Lacombe

Business owners say that they have received a. mixed bag of reactions following their decisions to go with Alberta’s REP program or not. (File photo)

Mixed reactions as Lacombe businesses navigate REP program

Not all customers are happy with new restrictions

  • Sep 29, 2021

 

Conservative Blaine Calkins was re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe. (Photo contributed)

Calkins re-elected for Red Deer-Lacombe

Conservatives retain Red Deer seat

 

Some local federal election candidates held an impromptu debate outside the Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre last week after the federal election forum was called off because several attendees refused to wear masks. (FIle photo by Advocate staff)

Ponoka election forum goes virtual due to mask controversies

Forums in Innisfail and Red Deer cut short last week because people did not want to wear

 

Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (CPC)

Blaine Calkins, CPC Current occupation: Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist What are the…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (People’s Party of Canada)

Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada Current occupation: I’m a real estate…

  • Sep 11, 2021
Megan Lim, People’s Party of Canada.
RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo Friday.
(File photo)

UPDATE: Three taken to hospital in crash at Hwy. 2A and Hwy. 604

UPDATE 2: Traffic flow has resumed on Highway 2A between Lacombe and…

RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo Friday.
(File photo)
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Dream home Lacombe winner receives keys

The Mega Bucks 50 raffle reached its highest jackpot ever at $822,950

  • Jul 23, 2021
Ross Drummond, along with his family accepts the keys to the Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home from Bill Robinson of Sorento Homes and Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Get ready to celebrate the summer at Lacombe Days

Lacombe puts out the welcome mat

Lacombe Days is back, and runs July 23 to 25. (File photo by Black Press news services)
(Black Press file photo)

Joint agency traffic operation nets impaired driving arrest

Traffic enforcement conducted in Ponoka County, Morningside, Lacombe

  • Jun 25, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
The Lacombe Fire Department responded to a power pole fire on the C&E Trail. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Controlled burn along Hwy. 2A in Lacombe

Lacombe Fire Department, CP, conducting controlled burn May 30

  • May 28, 2021
The Lacombe Fire Department responded to a power pole fire on the C&E Trail. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
UCP MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr. (File photo)

MLA Ron Orr: Benchmarks were achieved but goalposts were moved

Orr responds to concerns, calls on province to fully open Step 2

UCP MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr. (File photo)
Lacombe FCSS is housed on the second floor of the Lacombe Memorial Centre. (Photo: lacombefcss.net)

Lacombe FCSS, CAYU receive grants to support mental health

Two Lacombe organizations have been approved for substantial grants under Phase I…

Lacombe FCSS is housed on the second floor of the Lacombe Memorial Centre. (Photo: lacombefcss.net)
Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)

Central Alberta Bucs vs. Red Deer Titans in ‘Winter Blood Fest’ challenge

Two teams face off to see which club can donate the most units of blood

Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)
Students unvieled the goats that are part of the CO-OP Community Spaces Roofs for Kids Project at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School. Photo Submitted

Lacombe school using goats as green solution

École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (ÉSLCHS) welcomed the newest kids to…

Students unvieled the goats that are part of the CO-OP Community Spaces Roofs for Kids Project at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School. Photo Submitted
Found Aircraft Company ‘Bush Hawk.’ Photo by Perry Wilson

Missionary plane dedicated at Ponoka airport

MiracleAir flies humanitarian missions to Nicaragua

Found Aircraft Company ‘Bush Hawk.’ Photo by Perry Wilson
Keith and Jennifer La Roy, Nancy and Norman Hansen, Jud Wickwire and Curtis Letniak. Photos by Perry Wilson

Missionary plane dedicated at Ponoka, Lacombe airports

MiracleAir flies humanitarian missions to Nicaragua

Keith and Jennifer La Roy, Nancy and Norman Hansen, Jud Wickwire and Curtis Letniak. Photos by Perry Wilson
Sculpture represents friendship between Plains Cree people and Lacombe

Sculpture represents friendship between Plains Cree people and Lacombe

Ponoka-area students spend summer welding sculpture for Lacombe roundabout

  • Aug 29, 2020
Sculpture represents friendship between Plains Cree people and Lacombe
Central Alberta crime spree ends with arrest in Erskine

Central Alberta crime spree ends with arrest in Erskine

Blackfalds and Stettler RCMP make arrest, assisted by Lacombe and Sylvan Lake

Central Alberta crime spree ends with arrest in Erskine
Gull Lake is a hugely popular lake in central Alberta with large sandy beaches. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)

Gull Lake: Centrally located, hugely popular, sandy beaches

There are multiple campgrounds on the lake’s shores

Gull Lake is a hugely popular lake in central Alberta with large sandy beaches. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)