Jessica Nelson

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Park’s campgrounds are to be closed under an Alberta Parks plan. Photo from MAMTA LULLA/Advocate staff

‘We’re losing what makes the Parkland so distinctive,” conservation specialist says

The Lacombe district will lose two sites with provincial park status: JJ Collett and the Narrows

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Park’s campgrounds are to be closed under an Alberta Parks plan. Photo from MAMTA LULLA/Advocate staff
Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. The cost of turning the site into industrial land or for municipal use were prohibitively expensive. Map from City of Lacombe

Lacombe City Council selects ‘shovel-ready’ projects for Municipal Stimulus Plan

The “shovel-ready” infrastructure program was created as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan

Lacombe is looking at its options for reclaiming sewage lagoons that are no longer needed. The cost of turning the site into industrial land or for municipal use were prohibitively expensive. Map from City of Lacombe
Last years Annual Fall Walk: The annual event held at the JJ Collett Natural Area, about four kilometres south of Morningside off RR 261, saw around 45 people show up on a somewhat chilly Sept. 29. Everyone seemed to enjoy the time spent trekking around the numerous trails and the barbecue that followed. Charley and Laurence for leading the walks. The next big event will be the Spring Walk in May. Photos submitted

A walk with Charley Bird

The JJ Collett Provincial Natural Area Foundation is hosting their annual fall walk

Last years Annual Fall Walk: The annual event held at the JJ Collett Natural Area, about four kilometres south of Morningside off RR 261, saw around 45 people show up on a somewhat chilly Sept. 29. Everyone seemed to enjoy the time spent trekking around the numerous trails and the barbecue that followed. Charley and Laurence for leading the walks. The next big event will be the Spring Walk in May. Photos submitted
The leaves are getting crispy. Lacombe. Sept. 22/2020. Photo by Jessica Nelson/Lacombe Express

It’s officially fall in Lacombe and everywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere

The leaves are crispy. The air is crispy and there is that unmistakable chill in the night air.

The leaves are getting crispy. Lacombe. Sept. 22/2020. Photo by Jessica Nelson/Lacombe Express
Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

Lacombe beekeepers give the buzz on winterizing hives

Winterizing a honeybee hive is not a simple task, local apiarists say

Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
There was honking instead of cheering when Lacombe’s country music singer Gord Bamford performed in front of an audience at Red Deer’s Westerner Park on Canada Day. Bamford started the five-show Drive In for Mental Health concert series in Red Deer, where attendees were able to sit in their cars and watch the artist perform. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Gord Bamford performs at Lacombe Regional Airport

Tickets for the Drive-in and Fly-in Concert went on sale Sept. 16

There was honking instead of cheering when Lacombe’s country music singer Gord Bamford performed in front of an audience at Red Deer’s Westerner Park on Canada Day. Bamford started the five-show Drive In for Mental Health concert series in Red Deer, where attendees were able to sit in their cars and watch the artist perform. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Members of the Auxiliary to the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre from left to right: Marianne Gustafson, president, Kathy Medd, treasurer and Dawn Atkinson, vice president, stand next to the unique 26-inch cedar cart made by local resident Don Gustafson before the annual raffle draw. Photo supplied

Lucky Lacombe resident wins auxiliary raffle

The annual May raffle was delayed until September due to COVID-19

Members of the Auxiliary to the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre from left to right: Marianne Gustafson, president, Kathy Medd, treasurer and Dawn Atkinson, vice president, stand next to the unique 26-inch cedar cart made by local resident Don Gustafson before the annual raffle draw. Photo supplied
Mentors are needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Kavacinos is one of many businesses supporting the “Turning the Town Teal” campaign. Photo supplied

Lacombe is “Turning the Town Teal” for Big Brothers Big Sisters month

The Lacombe and district campaign is raising awareness of the need for mentors

Mentors are needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Kavacinos is one of many businesses supporting the “Turning the Town Teal” campaign. Photo supplied
The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo take from @blindmanbrewery

Blindman Brewery wins three awards at national competition

The Lacombe-based brewery won two silvers and a bronze at the annual Canadian Brewing Awards

The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo take from @blindmanbrewery
The 2020 Kraay Family Farm corn maze. The theme this year is Alberta Cares. Photo supplied by Kraay Family Farm

Lacombe corn maze is in fall swing

From face sheilds to hand sanitizer, the Kraay Family Farm had to make a few changes this season

The 2020 Kraay Family Farm corn maze. The theme this year is Alberta Cares. Photo supplied by Kraay Family Farm
Photo supplied by Lacombe and District Historical Society

Unveiling Lacombe stories online

The Lacombe and District Historical Society is using virtual space to hold exhibits

Photo supplied by Lacombe and District Historical Society
The original one-room schoolhouse. Lacombe Christian School was established in 1945. Photo supplied by the Lacombe Christian School

Lacombe Christian School celebrates 75 years

Celebrations for the anniversary have been put on hold due to COVID restrictions

The original one-room schoolhouse. Lacombe Christian School was established in 1945. Photo supplied by the Lacombe Christian School
Councillor Cora Hoekstra and Lee Heindel strike a socially distanced pose. Heindel only had a few complaints for Hoekstra during Coffee with Council on Wednesday night at the Active Living fair. Residents were able to voice their concerns and questions directly to councillors. There was a focus on budget 2021, options for the Municipal Stimulus Plan and the new City website. Sept. 09, 2020. Photo by Jessica Nelson/Lacombe Express

Coffee with Council at the Active Living fair

Residents were able to voice their concerns directly to Lacombe City Council Wednesday evening

Councillor Cora Hoekstra and Lee Heindel strike a socially distanced pose. Heindel only had a few complaints for Hoekstra during Coffee with Council on Wednesday night at the Active Living fair. Residents were able to voice their concerns and questions directly to councillors. There was a focus on budget 2021, options for the Municipal Stimulus Plan and the new City website. Sept. 09, 2020. Photo by Jessica Nelson/Lacombe Express
The Lacombe Senior AA Dodgers baseball team are league champions. Sept. 7, 2020. Photo supplied.

The Lacombe Senior AA Dodgers baseball team win best-of-three

The Dodgers defeated Red Deer to advance to the finals agianst Innisfail

The Lacombe Senior AA Dodgers baseball team are league champions. Sept. 7, 2020. Photo supplied.
The Highway 12 construction location. Construction begins Sept. 8. Supplied by the County of Lacombe

Lacombe County: Notice of construction

Multiple construction projects begin Sept. 8

The Highway 12 construction location. Construction begins Sept. 8. Supplied by the County of Lacombe
Councillors (from left) Jonathan Jacobson, Thalia Hibbs and Reuben Konnik are seen here in council chambers. File Photo

The City of Lacombe projecting a budget surplus for end of year

The surplus is projected to be 0.4 per cent higher than was predicted this spring

Councillors (from left) Jonathan Jacobson, Thalia Hibbs and Reuben Konnik are seen here in council chambers. File Photo
Piper Tiggelarr (front), Leighton Tiggelarr (middle), and Ellouise Fraser are back to it at Lacombe Christian School. Classes officially started on Sept. 1. Photo supplied by Alison Niemeijer, Lacombe Christian School

Photos: All masked up and ready to learn

Lacombe’s back to school week has been one of masks, hand sanitizer and staggered entry dates

Piper Tiggelarr (front), Leighton Tiggelarr (middle), and Ellouise Fraser are back to it at Lacombe Christian School. Classes officially started on Sept. 1. Photo supplied by Alison Niemeijer, Lacombe Christian School
Lacombe expands electronics recycling program

Lacombe expands electronics recycling program

The new recycling program is able to take electronics that previously weren’t accepted

Lacombe expands electronics recycling program
The cast of last years production Much More Munch. The play ran in February 2020 and, by choice of the cast, proceeds from ticket sales were donated to Nicole Neidig as she underwent cancer treatments. Photo supplied.

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre is looking for young actors for upcoming theatre season

The theatre season will have a slightly delayed start to give parents and children time to adjust

The cast of last years production Much More Munch. The play ran in February 2020 and, by choice of the cast, proceeds from ticket sales were donated to Nicole Neidig as she underwent cancer treatments. Photo supplied.