Lisa Joy

The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site during a hearing in March 2017. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)

Leaving Stettler County wasn’t his choice, says county planner who lost his job at height of Paradise Shores controversy

Things taken out of context and he was made target in attempts to stop development says van der Bank

The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site during a hearing in March 2017. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)
60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

‘I couldn’t have found (Robert Cook) guilty if I was the judge,’ says retired Judge David MacNaughton

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler
60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

‘I couldn’t have found (Robert Cook) guilty if I was the judge,’ says retired Judge David MacNaughton

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler
The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)

UPDATE: Stettler County and its planner ‘depart ways’ at height of Paradise Shores controversy

His departure not connected to Paradise Shores, says Stettler County Councillor

The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)
About 250 people attended the Heartland Rally in Stettler to show support for the oil and gas industry Jan. 26. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

WATCH: Stettler’s Heartland Rally draws 250 people and more than 150 semis, vehicles

Sundre-Rocky Mountain House-Rimbey MLA speaks at rally

About 250 people attended the Heartland Rally in Stettler to show support for the oil and gas industry Jan. 26. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him to 9 months in prison

Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him to 9 months in prison

Undercover police and Innisfail RCMP arrested man for possessing $65,000 worth of stolen instruments

Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him to 9 months in prison
Stettler County’s SDAB hearing on Paradise Shores Aug. 16 was adjourned until Sept. 18, 2018, after legal counsel for RV Sites Canada requested the delay to give them time to go over almost 4,000 pages submitted by nine appellants. (Lisa Joy/Black Press)

Calgary Court of Appeal reserves decision on Paradise Shores development

Paradise Shores development north of Stettler along Buffalo Lake controversial from start

Stettler County’s SDAB hearing on Paradise Shores Aug. 16 was adjourned until Sept. 18, 2018, after legal counsel for RV Sites Canada requested the delay to give them time to go over almost 4,000 pages submitted by nine appellants. (Lisa Joy/Black Press)
John Savage. (Facebook photo)

John Savage pleads guilty to manslaughter

Sentenced to 7 years for Stettler murder

John Savage. (Facebook photo)
UPDATED: Drumheller-Stettler MLA leaves UCP party
UPDATED: Drumheller-Stettler MLA leaves UCP party
Matt Johnson, world-famous magician, illusionist and escapist performs two sold-out shows at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre Jan. 13. The first time he attempted to perform an escape from water on Britain’s Got Talent he had to break the glass to get out. He is placed in a tank of water chained and handcuffed. To watch video of Johnson performing an escape act at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre go to www.stettlerindendent.com. Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Matt Johnson, world-famous magician, illusionist and escapist performs two sold-out shows at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre Jan. 13. The first time he attempted to perform an escape from water on Britain’s Got Talent he had to break the glass to get out. He is placed in a tank of water chained and handcuffed. To watch video of Johnson performing an escape act at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre go to www.stettlerindendent.com. Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent
RCMP estimated more than 1,500 people attended the rally in Grande Prairie (Northern Auto Guy/Facebook)

Oil and gas supporters plan Stettler rally

Focuses on ending carbon tax, no UN global compact for migration and building the pipelines

RCMP estimated more than 1,500 people attended the rally in Grande Prairie (Northern Auto Guy/Facebook)
Lyle Anderson (social media photo)

Prisoner walks after witness doesn’t show in Stettler provincial court

Crown stays charges against Lyle Vance and Lyle Anderson

Lyle Anderson (social media photo)
World-renowned illusionist, magician, mentalist performing in Stettler

World-renowned illusionist, magician, mentalist performing in Stettler

Stettler Variety Showcase brings Matt Johnson to Performing Arts Centre

World-renowned illusionist, magician, mentalist performing in Stettler
Joshua Stockton had his Christmas wish come true with the help of Airdrie RCMP. (RCMP photo)

Airdrie RCMP help 13-year-old boy get Christmas wish

Officer gives boy with Down’s Syndrome ride in his cruiser Christmas Day

Joshua Stockton had his Christmas wish come true with the help of Airdrie RCMP. (RCMP photo)
UPDATE: Only one person suffers minor injuries after 30-car pile-up near Edmonton

UPDATE: Only one person suffers minor injuries after 30-car pile-up near Edmonton

RCMP advise against travelling on Alberta roads today

UPDATE: Only one person suffers minor injuries after 30-car pile-up near Edmonton
Stettler County man ‘startled’ to capture cougar
Stettler County man ‘startled’ to capture cougar
Pastor with ties to Rimbey charged with sexual assault of two children in Ontario

Pastor with ties to Rimbey charged with sexual assault of two children in Ontario

Police encourage any potential victims to come forward

Pastor with ties to Rimbey charged with sexual assault of two children in Ontario
Stettler RCMP respond to armed robbery

Stettler RCMP respond to armed robbery

Savage charged with robbery with a firearm

Stettler RCMP respond to armed robbery
Lacombe, Red Deer ranked worst cities for spending. Rimbey, Ponoka County make best performing list
Lacombe, Red Deer ranked worst cities for spending. Rimbey, Ponoka County make best performing list
Stettler County man ‘startled’ to capture cougar
Stettler County man ‘startled’ to capture cougar