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A Specialized Allez road touring bicycle was stolen during a residential break-in on Saturday morning in Blackfalds. (Photo contributed)
A Specialized Allez road touring bicycle was stolen during a residential break-in on Saturday morning in Blackfalds. (Photo contributed)
Town of Blackfalds now has 10,125 residents, up 2.1 per cent from 2017. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Town of Blackfalds now has 10,125 residents, up 2.1 per cent from 2017. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Blackfalds approves parental leave for council

Blackfalds approves parental leave for council

Blackfalds one of first Alberta municipalities to approve leave

Blackfalds approves parental leave for council
Blackfalds stormwater plan faces opposition

Blackfalds stormwater plan faces opposition

About 100 people turned out for an open house on the controversial plan

Blackfalds stormwater plan faces opposition
Blackfalds getting ready for legalized cannabis

Blackfalds getting ready for legalized cannabis

Town put moratorium on cannabis-related development permits until new regulations complete

  • Jun 15, 2018
Blackfalds getting ready for legalized cannabis
Residents in east Blackfalds oppose the proposed skatepark at Pine Crescent Park. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Contentious Blackfalds skate park approved

Some residents feared skate park would attract vandalism, graffiti and drugs to the neighbourhood

Residents in east Blackfalds oppose the proposed skatepark at Pine Crescent Park. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
Lacombe Lake                                Photo contributed

Blackfalds stormwater plan raising concerns

Opponents fear that Lacombe Lake will be contaminated by stormwater

Lacombe Lake                                Photo contributed
Lacombe backs BOLT Transit

Lacombe backs BOLT Transit

Lacombe city council narrowly votes 4-3 in favour of continuing regional transit support

Lacombe backs BOLT Transit
Penhold creates safe community task force

Penhold creates safe community task force

Task force will focus on all aspects of community safety

Penhold creates safe community task force
Federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi

Regional sewage line seen as economic driver

Red Deer-to-Lacombe sewage line seen as model of government co-operation

Federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi
Blackfalds hires new emergency and protective services manager

Blackfalds hires new emergency and protective services manager

Retired RCMP officer Ken Morrison gets the job

Blackfalds hires new emergency and protective services manager
(Contributed photo).

Providing more services while keeping taxes low is Blackfalds’ dilemma

Town has undergone years of above-average growth

(Contributed photo).
Blackfalds advance vote affected by notice error

Blackfalds advance vote affected by notice error

Several dozen advance votes could not be accepted for Wolc Creek School Division

Blackfalds advance vote affected by notice error
Blackfalds mayor reflects on her run

Blackfalds mayor reflects on her run

After 19 year on town council, Melodie Stol has chosen not to run again

Blackfalds mayor reflects on her run
Blackfalds drainage plan will go back to public

Blackfalds drainage plan will go back to public

Alberta Environment reviewing public concerns about drainage project

Blackfalds drainage plan will go back to public
Charges dropped against woman accused of stealing from Blackfalds company

Charges dropped against woman accused of stealing from Blackfalds company

Calgary Crown prosecutor stayed charges midway through trial on theft and fraud charges

Charges dropped against woman accused of stealing from Blackfalds company
The Abbey Centre was a popular reason for why Blackfalds residents love their town. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Population of Blackfalds approaches 10,000

Sixteen years ago Sandra Congdon and her family made Blackfalds their home.…

The Abbey Centre was a popular reason for why Blackfalds residents love their town. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Anita Alexander, a member of the Lacombe Lake Watershed Stewardship Society, sets up a table on the Trans Canada Trail near the lake. She is seeking signatures for a petition to stop a plan to allow stormwater to drain into the lake. (File photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)

Petition opposes Blackfalds drainage plan

Residents concerned about Lacombe Lake contamination gather more than 1,000 names

Anita Alexander, a member of the Lacombe Lake Watershed Stewardship Society, sets up a table on the Trans Canada Trail near the lake. She is seeking signatures for a petition to stop a plan to allow stormwater to drain into the lake. (File photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff)
RCMP seeking owner of stolen boat motor

RCMP seeking owner of stolen boat motor

Police recovered stolen mini excavator, tractor and boat motor at rural property near Blackfalds

RCMP seeking owner of stolen boat motor
Lacombe County seeks more information on storm water plan

Lacombe County seeks more information on storm water plan

Use of Lacombe Lake in Blackfalds storm water plan proves controversial

Lacombe County seeks more information on storm water plan