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The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)

Iconic piece of Stettler history going up for sale

Single screen theatres face many challenges

The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)
Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)

Community Futures East Parkland announces social media marketing challenge winners

Mirror, Alta., based Community Futures East Parkland recently finished its most recent…

Castor’s Lynn Sabo, and her store, The Purple Platypus, won the ‘most improved’ category of the Community Futures social media marketing challenge which took place in November. (Photo submitted)
The proposed Castor solar project will generate 47 MW of energy using 93,000 solar panels. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

New 47MW solar project proposed near Castor

The project could be in operation by 2024

The proposed Castor solar project will generate 47 MW of energy using 93,000 solar panels. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’

Preventative maintenance and detectors are key to safety this winter season

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)

Castor hypnotist wins prestigious award

Paintearth County resident Trisha Fuller has come a long ways in a…

Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)
RCMP officers advised people to avoid the Lakeway Boulevard area today, Sept. 21, due to an ongoing incident. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lakeway Boulevard incident over, say RCMP

As of 9: 57 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, RCMP confirmed in…

RCMP officers advised people to avoid the Lakeway Boulevard area today, Sept. 21, due to an ongoing incident. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
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Plane crashes near Donalda

Lone occupant dead on scene

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The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)

Heartland Generation eyeing refit of Battle River Power Plant

Boyd also sees the plant being a vital part of the region for at least another three decades.

The Battle River Power Plant sits nestled in a valley between Paintearth and Flagstaff Counties. (Photo submitted)
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Alberta RCMP have suggestions for online safety with kids heading back to school

With the return to school just around the corner, the Alberta RCMP…

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A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)
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ASIRT takes over Stettler officer-involved shooting investigation

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has officially taken over the…

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Stettler RCMP officer under investigation after police-involved shooting

The investigation has been turned over to ASIRT

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Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)

Update: Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede wraps up after two days of community events

With a tip of the hat the gate is thrown open and…

Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)
Clearview students and staff take part in the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (Clearview Website photo)

Clearview Public Schools students and staff raise over $28,000 for cancer research

Clearview students, parents and staff have even more cause to be proud…

Clearview students and staff take part in the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (Clearview Website photo)
Interim director of the Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held across the doorway by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris from the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the grand opening of the facility. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

UPDATE: Stettler residents no longer have to travel for pregnancy support services

East central Alberta residents with expected and unexpected pregnancies now have a…

Interim director of the Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held across the doorway by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris from the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the grand opening of the facility. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
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Weather alerts issued for Stettler, Ponoka, Red Deer

Environment Canada has released a weather alert for parts of central Alberta.…

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Stettler RCMP arrest one after search warrant

The Stettler RCMP have made an arrest after serving a search warrant…

  • Apr 8, 2022
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Maskwacis RCMP arrest individual for multiple armed robberies

Members of the Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of an…

  • Mar 31, 2022
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