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Christian Nielsan was diagnosed with  a faulty aortic heart valve at 38 during a routine check up.

An oh-so-easy challenge built for Heart Month: Listen to Your Heart

February is about more than flowers + chocolates – a routine check up could save your life

  • Feb 6, 2023
Christian Nielsan was diagnosed with  a faulty aortic heart valve at 38 during a routine check up.
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Local IODE chapter supports high school’s EcoVision project

EcoVision is developing an innovative food security project

  • Feb 4, 2023
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Canada's Justice Minister David Lametti is accusing Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives of using tragedies like the slaying of a young Ontario Provincial Police officer "to try to score political points." Lametti rises during Question Period, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Lametti says Tories exploiting tragedies ‘to score political points’ on bail reform

Canada’s justice minister has accused Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives of using tragedies such…

  • Feb 2, 2023
Canada's Justice Minister David Lametti is accusing Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives of using tragedies like the slaying of a young Ontario Provincial Police officer "to try to score political points." Lametti rises during Question Period, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
More than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney has landed a new role as a Calgary-based adviser in the law firm Bennett Jones. Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney accepts role in Calgary advising law firm

Jason Kenney, more than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier,…

  • Feb 1, 2023
More than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney has landed a new role as a Calgary-based adviser in the law firm Bennett Jones. Kenney speaks in response to the results of the United Conservative Party leadership review in Calgary on May 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
The Genesis GV60 uses the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, although the GV60 is shorter than both. PHOTO: GENESIS

The Auto Sleuth: EVs from Hyundai, Honda + Volvo; A longer Defender from Land Rover

Welcome to the Sleuth, a look at the hot-of-the-press news from the…

  • Jan 31, 2023
The Genesis GV60 uses the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, although the GV60 is shorter than both. PHOTO: GENESIS
Commissioner Paul Rouleau presides over the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The commission investigating the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act has asked the government for more time to complete its report. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Commission probing use of Emergencies Act for 2022 trucker protests granted extension

The commission investigating the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act to…

  • Jan 31, 2023
Commissioner Paul Rouleau presides over the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The commission investigating the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act has asked the government for more time to complete its report. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Wolf Creek Public Schools’ School Resource Officer Program Team consists of Constable Michelle Wilzer, Lacombe Police Service; Constable Jeff Hewitt, Blackfalds RCMP; Barb Reaney, Director of Safe and Caring Schools, WCPS; Constable Lenny Wells, Ponoka RCMP; Community Peace Officer, Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County. (Photo submitted)

Wolf Creek sees positive relationships built through SRO program

By Vince Burke Wolf Creek Public Schools Stories of helping a student…

  • Jan 30, 2023
Wolf Creek Public Schools’ School Resource Officer Program Team consists of Constable Michelle Wilzer, Lacombe Police Service; Constable Jeff Hewitt, Blackfalds RCMP; Barb Reaney, Director of Safe and Caring Schools, WCPS; Constable Lenny Wells, Ponoka RCMP; Community Peace Officer, Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County. (Photo submitted)
A recent "gift of hearing" winner, who received a premium set of hearing aids at no cost, from Hear Right Canada.

Pump up the volume? It could be a cause – and sign – of early hearing loss

Regular hearing tests can catch early signs of hearing loss

  • Jan 30, 2023
A recent "gift of hearing" winner, who received a premium set of hearing aids at no cost, from Hear Right Canada.
Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to drive, all Electrified G80s use front and rear electric motors that deliver a net 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. PHOTO: GENESIS

2023 Genesis Electrified G80: Could this electric sedan be the benchmark to beat?

With each successive model, Hyundai’s premium Genesis division continues to challenge entrenched…

  • Jan 26, 2023
Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to drive, all Electrified G80s use front and rear electric motors that deliver a net 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. PHOTO: GENESIS
For its quicker reflexes, the Hornet R/T has Brembo-brand brake calipers, Koni-brand shocks, a dual exhaust system and 18-inch wheels (17s are installed for the GT). PHOTO: STELLANTIS

FIRST LOOK: 2023 Dodge Hornet

Dodge’s first new model in years is already creating plenty of buzz

  • Jan 26, 2023
For its quicker reflexes, the Hornet R/T has Brembo-brand brake calipers, Koni-brand shocks, a dual exhaust system and 18-inch wheels (17s are installed for the GT). PHOTO: STELLANTIS
Lacombe city council has adjusted proposed development levy increases after talking to landowners and developers. (Advocate file photo)

Lacombe tweaking development levy hikes after business feedback

Proposed levy increases expected to be reduced after consultation

  • Jan 26, 2023
Lacombe city council has adjusted proposed development levy increases after talking to landowners and developers. (Advocate file photo)

Tyler “Tye” Benjamin Friesen

January 25, 2023Tye Friesen, beloved son of Rick and Kathy Friesen of…

  • Jan 25, 2023
Anyone with information on unsolved crimes in Nanaimo is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wetaskiwin RCMP lay charges of aggravated assault after stabbings

Wetaskiwin RCMP have laid charges of aggravated assault against one individual after…

  • Jan 24, 2023
Anyone with information on unsolved crimes in Nanaimo is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sarah Polley arrives on the red carpet for "Women Talking," at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Toronto filmmakers Polley and Domee Shi are among the Canadians competing in the top categories at this year's Academy Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Domee Shi on what ‘Turning Red’ Oscar nomination means for representation in film

Hours after learning she had snagged an Oscar nomination for best-animated feature,…

  • Jan 24, 2023
Sarah Polley arrives on the red carpet for "Women Talking," at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Toronto filmmakers Polley and Domee Shi are among the Canadians competing in the top categories at this year's Academy Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
City of Lacombe logo.

Canadian Tire Real Estate Ltd. returns $750,000 plus interest deposit to the City

Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited has returned a $750,000 deposit along with…

  • Jan 24, 2023
City of Lacombe logo.
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Council approves public consultation to improve downtown parking

After receiving input from downtown business owners, Lacombe City council approved a…

  • Jan 24, 2023
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Cilantro and Chive staff were honoured to attend a prayer service at Lacombe Christian School, where they handed over School Ice Cream Sandwich proceeds to the Student Council leaders who helped serve them up to their peers. Between the in-school ice cream sandwich fundraiser and those served up at the Lacombe restaurant location, they turned over a total of $2,068 to go towards plans for a new playground. Photo submitted

Lacombe Christian School benefits from Cilantro and Chive’s ‘School Ice Cream Sandwich Program’

Lacombe Christian School was on the receiving end of funds from Cilantro…

  • Jan 23, 2023
Cilantro and Chive staff were honoured to attend a prayer service at Lacombe Christian School, where they handed over School Ice Cream Sandwich proceeds to the Student Council leaders who helped serve them up to their peers. Between the in-school ice cream sandwich fundraiser and those served up at the Lacombe restaurant location, they turned over a total of $2,068 to go towards plans for a new playground. Photo submitted
Art Snoek and wife Jennifer.

Six generations of cheesemaking makes for some very Good-a cheese!

Authentic European cheese, crafted in Sylvan Lake, with a time-tested family recipe

  • Jan 23, 2023
Art Snoek and wife Jennifer.
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused an appeal by a B.C. developer who argued a government decision rejecting his build on a creek of spiritual significance to the Cheam First Nation violated the state’s requirement to be religiously neutral. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Spiritual beliefs of Indigenous people valid grounds for gov’t decisions, Supreme Court confirms

B.C. developer’s appeal shot down at national court

  • Jan 22, 2023
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused an appeal by a B.C. developer who argued a government decision rejecting his build on a creek of spiritual significance to the Cheam First Nation violated the state’s requirement to be religiously neutral. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Most PPE in B.C. is only made with men in mind, creating one more barrier for women looking to enter the trades.(Credit: Pixabay)

From hardhats to boots: PPE is keeping women from the trades

Virtually all personal protective gear is designed only for men, creating barriers and safety risks

  • Jan 22, 2023
Most PPE in B.C. is only made with men in mind, creating one more barrier for women looking to enter the trades.(Credit: Pixabay)
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