Lacombe

Some of the nearly 50 chairs that were painted and then auctioned off to support the Lacombe and District FCSS Fill A Fridge program. More than $8,700 was raised. (Contributed photo).

Chairs for Charity raises $8,700 for Lacombe and District FCSS’s Fill A Fridge program

A painted chairs raffle has netted a Lacombe program that helps feed…

 

Blacksmith Shop Museum Tours and Heritage Demos will be held during Lacombe Days 2022. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe Days 2022 is only days away

A weekend of family fun in central Alberta

 

Kick it to the Curb is back this weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Kick it to the Curb is back this weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
EcoVision students and their teacher Steve Schultz celebrated their Lacombe Composite High School being chosen one of the Top 10 in the world for environmental education on Friday. (Contributed photo).

Lacombe Composite High School is chosen Top 10 in the world for environmental education

The No. 1 school, to be announced this fall, will win a $250,000 grant

EcoVision students and their teacher Steve Schultz celebrated their Lacombe Composite High School being chosen one of the Top 10 in the world for environmental education on Friday. (Contributed photo).
An open house was held at the new Burman University Library on June 2, 2022 during Homecoming Weekend. (Photo from Facebook)

Burman University celebrates opening of new library

Post-secondary library state-of-the-art

An open house was held at the new Burman University Library on June 2, 2022 during Homecoming Weekend. (Photo from Facebook)
June Lundie, of the Lacombe area, traded working on her family grain farm for working as a background actor on Calgary TV and film sets. She feels it’s never too late to follow your dreams. (Contributed photo)

Central Alberta woman trades farm work for working on Calgary film, TV sets

Lacombe’s June Lundie says it’s never to late to follow your dreams

June Lundie, of the Lacombe area, traded working on her family grain farm for working as a background actor on Calgary TV and film sets. She feels it’s never too late to follow your dreams. (Contributed photo)
A Better World Canada has built 14 schools in Afghanistan to help girls access an education. (Photo contributed)

Afghan girls continue to attend schools built by Central Alberta group

Female foreign ministers from 16 countries, including Canada, denounce Taliban’s decision

A Better World Canada has built 14 schools in Afghanistan to help girls access an education. (Photo contributed)
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Sledge Hockey has come to the Lacombe area with Team Jigger. (Contributed photo)

Sledge hockey team started in Lacombe to promote accessible activity

Canada’s favourite sport should be available to all, say officials

Sledge Hockey has come to the Lacombe area with Team Jigger. (Contributed photo)
Conservator Denzil Paterson was doing some work inside the first-floor ceiling of Michener House Museum when he noticed a hidden bathtub, still hooked up to plumbing. (Contributed photo)

Discovery of hidden bathtub inside Lacombe’s Michener House Museum goes viral

The TikTok video of the tub discovery gets 100,000 views

Conservator Denzil Paterson was doing some work inside the first-floor ceiling of Michener House Museum when he noticed a hidden bathtub, still hooked up to plumbing. (Contributed photo)
A trip to Lacombe must include a sweet treat from Oodles of Chocolates, featuring hand-crafted chocolates from owner Edna Mcleod and her daughter.

Savour this delicious daytrip just a short drive away!

Lacombe County offers a close-to-home holiday getaway (and some unique last-minute gift ideas!)

  • Dec 20, 2021
A trip to Lacombe must include a sweet treat from Oodles of Chocolates, featuring hand-crafted chocolates from owner Edna Mcleod and her daughter.
The comedy ‘Sugar Road,’ which intertwines love stories across three generations, opens the latest Cow Patti Theatre season in Lacombe this week. (Actors’ masks come off for performances.) (Contributed photo)
The comedy ‘Sugar Road,’ which intertwines love stories across three generations, opens the latest Cow Patti Theatre season in Lacombe this week. (Actors’ masks come off for performances.) (Contributed photo)
Kenneth Comfort, of Lacombe, purchased his winning WESTERN MAX and EXTRA ticket from the Lacombe Co-op Gas Bar located at 5850 Highway 2A. (Photo contributed)
Kenneth Comfort, of Lacombe, purchased his winning WESTERN MAX and EXTRA ticket from the Lacombe Co-op Gas Bar located at 5850 Highway 2A. (Photo contributed)
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
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)
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Growing and donating: Sense of community

“With all the negative news in the media today, it was uplifting…

  • Oct 1, 2021
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A concept illustration of the new Blackfalds high school. (Contributed image).

Contract awarded for construction of new Blackfalds high school

A contract has been awarded for the construction of a new Blackfalds…

A concept illustration of the new Blackfalds high school. (Contributed image).
Sylvan Lakes federal election forum.
Reeti Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

NDP candidate Tanya Heyden-Kaye has second-highest vote count

By Christi Albers-Manicke, Emily Jaycox, and Reeti Rohilla, BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA…

Sylvan Lakes federal election forum.
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Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

WATCH: Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)
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Blackfalds not implementing Alberta’s vaccine program

The Town of Blackfalds has chosen not to move forward with the…

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