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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)
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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

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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)
There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer reading?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz about books, publications and reading

There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)
It was a busy day for these two gents feeding cable into a manhole on 50 Avenue in Lacombe during the early 1960s. (Photo submitted by the Lacombe Historical Society)

PHOTO: Lacombe Look Back

Two gents feeding cable into a manhole on 50 Avenue Lacombe

It was a busy day for these two gents feeding cable into a manhole on 50 Avenue in Lacombe during the early 1960s. (Photo submitted by the Lacombe Historical Society)
Cilantro and Chive donates $728 to the Lacombe Health Trust

Cilantro and Chive donates $728 to the Lacombe Health Trust

Restaurant donates $60,000 to local charities over the past 40 months

Cilantro and Chive donates $728 to the Lacombe Health Trust
The Lacombe Vintage Machinery Club held a birthday drive-by to honour Harley Hand’s 90th birthday. The club fired up some of their vintage tractors and drove past Hand’s home. Hand’s family has been hit Lacombe since 1895 when his grandfather settled here six miles east of Lacombe. Harley and Rilla Hand have four children, three of which still live in the area with their families. Through the years he was a volunteer fireman and had a business called Harley’s Autobody. Hand and his wife wife have been active members of the community volunteering for many organizations, committees and events to this day. (Photos submitted)
The Lacombe Vintage Machinery Club held a birthday drive-by to honour Harley Hand’s 90th birthday. The club fired up some of their vintage tractors and drove past Hand’s home. Hand’s family has been hit Lacombe since 1895 when his grandfather settled here six miles east of Lacombe. Harley and Rilla Hand have four children, three of which still live in the area with their families. Through the years he was a volunteer fireman and had a business called Harley’s Autobody. Hand and his wife wife have been active members of the community volunteering for many organizations, committees and events to this day. (Photos submitted)
June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of weddings

How much do you know about wedding traditions and famous marriages?

June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)
Darren Dewald is helping Crystal Zens and her team at Big Brother Big Sisters of Lacombe and District bring bottles to the depot to help fund programming. (Todd Colin vVaughan?LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe BBBS filling funding gap with Great Big Bottle Drop

Organization lost $30k in casino funding due to COVID-19

Darren Dewald is helping Crystal Zens and her team at Big Brother Big Sisters of Lacombe and District bring bottles to the depot to help fund programming. (Todd Colin vVaughan?LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The completed playground.

Morningside gets new playground

Project took two years to fundraise for

The completed playground.