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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
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
Ellis Bird Farm recently held a ceremony to open their new North Viewpoint Bridge. (Photo Submitted)

PHOTOS: North Viewpoint Bridge opened at Ellis Bird Farm

A grant from Dow Canada allowed the project to go forward

Ellis Bird Farm recently held a ceremony to open their new North Viewpoint Bridge. (Photo Submitted)
File Photo

Sylvan Lake’s Yuletide Festival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of concerns stemming from COVID-19 sparked the decision to cancel the holiday festival

File Photo
PHOTOS: Local Second World War Veteran Nick Melnychuk celebrated his 98th birthday last week

PHOTOS: Local Second World War Veteran Nick Melnychuk celebrated his 98th birthday last week

A special birthday parade was held on July 23rd

  • Jul 26, 2020
PHOTOS: Local Second World War Veteran Nick Melnychuk celebrated his 98th birthday last week
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Some of Lacombe’s finest automobiles helped the community get into the Canada Day spirit. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe Tourism, LPAC host Canada Day mobile concert

Travelling show brings Canada Day to resident’s doorsteps

Some of Lacombe’s finest automobiles helped the community get into the Canada Day spirit. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Family and friends of the late Jim Boyd came out to a rededication the refurbished Purple Martin birdhouses he donated to Ellis Bird Farm. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Ellis Bird Farm celebrates Canada Day and prepares for ‘a good summer’

Purple Martin birdhouse rededication highlights celebration

Family and friends of the late Jim Boyd came out to a rededication the refurbished Purple Martin birdhouses he donated to Ellis Bird Farm. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Lacombe music instructor Laurie Maetche recently won a 2020 Women of Excellence Award in the Arts, Culture and Heritage section. (Photo credit: Karmen Meyer)

Lacombe music teacher wins Women of Excellence Award

Laurie Maetche has been teaching music for 35 years

Lacombe music instructor Laurie Maetche recently won a 2020 Women of Excellence Award in the Arts, Culture and Heritage section. (Photo credit: Karmen Meyer)
Maurice Williams in front of William’s Service Garage, May 22, 1963. (Photo submitted by the Lacombe and District Historical Society)

PHOTO: Lacombe Look Back

Maurice Williams in front of William’s Service Garage, May 22, 1963

Maurice Williams in front of William’s Service Garage, May 22, 1963. (Photo submitted by the Lacombe and District Historical Society)