city of lacombe

The Flatiron Building in Lacombe is one of only two triangular-shaped “flatiron” structures in Alberta (the other, known as Gibson Block, is in Edmonton and was built in 1913) and is the oldest known building of this type in Western Canada.

Lacombe’s Flatiron Building officially designated as Municipal Historic Resource

Lacombe has officially designated its Flatiron Building as a Municipal Historic Resource.…

 

Lacombe Flying Club president Jon Fromm says the pilot who died in a plane crash northeast of Lacombe on Saturday was a friend and club member and had flown out of the Lacombe airport before the crash around 5 p.m. (Black Press file photo)

Updated: Wreckage of Lacombe plane being examined by Transportation Safety Board investigators

Pilot killed and passenger seriously injured when small plane crashed northeast of Lacombe Saturday

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

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Adaptive water ski clinic goes ahead in Lacombe

Clinic takes place on Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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A piece of Coreen Zerr quilt work. (Photo submitted)

Quilt art commissioned for Lacombe Memorial Centre

LPAC are expecting installation in the spring of 2022.

A piece of Coreen Zerr quilt work. (Photo submitted)
Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)
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Cleanup from trail derailment near Lacombe could take weeks

One full train car of asphalt oil believed to have been spilled

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Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)
Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)
A CP Rail train derailed and spilled some tar oil south of Lacombe near Hwy 2A on Friday. (Black Press file photo.)

Train derailment near Lacombe under investigation

Lacombe mayor is glad it didn’t happen at downtown crossing

A CP Rail train derailed and spilled some tar oil south of Lacombe near Hwy 2A on Friday. (Black Press file photo.)
Lacombe city council has amended a bylaw to allow for urban beekeeping. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Lacombe allows urban beekeeping

Prospective beekeepers must register with the province

Lacombe city council has amended a bylaw to allow for urban beekeeping. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
A bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe City parks was defeated by city council. (Black Press file photo)
A bylaw to allow alcohol at Lacombe City parks was defeated by city council. (Black Press file photo)
Blaine Calkins/MP for Red Deer-Lacombe
Blaine Calkins/MP for Red Deer-Lacombe
Students at the Alternative School Centre in Red Deer had access to snacks and take-out options when classes were being held in-person. ABW paid for these items. (Photo contributed)

From winter clothing to lunches: A Better World is helping students in central Alberta

Student Wellbeing Program offers meals and food hampers

  • Jun 4, 2021
Students at the Alternative School Centre in Red Deer had access to snacks and take-out options when classes were being held in-person. ABW paid for these items. (Photo contributed)
Turning sewage lagoon into park would cost Lacombe $30M

Turning sewage lagoon into park would cost Lacombe $30M

$20-$30 million cost of reclaiming sewage lagoons for industrial land or a park ruled out

Turning sewage lagoon into park would cost Lacombe $30M
Lacombe’s new fire chief was part of Gander’s 9/11 response

Lacombe’s new fire chief was part of Gander’s 9/11 response

Nearly 40 planes carrying 6,700 people were diverted to Gander, Nfld. after terrorist attack

  • Apr 9, 2020
Lacombe’s new fire chief was part of Gander’s 9/11 response
File photo by BLACK PRESS news services                                Lacombe has been running its own municipal police force for over a century.

Lacombe’s mayor believes a municipal police force is not more costly than RCMP

Grant Creasy commends Red Deer for studying to find the best policing option

File photo by BLACK PRESS news services                                Lacombe has been running its own municipal police force for over a century.
Lacombe calls on residents to participate in census

Lacombe calls on residents to participate in census

Municipal census runs April 2 to June 20

Lacombe calls on residents to participate in census
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Lacombe looking at licensing cats

Lacombe hoping to increase number of cats returned to owners

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A concept illustration of a proposed international-style track that could be built at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe. Photo contributed

Lacombe city council gets update on athletic park expansion costs

Council was given an early look at potential financial impacts of support

  • Feb 7, 2019
A concept illustration of a proposed international-style track that could be built at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe. Photo contributed
Lacombe is considering licensing cats so they are easier to identify. Red Deer Advocate file photo

Lacombe considering licensing cats

Council is expected to take a look at cat potential licensing regulations next month

Lacombe is considering licensing cats so they are easier to identify. Red Deer Advocate file photo