Community

Volunteer farmers work to harvest wheat during a previous Central Alberta Foodgrains Bank Project Harvest Day at a field just east of Lacombe. This Saturday their 26th harvest will take place east of Lacombe. (Advocate file photo)

Central Alberta growing project ready to harvest

26th year of helping the hungry

  • Sep 23, 2021
The Flatiron Gallery will celebrate it’s grand opening Sept 25 and 26 as part of the Culture & Harvest Festival. (Photo submitted)

Flatiron Gallery opens this weekend

Part of the Culture & Harvest Festival

  • Sep 22, 2021
Last post -Bugler Macy Lyon (Submitted)

Lakeview Cemetery celebrates a century of existence

The Sept. 12 celebration ran for little less than an hour

(File photo)

Lacombe Historical Society awarded Community Builder Partnership grant

Through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and Museum Assistance Program Grant

  • Sep 15, 2021
(File photo)
(Alberta Transportation)

Highway 12 roundabout slated for construction Spring 2022

Construction slated to start Spring 2022

  • Sep 16, 2021
(Alberta Transportation)
Jason Lunn and Kensey Lunn of the Team Jigger Foundation have announced the foundation’s first ‘Chair Aware’ event. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Team Jigger launches Chair Aware

Team Jigger launches Chair Aware

  • Sep 14, 2021
Jason Lunn and Kensey Lunn of the Team Jigger Foundation have announced the foundation’s first ‘Chair Aware’ event. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Apollo Health Centre, Blackfalds’ second health clinic

Blackfalds’ second health clinic open this week

Blackfalds opens second health clinic

  • Sep 9, 2021
The Apollo Health Centre, Blackfalds’ second health clinic
Kids zone during Blackfalds Days in 2017. (File photo)

Full month of activities taking place in Blackfalds for Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days run from Sept. 1 to 30, 2021

  • Aug 24, 2021
Kids zone during Blackfalds Days in 2017. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Wolf Creek School Division’s plan focuses on student health, wellbeing

Wolf Creek School Division will continue to put an emphasis on health during this school year

(Black Press file photo)
Inter-library vans that transport books to other libraries. (Photo: Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress)

Parkland Regional Library System moved into new building

The organization is not a public library but a provides services to 48 public libraries.

Inter-library vans that transport books to other libraries. (Photo: Chevi Rabbit/Blackpress)
(Photo submitted)

Friesian horse drivers complete five-day trail ride around central Alberta

Alberta Friesian Horse Association: ‘Thank you beautiful Alberta!’

(Photo submitted)
Photo By Karalee

PHOTOS: Lacombe Days parade

The Lacombe Days parade promenaded around town July 24

Photo By Karalee
Photos submitted by Sonja Tweit
Photos submitted by Sonja Tweit
A piece of Coreen Zerr quilt work. (Photo submitted)

Quilt art commissioned for Lacombe Memorial Centre

LPAC are expecting installation in the spring of 2022.

A piece of Coreen Zerr quilt work. (Photo submitted)
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
Lacombe Composite Highs School ECOVISION

Lacombe Composite High School wins pretigious Emerald Award for ECOVISION

The group won the award at the 30th annual Emerald Awards for thier many successful enviromental projects.

Lacombe Composite Highs School ECOVISION
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association
(Photo Courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools will not pilot draft curriculum

RDCRS is one of many divisions in the area to opt out of the pilot of the K-6 draft curriculum

(Photo Courtesy of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)