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There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)

Alberta records 410 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Central zone dropped to 160 active cases

  • Oct 28, 2020
Shaun Isaac, owner of Woodchucker Firewood in Trochu, is awaiting a new shipment during a firewood shortage in the province. All of the wood he has left is being saved for long-time customers who need it to heat their homes. (Contributed photo).

Firewood shortage in central Alberta caused by rising demand, gaps in supply

‘I’ve said “No” to more people than ever’: firewood seller

Sharon Hickin, general manager of the Days Inn Sylvan Lake and the new Lake House Diner, poses for a photo outside the new restaurant. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Pandemic puts extra hurdles in place for new Sylvan Lake businesses

Over the past seven months numerous new businesses have opened in Sylvan Lake, despite the pandemic

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Reeve Larry Clarke reappointed for another one-year term, leading into elections in 2021

Clarke was acclaimed during council’s recent organizational meeting held Oct. 21st

  • Oct 28, 2020
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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Stettler’s own Ember Graphics takes Board of Trade 2020 Business Service Award

The 2020 Business and Citizenship Awards Gala was held Oct. 22nd

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Front-line health care workers on strike across the province

The strike is due to cut of 11,000 health care jobs in the province, according to AUPE

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Front-line hospital workers have walked off the job at the Rimbey Hospital, and across the province. Photo Submitted

Front-line health care workers on strike across the province, including Rimbey Hospital

The strike is due to cut of 11,000 health care jobs in the province, according to AUPE

Front-line hospital workers have walked off the job at the Rimbey Hospital, and across the province. Photo Submitted
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed more than 1,000 cases over the weekend Monday afternoon. File photo

COVID-19: Central zone active cases up Monday

‘We’ve now crossed the tipping point,’ says Hinshaw

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed more than 1,000 cases over the weekend Monday afternoon. File photo
The death of 19-year-old Jacob Michael Chitze of Edmonton has now been ruled a homicide following an ongoing RCMP investigation.
The death of 19-year-old Jacob Michael Chitze of Edmonton has now been ruled a homicide following an ongoing RCMP investigation.
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Nate Horner stops by Castor’s Paintearth Lodge on Oct. 19th

Another hot topic during the discussion was the visitor restrictions put in place to protect the residents

  • Oct 26, 2020
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Mark your calendars for the annual ‘Festival of Lights’ holiday events

Annual celebration raises funds in support of patient care at the Stettler Hospital

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Botha’s Dion Proudfoot proves business success can come early in life

Twelve-year-old entrepreneur honoured in this year’s Best of Stettler Readers Choice Awards

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Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)

432 new COVID cases sets another record Friday

Central zone holds steady at 126 active cases

  • Oct 23, 2020
Alberta has 3,651 active cases of COVID-19. (File photo)
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Researching cover crop cocktails

A tw0-year trial is looking at the impact of multispecies annual cocktail blends in the Peace Country

  • Oct 23, 2020
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"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.

427 new COVID cases is highest in Alberta ever

Central zone has 126 active cases of COVID-19

  • Oct 22, 2020
"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer RCMP say a 30-year-old man faces sexual charges against a teen. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Calgary man dies in two-vehicle collision near Sylvan Lake

A semi truck collided with a SUV just east of Hwy. 781 on Hwy 11.

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Stettler’s Dakota Derr wins ‘Youth Citizen of the Year’

Derr has long demonstrated a passion for volunteering in the community

Shaelynn Decock and her dog Taco, who has been missing since Aug. 26. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman looking for closure for her stolen dog

Shaelynn Decock says it has been two months since she last saw her dog Taco

Shaelynn Decock and her dog Taco, who has been missing since Aug. 26. Photo Submitted