On Saturday, Dec. 6, the Daysland Northstars will play a very special game against the Lloydminster Border Kings, on a night they are calling Play for Cancer.
Christopher Mackie of Sylvan Lake won over $1.3 Million on a Diamond Millions slot machine at the Camrose Resort Casino on November 8.
Pictured above are (R to L) Dawn Anderson, General Manager of the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort Casino, Christopher Mackie and his partner Elizabeth Duplessis, and Nancy Kalaf, Slots Manager of the Camrose Resort Casino. In June 2012 a Diamond Millions provincial jackpot was also won at the Camrose Resort Casino with over $1.28 million being awarded.
Alberta Municipal Affairs, in accordance with the Municipal Sustainability Strategy, is initiating a Viability Review for the village of Strome. Read More →
Flagstaff County Council has approved a three-year conditional grant to FFCS for the Nights Alive youth program budget, which this year includes the rental of the FFCS basement. Read More →
This Remembrance Day was especially meaningful for Canadians, given the tragic events of Oct. 22.
Ceremonies were held across Flagstaff on Tuesday, Nov. 11, a day of remembrance, respect, and thanks for those who gave their all for the freedom that we enjoy today. Read More →
Forestburg School handed out almost $14,000 in scholarship and bursary funds on Sunday, Nov. 2 to students from Grades 7 to 12.
Principal Brock Bartlett credits the community for its outstanding support of the school for the generous awards.
The awards reward academic excellence, and also options such as Band, as well as achievements outside acadamia that include citizenship, community involvement, and sports.
A full listing of award recipients can be found in our November 4, 2014 Edition of The Community Press.
The Flagstaff Youth Risk Network partnered with Parachute for ‘Project Gearshift,’ a national public-awareness campaign aimed at reducing distracted, aggressive, and impaired driving – the leading cause of death among teens.
Coincident with Parachute’s National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), Oct. 19-25, four Flagstaff Schools, Killam, Sedgewick, Forestburg, and Daysland had lunchtime displays highlighting the ‘Practice Safe Texting’ campaign, under Project Gearshift. Read More →
Come in or mail your donations. The 2014 campaign officially starts today!
Thank you in advance!
The Killam Wheat Kings played three games in four nights last week and came away with four out of a possible six points. Read More →
On October 19, 2014 at approximately 10 am Jayson Ambrose left his rural residence in Rosalind Alberta stating he was going out for a hike.
He was last seen headed east on Township 444 east of highway 854.
Update Tuesday, October 21 9:36 am: Jayson Ambrose of Rosalind has been located according to RCMP. Thank you for your assistance.
“Powerful.” That is how Sedgewick Central High Vice-Principal Stephen Hoyland described Eva Olsson’s presentation on Thursday, Oct. 2, after she spoke to students from all around Flagstaff County in Sedgewick.
Olsson started by telling students that almost 70 years ago, this month, she lived in a hole in the ground as slave labour.
“I want to talk to you today about hate, bullies, and bystanders,” she said.
She asked the students, teachers, and other members of audience to indicate by a show of hands, “How many of you use the word hate?”
“I don’t use that word,” she said, “hate is a killer, not a joke. I taught my grandchildren not to use it.
“I don’t like being called names, and I don’t like being pushed around, but I don’t hate.”
Olsson said she’d been bullied by the Nazi bullies, “The ultimate bullies.”
Why was she bullied? “Because I was ugly? Because I wore the wrong colour of nail polish? Because of my hair colour? No, it was because I was raised in a different religion.”
“I can’t understand why Canadian children bully each other. Why?” Read More →
At the close of nominations, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the village of Lougheed had received one nomination for Councillor, that of Terry Phoenix.
With more provincial grant funding now aimed at projects with two or more municipal partners, Forestburg Council recently made a decision to try to take advantage of funding under a new Alberta Communities Partnership Grant to build a new fire hall. Read More →
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Due to a lack of sustainable funding, Flagstaff’s FIRST (Flagstaff Initiative to Relationship and Spousal Trauma) issued a written request to Flagstaff County Council on Sept. 23 to send a letter of cancellation to the RCMP for the Flagstaff Community Resource Officer Position. Read More →
A Sedgewick woman, Bea Jae Jacobsen, has started an online donation fund, and is running an online auction on Facebook, “to raise a bit of money to help my cousin and his very young family, as they face not one, but two battles,” she says.
“Justin is my cousin and Emily his girlfriend… and their young world has been rocked.” Read More →
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