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Staff at Spirit’s Respite Ranch learn about the healing power of horses

‘We have an incredible number of special needs families coming out, and that’s been really great to see’

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Big Valley Historical Society launches fundraiser to paint the grain elevator

The Society is hoping to have the elevator painted in the middle of August

Reeve Larry Clarke (left) and Mayor Sean Nolls (Right) sign the proclomation declaring National Drowning Prevention Week 2021. Also in the photo are Stettler Rec Centre lifeguards Neil Leckie (left), Laurie Dolan (mid), and Jessica Campbell (right). National Drowning Prevention Week runs from July 18 to 24. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Town of Stettler supports National Drowning Prevention Week

Every year, more than 400 people die by drowning in Canada.

  • Jul 22, 2021
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association
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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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The Stettler Public Library: bringing you fun since always

‘Drop by to see us, and we will bring your books to the front door’

  • May 3, 2021
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Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray follows the misadventures of Milton Ontario—not to be confused with Milton, Ont.—and his pursuit of fame, fortune, love, and the meaning of life as he moves from his parents’ basement the fictional village of Bellybutton, Sask. to vibrant and bohemian Montreal. (Photo Submitted)

Central Alberta author finds success with his first book

Morgan Murray’s debut novel Dirty Birds is nominated for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

  • Apr 28, 2021
Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray follows the misadventures of Milton Ontario—not to be confused with Milton, Ont.—and his pursuit of fame, fortune, love, and the meaning of life as he moves from his parents’ basement the fictional village of Bellybutton, Sask. to vibrant and bohemian Montreal. (Photo Submitted)
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)
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Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
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Brownfield and District Grow Project releases 2020 results

In all, just under $115,000 was raised to help the world’s hungry

  • Mar 12, 2021
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A SAGA member (left) poses as Jessi Hanks (right) with Castle Restaurant puts up a safe space sticker to display on the restaurant’s front door. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

SAGA Wetaskiwin works with local businesses to display they are a safe space

The safe space stickers show that its a safe and inclusive space.

A SAGA member (left) poses as Jessi Hanks (right) with Castle Restaurant puts up a safe space sticker to display on the restaurant’s front door. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Stettler Public Library is open for in-person visits!

Do you have a collection of home movies that you would like to digitize?

  • Mar 8, 2021
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Peggy Vockeroth is a student advisor with Campus Alberta Central, which is housed at the Stettler Learning Centre.
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Lifelong learning – it’s all in a day’s work for Peggy Vockeroth

Vockeroth works with Campus Alberta Centre out of the Stettler Learning Centre

Peggy Vockeroth is a student advisor with Campus Alberta Central, which is housed at the Stettler Learning Centre.
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Ms. Zazulak’s Grade 6 class from Stettler Elementary School discussed all of the ways that they have and could lift each other up as well as how they could also lift themselves up. ‘Our young persons are truly caring individuals who recognize the importance of Pink Shirt Day.’
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More Pink Shirt Day photos from Stettler students

‘Our young persons are truly caring individuals who recognize the importance of Pink Shirt Day’

  • Feb 25, 2021
Ms. Zazulak’s Grade 6 class from Stettler Elementary School discussed all of the ways that they have and could lift each other up as well as how they could also lift themselves up. ‘Our young persons are truly caring individuals who recognize the importance of Pink Shirt Day.’
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Minister Rick Wilson poses with Katie at the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, both wearing her Pink Shirt Day design. Facebook/ Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin.

Wetaskiwin Boys and Girls club Pink Shirt day design focuses on kindness

Katie with the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin created this year’s Pink Shirt Day design.

Minister Rick Wilson poses with Katie at the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, both wearing her Pink Shirt Day design. Facebook/ Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin.
Roscoe received a drive-by parade from family, friends and the Wetaskiwin Fire Service. Submitted/ Karen Grant.

Wetaskiwin resident celebrates his 100th birthday

Roscoe Grant marked a milestone historical event with a major milestone birthday.

Roscoe received a drive-by parade from family, friends and the Wetaskiwin Fire Service. Submitted/ Karen Grant.