Sarah Maetche

Find the Right Fit offers fitness possibilities at no cost

Through the City of Lacombe’s program Find the Right Fit numerous fitness facilities in Lacombe have opened their doors.

NEXT CHAPTER- A lot at the corner of 53 St. and 52 Ave. in Lacombe that once hosted a historic church was a quiet spot the morning after demolition on Feb. 17. St. Stephen’s Catholic Church was demolished last week to make way for construction of a new place of worship.

New Chapter

A lot at the corner of 53 St. and 52 Ave. in Lacombe once hosted a historic church.

NEXT CHAPTER- A lot at the corner of 53 St. and 52 Ave. in Lacombe that once hosted a historic church was a quiet spot the morning after demolition on Feb. 17. St. Stephen’s Catholic Church was demolished last week to make way for construction of a new place of worship.
LAUGHABLE SOLUTION - The cast of The Cemetery Club

Cow Patti Theatre delivers buckets of laughs with production

They say laughter is the best medicine. It can mend a broken heart or release the tension in a room.

LAUGHABLE SOLUTION - The cast of The Cemetery Club
ICY DELIGHT- Paul Hardy

Taking the plunge

Paul Hardy makes a brave jump into a water tank during the Penguin Dip at Winterfest at the Abbey Centre on Monday.

ICY DELIGHT- Paul Hardy
THRIVING - The Lacombe Art Guild is growing and the executive board encourages new members to join. From left are Secretary Penny Thompson

The Lacombe Art Guild is going beyond the canvas

The club is expanding to include more artistic members

THRIVING - The Lacombe Art Guild is growing and the executive board encourages new members to join. From left are Secretary Penny Thompson
BON VOYAGE- A member of Popow’s Auto Wrecking and Towing crew assisted loading the former Mirror Fire Department decommissioned fire truck onto a truck bed just outside of the Lacombe Fire Department (LFD) Hall last week.

Bon Voyage

As part of Project Paraguay, the truck and equipment will be shipped down to General Artigas, a community in the southern part of Paraguay.

BON VOYAGE- A member of Popow’s Auto Wrecking and Towing crew assisted loading the former Mirror Fire Department decommissioned fire truck onto a truck bed just outside of the Lacombe Fire Department (LFD) Hall last week.

City signs land sale agreement for BioRefinex facility

The City and BioRefinex Canada Inc. finalized a land sale for 12.2 acres of land in a southeast industrial park for the proposed project.

Optimist Club of Blackfalds plans playground fundraiser

The Optimist Club of Blackfalds has planned another magical event for the end of this month called ‘A Pirate and Princess Party’

ICEY RIDE- Blackfalds and area residents flocked to the Abbey Centre on Monday

Icy Ride

Blackfalds and area residents flocked to the Abbey Centre on Monday, Feb. 15 to experience Winterfest.

ICEY RIDE- Blackfalds and area residents flocked to the Abbey Centre on Monday
IMPRESSIVE - Ice sculpting is one of the many events featured at the Blackfalds Winterfest. This sculpture from a previous festival is an example of the works that can be seen at this year’s Winterfest.

Blackfalds Winterfest set for Monday

Winterfest returns this year on Feb. 15th and promises to be a fun-filled day for whole family to enjoy together.

IMPRESSIVE - Ice sculpting is one of the many events featured at the Blackfalds Winterfest. This sculpture from a previous festival is an example of the works that can be seen at this year’s Winterfest.

MP Blaine Calkins visits City council

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins visited council chambers on Monday night to touch base with the municipality.

Networking event planned for women in business

The very first Women Out Working (WOW) luncheon for the Blackfalds and Lacombe area is set for Feb. 25th.

VIBRANT - Tamara Benjamin

Exploring your creative side with adult colouring

Favourite pastime is making a comeback with all ages.

VIBRANT - Tamara Benjamin

A force for change – Bowl for Kids returns

Bowl for Kids Sake, the premiere fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe and District (BBBS), returns for the 27th year.

HEALTHY MEAL - Meals on Wheels client John Kangiesser is happy to see his hot and ready Meals on Wheels meal delivered to his home by a volunteer.

Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years in community

Meals on Wheels is celebrating 40 years in Lacombe.

HEALTHY MEAL - Meals on Wheels client John Kangiesser is happy to see his hot and ready Meals on Wheels meal delivered to his home by a volunteer.
RECOGNITION - Dr. Jim Helm

Lacombe researcher receives prestigious agriculture award

Dr. Jim Helm and his team are credited for their international work

RECOGNITION - Dr. Jim Helm
NEW WHEELS - City of Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie

Community welcomes new Connex van to fleet

The Lacombe Connex has now added a new van into its fleet.

NEW WHEELS - City of Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie
UPLIFTING - Cow Patti Theatre Company Artistic Producing Director AnnaMarie Lea

Cow Patti Theatre brings the laughs with The Cemetery Club

The Cemetery Club, being presented at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, will run until early March.

UPLIFTING - Cow Patti Theatre Company Artistic Producing Director AnnaMarie Lea
BENEFIT - Local musician Flashback Freddy got the crowd going during a classic Canadian tune by Stompin’ Tom during the Flat Iron Jazz and Friends Benefit Concert Saturday night at Wolf Creek Community Church. The musical evening was a fundraiser for the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort who aims to resettle a Syrian family to Lacombe.

Benefit

Flashback Freddy got the crowd going during a classic Canadian tune during the Flat Iron Jazz and Friends Benefit Concert Saturday night.

BENEFIT - Local musician Flashback Freddy got the crowd going during a classic Canadian tune by Stompin’ Tom during the Flat Iron Jazz and Friends Benefit Concert Saturday night at Wolf Creek Community Church. The musical evening was a fundraiser for the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort who aims to resettle a Syrian family to Lacombe.
NEW BEGINNINGS - Many locals gathered for the opening reception of Dreaming with my ‘Great Mother’ art exhibition at the Lacombe Memorial Centre last week.

Art exhibit at LMC showcases three First Nations artists

A new art exhibit gracing the walls of Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) explores the connection between the land and ‘Great Mother Earth.’

NEW BEGINNINGS - Many locals gathered for the opening reception of Dreaming with my ‘Great Mother’ art exhibition at the Lacombe Memorial Centre last week.