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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

 

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County of Stettler council approves request to plow for Rochon Sands

Highlights from the Nov. 15 council meeting

 

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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Rocky Ross, a Stettler Ag. Society outdoor arena committee member, says a few words during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new outdoor facility in August 2022. (File photo)

Stettler Ag. one of four beneficiaries of UFA Rural Communities Foundation 2022 grant

The Stettler and District Agricultural Society is getting a much needed boost…

Rocky Ross, a Stettler Ag. Society outdoor arena committee member, says a few words during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new outdoor facility in August 2022. (File photo)
The Stewart Family Excellence Award was presented to Hadley Prehn (Grade 7), Addison Stewart (Grade 8) and Mya Prehn (Grade 9). (Photo submitted)

Stettler’s Wm. E Hay Secondary holds awards night in October

Stettler’s Wm. E. Hay Secondary Campus celebrated junior high school students on…

The Stewart Family Excellence Award was presented to Hadley Prehn (Grade 7), Addison Stewart (Grade 8) and Mya Prehn (Grade 9). (Photo submitted)
An armada sails from England during the Second World War. (Photo submitted)

Stettler-area Remembrance Day services

The beginning of November means that Remembrance Day is just around the…

An armada sails from England during the Second World War. (Photo submitted)
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Snowfall alert for Castor, Stettler

East-central Alberta is about to get hit by a winter blast. At…

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(Photo: Alzheimer Society)
Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)

Castor hypnotist wins prestigious award

Paintearth County resident Trisha Fuller has come a long ways in a…

Red Deer-based hypnotist from Castor Trisha Fuller receives one of her two awards at a ceremony held in early September. (Photo submitted)
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(Photo: Alzheimer Society)
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County of Stettler fighting for ambulance service

‘We want to let Minister Copping know that we aren’t done fighting.’

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