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Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine and her partner Jason Frechette and their friend Harry Hall are sailing around the world on a 41-ft. Cheoy Lee sailboat. Photo submitted

Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine continues her global sailing adventure

Crew enjoying every moment and ‘appreciating all that this beautiful life has to offer’

Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine and her partner Jason Frechette and their friend Harry Hall are sailing around the world on a 41-ft. Cheoy Lee sailboat. Photo submitted
Pictured here is Santa Claus making an appearance during the parade at a past ‘Light Up Lacombe’ festival here in town. This year’s four-day event kicks off Nov. 24. Express file photo

Light Up Lacombe Festival promises plenty of seasonal family fun

‘It’s this great big ball of fun that everyone gets to experience right here in Lacombe’

Pictured here is Santa Claus making an appearance during the parade at a past ‘Light Up Lacombe’ festival here in town. This year’s four-day event kicks off Nov. 24. Express file photo
Tamara Noordhof is the co-founder of the Lacombe-based Broom Tree Foundation. Photo submitted

Lacombe’s Broom Tree Foundation continues to expand its reach across the region

Foundation helps women build better, safer, and stronger lives

Tamara Noordhof is the co-founder of the Lacombe-based Broom Tree Foundation. Photo submitted
Local author Marc Froese, who teaches political at Burman University, and is also the founding director of the school’s International Studies Program. Photo submitted

Burman University professor co-writes book focused on the rise of populism

Local Burman University professor Marc Froese is one-half of the literary team…

Local author Marc Froese, who teaches political at Burman University, and is also the founding director of the school’s International Studies Program. Photo submitted

October — a month of particular and personal reflection

With the onset of fall, I typically find myself more reflective than…

Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo

Lacombe boxer William O’Keefe’s sights are set on Olympic competitions

‘Whatever you do, do it with 110 percent. Never settle - always be courageous.’

Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo
Lacombe resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tournament kicks off Oct. 21.
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Lacombe area resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series

The puck drops on Oct. 21 for the tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lacombe resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tournament kicks off Oct. 21.
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Back from left are student Jamesabella Finley, Dagmar Knutson (Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance’s executive director) and Steve Schultz, a teacher from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School). Front from left are students Baylee Fauque and Sara Thornhill. The students, under the guidance of Mr. Schultz, are members of the school’s EcoVision Club. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lacombe high school lands in ‘Top 10 World’s Best Schools for Environmental Action’

ESLCHS was the only school in North America to make the prestigious list

Back from left are student Jamesabella Finley, Dagmar Knutson (Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance’s executive director) and Steve Schultz, a teacher from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School). Front from left are students Baylee Fauque and Sara Thornhill. The students, under the guidance of Mr. Schultz, are members of the school’s EcoVision Club. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
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Former Lacombe resident hits the high seas on landmark adventure

‘I can surely say you are always one bold decision away from a completely different life’

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Pictured here is a scene from a past show from Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company. This year’s new season gets underway next month with Hurry Hard penned by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Express file photo

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company gears up for a new season

Excitement is building for the folks with Cow Patti Theatre Company who…

Pictured here is a scene from a past show from Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company. This year’s new season gets underway next month with Hurry Hard penned by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Express file photo
The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony held Sept. 24 in Lacombe

In a tribute to the sacrifices made by many, the Veterans Voices…

The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team in 2019. photo submittdd

Registrations open for Lacombe & District Special Olympics’ new season

Local affiliate covers Lacombe, Rimbey, Ponoka and Blackfalds regions

Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team in 2019. photo submittdd
Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is having an impact in Lacombe

‘Each program has been tailored for all the different needs that individuals with dementia have.’

Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted
Mayor Sean Nolls lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day service held last year at Sharpe’s Memorial Park. Independent file photo

Remembrance Day services set to be held at Sharpe’s Memorial Park

Poppies are also available at many businesses and organizations around town

Mayor Sean Nolls lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day service held last year at Sharpe’s Memorial Park. Independent file photo
Sharon Fischer, principal of Stettler Elementary School, agreed to lose some of her lengthy locks for a great cause after students raised in excess of $14,000 for this year’s Terry Fox Run. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

Stettler Elementary students raise nearly $15,000 for this year’s Terry Fox Run

Principal Sharon Fischer also agreed to donate some hair to Wigs for Kids

Sharon Fischer, principal of Stettler Elementary School, agreed to lose some of her lengthy locks for a great cause after students raised in excess of $14,000 for this year’s Terry Fox Run. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
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November marks Family Violence Prevention Month

Stettler Society for the Prevention of Family Violence works to raise awareness

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The Best of Stettler – what makes Stettler stand out?

Even in challenging times, residents’ sense of resilience shines through

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Best of Stettler – Stettler ‘never stops’ giving and supporting its own

There is also pretty much anything to help keep local families engaged and involved

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Pictured here is a scene from last year’s No Stone Left Alone ceremony at Lake View Cemetery. Stettler Independent/file photo

A meaningful local tradition continues in Stettler with the ‘No Stone Left Alone’ ceremony at Lake View Cemetery

The event focuses on the setting up of crosses with poppies on the graves of veterans

Pictured here is a scene from last year’s No Stone Left Alone ceremony at Lake View Cemetery. Stettler Independent/file photo
Shown here is a scene from the upcoming second season of Abracadavers. Numera Films wrapped shooting on the project this past summer, and the new season is expected to be released early next year. photo submitted

Critically-acclaimed Alberta-shot series gears up for second season

First season of Abracadavers was filmed in part in the Stettler area

Shown here is a scene from the upcoming second season of Abracadavers. Numera Films wrapped shooting on the project this past summer, and the new season is expected to be released early next year. photo submitted