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What is heart failure?

As part of their May wellness features, Alberta Health Services has released…

  • May 14, 2022
Three deer were spotted in Sylvan Lake at the intersection of 50 Ave. and 46 St. on the morning of April 10. (Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Black Press News Media)

RCMP reminds drivers to be cautious of wildlife on Alberta Roads

The sudden appearance of a wild animal in the middle of the…

  • May 14, 2022
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Lacombe council looks at lowering residential speed limits

Notice of motion made by Councilor Gullekson

  • May 12, 2022
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said there were 70 deaths from COVID-19 from May 3-9 but there are signs transmission is slowing. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said there were 70 deaths from COVID-19 from May 3-9 but there are signs transmission is slowing. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

70 more Alberta Covid-19 deaths but fewer people in hospital

There are signs that transmission is on the decline, says health minister

  • May 11, 2022
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said there were 70 deaths from COVID-19 from May 3-9 but there are signs transmission is slowing. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said there were 70 deaths from COVID-19 from May 3-9 but there are signs transmission is slowing. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku. (Submitted)

WCPS drivers move on to provincial bus road-e-o

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) had three contestants compete at the Local…

  • May 11, 2022
WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku. (Submitted)
The Blackfalds Days Parade in 2016. The three-day festival returns for 2022 , June 16 - 19. (Black Press)

Blackfalds days returns for 2022

The Town of Blackfalds has announced the return of Blackfalds Days after…

  • May 11, 2022
The Blackfalds Days Parade in 2016. The three-day festival returns for 2022 , June 16 - 19. (Black Press)
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Special council meetings held for some central Alberta village audits

By: Stu Salkeld Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, East Central Alberta Review Two…

  • May 11, 2022
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Lacombe council approves paving tax and property tax bylaws

Lacombe City Council has approved property tax bylaw 496 and paving tax…

  • May 10, 2022
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WCPS board provides review of boundary and grade configuration in Blackfalds and Lacombe

Lacombe and Blackfalds families and school staff have the opportunity this month…

  • May 10, 2022
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Left to right, the Hultink Family; Molly, Deb and Mike, Christy Ravndahl-George from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Cilantro and Chive Co-owner Rieley Kay. (Submitted)

Teen’s mission carries on through family and community

The Hultink family from Lacombe and Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive location have…

  • May 9, 2022
Left to right, the Hultink Family; Molly, Deb and Mike, Christy Ravndahl-George from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Cilantro and Chive Co-owner Rieley Kay. (Submitted)
Nicole Buss (right) with her daughter Samantha. Buss is donating flowers to mothers at Red Deer's Ronald McDonald House this weekend as a thank you to the home, which was there for her family when Samantha was in hospital being treated for Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. (Photo contributed)

Florist gives back for Mother’s Day

Nicole Buss donating flowers to mothers at Ronald McDonald House as a thank you

Nicole Buss (right) with her daughter Samantha. Buss is donating flowers to mothers at Red Deer's Ronald McDonald House this weekend as a thank you to the home, which was there for her family when Samantha was in hospital being treated for Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. (Photo contributed)
Falun East Beef & Small Engine 4-H Club participate in annual highway cleanup campaign May 2021. (Facebook/ Falun East Beef & Small Engine 4-H Club)

Drive with caution during province-wide Highway cleanup day

Thousands of Alberta youth spend the day cleaning up trash and litter from roadways

Falun East Beef & Small Engine 4-H Club participate in annual highway cleanup campaign May 2021. (Facebook/ Falun East Beef & Small Engine 4-H Club)
(Stu Salkeld Local Journalism Initiative East Central Alberta Review)

Clive residents are law-abiding people, says community peace officer

By: Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter East Central Alberta Review The…

  • May 6, 2022
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Fire at Lacombe business

Emergency crews responded to a fire at a business east of Lacombe…

  • May 5, 2022
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Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says while hospitalizations are increasing there are signs the BA.2 variant may be peaking. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Members of the three families working to come to Lacombe. Submitted photo

Central Albertan push to offer refuge for Ukrainians

As Ukraine continues to battle invasion from Russian, Lacombe County resident Heidi…

Members of the three families working to come to Lacombe. Submitted photo
Several Central Alberta organizations are encouraging citizens to take part in No Mow May, an initiative designed to help pollinators have a better chance at survival through the summer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

Take the ‘No Mow May’ challenge in Central Alberta

People are also encouraged to add some native plants to yards, or balconies

Several Central Alberta organizations are encouraging citizens to take part in No Mow May, an initiative designed to help pollinators have a better chance at survival through the summer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
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Sylvan Lake RCMP step up traffic safety efforts

As Sylvan Lake begins to welcome the annual flock of tourists during…

  • May 2, 2022
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Wolf Creek Public Schools contribute efforts to healthy food program

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) board is lending support to a Canada-wide…

  • Apr 29, 2022
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The groundbreaking ceremony for Saving Grace Animal Society’s new veterinary clinic was April 25,2022. (Contributed photo)

Alix’s Saving Grace Animal Society breaks ground on new veterinary clinic

There will soon be a new veterinary clinic in Alix. Alix-based Saving…

The groundbreaking ceremony for Saving Grace Animal Society’s new veterinary clinic was April 25,2022. (Contributed photo)