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Diners flood into The Noble Fox on Jan. 28. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw businesses ready to battle government over restrictions

The Noble Fox opened to sit-down diners on Jan. 27 and John’s Gym plans to open Feb. 1

Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey cafe takes a stand and allows dine-in customers

Blue Bird Coffee Co. opened its doors on Wednesday, part of a movement by small business owners

The board supporting The Broom Tree Foundation, Tamara Noordhof, Donna Abma, Becky Kooiker, Janis Butcher and Corey Gish. (Photo Submitted)

Lacombe non-profit celebrates a year helping women in need

The Broom Tree Foundation has focused on mentoring women in Central Alberta

  • Jan 20, 2021
Damien Kurek on a Zoom call with Bashaw chamber members Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Brainstorming for businesses: Zoom meeting held to discuss supports

Chamber members were joined by business owners and elected officials for session

Damien Kurek on a Zoom call with Bashaw chamber members Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo submitted)
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Congratulations Bashaw Bucks winners

Final bonus draw was on Dec. 23

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Bashaw Bucks

Bashaw Bucks is back

Bashaw chamber bringing back popular holiday season program

Bashaw Bucks
Dreeshen and Lovely
Dreeshen and Lovely
The Coffee Tree wins Best Customer Service honour in this year’s Business and Citizenship Awards

The Coffee Tree wins Best Customer Service honour in this year’s Business and Citizenship Awards

The 2020 Business and Citizenship Awards Gala will be held Oct. 22nd by invitation only

  • Oct 6, 2020
The Coffee Tree wins Best Customer Service honour in this year’s Business and Citizenship Awards
The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo taken from @blindmanbrewery

Blindman Brewery wins three awards at national competition

The Lacombe-based brewery won two silvers and a bronze at the annual Canadian Brewing Awards

The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo taken from @blindmanbrewery
Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

Lacombe beekeepers give the buzz on winterizing hives

Winterizing a honeybee hive is not a simple task, local apiarists say

Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs
Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is bringing pages to porches

Local bookstore is delivering sanitized books amid pandemic.

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)
Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19
Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19
Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Many businesses are changing their business models or offering services in a new way

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak
How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

Several local stores announce ‘Golden Hour’ shopping times

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Surrey had more housing starts than elsewhere in Metro Vancouver in September. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Surrey had more housing starts than elsewhere in Metro Vancouver in September. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
A request for review of a confined feeding operations of 120 dairy cows plus replacements proposal west of Ponoka is in the hands of the NRCB. A decision is expected in the next four to six weeks.                                Illustration from the NRCB files

Special review for confined feeding operation goes to NRCB

The request for 125 cow dairy operation west of Ponoka will wait 4 to 6 weeks for a decision

A request for review of a confined feeding operations of 120 dairy cows plus replacements proposal west of Ponoka is in the hands of the NRCB. A decision is expected in the next four to six weeks.                                Illustration from the NRCB files
First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market