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Around 20 people attended the solar project open house on Nov. 23, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

New 47MW solar project proposed near Castor

The project could be in operation by 2024

RCMP cruiser. (File photo)

UPDATE: Multiple collisions reported on QEII, secondary highways:RCMP

RCMP asking public to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary

The Rimbey Curling Club will be hosting the Women’s Provincial Qualifier for curling from Dec. 8 to 11. (Photo contributed by Connie Jensen)
The Rimbey Curling Club will be hosting the Women’s Provincial Qualifier for curling from Dec. 8 to 11. (Photo contributed by Connie Jensen)
A large crowd gathered on Nov. 25 to watch the lighting of the Stettler Main Street Christmas tree. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

A Stettler Christmas tradition returns!

A Stettler tradition returned on Nov. 25. Hundreds of people gathered into…

A large crowd gathered on Nov. 25 to watch the lighting of the Stettler Main Street Christmas tree. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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The Bashaw Youth Centre hosted the Festival of Trees on Nov. 26. There were treat bags and other goodies, a craft table, the decorated trees, and kids got a chance to visit with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Bashaw’s Festival of Trees

The Bashaw Youth Centre hosted the Festival of Trees on Nov. 26.…

The Bashaw Youth Centre hosted the Festival of Trees on Nov. 26. There were treat bags and other goodies, a craft table, the decorated trees, and kids got a chance to visit with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
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VIDEO: Bashaw’s Santa Claus Parade

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The Bashaw Humbug Bazaar opens Nov. 25

Your one-stop-shop for all things Christmas is finally here

(Facebook photo/Humbug Bazaar)
The Hanna RCMP seek help in locating Jay Benedict. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE:Hanna RCMP seek help locating missing person

Benedict has been located safe! The Hanna RCMP released the update on…

The Hanna RCMP seek help in locating Jay Benedict. (Photo submitted)
The Humbug Bazaar has quite the variety of homemade goods, decorations and artwork. (File photo)

The Christmas season is launching in Bashaw

The chill in the air and the first snow falls of the…

The Humbug Bazaar has quite the variety of homemade goods, decorations and artwork. (File photo)
Katrina Taylor (l), Jesse McDonald (mid), and Lize-Mari DuToit (r) are the inaugural recipients of the Lynne McKenzie Memorial Scholarship administered by the Stettler Health Services Foundation. (Photos submitted)

Stettler Health Services Foundation presents inaugural McKenzie Memorial Scholarships

Three Stettler area medical students are getting a financial boost for their…

Katrina Taylor (l), Jesse McDonald (mid), and Lize-Mari DuToit (r) are the inaugural recipients of the Lynne McKenzie Memorial Scholarship administered by the Stettler Health Services Foundation. (Photos submitted)
Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act “Smith’s proposed bill “undermines the authority and duty of the Sovereign Nations that entered into treaty”. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Treaty 6, 7, 8 Chiefs reject premier’s sovereignty bill

The Chiefs of Treaty 6, 7 and 8 say they “take offence…

Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act “Smith’s proposed bill “undermines the authority and duty of the Sovereign Nations that entered into treaty”. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
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)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta’s education minister says she will take advice from the province’s new…

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Communities in Bloom logo. (File image)
Communities in Bloom logo. (File image)
The Heartland Industries crane arrives to install the tree on Main Street, Stettler. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Heartland Industries crane arrives to install the tree on Main Street, Stettler. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Bashaw Sign. (Photo Courtesy of Town of Bashaw)

Bashaw town council approves sea can for local business

Bashaw town councillors approved a local business owner’s request to replace sheds…

Bashaw Sign. (Photo Courtesy of Town of Bashaw)
Members of the Stettler Air Cadet Squadron take part in a search and rescue exercise at the end of October. (Scott Roespies photo)
Members of the Stettler Air Cadet Squadron take part in a search and rescue exercise at the end of October. (Scott Roespies photo)
Hunters show off their catch during the 2022 Stettler Pheasant Festival. (Photo submitted)

Stettler Pheasant Festival takes flight

The event took place mid-October

Hunters show off their catch during the 2022 Stettler Pheasant Festival. (Photo submitted)