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Alberta's first university dedicated to fine arts and design

From The Government of Alberta: The new name and status formally come into effect on Feb. 1. Since 2015, the institution has received about $4.6 million in additional provincial funding to support…

Lacombe band to begin mini-tour following album release

A local band has recently taken themselves a step further in the music industry. Central Alberta’s own HAAZE recently released their first album called "Swamp Mama." It has 6 songs the guys have been…

New plan hopes to bring people to the lake all year round

From Sylvan Lake Communications: After almost a year of Sylvan Lakers “reimagining”, the Town of Sylvan Lake has adopted the Sustainable Waterfront Area Redevelopment Plan (SWARP) – a plan that…

Lacombe to review Nuisance, Community Standard Bylaws

The City of Lacombe is starting off 2019 by tackling one of their strategic goals, reviewing and clarifying the Nuisance Bylaw, and how that relates to issues of animals in the city as well as…

Four under 24 charged with stolen property in Ponoka

From Ponoka RCMP: On Jan. 8, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Ponoka RCMP responded to a report of a possible assault on 55 Street in Ponoka. Police attended and determined an adult male victim was…

Lacombe awards project tenders for West Area Servicing Project

From the City of Lacombe: Lacombe City Council is proceeding with the construction of the West Area Servicing project by awarding major construction contracts following a rigorous tendering process.…

Red Deer Catholic receives grant to keep promoting wellness

Red Deer Catholic is using a $27,500 grant to promote health and wellness in their teachers. They've received the grant from the Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund through the University…

Female driver and 4-year-old boy dead after collision NW of Rocky

From Rocky Mountain House RCMP: On Wednesday, January 16th, at approximately at 1130 a.m., Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 756 northwest of the town of Rocky…

Out with the old park, in with the new for Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake is set to get an upgraded sports park since Town Council has approved a conceptual design for Pogadl Park. This is a long term plan that may take years but they are moving forward to the…

Lacombian Gord Bamford to take stage at Canada Winter Games

From Canada Winter Games Communication: The 2019 Canada Winter Games is proud to announce the complete mainstage artist line-up for the 52° North Music + Cultural Festival. Presented by ATB and ATCO,…

City approves 2019 municipal utility rates for Lacombe

From the City of Lacombe: Council yesterday (Monday, January 14th, 2019) approved Bylaw 393.2, the Utility Rate Bylaw, for the supply of water, wastewater and solid waste services to residents and…

24-year-old time capsule opened for Canada Winter Games

On January 15th a Canada Winter Games time capsule was opened at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. The time capsule was from 1995 which was the last time the games were held in Alberta. The…

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