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Alician McKendrick. (Facebook photo/McKendrick Stable)

Bentley stable owner Alicia McKendrick passed away ‘doing what she loved’

Rodeo community confirms McKendrick died during practice at the Stampede Grounds

Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)

Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
A photo from the 2019 edition of the Battle River Ride for STARS. (File photo)

Battle River Ride for STARS to hit the trails near Castor after two year absence

STARS Air Ambulance is a service that no one wants to use…

A photo from the 2019 edition of the Battle River Ride for STARS. (File photo)
Erskine hosted a well attended corn hole tournament at the end of May. (Photos submitted)

The Village of Erskine held a successful community corn hole tournament at the end of May

By Sam Donnelly FOR BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA The Hamlet of Erskine…

  • Jun 28, 2022
Erskine hosted a well attended corn hole tournament at the end of May. (Photos submitted)
Left, Jessica Hutton, chief executive officer for Camrose Open Door Association, and MLA Jackie Lovely. (Photo submitted)

Camrose communities to benefit from funding for mental health, suicide prevention

The Camrose Open Door Association is one of 13 organizations to receive funding

  • Jun 25, 2022
Left, Jessica Hutton, chief executive officer for Camrose Open Door Association, and MLA Jackie Lovely. (Photo submitted)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
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Town of Bashaw provides homeowners access to home repair plans

New program with Service Line Warranties Canada (SLWC) is a first for Alberta municipalities

(Stock image/Metro Creative Connection)
Kent and Josh Nixon provided the entertainment at the Stettler Rotary Club Farmer Appreciation Supper on June 20. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Rotary Club of Stettler holds first Farmers Appreciation Supper since before pandemic

The Rotary Club of Stettler hosted their annual Farmers Appreciation Night on…

Kent and Josh Nixon provided the entertainment at the Stettler Rotary Club Farmer Appreciation Supper on June 20. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
(Facebook photo/Camrose Police Service)

Camrose cannabis shop allegedly sold drugs to minors

Owners, two employees, face several charges

  • Jun 23, 2022
(Facebook photo/Camrose Police Service)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ending regular in-person COVID-19 updates

COVID Statistics will be updated weekly but news conferences held only as required

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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RCMP investigate homicide near Sylvan Lake

Victim was transported to the hospital, however, died from the injuries

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The Area 53 Raceway in Forestburg is looking forward to a busy 2022 racing season. (Facebook photo)

Forestburg’s Area 53 set for a busy 2022

Forestburg’s Area 53 Raceway is set for a busy 2022 season. The…

The Area 53 Raceway in Forestburg is looking forward to a busy 2022 racing season. (Facebook photo)
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County of Stettler’s Community Investment Program doubles applications in second intake

The County of Stettler’s Community Investment Program has seen an uptick in…

(File photo)
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One man hurt in shooting outside Sylvan Lake restaurant

The victim was hospitalized and is expected to recover soon

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(Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Bashaw Chamber of Commerce committee looks at beautifying Main Street

Committee wants to make Main Street more attractive to visitors

  • Jun 16, 2022
(Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
There are now 15,384 active cases of the virus in Alberta, to go along with 500,756 recovered cases. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta reports nearly 100 fewer people now in hospital with COVID

719 in hospital, down from 816 a week ago, as of Monday

There are now 15,384 active cases of the virus in Alberta, to go along with 500,756 recovered cases. (Black Press file photo)