Sarah Maetche

Thoughts on the NBA All-Star game line up

The starting line up for the 2016 NBA All-Star game was released last week and there were few surprises.

HISTORIC - The City of Lacombe will be undertaking the Downtown Infrastructure Replacement Program with construction beginning in 2017. Construction-related impacts on historic buildings along 50th Ave. and the downtown core will be mitigated.

Downtown Infrastructure Replacement program approved

The City of Lacombe’s downtown core will look relatively different in 2017.

HISTORIC - The City of Lacombe will be undertaking the Downtown Infrastructure Replacement Program with construction beginning in 2017. Construction-related impacts on historic buildings along 50th Ave. and the downtown core will be mitigated.
OPPORTUNITY – City of Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie provided the 2016 State of the City Address at the Lacombe Memorial Centre last week.

Growth and opportunity projected for Lacombe, mayor says

Steve Christie presents State of the City address to business community

OPPORTUNITY – City of Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie provided the 2016 State of the City Address at the Lacombe Memorial Centre last week.
WINTER FUN - Casen Clarke

Winter Fun

The City of Lacombe dual ice slide at the LMC park recently opened for the public’s enjoyment

WINTER FUN - Casen Clarke

Citizen brings request for running track to City council

The request for a running track for the Lacombe area has been renewed.

QuitCore program offers support for cutting out tobacco use

Lacombe and area residents who are looking to kick their tobacco habit can find support in a newly offered class.

ALL SHOOK UP - Through his blend of fast paced ’50s rockers and ’60s classics Flashback Freddy has been entertaining audiences across the province and beyond. He will be playing at the benefit concert on Jan. 30th at Wolf Creek Community Church.

Flashback Freddy brings blend of music to benefit concert

He’s on a mission to keep the classic music of the 50’s and 60’s alive.

ALL SHOOK UP - Through his blend of fast paced ’50s rockers and ’60s classics Flashback Freddy has been entertaining audiences across the province and beyond. He will be playing at the benefit concert on Jan. 30th at Wolf Creek Community Church.
PRISTINE - This view showcases the groomed cross-country ski trail system at Aspen Beach Provincial Park. Recently OHV users have been illegally entering the provincial park and destroying the trails.

Illegal OHV use damaging provincial park

Recent actions of recreationalists during these winter months have left Alberta Parks conservationists scratching their heads.

PRISTINE - This view showcases the groomed cross-country ski trail system at Aspen Beach Provincial Park. Recently OHV users have been illegally entering the provincial park and destroying the trails.
DECADES DANCE - Attendees danced the night away on New Year’s Eve at the Lacombe Rotary Daybreak Club’s fundraiser event at the LMC. The club hopes to make the dance an annual event.

Rotary Daybreak Club raises funds in New Year’s Eve bash

The Lacombe Rotary Daybreak Club hosted a successful New Year’s Eve fundraiser.

DECADES DANCE - Attendees danced the night away on New Year’s Eve at the Lacombe Rotary Daybreak Club’s fundraiser event at the LMC. The club hopes to make the dance an annual event.
DEVASTATION - Fire broke out in a residence along Panorama Drive on the east side of Blackfalds late Sunday afternoon. The Blackfalds Fire Department battled the blaze for six hours.

No injuries in Blackfalds fire

Fire broke out in a residence along Panorama Drive on the east side of Blackfalds late Sunday afternoon.

DEVASTATION - Fire broke out in a residence along Panorama Drive on the east side of Blackfalds late Sunday afternoon. The Blackfalds Fire Department battled the blaze for six hours.

Benefit concert planned for refugees settling in City

Plans to bring a refugee family to Lacombe continue as members of the Lacombe Community Refugee Effort (LCRE) continue fundraising efforts.

ROCKIN’ ROBOT - The blue team demonstrates their ‘hanger-bot’ during a LCHS Robotics Club showcase for Friends of the Library last week.

High school robotics club showcases at LMC

The LCHS Robotics Club returned for an encore appearance at a Friends of the Library event.

ROCKIN’ ROBOT - The blue team demonstrates their ‘hanger-bot’ during a LCHS Robotics Club showcase for Friends of the Library last week.
REFLECTION - Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law reflected on 2015 and looks forward to upcoming projects in 2016.

Lacombe County reeve reflects on a successful year in 2015

Plans continue to take shape for a number of 2016 projects

REFLECTION - Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law reflected on 2015 and looks forward to upcoming projects in 2016.

Passport to Christmas wraps up successful program

The Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce program Passport to Christmas has successfully wrapped up another year.

VISION - Town of Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol said the municipality saw a substantial increase in population in 2015.

Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol reflects on the year

Plans have been made to support continued growth in 2016

VISION - Town of Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol said the municipality saw a substantial increase in population in 2015.
MAGICAL - The boy who started it all Alex Forgeron

A ball to remember for a young Lacombe girl

Community quickly rallies to make her wish come true

MAGICAL - The boy who started it all Alex Forgeron
ONE HORSE TOWN – Canadian country superstar Tim Hicks joined the Road Hammers on stage at the One Horse Town concert held in Lacombe on Friday

2015: The City of Lacombe, A look back at the year that was

2015 was another busy year for projects and issues in the City of Lacombe.

ONE HORSE TOWN – Canadian country superstar Tim Hicks joined the Road Hammers on stage at the One Horse Town concert held in Lacombe on Friday
ARTISTRY - Local multi-media artist Danielle Folkerts makes some adjustments to her booth at last April’s Encore Art Show and Sale at the LMC.

Lacombe-based artist excited to share her works with the community

With an affection for travel, a local artist has been injecting colour and passion into her works, showcasing her adventures.

ARTISTRY - Local multi-media artist Danielle Folkerts makes some adjustments to her booth at last April’s Encore Art Show and Sale at the LMC.
BLACKFALDS DAYS PARADE - Town of Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol and Grade 6 student Mayor for a Day Mackenzie Campbell drove on a side-by-side in this year’s parade.

A look at achievements in the Town of Blackfalds this year

2015 was yet another busy year for the completion of projects, exciting events and issues within the Town of Blackfalds.

BLACKFALDS DAYS PARADE - Town of Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol and Grade 6 student Mayor for a Day Mackenzie Campbell drove on a side-by-side in this year’s parade.
SPEED RACERS - Taya Vlietstra

Speed Racers

Taya Vlietstra, 9, and James Vlietstra, 11, zip down the hill at Cranna Lake.

SPEED RACERS - Taya Vlietstra