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Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Store creates viral video and toilet paper contest to encourage Food Bank donations

Family: It is the best of times, it is the worst of times

At the Mielke household in Sylvan Lake, it is difficult to tell…

  • Mar 24, 2020

Health: Ten cents a dance or twenty cents to fight the virus

How many readers recall, during the Second World War, seeing military personnel…

  • Mar 24, 2020

Sylvan Lake support groups cancel in-person meetings

AA and TOPS will continue to offer support online and by phone during outbreak

Central Alberta welder turning railroad spikes into art

Aaron Knight says he “fell into” the new passion six months ago

COVID-19: Christmas returns to Sylvan Lake as light displays turned on again

Sylvan Lakers have turned on their holiday lights to bring joy during a dark time

QUIZ: Are you ready for spring?

To mark the first day of spring, take this short 10-question quiz

  • Mar 19, 2020

Gardening: Taking a break from the winter

Looking for a break from winter and dream of summer without leaving…

  • Feb 27, 2020

Mielke: Wild roses, barbed wire and birthdays

What do barbed wire fences and wild roses have in common? Well,…

  • Feb 24, 2020

Gardening: Succulents are popular house plants

Succulents are easy to distinguish form other plants as they have thick,…

  • Feb 19, 2020

Mielke: Small town Alberta great place to live

There is something to be said for living in small town, Alberta.…

  • Feb 17, 2020

Gardening: Roses aren’t the only option for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest days in the floral industry.…

  • Feb 12, 2020

Thousands of reasons to support the food bank

Supporting your local food bank couldn’t be easier

  • Feb 12, 2020

Mielke: The journey between today and someday can be long

In my own humble way I am struggling to learn to play…

  • Feb 10, 2020

Tomlinson: A guide for choosing garden and flower seeds

At this time of year it is easy garden and flower seeds…

  • Feb 5, 2020

Mielke: Thoughts on winter, here and in other places

I swear I don’t think I fully open my eyes in the…

  • Feb 3, 2020

WATCH: Eckville man’s hobby creates wild backyard snow park

Dolan Baxter has been building snow parks ranging of all styles since he was a kid

Michael Dawe: The long career of Red Deer Police Chief Charles Anderson

There has recently been considerable debate as to whether Red Deer should…

Family: Great road trip leads to healthy dinner party

I was only slightly late for the road trip with my daughter…

  • Jan 27, 2020

Health: The saga continues: Rotten law, rotten politicians, and rotten eggs

How long will patients, those dying in pain, have to endure the…

  • Jan 27, 2020