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JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The City of Lacombe hired the consulting company, Moorhouse and Associates, to carry out research for phase one of the Social Master Plan. The plan will help the city to learn what areas need the most support. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

City of Lacombe announces first-ever Social Master Plan

The plan aims to discover what services need the City’s attention over the next five years

The City of Lacombe hired the consulting company, Moorhouse and Associates, to carry out research for phase one of the Social Master Plan. The plan will help the city to learn what areas need the most support. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
On This Spot was first created in Vancouver, B.C. after co-founder Andrew Farris started a blog with the same concept during his travels abroad. Photo courtesy On This Spot.

On This Spot app launches in Lacombe and surrounding municipalities

The app shows residents what the historic city looked like hundreds of years ago

On This Spot was first created in Vancouver, B.C. after co-founder Andrew Farris started a blog with the same concept during his travels abroad. Photo courtesy On This Spot.
Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Former Wetaskiwin Peace Officer wins provincial award; gives back to Wetaskiwin community

Eric Christensen has won the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Award of Excellence.

Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Lacombe’s Got Talent had to adapt the 2020 show to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines. Judges are protected by plexiglass barriers. Photo courtesy Rosanna Kerekes.

Lacombe’s Got Talent back for the first time in 7 years

The talent show is now available online for viewers to watch and vote for their favouite performance

Lacombe’s Got Talent had to adapt the 2020 show to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines. Judges are protected by plexiglass barriers. Photo courtesy Rosanna Kerekes.
East Central Express also offers wedding or event shuttle services and tours of the Rocky Mountains. Photo courtesy of East Central Express.

On-demand bus service will now stop in Lacombe

As the winter months arrive, Rob Duncan expects demand for his bus and taxi services to grow

East Central Express also offers wedding or event shuttle services and tours of the Rocky Mountains. Photo courtesy of East Central Express.
Dale Kowalchuk decorated his yard with a handmade sign for his daughters birthday on Oct. 15. He wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday, the harvest season and put a smile on the face of whoever sees his sign. (Photo by Dale Kowalchuk)

PHOTO: Lacombe resident decorates yard for the harvest season

Dale Kowalchuk decorated his yard with a handmade sign

Dale Kowalchuk decorated his yard with a handmade sign for his daughters birthday on Oct. 15. He wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday, the harvest season and put a smile on the face of whoever sees his sign. (Photo by Dale Kowalchuk)
Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family ‘feeling the love’ with furnace and air conditioner donation

Kles-Air donated their time to a family in need by installing a furnace and air conditioner

Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
September Burger of the Month Guest Chef Rory Whitbread, Cilantro and Chive Assistant Restaurant Manager Danika Foesier, Lacombe and District FCSS Executive Director Susan MacDonald and FCSS Special Projects and Volunteer Co-ordinator Jan Pocock. A total of $1138 was turned over to FCSS’s PASS Program today, proceeds from the “Back to School Burger.” (Photo Submitted)

Over $1,000 donated to Lacombe FCSS from Cilantro and Chive’s burger of the month

The Back to School Burger was designed by Rory Whitbread,a local teacher, and brought in $1,138

September Burger of the Month Guest Chef Rory Whitbread, Cilantro and Chive Assistant Restaurant Manager Danika Foesier, Lacombe and District FCSS Executive Director Susan MacDonald and FCSS Special Projects and Volunteer Co-ordinator Jan Pocock. A total of $1138 was turned over to FCSS’s PASS Program today, proceeds from the “Back to School Burger.” (Photo Submitted)
Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman thankful to neighbour who replaced stolen bike

Randel Braceros’s bike was stolen and was then surprised by his neighbour when he replaced it

Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted
School Resource Officer Reuben Geleynse (left) poses for a photo alongside his new police vehicle which was donated by Lacombe Ford. Darren Gagnon, CEO of Lacombe Ford, (right) says the local dealership has had this partnership with the police department for the last 20 years. Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Police Service receives new vehicle for School Resource Officer

The new vehicle was donated to the police department by Lacombe Ford

School Resource Officer Reuben Geleynse (left) poses for a photo alongside his new police vehicle which was donated by Lacombe Ford. Darren Gagnon, CEO of Lacombe Ford, (right) says the local dealership has had this partnership with the police department for the last 20 years. Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express
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Alberta RCMP urges citizens to safe ‘gourd’ their cabins

There were over 650 reported seasonal property break and enters in Alberta in 2019.

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Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Onsy and Rosemary Tawadrous immigrated to Canada in 2011 and made their home in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta
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