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Winners of event six, singles, of the Castor Trap Club 35th annual Trophy Shoot. Shown are  'A' class winner Kevin Hammel, 'B' class winner Jerry Houchin, 'C' winner Alex Bauer, and 'D' winner Ken Reid. (Photo submitted)

Castor Trap Club holds 35th Annual Trophy Shoot

Event was successful despite mother nature

Winners of event six, singles, of the Castor Trap Club 35th annual Trophy Shoot. Shown are  'A' class winner Kevin Hammel, 'B' class winner Jerry Houchin, 'C' winner Alex Bauer, and 'D' winner Ken Reid. (Photo submitted)
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Ponoka town council reviewing problematic road after disallowed petition

The Town of Ponoka council received a community petition regarding a problematic…

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Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)

Update: Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede wraps up after two days of community events

With a tip of the hat the gate is thrown open and…

Scott Sigfusson of Tugaske, Sask, wrestles the steer with a time of 10.3 seconds, good enough for third place in the June 11 competition. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler/Independent)
Sikapinakii Low Horn has been named the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess for 2022. (Calgary Stampede Twitter photo)

Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess crowned

By John Watson Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Sikapinakii Low Horn…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Sikapinakii Low Horn has been named the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess for 2022. (Calgary Stampede Twitter photo)
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The Ponoka Stampede returns after two years absence

In a little over a month the stampede atmosphere is going to…

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Clearview students and staff take part in the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (Clearview Website photo)

Clearview Public Schools students and staff raise over $28,000 for cancer research

Clearview students, parents and staff have even more cause to be proud…

Clearview students and staff take part in the 2021 Terry Fox Run. (Clearview Website photo)
Interim director of the Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held across the doorway by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris from the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the grand opening of the facility. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

UPDATE: Stettler residents no longer have to travel for pregnancy support services

East central Alberta residents with expected and unexpected pregnancies now have a…

Interim director of the Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held across the doorway by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris from the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the grand opening of the facility. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
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Weather alerts issued for Stettler, Ponoka, Red Deer

Environment Canada has released a weather alert for parts of central Alberta.…

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The groundbreaking ceremony for Saving Grace Animal Society’s new veterinary clinic was April 25,2022. (Contributed photo)

Alix’s Saving Grace Animal Society breaks ground on new veterinary clinic

There will soon be a new veterinary clinic in Alix. Alix-based Saving…

The groundbreaking ceremony for Saving Grace Animal Society’s new veterinary clinic was April 25,2022. (Contributed photo)
The Cabin on the Coulee Farm is owned and managed by Fleet’s Eric Neilson, alongside his family. (File photo)

Agriculture Spotlight: Cabin on the Coulee Farm

For Eric Neilson, starting his family farm near Fleet was an opportunity…

The Cabin on the Coulee Farm is owned and managed by Fleet’s Eric Neilson, alongside his family. (File photo)
A refugee fleeing the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine holds her baby as she sits in a tent at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Romania, which shares around 600 kilometres (372 miles) of borders with Ukraine to the north, is seeing an influx of refugees from the country as many flee Russia’s attacks. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Locals supporting Ukranian refugees in region

Country’s around the world are scrambling to get Ukrainians fleeing the conflict…

A refugee fleeing the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine holds her baby as she sits in a tent at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. Romania, which shares around 600 kilometres (372 miles) of borders with Ukraine to the north, is seeing an influx of refugees from the country as many flee Russia’s attacks. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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Stettler RCMP arrest one after search warrant

The Stettler RCMP have made an arrest after serving a search warrant…

  • Apr 8, 2022
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Maskwacis RCMP arrest individual for multiple armed robberies

Members of the Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of an…

  • Mar 31, 2022
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RCMP, Fish and Wildlife, County Peace Officers conduct joint operation at Buffalo Lake

A one-day blitz by the RCMP at Buffalo Lake on March 5…

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Stettler RCMP, county peace officers work together to recover vehicle, apprehend suspect

Stettler County peace officers working jointly with the Stettler RCMP were able…

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RCMP arrest wanted suspect in Bashaw

Arrest made in partnership with Stettler, Bashaw RCMP and Central Alberta Crime Reduction Unit

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RCMP arrest wanted suspect in Bashaw

Arrest made in partnership with Stettler, Bashaw RCMP and Central Alberta Crime Reduction Unit

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Boo is back in care after surviving a harrowing 4 month ordeal after escaping care from a foster home near Ponoka in November. (photo submitted)

Rescue dog takes Hollywood-like, four-month journey from Ponoka to Stettler

A dog by the name of Boo has just finished a journey…

Boo is back in care after surviving a harrowing 4 month ordeal after escaping care from a foster home near Ponoka in November. (photo submitted)
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Coronation lay multiple charges stemming from multiple investigations against suspect

The members of the Coronation RCMP have laid multiple charges against a…

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RCMP charge one in latest break and enter at County of Paintearth shop

It’s not often members of the RCMP are able to catch someone…

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