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Local opinion: Make sock heads with plants as hair this holiday

This holiday season taking time to do different activities that will interest…

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Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Stay with happy people

This year, the holidays aren’t what they should be. At least the…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Family: Regardless of COVID-19, Dec. 25 will come and go

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Treena Mielke
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: A new tooth for Christmas

So I was sitting in the dentist’s chair last night wondering about…

  • Dec 19, 2020
Harley Hay
Here are some of our favourite picks from this year’s Creative Adventures feature. Find the supplement in Friday’s Advocate.
Here are some of our favourite picks from this year’s Creative Adventures feature. Find the supplement in Friday’s Advocate.
Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation

Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation
The memories of past Christmas gatherings will have to do this holiday season says a central Alberta writer. (File photo)

Family: Past Christmas memories will do this year

It looks like COVID, like a thief in the night, has plans…

  • Dec 15, 2020
The memories of past Christmas gatherings will have to do this holiday season says a central Alberta writer. (File photo)
Rossland's religious communities came together to celebrate the Christmas season of Advent at the Advent Music Celebration at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, Dec. 3. Picture here, a child lights the first Advent candle.

Turn to Advent season with hope, anticipation

May the grace of Christ be with you. It is particularly more…

  • Dec 12, 2020
Rossland's religious communities came together to celebrate the Christmas season of Advent at the Advent Music Celebration at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, Dec. 3. Picture here, a child lights the first Advent candle.
Harley Hay

Hay’s Daze: The origin of the Christmas orange

You may have heard that “orange is the new black” but when…

  • Dec 11, 2020
Harley Hay
A colourful floorcloth provides easy-care protection as well as cheerful design and style to this family dining room. (Contributed photo)

House to Home: Fabulous floorcloths

Floorcloths are beautiful to look at, warm underfoot, easy to care for…

  • Dec 11, 2020
A colourful floorcloth provides easy-care protection as well as cheerful design and style to this family dining room. (Contributed photo)
Up-and-coming TV brand Hisense delivers very good quality at reasonable cost. It’s the latest example of the rising level of electronics quality and dropping prices. (Photo by Stephen Murdoch)

HouseWorks: Help choosing holiday gifts

Need help choosing gifts for the handy people on your holiday list?…

  • Dec 11, 2020
Up-and-coming TV brand Hisense delivers very good quality at reasonable cost. It’s the latest example of the rising level of electronics quality and dropping prices. (Photo by Stephen Murdoch)
The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)

Brightly lit Sylvan Lake house a local holiday tradition

Locals look forward to the holiday spectacle put together every year at Ramie and Alexis Tucker’s

The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Measure your coronary risk with Omega-3 index

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in North America. Almost…

  • Dec 8, 2020
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Family: Enjoy the simple, magical moments of Christmas season

I worked hard. I dug out treasure boxes of Christmas decorations that…

  • Dec 8, 2020
Treena Mielke
Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey United Church keeping local holiday tradition alive

A small group of women worked with Tom Ford to bake and sell his holiday fruit cakes this year

Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Harley Hay

Hay’s Daze: Not used to seeing giraffe with a mask

My bad. Now there’s an expression that used to stick in my…

Harley Hay
Before purchasing any gardening book about outdoor gardening, look to see where the author lives and gardens says a central Alberta gardening expert. (Pixabay photo)

Give a gardening book this Christmas

Still looking for presents for the gardener in your life? A gardening…

  • Dec 3, 2020
Before purchasing any gardening book about outdoor gardening, look to see where the author lives and gardens says a central Alberta gardening expert. (Pixabay photo)
(Black Press File Photo)

Rimbey woman gathering Christmas gifts for seniors at Valleyview Manor

Margaret Tanasiuk says she doesn’t want anyone to feel forgotten on Christmas morning

(Black Press File Photo)