Mark Weber

Staff with the Stettler District Ambulance Association. photo submitted
Staff with the Stettler District Ambulance Association. photo submitted
Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted

Central Alberta resident reflects on her journey dealing with MS

May is MS Awareness Month in Canada

Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted
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Stettler Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging more ‘little sisters’ to come onboard

Serving as a mentor during this period of uncertainty with the pandemic is even more important

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Gadsby resident fighting to keep chickens on her property

Kim Cooper is hoping the courts will support her intention to keep them

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Pastor Toby Wong stands outside of the Stettler Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which he’s been leading for the past year. photo submitted

Local pastor broadens reach during pressures of ongoing pandemic

Seventh-day Adventist church is opening up from noon to 2 p.m. every Tuesday for the month of May

Pastor Toby Wong stands outside of the Stettler Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which he’s been leading for the past year. photo submitted
Nineteen-year-old Amanda enjoys a ride during a visit to Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. photo submitted

Busy days at Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler

The ranch, which launched operations last summer, provides support through animal interaction

Nineteen-year-old Amanda enjoys a ride during a visit to Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. photo submitted
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MP Damien Kurek reflects on newly-released federal budget

‘Further, they recycle old promises they have consistently failed to deliver on’

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Stettler resident Jaden Norman is pictured here outside of the Stettler Learning Centre where she lends a helping hand as a volunteer tutor. photo contributed

Stettler’s Jaden Norman has discovered the many joys of giving back

National Volunteer Week runs April 18th to 24th

Stettler resident Jaden Norman is pictured here outside of the Stettler Learning Centre where she lends a helping hand as a volunteer tutor. photo contributed
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Alberta Biobord Corp. recently hosted a virtual open house from Stettler

The company plans to develop a fuel pellet and medium density fibre board (MDF) plant near the community

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Casey and Hadley Bible had lots of fun at the annual Stettler Trade Show that ran this past weekend at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

The Stettler Trade Show has been postponed

The popular event will celebrate 40 years in 2022

Casey and Hadley Bible had lots of fun at the annual Stettler Trade Show that ran this past weekend at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
A major construction project is planned to start along a one-block stretch of Main Street at the beginning of May.
Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

A number of downtown businesses are concerned about coming construction projects along part of Main Street

Replacement of the cast iron water main, lead water services and sidewalks between 48th and 49th Avenues to start in May

A major construction project is planned to start along a one-block stretch of Main Street at the beginning of May.
Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Damien Kurek

A spring election is a real possibility: MP Kurek

Kurek made a recent stop to a Town council meeting in Stettler to touch base with local officials

Damien Kurek
Stettler’s own Renegade Station is kicking off the spring season with a brand new single - to be released April 9th. (Photo submitted)

A brand new single is on the way from Stettler-based band Renegade Station

Free Free Free hits all streaming platforms on April 9th

Stettler’s own Renegade Station is kicking off the spring season with a brand new single - to be released April 9th. (Photo submitted)
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Details on revamped draft K-6 school curriculumn were unveiled March 29th

Four key learning themes include literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills

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Hike for Hospice set to run on May 2nd

Stettler hospice suite is now officially available for families

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The Brainard memorial near Scapa. An inscription on the stone reads, ‘In the winter of 1907, Lee Brainard and his son Albert Day Brainard and his hired hand Hampson White were moving 450 head of cattle and 100 horses to the Hunt ranch when they were caught in a winter blizzard. Alberta, Hampson and most of the cattle and some of the horses perished in the storm at this approximate site.’ (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)

Remembering a local story of profound loss and amazing survival

A memorial near Scapa pays poignant tribute to a 1907 tragedy

The Brainard memorial near Scapa. An inscription on the stone reads, ‘In the winter of 1907, Lee Brainard and his son Albert Day Brainard and his hired hand Hampson White were moving 450 head of cattle and 100 horses to the Hunt ranch when they were caught in a winter blizzard. Alberta, Hampson and most of the cattle and some of the horses perished in the storm at this approximate site.’ (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)
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Plans continue to move forward for Alberta Biobord Corp. to set up shop near Stettler

The company has announced plans to develop a fuel pellet and medium density fibre board (MDF) plant

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This creation, by fabrication students at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus, is being donated to the Heartland Youth Centre for their annual auction later this year. It was built by Harry Staples, Tucker McNeill, Bryson Haustein and Jacob Buchwitz.
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Local fabrication students donate one of their creations to the Heartland Youth Centre auction

The students, from Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus, show tremendous skill and imagination

This creation, by fabrication students at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus, is being donated to the Heartland Youth Centre for their annual auction later this year. It was built by Harry Staples, Tucker McNeill, Bryson Haustein and Jacob Buchwitz.
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Organizers behind the Stettler Community Builders project continue to move forward

Initiative will honour Stettler citizens who were influential in the town’s history

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Local MP Damien Kurek recently hosted a virtual town hall where issues ranging from western alienation to the management of the ongoing pandemic were raised.
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Western alientation a prominent theme during virtual town hall hosted by MP Damien Kurek

Kurek noted that there is an unprecedented ‘Ottawa knows best’ strategy that is failing Canadians

Local MP Damien Kurek recently hosted a virtual town hall where issues ranging from western alienation to the management of the ongoing pandemic were raised.
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