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Alician McKendrick. (Facebook photo/McKendrick Stable)

Bentley stable owner Alicia McKendrick passed away ‘doing what she loved’

Rodeo community confirms McKendrick died during practice at the Stampede Grounds

(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)

Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
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Highway 12 between Stettler and Halkirk to be repaved this summer

It is nearly July, which means the provincial highway construction program is…

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019.(File photo)

Lots to do in the region on Canada Day

Those searching for activities to do this Canada Day aren’t going to…

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019.(File photo)
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Lots to do in Stettler on Canada Day

For those wanting to get into the festivities on Canada Day, they…

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Superintending Brenda MacDOnald looks through one of the many treasures discovered in the Stettler Elementary School time capsule on June 22. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Stettler Elelmentary School opens 30-year-old time capsule

The staff and students of Stettler Elementary School took a trip to…

Superintending Brenda MacDOnald looks through one of the many treasures discovered in the Stettler Elementary School time capsule on June 22. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Village of Halkirk

Village of Halkirk working on 2022 capital budget

The Village of Halkirk has begun discussing its 2022 capital spending plan.…

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Justin Tanning from Gitzel and Company Chartered Professional Accountants accepts the coveted HYC lobster from HYC executive director Winnie Bissett. The lobster is the final item put up for auction every year at the HYC Awesome Auction fundraiser and has raised over $15,000 for the organization since it was introduced. (Photo submitted)
Justin Tanning from Gitzel and Company Chartered Professional Accountants accepts the coveted HYC lobster from HYC executive director Winnie Bissett. The lobster is the final item put up for auction every year at the HYC Awesome Auction fundraiser and has raised over $15,000 for the organization since it was introduced. (Photo submitted)
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Stettler town council hears crime stats trending downward

According to S/Sgt Bruce Holliday, the commanding officer of the Stettler RCMP…

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A photo from the 2019 edition of the Battle River Ride for STARS. (File photo)

Battle River Ride for STARS to hit the trails near Castor after two year absence

STARS Air Ambulance is a service that no one wants to use…

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Mayor Sean Nolls presents an achievement award from the Town of Stettler to Rhonda Sylvester and her Gracenotes Choir. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Town of Stettler council welcomes Gracenotes Choir to June 21 meeting

The Town of Stettler council held a short celebration during their June…

Mayor Sean Nolls presents an achievement award from the Town of Stettler to Rhonda Sylvester and her Gracenotes Choir. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Erskine hosted a well attended corn hole tournament at the end of May. (Photos submitted)

The Village of Erskine held a successful community corn hole tournament at the end of May

By Sam Donnelly FOR BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA The Hamlet of Erskine…

  • Jun 28, 2022
Erskine hosted a well attended corn hole tournament at the end of May. (Photos submitted)
Jason Klaus (left) and Joshua Frank in a pickup truck before Frank spoke to an undercover RCMP officer he believed was an organized crime boss about the murders of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus. (Photo contributed by RCMP)

Castor triple murder sentencing sent back to appeal court

OTTAWA — Canada’s top court has sent the case of two men…

Jason Klaus (left) and Joshua Frank in a pickup truck before Frank spoke to an undercover RCMP officer he believed was an organized crime boss about the murders of Gordon, Sandra and Monica Klaus. (Photo contributed by RCMP)
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Clearview Public Schools pleased province listened to fuel-cost concerns

Clearview Public Schools received some good news from the province the week…

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Kent and Josh Nixon provided the entertainment at the Stettler Rotary Club Farmer Appreciation Supper on June 20. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Rotary Club of Stettler holds first Farmers Appreciation Supper since before pandemic

The Rotary Club of Stettler hosted their annual Farmers Appreciation Night on…

Kent and Josh Nixon provided the entertainment at the Stettler Rotary Club Farmer Appreciation Supper on June 20. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ending regular in-person COVID-19 updates

COVID Statistics will be updated weekly but news conferences held only as required

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)