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Statistics Canada third quarter update on small business

Statistics Canada released their third quarter report in September. From July 2…

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Alberta entrepreneur Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Photo Supplied: Lacombe & District Historical Society to Moe Pizza

Lacombe business community battle it out in a friendly game of Sign War

Many local businesses have played a friendly game of sign war and came up with clever signs

Photo Courtesy of KiteGuys.ca

Central Alberta small businesses are impacted by covid-19 in varying ways but remain hopeful

Businesses in Bentley and Gull Lake say now it is more important than ever to shop local

Photo Courtesy of KiteGuys.ca
Karlee Prins standing in front of Lacombe City Cinema. (Photo Submitted)

Lacombe resident creates Go Fund Me page to help ailing Lacombe City Cinema

Karlee Prins created a Go Fund Me Page the help the local theatre and family who own it

Karlee Prins standing in front of Lacombe City Cinema. (Photo Submitted)
Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr speaks to chamber members over Zoom on April 27. (Screenshot)

MLA Ron Orr fields diverse questions during ‘A Business Conversation’

The Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce hosted A Business Conversation with MLA Ron Orr

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr speaks to chamber members over Zoom on April 27. (Screenshot)
Alberta premier Jason Kenney, right and Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, provide details about Bill 13, the Alberta Senate Election Act., in Edmonton Alta, on Wednesday June 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Minister Doug Schweitzer talks on Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit

Provincial government rolling out new benefit this April to better help small businesses.

Alberta premier Jason Kenney, right and Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, provide details about Bill 13, the Alberta Senate Election Act., in Edmonton Alta, on Wednesday June 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
(Black Press file photo)

Lacombe Chamber of Commerce happy to have measuring stick for reopening plans

The Chamber says the phased relaunch plan by the Province is a frame work for local businesses

(Black Press file photo)
Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey cafe takes a stand and allows dine-in customers

Blue Bird Coffee Co. opened its doors on Wednesday, part of a movement by small business owners

Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
The board supporting The Broom Tree Foundation, Tamara Noordhof, Donna Abma, Becky Kooiker, Janis Butcher and Corey Gish. (Photo Submitted)

Lacombe non-profit celebrates a year helping women in need

The Broom Tree Foundation has focused on mentoring women in Central Alberta

  • Jan 12, 2021
The board supporting The Broom Tree Foundation, Tamara Noordhof, Donna Abma, Becky Kooiker, Janis Butcher and Corey Gish. (Photo Submitted)
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
The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo take from @blindmanbrewery

Blindman Brewery wins three awards at national competition

The Lacombe-based brewery won two silvers and a bronze at the annual Canadian Brewing Awards

The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo take from @blindmanbrewery
Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs
Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is bringing pages to porches

Local bookstore is delivering sanitized books amid pandemic.

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)
Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Many businesses are changing their business models or offering services in a new way

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak
How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

Several local stores announce ‘Golden Hour’ shopping times

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis
The Echo Lacombe Association donated to the construction of the Worlds Largest Fishing Lure. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Echo Lacombe Association donated to the construction of the Worlds Largest Fishing Lure. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe Flying Club President Jon From said it was honour for the Club to be nominated for 2019 Non-Profit of the Year by the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe Flying Club President Jon From said it was honour for the Club to be nominated for 2019 Non-Profit of the Year by the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation celebrated the opening of their new facility earlier this year along with the community. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation celebrated the opening of their new facility earlier this year along with the community. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
Angelique Hand, executive director of Lacombe Regional Tourism was excited to hear they have been nominated for Non-profit of the Year. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Angelique Hand, executive director of Lacombe Regional Tourism was excited to hear they have been nominated for Non-profit of the Year. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)