. (Photo contributed)
The City of Lacombe has cleared a larger area for skating on outdoor ponds as is pictured here on Cranna Lake. Photo courtesy of the City of Lacombe

Light Up the Night fireworks cancelled but outdoor facilities remain open

With new public health orders announced last week many events and activities were forced to cancel

The City of Lacombe has cleared a larger area for skating on outdoor ponds as is pictured here on Cranna Lake. Photo courtesy of the City of Lacombe
The Hultink family (pictured) are lifelong Lacombe residents and try to give back to the community whenever they can. The oldest son Tyler (right) has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and is currently recovering from surgery. (Photo contributed)

Lacombe gives back to family of 13-year-old with serious brain tumour

The Hultink family’s world was changed last week when their oldest son was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour

The Hultink family (pictured) are lifelong Lacombe residents and try to give back to the community whenever they can. The oldest son Tyler (right) has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and is currently recovering from surgery. (Photo contributed)
New Coats for Kids helps children stay warm by providing donations for new winter gear to those in need. Photo courtesy of Lacombe and District FCSS

Lacombe based charity donates $5,000 to FCSS New Coats for Kids program

The donation from A Better World will allow many children the ability to stay warm this winter

New Coats for Kids helps children stay warm by providing donations for new winter gear to those in need. Photo courtesy of Lacombe and District FCSS
The annual holiday fundraiser is seeking donations for teens as enrollment in Santa’s Anonymous program is on the rise this year. Photo contributed.

Santa’s Anonymous seeking more donations as demand for the program is up

The program is specifically seeking items for teenagers

The annual holiday fundraiser is seeking donations for teens as enrollment in Santa’s Anonymous program is on the rise this year. Photo contributed.
Nova Chemicals employee Olivia loads food boxes to be dropped off to the residents of Amethyst House on Dec.7. (Photo contributed)

Nova Chemicals Joffre Site shares holiday magic with local donations

The Joffre site Employee Social club supported various central Alberta non-profits this holiday season

Nova Chemicals employee Olivia loads food boxes to be dropped off to the residents of Amethyst House on Dec.7. (Photo contributed)
For the second time in 2020 facilities such as the Blackfalds Civic Cultural Centre will be forced to close. This comes as a result of the new restrictions announced by the province on Dec. 8. (Photo contributed)

Town of Blackfalds to close municipal facilities for the second time this year

The closures are planned to last through the holiday season and into the new year

For the second time in 2020 facilities such as the Blackfalds Civic Cultural Centre will be forced to close. This comes as a result of the new restrictions announced by the province on Dec. 8. (Photo contributed)
The new traffic lights will be at the intersection of 76 Street and Highway 12 and will be operational on Dec. 14. (Photo contributed)

City of Lacombe installing new traffic lights in anticipation of Midway Centre opening

The lights will be put into service on Dec. 14 and are at the intersection of 76 St. and Highway 12

The new traffic lights will be at the intersection of 76 Street and Highway 12 and will be operational on Dec. 14. (Photo contributed)
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Town of Blackfalds approves 2021 Operating Budget

The budget includes an approved property tax increase of 1.5 per cent

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Guest chef Colin Hodgson (top left), Cilantro and Chive Owners Kim and Rieley Kay, KidSport Alberta Development and Communications Manager Nick Davies, KidSport Alberta Executive Director Greg Ingalls, KidSport Alberta Board Chair Rob Signoretti and KidSport Alberta Financial Manager Debra Kluck all meet virtually to accept the Burger of the Month donation. (Photo contributed by Cilantro and Chive)

Cilantro and Chive raise $1,060 for KidSport with November Burger of the Month

Guest chef Colin Hodgson chose the charity because he values access to sports

Guest chef Colin Hodgson (top left), Cilantro and Chive Owners Kim and Rieley Kay, KidSport Alberta Development and Communications Manager Nick Davies, KidSport Alberta Executive Director Greg Ingalls, KidSport Alberta Board Chair Rob Signoretti and KidSport Alberta Financial Manager Debra Kluck all meet virtually to accept the Burger of the Month donation. (Photo contributed by Cilantro and Chive)
MEGlobal presented a cheque for $161,348 to a representative from United Way of Central Alberta. (Photo contributed)

Generous MEGlobal Prentiss employees help to raise $161,348 for United Way of Central Alberta

Donations in 2020 broke a record for the most money raised since 2004

MEGlobal presented a cheque for $161,348 to a representative from United Way of Central Alberta. (Photo contributed)
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Lacombe City Council discusses mandatory face mask bylaw

The bylaw was moved to a third reading so there would be more time for public input

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Cilantro and Chive co-owner Kim Kay (left) presented the cheque to Terrace Ridge School Principal Deborah Van Delden along with Ivor Timmerman and Assistant Principal Marcia McWhinnie on Dec. 4. Photo courtesy Cilantro and Chive

Cilantro and Chive resumes school ice cream program after a break due to COVID-19

The program raised $1,090 for Terrace Ridge School after resuming in September

Cilantro and Chive co-owner Kim Kay (left) presented the cheque to Terrace Ridge School Principal Deborah Van Delden along with Ivor Timmerman and Assistant Principal Marcia McWhinnie on Dec. 4. Photo courtesy Cilantro and Chive
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Lacombe County adopts 2021 interim Capital and Operating budgets

County Council adopted both budgets unanimously on Nov. 27

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An aerial view of the Habitat for Humanity Aspen West build site in Blackfalds. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Red Deer

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer is building four new homes in Blackfalds

The homes are already under construction and expected to be completed by August 2021

An aerial view of the Habitat for Humanity Aspen West build site in Blackfalds. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Red Deer
Lacombe Police and RCMP have charged four people and seized three loaded guns and a small amount of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Dec. 2. (Photo contributed)

Lacombe Police and RCMP arrest four people after joint investigation

The operation resulted in multiple loaded weapons seized and 116 charges

Lacombe Police and RCMP have charged four people and seized three loaded guns and a small amount of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Dec. 2. (Photo contributed)
Longtime central Alberta politician Judy Gordon has passed away. Photo courtesy of the City of Lacombe

Former Lacombe Mayor Judy Gordon passes away

Gordon also served as MLA for Lacombe-Stettler before retiring from politics in 2010

Longtime central Alberta politician Judy Gordon has passed away. Photo courtesy of the City of Lacombe
Wendy Loades from Head Hunters Salon with her 2020 wreath. Photo courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters

Lacombe and Blackfalds Festival of Wreaths moves online for 10th anniversary

The wreaths can be viewed online or at the Lacombe Memorial Centre and Abbey Centre

Wendy Loades from Head Hunters Salon with her 2020 wreath. Photo courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters
A hospital member helps to pack up the donated Christmas gifts outside the Lacombe Hospital on Dec. 4 (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Adopt-A-Grandparent program helps a record number of seniors in Lacombe and Bentley

The program aims to connect local seniors with community members for the holidays

A hospital member helps to pack up the donated Christmas gifts outside the Lacombe Hospital on Dec. 4 (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The budget surplus outlined in the third-quarter report was accepted at council on Nov. 23. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

City of Lacombe expects to see a budget surplus for 2020

The third quarter variance report was accepted as information at the Nov. 23 council meeting

The budget surplus outlined in the third-quarter report was accepted at council on Nov. 23. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)