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Bart Van Herwijnen of Bart’s Carving demonstrates his craft during the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival at the Lacombe Ag Grounds on Sept. 24. The Festival kicked off Friday night and runs through to Sunday afternoon. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lots to see and do at the annual Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival

Things kicked off Friday evening with a barn dance featuring the Dean Ray Band

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Wolf Creek PCN expands programming geared to health improvement

With the start of the fall season comes the launch of a…

BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School. From left are Grant Jorgenson, (chair of BGC Wolf Creek), Program Assistant Josie Pimm and Beth Reitz, executive director of the Ponoka Youth Centre, which is the legal name of an umbrella organization that includes the BGC of Wolf Creek. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22

‘The welcome and the interest in the program has been incredible already.’

Jeff Hanger, executive director of the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce, is excited to see plans for the upcoming annual gala coming together so well. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Chamber Gala on Oct. 21 to feature a ‘James Bond’ theme

Tickets are selling quickly for the organization’s signature event, staff say

Jeff Hanger, executive director of the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce, is excited to see plans for the upcoming annual gala coming together so well. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Pictured here is Brianna Berthiaume, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, who is taking a break from decorating Smile Cookies at the Lacombe Tim Hortons. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Big Brothers Big Sisters nearing end of ‘40 Mentors in 40 Days’ campaign

It’s been a hectic month for staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters…

Pictured here is Brianna Berthiaume, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, who is taking a break from decorating Smile Cookies at the Lacombe Tim Hortons. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
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Lacombe Palliative Care Society to feature special speaker Oct. 5

Master Storyteller Rick Bergh will be discussing grief during sessions at the LMC

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Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Antique, handmade wooden culverts donated to Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum

Construction foreman has never seen anything like them: ‘Must be 100 years old’

Two lengths of wooden pipe, made about 100 years ago, were unearthed by a Northside Construction Partnership crew that was upgrading the sanitation system in Condor, Alberta. The antique, handmade culverts were donated to the Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Province aims to expand rural internet access

Alberta is moving forward with its goal to have 100 per cent…

Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said Alberta hopes to leverage its investment by lobbying the federal government for matching funds and the private sector will also be approached. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Mayor Grant Creasey attended Coffee with Council on Sept. 14 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. City officials were available for comment on a range of City-related topics. Photo submitted

City hosted a ‘Coffee with Council’ event on Sept. 14

Available to chat with residents on a range of City-related topics, City…

Mayor Grant Creasey attended Coffee with Council on Sept. 14 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. City officials were available for comment on a range of City-related topics. Photo submitted
Red Deer-based band Ten 02 performs Oct. 15th as part of Lacombe Performing Arts Centre’s Fall Music Series. Photo submitted

Ten02 performs Oct. 15 in Lacombe Performing Arts Centre’s Fall Concert Series

Tickets can be purchased at the Mary C. Moore Public Library or online at Lacombepac.com

Red Deer-based band Ten 02 performs Oct. 15th as part of Lacombe Performing Arts Centre’s Fall Music Series. Photo submitted
Lacombe's Morgan Bateman holds the plaque after becoming a world champions in the World Wake Surfing Association. (Photo submitted by Morgan Bateman)
Lacombe's Morgan Bateman holds the plaque after becoming a world champions in the World Wake Surfing Association. (Photo submitted by Morgan Bateman)
The Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival is quickly approaching - set to run Sept. 23-25 at the Lacombe Ag Grounds. Photo submitted

Lacombe Culture Harvest Festival runs Sept. 23-25 at the Lacombe Ag grounds

A full slate of activities and events are planned throughout the weekend

The Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival is quickly approaching - set to run Sept. 23-25 at the Lacombe Ag Grounds. Photo submitted
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Student Conference helps Alberta youth learn about energy sector’s future

‘10 Peaks Innovation Xchange (10PIX)’ runs Oct. 17 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre

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Through a mix of wool, silk, yarn, embroidery thread, specialty fibres, and other additions, local needle-felting artist Vicki Sullivan creates unique works of art showcasing her love of nature. Photo submitted

Felting art on exhibit at Lacombe Performing Arts Centre

The needle felt exhibit is on display until Oct. 19 at the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre

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Through a mix of wool, silk, yarn, embroidery thread, specialty fibres, and other additions, local needle-felting artist Vicki Sullivan creates unique works of art showcasing her love of nature. Photo submitted
Heritage researchers and community volunteers are updating files, taking photos and recording data – all to help preserve Lacombe’s Heritage. Photo submitted

Heritage Resources Committee launches a project to update Lacombe’s Heritage Survey and inventory

‘A Heritage Survey is the first step in heritage preservation’

  • Sep 14, 2022
Heritage researchers and community volunteers are updating files, taking photos and recording data – all to help preserve Lacombe’s Heritage. Photo submitted
Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)

Alberta declares provincial day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, no statutory holiday

The province will host a ceremony at the Alberta Legislature at 10 a.m. on Monday

Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)
Karen White, co-ordinator of the Family Resource Network in Lacombe, stands in the spacious facility which is located at #4, 4725 49B Ave. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Wide spectrum of services available at Family Resource Network

‘I just love helping families and watching them grow.’

Karen White, co-ordinator of the Family Resource Network in Lacombe, stands in the spacious facility which is located at #4, 4725 49B Ave. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
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Diabetes Canada to hold a clothing donation drive-thru drop-off on Sept. 17

Lacombe residents can declutter around their homes and help the charity

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Road safety to remember during the harvest season

With Harvest season well under way in Alberta there has been an…

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