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Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family ‘feeling the love’ with furnace and air conditioner donation

Kles-Air donated their time to a family in need by installing a furnace and air conditioner

Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)
During the pandemic are we drinking too much chardonnay?

During the pandemic are we drinking too much chardonnay?

Winston Churchill, Great Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, once remarked that, “he had…

  • Oct 13, 2020
During the pandemic are we drinking too much chardonnay?
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Vines are easy to care for and add dimension

Vines add another dimension to the garden. They can be planted on…

  • Oct 8, 2020
Thanksgiving will be different this year

Thanksgiving will be different this year

It is going to be different this year. “Keep family gatherings small,”…

  • Oct 6, 2020
Thanksgiving will be different this year
Unripe apples protect from threat of a fatty liver

Unripe apples protect from threat of a fatty liver

Worried about having too many alcoholic drinks during the coronavirus pandemic? Think…

  • Oct 6, 2020
Unripe apples protect from threat of a fatty liver
Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman thankful to neighbour who replaced stolen bike

Randel Braceros’s bike was stolen and was then surprised by his neighbour when he replaced it

Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted
Shrubs are forgiving if pruning rules are followed

Shrubs are forgiving if pruning rules are followed

Deciduous shrubs are pruned to keep them healthy, tidy, attractive and to…

  • Oct 1, 2020
Shrubs are forgiving if pruning rules are followed
Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Onsy and Rosemary Tawadrous immigrated to Canada in 2011 and made their home in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta
Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
Gary Mason and Tracey Paluck raised $10,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada by walking the width of Alberta.(Submitted/Gary Mason)

Wetaskiwin residents walk 376 km for charity

Gary Mason and Tracey Paluck raised $10,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Gary Mason and Tracey Paluck raised $10,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada by walking the width of Alberta.(Submitted/Gary Mason)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Next time look down the toilet bowl

Next time look down the toilet bowl

Research for this column won’t qualify us for the Nobel Prize in…

  • Sep 22, 2020
Next time look down the toilet bowl
Reaping cherries and memories with pie

Reaping cherries and memories with pie

It was more than 20 years ago when my brother brought us…

  • Sep 22, 2020
Reaping cherries and memories with pie
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Air pollution results in over 4 million deaths per year worldwide

Air pollution results in over 4 million deaths per year worldwide

Is the air we breathe gradually destroying our brains?

  • Sep 15, 2020
Air pollution results in over 4 million deaths per year worldwide
Late summer golf is better than worrying

Late summer golf is better than worrying

Hope and optimism during pandemic

  • Sep 15, 2020
Late summer golf is better than worrying
Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake gathers to honour the fallen at annual Flags of Remembrance ceremony

The smaller-than-normal ceremony starts the “season of remembrance” in Sylvan Lake

Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)