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The New Year has arrived at the Stettler Public Library

Something Cool After School is back on Facebook on Thursday, Jan. 7th at 4 p.m.

  • Jan 4, 2021
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

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Upside-down Christmas tree turns heads in Endiang

Passers-by take a double-take when they drive by the home of Albert and Geri Wesa

  • Dec 22, 2020
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation

Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation
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A visit to Spirit's Respite Ranch near Stettler
Fans support Rebels
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Histories of our treasured Christmas traditions

Why we do what we do during the festive season

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Despite a challenging 2020, the Association of Communities Against Abuse expands services

Association offers a range of preventative education programs, available for people of all ages

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In this file photo, Dustin Derrick was the winner of the early bird prize of $1,000 in this year’s Heartland Youth Centre fundraising raffle. Derrick is also a Big Brother for Stettler’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which is operated out of the Youth Centre as well. 
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Heartland Youth Center keeps up contact with kids in uncertain times

Staff members continue to adjust to heightened pandemic restrictions

In this file photo, Dustin Derrick was the winner of the early bird prize of $1,000 in this year’s Heartland Youth Centre fundraising raffle. Derrick is also a Big Brother for Stettler’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which is operated out of the Youth Centre as well. 
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Looking back: the work to make Stettler more attractive to early settlers

Early community leaders recognized the need to make their communities stand out from other townsites

  • Dec 11, 2020
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The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)

Brightly lit Sylvan Lake house a local holiday tradition

Locals look forward to the holiday spectacle put together every year at Ramie and Alexis Tucker’s

The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)
Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey United Church keeping local holiday tradition alive

A small group of women worked with Tom Ford to bake and sell his holiday fruit cakes this year

Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
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Every year, the Maruk family puts up an amazing Christmas lights show

Display to run nightly starting around 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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Stettler’s Rob Docherty has been named to the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame after over 30 years of competition. (Photo submitted)

Rob Docherty is being inducted into the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame

Docherty was also the Stettler Trap Club president for 25 years

  • Dec 1, 2020
Stettler’s Rob Docherty has been named to the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame after over 30 years of competition. (Photo submitted)
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Rimbey woman gathering Christmas gifts for seniors at Valleyview Manor

Margaret Tanasiuk says she doesn’t want anyone to feel forgotten on Christmas morning

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A scene from last year’s Polar Express train ride. Staff are looking to launch this year’s popular holiday tradition on Nov. 28th. Independent file photo

There are a few changes to this year’s Polar Express – a tradition through Alberta Prairie Railway

“All of the trips are listed on the web site and the times - we still have 27 individual trips scheduled”

A scene from last year’s Polar Express train ride. Staff are looking to launch this year’s popular holiday tradition on Nov. 28th. Independent file photo
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Stettler Curling Club lands provincial grant – to be used for facility upgrades

Members recently learned the Club would be receiving the Community Facility Enhancement Grant

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With ongoing economic challenges due to the pandemic, it’s all the more important to ‘Think Local, Shop Stettler’

Regional Board of Trade & Community Development launches multi-faceted campaign heading into the holiday season

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Mayor Sean Nolls lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day service held at Sharpe’s Memorial Park.
Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

PHOTOS: Stettler Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 held a Remembrance Day service at Sharpe’s Memorial Park

Well-attended ceremony included several brief addresses and the laying of wreaths

  • Nov 11, 2020
Mayor Sean Nolls lays a wreath during the Remembrance Day service held at Sharpe’s Memorial Park.
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Pictured here is a scene from Superfluity’s Simply Christmas store last year.
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Superfluity kicks off the Christmas season with ‘Simply Christmas’ on Nov. 12th

Superfluity continues to serve the region while providing funds to many community projects and programs

Pictured here is a scene from Superfluity’s Simply Christmas store last year.
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