Todd Vaughan

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: If you want normalcy, stop just hoping and continue to social distance

Life needs to go on, but caution is required in the new world

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
The Lacombe Composite High School Ecovision Club launched an online store to sell their product. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Lacombe Composite’s Ecovision Club launched online store to sell their products

Student-led initiative helps find home for excess produce, honey

The Lacombe Composite High School Ecovision Club launched an online store to sell their product. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
‘Grandpa Bill’ has gone viral on TikTok with nearly 300,000 views. (Image Courtesy: TikTok)

87-year-old Lacombe resident ‘Grandpa Bill’ goes viral on TikTok

Bill Clark’s video has had nearly 300,000 views on the platform

‘Grandpa Bill’ has gone viral on TikTok with nearly 300,000 views. (Image Courtesy: TikTok)
Craig Fullarton Appointed Assistant Principal at JS McCormick in Lacombe

Craig Fullarton Appointed Assistant Principal at JS McCormick in Lacombe

Mr. Fullarton has taught at JS McCormick since 2015

Craig Fullarton Appointed Assistant Principal at JS McCormick in Lacombe
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: More than lip service required if we are reopening economy because of potential mental health crisis

Tackling mental health crisis requires same political initiative seen during COVID-19 crisis

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
Central Alberta Raceways has been given permission to begin their 2020 season with restrictions in place due to COVID-19 (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Central Alberta Raceways starts season with COVID-19 restrictions

Owner hoping for larger car counts as Albertan relaunch progresses

Central Alberta Raceways has been given permission to begin their 2020 season with restrictions in place due to COVID-19 (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Players (not in order) : 1 - Sarah Hatto,3 - Taryn Miller, 4 - Faye Heindel, 5 - Rachel Billett, 6 - Jada MacDonnell, 7 - Kayla Majerech, 8 - Erika Litwin, 9 - Hayleigh Malcolm, 10 - Aspen Dorn, 11 - Megan Engel, 12 - Holland Wagensveld, 14 - Danielle Blackburn, 15 - Eden Cade. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 steals provincial title from U19 Edge Ringette team

Edge were 32-1-2 heading into the Provincial Championships

Players (not in order) : 1 - Sarah Hatto,3 - Taryn Miller, 4 - Faye Heindel, 5 - Rachel Billett, 6 - Jada MacDonnell, 7 - Kayla Majerech, 8 - Erika Litwin, 9 - Hayleigh Malcolm, 10 - Aspen Dorn, 11 - Megan Engel, 12 - Holland Wagensveld, 14 - Danielle Blackburn, 15 - Eden Cade. (Photo submitted)
Len Thompson Lures created six patterns to help support western Canadian food banks. (Image courtesy: Len Thompson Lures)

Lacombe’s Len Thompson Lures supports western Canadian food banks

Six specially patterned lures being sold to support food banks

Len Thompson Lures created six patterns to help support western Canadian food banks. (Image courtesy: Len Thompson Lures)
A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)                                A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

Grad yard signs lift spirits, supports Lacombe Food Bank

Painted Light Photography, Strand Media Corporation team up on initiative

A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)                                A Lacombe photography company is helping to produce yard signs for local graduates. Part of the proceeds go to the Lacombe and District Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)
Cilantro and Chive will not be opening on May 14 when the Province’s phase one relaunch plan is slated to kick in (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive not reopening May 14

Owner taking it day-by-day to ensure safety of staff, guests, community

Cilantro and Chive will not be opening on May 14 when the Province’s phase one relaunch plan is slated to kick in (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor

VAUGHAN: Hairstylists and barbers shouldn’t be in phase one of Alberta relaunch plan

Impossibility of social distancing means more government protocols, access to PPE needed

Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express Editor
Despite a shortened athletic year, Central Alberta Christian High School Knight Raya Tenbrinke quietly put together a sensational athletic senior year. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe athlete establishes herself as ‘all-time great CACHS athlete’

Raya Tenbrinke dominates volleyball, basketball courts

Despite a shortened athletic year, Central Alberta Christian High School Knight Raya Tenbrinke quietly put together a sensational athletic senior year. (Photo submitted)
The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)

Clive group sewing scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers

Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating the effort

The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)
Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)

Lacombe FCSS ‘Happy Grams’ bring joy to those feeling isolated

Residents are encouraged to drop off words of encouragement to the MCMPL book-drop

Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)
Copper Lane Hair Studio in Lacombe owner Lane Tomalty is excited, but nervous to reopen in phase one of the provincial COVID-19 relaunch strategy. (Photo courtesy: Copper Lane Facebook)

Lacombe salon owner excited, but very nervous to reopen

Salons were included in phase one of the provincial relaunch strategy

Copper Lane Hair Studio in Lacombe owner Lane Tomalty is excited, but nervous to reopen in phase one of the provincial COVID-19 relaunch strategy. (Photo courtesy: Copper Lane Facebook)
Eyes Ears Optical and Hearing in Lacombe reopens in the early stages of the Albertan relaunch plan. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Eyes Ears Optical and Hearing in Lacombe reopens with COVID-19 relaunch plan

Alberta Government announced plans to reopen certain health services on May 4

Eyes Ears Optical and Hearing in Lacombe reopens in the early stages of the Albertan relaunch plan. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
The Lacombe Golf and Country Club opened May 4 with COVID-19 related changes throughout the facility. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Golf and Country Club opens with COVID-19 restrictions in place

Clubhouse, proshop closed until at least May 14

The Lacombe Golf and Country Club opened May 4 with COVID-19 related changes throughout the facility. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
The City of Lacombe Mayor and CAO discussed the provincial relaunch strategy. (Black Press file photo)

Lacombe City Hall, Public Works set to open May 19

Lacombe City CAO, Mayor respond to Alberta COVID-19 relaunch plan

The City of Lacombe Mayor and CAO discussed the provincial relaunch strategy. (Black Press file photo)
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Rimbey mayor: Relaunch plan relies on social distancing to succeed

Rick Pankiw expects many residents will be pleased with the relaxation of public health orders

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Blackfalds mayor responds to provincial COVID-19 relaunch plan

Mayor Richard Poole said plans to be laid out well

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