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Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Wolf Creek Public Schools route Ponoka 6 September Rider of the Month is Callie Yager, nominated by bus driver Jerry Witvoet. The new program honours the good deeds, attitude and behaviour of students riding a bus in Wolf Creek Public Schools. (Photo submitted)

Wolf Creek Public Schools launches Rider of the Month program

School bus drivers in Wolf Creek Public Schools have a new positive…

Wolf Creek Public Schools route Ponoka 6 September Rider of the Month is Callie Yager, nominated by bus driver Jerry Witvoet. The new program honours the good deeds, attitude and behaviour of students riding a bus in Wolf Creek Public Schools. (Photo submitted)
The 20 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients from Lacombe-Ponoka. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe, Ponoka volunteers, community builders honoured

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal awarded to 20 individuals in Lacombe-Ponoka constituency

The 20 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients from Lacombe-Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
Left, a speciality Bulgarian sausage slavered in sauerkraut, right, a beef sausage with requisite ketchup, crowned by a generous serving of fries are among the many summertime food varieties. Ketchup, a popular condiment, has not always been made with tomatoes.. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Left, a speciality Bulgarian sausage slavered in sauerkraut, right, a beef sausage with requisite ketchup, crowned by a generous serving of fries are among the many summertime food varieties. Ketchup, a popular condiment, has not always been made with tomatoes.. (Black Press file photo)
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Talking to college students about drugs

By Nickolaus Hayes College students in Alberta are well on their journey…

  • Aug 11, 2022
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Lacombe Museum offers a Mural Tour of the city's many downtown murals. (Photo courtesy of Lacombe & District Historical Society)

Explore Lacombe via the Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Fascinating treks through town run Friday and Saturday evenings

Lacombe Museum offers a Mural Tour of the city's many downtown murals. (Photo courtesy of Lacombe & District Historical Society)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
There was a variety of vehicles on display at the Show and Shine set up as part of Lacombe Days. (Krista Comeau for the Lacombe Express)

PHOTOS: Lacombe Days

Lacombe Days was held from July 15 to 17.

There was a variety of vehicles on display at the Show and Shine set up as part of Lacombe Days. (Krista Comeau for the Lacombe Express)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
Submitted photo

Lacombe’s Big Brothers Big Sisters raise over 50K for youth mentoring support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District raised over $52,800 for…

Submitted photo
Submitted photo

Lacombe’s Big Brothers Big Sisters raise over 50K for youth mentoring support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District raised over $52,800 for…

Submitted photo
Demolition of the old Kinsmen Scout Hall on June 13, 1983. The building was formerly used as the Methodist Church. Submitted photo

PHOTO: Lacombe looks back

Demolition of the old Kinsmen Scout Hall on June 13, 1983. The…

Demolition of the old Kinsmen Scout Hall on June 13, 1983. The building was formerly used as the Methodist Church. Submitted photo
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
(Glenbow Archives)

Trimble residence officially designated as a Municipal Historic Resource

The Trimble Residence in Lacombe has been officially designated as a Municipal…

(Glenbow Archives)
Teddy Weir, Walter Weir, and May Wilson at Gull Lake in the 1930s. Swimming attire has certainly changed in the last 90 years. (Archival Image LDHS 2013.6.37. Supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Contact directly with questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

Teddy Weir, Walter Weir, and May Wilson at Gull Lake in the…

  • Jun 12, 2022
Teddy Weir, Walter Weir, and May Wilson at Gull Lake in the 1930s. Swimming attire has certainly changed in the last 90 years. (Archival Image LDHS 2013.6.37. Supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Contact directly with questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
(Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

ESLCHS named in top 10 world’s best schools for environmental action

Through its EcoVision program, École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (ESLCHS) has…

(Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)