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Kole Lundie’s Sunflower Valley Farms grows a diverse array of crops east of Lacombe. The farm’s Sunflower Trail is opening in August for the third year. (Contributed photo).

Sunflowers are helping Lacombe County producers diversify their farm crops

Kole Lundie says planting a variety of crops has many advantages

 

Lacombe County raises property taxes for first time since 2019

County facing rising costs, including policing and fuel

  • May 16, 2022

 

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Bashaw RCMP charge male for attempted murder

Male victim was stabbed in Lacombe County after offering a pedestrian a ride

  • Nov 23, 2021

 

(File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta man charged with assault

RCMP deployed to the scene on Sunday

(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta RCMP investigate assault

Blackfalds RCMP take suspect into custody

(File photo by Advocate staff)
Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)

Calves shot and left for dead in central Alberta

Bashaw RCMP investigating three shootings

Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)
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Central Alberta researchers recognized for studies in agricultural sciences

Jessica Sperber of Ponoka and David MacTaggart of Lacombe awarded prestigious scholarship

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Large traffic circles have been proposed as part of the province's $120-million plan to twin Highway 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House.
Map from McElhanney Ltd.

Highway 11 twinning to feature large roundabouts at key intersections

At least five roundabouts proposed between Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House

Large traffic circles have been proposed as part of the province's $120-million plan to twin Highway 11 from Sylvan Lake to Rocky Mountain House.
Map from McElhanney Ltd.
Black Press file photo

Lacombe County has put out the call for volunteer firefighter recruits

About 100 volunteers available but county would like to boost that to 125 firefighters

  • Nov 4, 2020
Black Press file photo
Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams

UPDATE: Owners found

Father and son found him while out for a walk at JJ Collett

Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams
Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law

Paula Law elected Lacombe County reeve for eighth time

Law first elected to council in 2010

  • Oct 21, 2020
Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law
(Lacombe Express file photo)

Central Alberta counties rebut taxpayer group’s spending criticism

Canadian Taxpayer Federation’s budget critique does not tell whole story, says counties

(Lacombe Express file photo)
Gull Lake campground developers win important appeal

Gull Lake campground developers win important appeal

Expensive paving requirement that could have jeopardized project is relaxed by appeal board

  • Jul 14, 2020
Gull Lake campground developers win important appeal
Campground approved next to Gull Lake RV resort

Campground approved next to Gull Lake RV resort

Project would be built in phases on west side of Gull Lake near Sandy Point Resort

Campground approved next to Gull Lake RV resort
A cease operations order is now in place on a former CP Rail bunkhouse in Mirror that was being transformed into a multi-use business complex. (Advocate file photo).

Aboriginal developer won’t pay for a Lacombe County permit, is contemplating a Supreme Court fight

A judge refuses Joseph Fromhold’s late request to appeal a ‘cease operations’ order

A cease operations order is now in place on a former CP Rail bunkhouse in Mirror that was being transformed into a multi-use business complex. (Advocate file photo).
Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Tuesday. (Photo contributed)

Foodgrains harvest scheduled for Tuesday

21st year for Ponoka Community Growing Project

Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Tuesday. (Photo contributed)
Opening day at the Lacombe Corn Maze at the Kraay Family Farm is July 19. (Photo contributed)

Lacombe Corn Maze hitting 20 years

15 acres of corn planted for maze

Opening day at the Lacombe Corn Maze at the Kraay Family Farm is July 19. (Photo contributed)
Tony Kamlah, president of the non-profit Lincoln Community Hall, is pleased that this hall was filled with 100 rural residents on Monday night. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Tony Kamlah, president of the non-profit Lincoln Community Hall, is pleased that this hall was filled with 100 rural residents on Monday night. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Lacombe County replaced its fire ban with a fire restriction. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Fire ban reduced in Lacombe County

Fire restriction in place

  • Aug 28, 2018
Lacombe County replaced its fire ban with a fire restriction. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Lacombe County gathering cannabis feedback

Lacombe County gathering cannabis feedback

Public meetings held recently in Mirror and Bentley drew about three dozen

Lacombe County gathering cannabis feedback