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Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
Kiefer Sully strolls by the new playground as he heads towards his assigned door at Eckville Elementary School on the morning of Sept. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Return to class has gone better than expectation, WCPS says

Staff with Wolf Creek Public Schools say the return to in-class teaching has gone very well

Kiefer Sully strolls by the new playground as he heads towards his assigned door at Eckville Elementary School on the morning of Sept. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Ed Pangle and Al Knight of Lacombe have a look at some of the creative wood pieces done by club members. The members of the Central Alberta Wood Workers and Woodturners Guilds hosted the eighth annual wood show as part of the Lacombe Cultural and Harvest Festival. Photo by Duane McCartney

PHOTOS: Eighth annual Wood Show in Lacombe

Central Alberta Wood Workers and Woodturners Guild hosted its annual show recently

Ed Pangle and Al Knight of Lacombe have a look at some of the creative wood pieces done by club members. The members of the Central Alberta Wood Workers and Woodturners Guilds hosted the eighth annual wood show as part of the Lacombe Cultural and Harvest Festival. Photo by Duane McCartney
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Found Aircraft Company ‘Bush Hawk.’ Photo by Perry Wilson

Missionary plane dedicated at Lacombe airport

MiracleAir flies humanitarian missions to Nicaragua

Found Aircraft Company ‘Bush Hawk.’ Photo by Perry Wilson
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Alison and Randy Patton are the new owners of the Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

New owners of Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire looking to be big part of the community

Randy and Alison Patton are the new owners of Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire

Alison and Randy Patton are the new owners of the Sylvan Lake Canadian Tire. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake gathers to honour the fallen at annual Flags of Remembrance ceremony

The smaller-than-normal ceremony starts the “season of remembrance” in Sylvan Lake

Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Kuriakos Summer Camp on Sylvan Lake looks to 2021 season

Kuriakos Summer Camp on Sylvan Lake looks to 2021 season

The summer camp plans to host regular events next summer after closing due to the pandemic

Kuriakos Summer Camp on Sylvan Lake looks to 2021 season
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Grand opening of Family Resource Network in Wetaskiwin

Family Resource Network will provide services for Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey, and surrounding areas.

Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.

Powwow held at Ma-Me-O

Individuals from across Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan participated.

Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
l-r: Donna Park (Rec and Physio Assistant), Karen MacAulay (Bentley Farmers’ Market Board Chair & HCA at Bentley Care Centre), and Charmaine Westerlund (Bentley Care Centre Manager) pose for a photo with the new iPads and stands recently donated to the Bentley Care Centre from the farmer’s market. Photo Submitted

Bentley Farmer’s Market donates iPads to senior care home

The Farmer’s Market donated two iPads and stands to the Bentley Care Centre

l-r: Donna Park (Rec and Physio Assistant), Karen MacAulay (Bentley Farmers’ Market Board Chair & HCA at Bentley Care Centre), and Charmaine Westerlund (Bentley Care Centre Manager) pose for a photo with the new iPads and stands recently donated to the Bentley Care Centre from the farmer’s market. Photo Submitted
Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the RCMP?

Canada’s national police force marks its 100th anniversary in 2020

Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
The Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund is looking to create a new annual student award in honour of Lacombe Artist Bob Creurer. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund looking to create new memorial award

Award would recognize the contributions of artist Bob Creurer

The Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund is looking to create a new annual student award in honour of Lacombe Artist Bob Creurer. (Photo submitted)
Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive hands out Donald and Clare Burns Hospitality Scholarship

Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive hands out Donald and Clare Burns Hospitality Scholarship

Scott Wack recipient of $1,500 Scholarship to attend RDC’s culinary school

Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive hands out Donald and Clare Burns Hospitality Scholarship