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Larry Clarke was re-elected into his council seat in the Oct. 18, 2021 election, then was reappointed reeve during the County of Stettler organizational meeting a few days later. (submitted photo)

County of Stettler Reeve Larry Clarke reflects on past term, future planning

Clarke: ‘We were working with staff and council trying to set ourselves up for the next four years’

The Area 53 Raceway in Forestberg celebrated a successful 2021 racing season, with racing taking place 10 weekends this summer. (Facebook photo)

Area 53 Raceway in Forestburg celebrates successful 2021 season

Each weekend, between 50 and 75 competitors descended on the Area 53 Raceway to race each other

Stettler FCSS is bringing a pair of programs focusing on mental health and wellness to the community at the end of November. (Photo/Metro Creative Connection)

Stettler FCSS brings a pair of mental health and wellness programs to the community

Stettler Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is teaming up with the…

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History of the poppy

Each November, poppies bloom on the lapels and collars of millions of…

  • Nov 11, 2021
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The No Stone Left Alone ceremony has been running in Stettler since 2011. Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent

Photos: Stettler Rotary Club hosts “No Stone Left Alone Ceremony” on Nov. 8, 2021.

The No Stone Left Alone ceremony has been running in Stettler since…

The No Stone Left Alone ceremony has been running in Stettler since 2011. Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
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November 3 is national Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Show Your 4-H Colours Day is a national celebration put on by 4-H Canada

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Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

The Haunted Barn of Grandview celebrates another spooktacular Halloween season

The Haunted Barn continues to grow and has proven immensely popular in its third year.

Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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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

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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
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.
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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Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

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)