Megan Roth

Town of Sylvan Lake temporally lays off 64 employees during COVID-19 pandemic

Town of Sylvan Lake temporally lays off 64 employees during COVID-19 pandemic

The Town has enacted a temporary 60-day layoff process for 64 employees

Town of Sylvan Lake temporally lays off 64 employees during COVID-19 pandemic
Baseball season postponed until the end of April

Baseball season postponed until the end of April

Baseball Alberta worked with Baseball Canada to postpone events until at least April 30

Baseball season postponed until the end of April
A family of “gangsters” pose for a porch portrait. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography

Sylvan Lake photographer captures family life from the front steps

Deb McNeil is taking porch portraits to share the uniqueness of families during COVID-19

A family of “gangsters” pose for a porch portrait. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography
Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says

Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen held a call-in town hall meeting Monday night

Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says
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
Sylvan Lake Dog Park closed to encourage social distancing

Sylvan Lake Dog Park closed to encourage social distancing

As of 6 a.m. on March 27 the dog park and west end recycling station are closed to the public.

Sylvan Lake Dog Park closed to encourage social distancing
Many weddings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Many weddings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Wedding and Event Planner Lori Angebrandt has tips for couples postponing their nuptials

Many weddings cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
Best Body Fitness announced Saturday evening they would not be reopening with the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. Photo by Best Body Fitness

Sylvan Lake gym shuttered due to COVID-19 mandates

Best Body Fitness will not reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over

Best Body Fitness announced Saturday evening they would not be reopening with the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. Photo by Best Body Fitness
Rimbey RCMP warn public scams related to COVID-19 cropping up

Rimbey RCMP warn public scams related to COVID-19 cropping up

Rimbey RCMP say a number of scams related to the virus have begun to appear world wide

Rimbey RCMP warn public scams related to COVID-19 cropping up
11-year-old Sylvan Lake burn survivor using his story to inspire others

11-year-old Sylvan Lake burn survivor using his story to inspire others

Kaden Howard was recently named the 2020 Champion Child for the Stollery in Edmonton

11-year-old Sylvan Lake burn survivor using his story to inspire others
Photo Courtesy of the Hockey Central Panthers

Trauma supports in place at Sylvan Lake schools in wake of student’s death

Brooke-Lynn Longman died while a patient at the Edmonton Stollery hospital after cardiac arrest

Photo Courtesy of the Hockey Central Panthers
Central Alberta temperatures to plummet heading into the weekend

Central Alberta temperatures to plummet heading into the weekend

The area is expected to see daytime high of around -30C this weekend and into next week

Central Alberta temperatures to plummet heading into the weekend
Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message

Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message

The crosswalk was repainted Thursday morning to remove traces of the spray-painted words

Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message
Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer. Black Press file photo

Alberta Justice Minister touring province to understand effect rural crime

Minister Doug Schweitzer was in Red Deer Sept. 6 for the second day of his Alberta tour

Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer. Black Press file photo
Body of 19-year-old drowning victim recovered from Sylvan Lake

Body of 19-year-old drowning victim recovered from Sylvan Lake

RCMP say the body was recovered the evening of Aug. 22.

Body of 19-year-old drowning victim recovered from Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake Fire Department’s Search and Rescue crafts speeds out of the marina Thursday morning to continue the search for a possible likely downing. Before 10 a.m. the search was being held a few meters off of the swim line near Centennial Park. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

UPDATED: Search continues for possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake RCMP and Fire Department continue their search for 20-something adult male

Sylvan Lake Fire Department’s Search and Rescue crafts speeds out of the marina Thursday morning to continue the search for a possible likely downing. Before 10 a.m. the search was being held a few meters off of the swim line near Centennial Park. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
RCMP and fire departments respond to possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

RCMP and fire departments respond to possible drowning on Sylvan Lake

RCMP say they are actively searching for a man in his 20s with boats on the lake

RCMP and fire departments respond to possible drowning on Sylvan Lake
Photo Courtesy Johnathan Brewer/Twitter

UPDATED: Tornado warning for Sylvan Lake and Lacombe County has ended

The alert was sent out at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday evening

Photo Courtesy Johnathan Brewer/Twitter
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Summer temperatures will bounce between warm and cool for Central Alberta

The Weather Network is predicting a battle ground between warm and cool summer conditions

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