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Local IODE chapter supports high school’s EcoVision project

EcoVision is developing an innovative food security project

  • Feb 4, 2023
Alberta Health Services has launched a new EMS-811 Shared Response program. (Advocate file photo)

Non-urgent 911 medical calls are now being sent to Health Link

Alberta’s latest initiative to free up ambulances and provide the appropriate level of care

Lacombe’s February Kindness Campaign was officially launched on Feb. 1. Photo submitted

Lacombe’s Kindness Campaign set to run through February

The initiative marks a partnership between Lacombe FCSS and BGC Wolf Creek - Lacombe

The Forbeez Theatre Group is excited to be prepping to present the musical <em>Cinderella Rockerfella</em> in April. Photo submitted

Lacombe’s Forbeez Theatre Group prepping for debut spring production

Having been launched last fall, the Forbeez Theatre Group is excited to…

The Forbeez Theatre Group is excited to be prepping to present the musical <em>Cinderella Rockerfella</em> in April. Photo submitted
Wolf Creek Public Schools’ School Resource Officer Program Team consists of Constable Michelle Wilzer, Lacombe Police Service; Constable Jeff Hewitt, Blackfalds RCMP; Barb Reaney, Director of Safe and Caring Schools, WCPS; Constable Lenny Wells, Ponoka RCMP; Community Peace Officer, Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County. (Photo submitted)

Wolf Creek sees positive relationships built through SRO program

By Vince Burke Wolf Creek Public Schools Stories of helping a student…

  • Jan 30, 2023
Wolf Creek Public Schools’ School Resource Officer Program Team consists of Constable Michelle Wilzer, Lacombe Police Service; Constable Jeff Hewitt, Blackfalds RCMP; Barb Reaney, Director of Safe and Caring Schools, WCPS; Constable Lenny Wells, Ponoka RCMP; Community Peace Officer, Dave Lahucik, Lacombe County. (Photo submitted)
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Lacombe Cross-Country Ski Club to host ‘Ski Social’

Those interested in exploring cross-country skiing can drop by the fifth annual…

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Pictured here is a file photo of the Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) ahead of celebrating the completion of the first phase of the MEGlobal Athletic Park expansion project in May of 2022. Photo contributed

Lacombe Athletic Park Association (L.A.P.A.) Gala slated for March

Organizers behind the upcoming Lacombe Athletic Park Association (L.A.P.A.) Gala are excited…

Pictured here is a file photo of the Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) ahead of celebrating the completion of the first phase of the MEGlobal Athletic Park expansion project in May of 2022. Photo contributed
Lacombe city council has adjusted proposed development levy increases after talking to landowners and developers. (Advocate file photo)

Lacombe tweaking development levy hikes after business feedback

Proposed levy increases expected to be reduced after consultation

  • Jan 26, 2023
Lacombe city council has adjusted proposed development levy increases after talking to landowners and developers. (Advocate file photo)
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Lacombe Performing Arts Centre launches new exhibit

An exhibit opening is set for the evening of Jan. 25th

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Canadian Tire Real Estate Ltd. returns $750,000 plus interest deposit to the City

Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited has returned a $750,000 deposit along with…

  • Jan 24, 2023
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New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announces new Grand Chief

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations have announced a new Grand…

New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)
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Council approves public consultation to improve downtown parking

After receiving input from downtown business owners, Lacombe City council approved a…

  • Jan 24, 2023
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Cilantro and Chive staff were honoured to attend a prayer service at Lacombe Christian School, where they handed over School Ice Cream Sandwich proceeds to the Student Council leaders who helped serve them up to their peers. Between the in-school ice cream sandwich fundraiser and those served up at the Lacombe restaurant location, they turned over a total of $2,068 to go towards plans for a new playground. Photo submitted

Lacombe Christian School benefits from Cilantro and Chive’s ‘School Ice Cream Sandwich Program’

Lacombe Christian School was on the receiving end of funds from Cilantro…

  • Jan 23, 2023
Cilantro and Chive staff were honoured to attend a prayer service at Lacombe Christian School, where they handed over School Ice Cream Sandwich proceeds to the Student Council leaders who helped serve them up to their peers. Between the in-school ice cream sandwich fundraiser and those served up at the Lacombe restaurant location, they turned over a total of $2,068 to go towards plans for a new playground. Photo submitted
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Local author Maureen Pocock continues to enjoy her creative journey

Local author Maureen Pocock has a warm and engaging way of telling…

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New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announces new Grand Chief

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations have announced a new Grand…

New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)
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A new millionaire scratches her way to a windfall in Lacombe

Shelly Laliberte is joining the millionaires club after she scratched her WESTERN…

  • Jan 19, 2023
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‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing…

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Pictured here are Dancer’s Edge students who were featured at 2020’s A Night Among Stars’. This year’s event runs March 11. Photo submitted
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Plans for ‘A Night Among Stars’ fundraiser are taking shape

Gala supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District

Pictured here are Dancer’s Edge students who were featured at 2020’s A Night Among Stars’. This year’s event runs March 11. Photo submitted
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Team DeSchiffart. (Photo submitted)

3 Ponoka junior coaches on Team Alberta 2 going to nationals

Team DeSchiffart send off event to be held in Lacombe

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The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)

Iconic piece of Stettler history going up for sale

Single screen theatres face many challenges

The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)
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