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Later this year, Town of Stettler will be home to a Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre branch. (Metro News Services)

Pregnancy Care Centre will start up in Stettler

Red Deer-based organization set to open satellite office in town later this year

Later this year, Town of Stettler will be home to a Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre branch. (Metro News Services)
A new hockey team is in the making in Stettler. (File photo)

New local hockey team – Stettler Imperials – is gearing up to hit the ice later this year

‘That’s one thing we are also aiming for, is to be very involved in the community’

A new hockey team is in the making in Stettler. (File photo)
Area 53 got its start when a group of local people decided to utilize an airport that wasn’t being used anymore. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Central Alberta raceway featuring a slate of action-packed weekends coming up

Regular bracket races plus a ‘nostalgia’ class set for Aug. 21-22

Area 53 got its start when a group of local people decided to utilize an airport that wasn’t being used anymore. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Tap 9 is performing at West Stettler Park on Aug. 18 in Stettler. (Contributed photo)

Tap 9 will be performing Aug. 18 in Stettler

Series concludes with singer Ryan Langlois on Aug. 25

Tap 9 is performing at West Stettler Park on Aug. 18 in Stettler. (Contributed photo)
Pictured here are kids from the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club taking a break from Soccer Day - part of the Club’s ongoing summer program. (Contributed photo)

Get your vehicle washed and enjoy hot dog for good cause in Rimbey

Proceeds will support Rimbey Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey

Pictured here are kids from the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club taking a break from Soccer Day - part of the Club’s ongoing summer program. (Contributed photo)
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Canada Day celebrations later this month in Rimbey

Lots of family fun activities planned at PasKaPoo Park

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The Association of Communities Against Abuse, based in Stettler, is launching 15 new sites in east central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Association of Communities Against Abuse to launch new partner sites in central Alberta

About 15 sites will be set up across the province’s east-central region

The Association of Communities Against Abuse, based in Stettler, is launching 15 new sites in east central Alberta. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Red Deer-based band TEN02 is next up to perform for Stettler’s Entertainment in the Park series on Aug. 11. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer’s Ten02 to perform in Stettler

Next up in the series is Tap9 on Aug. 18 and wrapping up the season will be Ryan Langlois on Aug. 25

Red Deer-based band TEN02 is next up to perform for Stettler’s Entertainment in the Park series on Aug. 11. (Contributed photo)
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St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in central Alberta to mark 100th anniversary celebration

Plans are well underway for celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Scapa on Aug. 7th

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Officials gathered at the Stettler Hospital on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of emergency room renovations. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

New Stettler emergency department to open Monday

The ER renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million renovation project

Officials gathered at the Stettler Hospital on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of emergency room renovations. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls addresses those gathered to mark the completion of emergency room renovations at the Stettler Hospital. The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which will wrap up by early next year. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

Officials mark the completion of emergency department renovations at the Stettler Hospital

The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which is drawing to a close by early next year

Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls addresses those gathered to mark the completion of emergency room renovations at the Stettler Hospital. The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which will wrap up by early next year. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.

Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Stettler resident Scott Douglas is heading to Red Deer on Saturday, June 5th on his handcycle as a means of raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. photo submitted

Stettler’s Scott Douglas is set to handcycle to Red Deer to benefit Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

Douglas is extremely grateful to the organization for its tremendous support over the years

Stettler resident Scott Douglas is heading to Red Deer on Saturday, June 5th on his handcycle as a means of raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. photo submitted
Robert Raymond Cook is guarded by RCMP officers after being arrested for the murder of his father. Cook was found guilty of his father’s murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He was never charged with the murder of his stepmother and five half-siblings but was believed to be guilty. (Photo from Provincial Archives of Alberta)

Poem apparently written by convicted Stettler murderer Robert Raymond Cook surfaces in Athabasca County

Cook was executed in 1960 in connection with the slaying of his entire family in Stettler

Robert Raymond Cook is guarded by RCMP officers after being arrested for the murder of his father. Cook was found guilty of his father’s murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He was never charged with the murder of his stepmother and five half-siblings but was believed to be guilty. (Photo from Provincial Archives of Alberta)
Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted

Central Alberta resident reflects on her journey dealing with MS

May is MS Awareness Month in Canada

Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted
Nineteen-year-old Amanda enjoys a ride during a visit to Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. photo submitted

Busy days at Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler

The ranch, which launched operations last summer, provides support through animal interaction

Nineteen-year-old Amanda enjoys a ride during a visit to Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. photo submitted
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Alberta Biobord Corp. recently hosted a virtual open house from Stettler

The company plans to develop a fuel pellet and medium density fibre board (MDF) plant near the community

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Stettler’s own Renegade Station is kicking off the spring season with a brand new single - to be released April 9th. (Photo submitted)

A brand new single is on the way from Stettler-based band Renegade Station

Free Free Free hits all streaming platforms on April 9th

Stettler’s own Renegade Station is kicking off the spring season with a brand new single - to be released April 9th. (Photo submitted)
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Details on revamped draft K-6 school curriculumn were unveiled March 29th

Four key learning themes include literacy, numeracy, citizenship and practical skills

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The Brainard memorial near Scapa. An inscription on the stone reads, ‘In the winter of 1907, Lee Brainard and his son Albert Day Brainard and his hired hand Hampson White were moving 450 head of cattle and 100 horses to the Hunt ranch when they were caught in a winter blizzard. Alberta, Hampson and most of the cattle and some of the horses perished in the storm at this approximate site.’ (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)

Remembering a local story of profound loss and amazing survival

A memorial near Scapa pays poignant tribute to a 1907 tragedy

The Brainard memorial near Scapa. An inscription on the stone reads, ‘In the winter of 1907, Lee Brainard and his son Albert Day Brainard and his hired hand Hampson White were moving 450 head of cattle and 100 horses to the Hunt ranch when they were caught in a winter blizzard. Alberta, Hampson and most of the cattle and some of the horses perished in the storm at this approximate site.’ (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)