Megan Roth

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Sylvan Lake’s Yuletide Festival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of concerns stemming from COVID-19 sparked the decision to cancel the holiday festival

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Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront

Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront

“The sheer number of people at the beach is an indication that enforcement is not the solution.”

Sylvan Lake RCMP overwhelmed by Saturday’s crowded waterfront
Crowds gathered at Sylvan Lake beaches despite the pandemic and social distancing regulations. Photo Courtesy of papercandie on Twitter

Crowds in Sylvan Lake “commonplace” during summer months

The Town of Sylvan Lake looking for solutions from Province for large crowds not social distancing

Crowds gathered at Sylvan Lake beaches despite the pandemic and social distancing regulations. Photo Courtesy of papercandie on Twitter
An x-ray of Ms Grey which shows the pellet lodged in her skull. The shot to the face caused so much damage to the eye, the veterinarian had to remove it. Photo Courtesy of GoFundMePage for MsGrey

Sylvan Lake woman distressed after cat shot at with pellet gun, loses its eye

Warning: Photo may be disturbing to some. Evelina Cornell’s cat Ms Grey was shot in the face and hip

An x-ray of Ms Grey which shows the pellet lodged in her skull. The shot to the face caused so much damage to the eye, the veterinarian had to remove it. Photo Courtesy of GoFundMePage for MsGrey
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Recording residency available at Benalto studio

Hurry Hard Records has opened applications for a new musician residency program out of Benalto

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Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp goes ahead with 2020 session

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp goes ahead with 2020 session

The first session of the SLHC begins July 5, with the opening of the NexSource Centre

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp goes ahead with 2020 session
ROTH: Falling into old patterns

ROTH: Falling into old patterns

Megan Roth writes a regular column about life and pop culture

ROTH: Falling into old patterns
Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo

Benalto Fair and Stampede cancelled for the first time in more than a century

The Benalto Agricultural Society says they will hold the 103rd event next summer

Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo
Rimbey Junior/Senior High School. Photo Courtesy of Google Maps

Final grades for Wolf Creek Public School students based on in-class and at-home learning

Wolf Creek says the final marks will be decided based on a rubric given to teachers in the district

Rimbey Junior/Senior High School. Photo Courtesy of Google Maps
ROTH: Waving the white flag: Keeping a clean home

ROTH: Waving the white flag: Keeping a clean home

I would have made a terrible housewife in the 1950s

ROTH: Waving the white flag: Keeping a clean home
Camping at provincial sites cancelled through the May long weekend

Camping at provincial sites cancelled through the May long weekend

Any camping registration made up to May 19 at provincial sites has been cancelled by the Province

Camping at provincial sites cancelled through the May long weekend
COVID-19 cancels Sylvan Lake’s summer events

COVID-19 cancels Sylvan Lake’s summer events

The Town of Sylvan Lake has cancelled all major events through to the end of August

COVID-19 cancels Sylvan Lake’s summer events
Town of Sylvan Lake asks visitors to stay home, for now

Town of Sylvan Lake asks visitors to stay home, for now

All visitors and cottagers are asked to stay at their primary residence until the pandemic is over

Town of Sylvan Lake asks visitors to stay home, for now
Examples of the masks Jessika Voorhees of Custom Cut Threads is making during the pandemic. Photo Courtesy of Custom Cut Threads Facebook

Sylvan Lake seamstress asking for help sewing masks during pandemic

The masks gives essential workers and community members peace of mind, Jessika Voorhees says

Examples of the masks Jessika Voorhees of Custom Cut Threads is making during the pandemic. Photo Courtesy of Custom Cut Threads Facebook
Volunteers at the Sylvan Lake Food Bank sort through donations from a Stuff-A-Bus campaign. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Food Bank and Community Partners benefit from $10,000 grant

The Town of Sylvan Lake awarded a $10,000 grant to both organizations at the recent Council meeting

Volunteers at the Sylvan Lake Food Bank sort through donations from a Stuff-A-Bus campaign. File Photo
Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

ALA announced the entire box lacrosse season would be cancelled for the 2020 season

Alberta lacrosse season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Sylvan Lake Sobeys partners with fire department to deliver groceries during pandemic

Sylvan Lake Sobeys partners with fire department to deliver groceries during pandemic

Sylvan Lake Fire Department is delivering groceries to seniors two days a week

Sylvan Lake Sobeys partners with fire department to deliver groceries during pandemic
School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts

School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts

RDCRS and Chinook’s Edge say the layoffs of bus drivers and educational assistants are temporary

School boards in Sylvan Lake announce layoffs due to COVID-19 funding cuts
Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

The grand prize winners were all from Central Alberta, including Sheldon Mudry from Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize
Sylvan Lake plumbers ask for social distancing while working in homes

Sylvan Lake plumbers ask for social distancing while working in homes

Fonda’s Plumbing and Heating says they went out to six service calls in one day during the outbreak

Sylvan Lake plumbers ask for social distancing while working in homes