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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

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Alberta RCMP highlights reasons not to call 911 for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

‘Can you bring me a hamburger? I am hungry and cannot drive!’

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta identifies 1,183 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

50.5% of all active cases are variants of concern

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Alberta reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since December 16 on Friday. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta reports 1,521 additional COVID-19 cases, 674 new variant cases

Daily case total the highest since mid-December

  • Apr 9, 2021
Alberta reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since December 16 on Friday. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

Proposed Stettler subdivision takes another step forward

The third reading will not be held until the owner of the property has met the conditions of the subdivision

  • Apr 9, 2021
Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

SFCSS presented to Town of Stettler council during their latest meeting

Mayor Sean Nolls, in a sentiment echoed by the rest of council, congratulated the work done by FCSS

  • Apr 9, 2021
Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
A major construction project is planned to start along a one-block stretch of Main Street at the beginning of May.
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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.
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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

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province will allow any close contacts of positive cases to be tested twice on Thursday. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Variant strains are now dominating Alberta’s COVID cases, top doctor says

Highest daily case total since mid-December

  • Apr 8, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province will allow any close contacts of positive cases to be tested twice on Thursday. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
From left, Daniel, Liam and Noah Moran raise glasses of sparking raspberry juice to celebrate the founding of their charitable enterprise, the Caring Cookie Company. It will raise money for Safe Harbour programs. (Contributed photo)

Young central Alberta brothers baking to help homeless people in Red Deer

Daniel, Noah and Liam Moran have started The Caring Cookie Company charity

From left, Daniel, Liam and Noah Moran raise glasses of sparking raspberry juice to celebrate the founding of their charitable enterprise, the Caring Cookie Company. It will raise money for Safe Harbour programs. (Contributed photo)
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Alberta RCMP cautions public in light of recent scams and distraction thefts

The criminal activity conducted by this specific group is known to police

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Alberta continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases as the province announced a walk-back of COVID-19 restrictions. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Alberta continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases as the province announced a walk-back of COVID-19 restrictions. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

Patio season is open in Stettler

The Town of Stettler will work with local restaurants to facilitate patio seating

  • Apr 7, 2021
Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Laura and Tiana Gamroth of VIP Pets in Halkirk. photo submitted

Community Futures East Parkland holds successful business planning competition in East-Central Region

‘Community Futures East Parkland has succeeded in connecting with the communities they serve’

  • Apr 7, 2021
Laura and Tiana Gamroth of VIP Pets in Halkirk. photo submitted
Premier Jason Kenney said based on data and trends, the province could hit 2,000 daily cases by the end of April. File photo from The Canadian Press

Kenney adds new COVID-19 restrictions, Alberta surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 deaths

Alberta adds 931 new cases of COVID-19

  • Apr 6, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney said based on data and trends, the province could hit 2,000 daily cases by the end of April. File photo from The Canadian Press
Ten Red Deer-based Scouts, Venturers and leaders were recently honoured with a Medal for Meritorious Conduct for their efforts in getting a Scout leader who broke his leg in a remote area near Siffleur Falls to hospital. Photo contributed

Central Alberta Scouts, Venturers and leaders honoured for back country rescue

Group came to aid of Scout leader who broke leg during overnight camp in West Country

Ten Red Deer-based Scouts, Venturers and leaders were recently honoured with a Medal for Meritorious Conduct for their efforts in getting a Scout leader who broke his leg in a remote area near Siffleur Falls to hospital. Photo contributed
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Alberta RCMP recommend safety tips to protect against property crime

In 2020, there were 6,978 break and enters to homes, outbuildings, and cottages

  • Apr 6, 2021
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