Lisa Joy

The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site during a hearing in March 2017. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)

Leaving Stettler County wasn’t his choice, says county planner who lost his job at height of Paradise Shores controversy

Things taken out of context and he was made target in attempts to stop development says van der Bank

The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site during a hearing in March 2017. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)
Lisa Joy, Editor, Stettler Independent/Castor Advance/Regional Weekender

Alberta Advantage is gone: Fraser Institute

New challenges ahead says ATB

Lisa Joy, Editor, Stettler Independent/Castor Advance/Regional Weekender
60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

‘I couldn’t have found (Robert Cook) guilty if I was the judge,’ says retired Judge David McNaughton

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler
60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler

‘I couldn’t have found (Robert Cook) guilty if I was the judge,’ says retired Judge David MacNaughton

60 years later Cook family massacre still haunts Stettler
The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)

UPDATE: Stettler County and its planner ‘depart ways’ at height of Paradise Shores controversy

His departure not connected to Paradise Shores, says Stettler County Councillor

The County’s Director of Planning and Development, Johan van der Bank was called upon to clarify the process for a development permit for the proposed RV site. (Landin Chambers/Black Press)
WATCH: Team Carey wins the 2019 Alberta Scotties

WATCH: Team Carey wins the 2019 Alberta Scotties

Beats Team Rocque during championship game in Stettler

WATCH: Team Carey wins the 2019 Alberta Scotties
About 250 people attended the Heartland Rally in Stettler to show support for the oil and gas industry Jan. 26. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

WATCH: Stettler’s Heartland Rally draws 250 people and more than 150 semis, vehicles

Sundre-Rocky Mountain House-Rimbey MLA speaks at rally

About 250 people attended the Heartland Rally in Stettler to show support for the oil and gas industry Jan. 26. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
About 250 people attended the Heartland Rally in Stettler to show support for the oil and gas industry Jan. 26. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

WATCH: Stettler’s Heartland Rally draws 250 people and more than 150 semis, vehicles

Convoy includes strong show of support from Stettler and area businesses

About 250 people attended the Heartland Rally in Stettler to show support for the oil and gas industry Jan. 26. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him t0 9 months in prison

Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him t0 9 months in prison

Undercover police and Innisfail RCMP arrested man for possessing $65,000 worth of stolen instruments

Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him t0 9 months in prison
Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him to 9 months in prison

Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him to 9 months in prison

Undercover police and Innisfail RCMP arrested man for possessing $65,000 worth of stolen instruments

Judge scolds Halkirk man before sentencing him to 9 months in prison
Stettler County’s SDAB hearing on Paradise Shores Aug. 16 was adjourned until Sept. 18, 2018, after legal counsel for RV Sites Canada requested the delay to give them time to go over almost 4,000 pages submitted by nine appellants. (Lisa Joy/Black Press)

Calgary Court of Appeal reserves decision on Paradise Shores development

Paradise Shores development north of Stettler along Buffalo Lake controversial from start

Stettler County’s SDAB hearing on Paradise Shores Aug. 16 was adjourned until Sept. 18, 2018, after legal counsel for RV Sites Canada requested the delay to give them time to go over almost 4,000 pages submitted by nine appellants. (Lisa Joy/Black Press)
John Savage. Red Deer News and Area photo

Witness refuses to testify against John Savage

Preliminary hearing on Stettler man for second-degree murder halted, plea bargain made

John Savage. Red Deer News and Area photo
John Savage. (Facebook photo)

John Savage pleads guilty to manslaughter

Sentenced to 7 years for Stettler murder

John Savage. (Facebook photo)
UPDATED: Drumheller-Stettler MLA leaves UCP party
UPDATED: Drumheller-Stettler MLA leaves UCP party
UPDATED: Drumheller-Stettler MLA leaves UCP party
UPDATED: Drumheller-Stettler MLA leaves UCP party
Matt Johnson, world-famous magician, illusionist and escapist performs two sold-out shows at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre Jan. 13. The first time he attempted to perform an escape from water on Britain’s Got Talent he had to break the glass to get out. He is placed in a tank of water chained and handcuffed. To watch video of Johnson performing an escape act at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre go to www.stettlerindendent.com. Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Matt Johnson, world-famous magician, illusionist and escapist performs two sold-out shows at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre Jan. 13. The first time he attempted to perform an escape from water on Britain’s Got Talent he had to break the glass to get out. He is placed in a tank of water chained and handcuffed. To watch video of Johnson performing an escape act at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre go to www.stettlerindendent.com. Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent
Matt Johnson, world famous magician, illusionist and escapist performs two sold-out shows at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre Jan. 13. (Lisa Joy/Black Press News Service)

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Matt Johnson, world famous magician, illusionist and escapist performs two sold-out shows at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre Jan. 13. (Lisa Joy/Black Press News Service)
From left, Diane Palmer, Stettler Health Care Centre Site Manager, Dr. Pieter Bouwer, Sadie and Jamie Harden. Contributed photo

Big Valley’s Harden family gives back

Donates $24,560 to Stettler Health Foundation and Edmonton Stollery Children’s Hospital

From left, Diane Palmer, Stettler Health Care Centre Site Manager, Dr. Pieter Bouwer, Sadie and Jamie Harden. Contributed photo
WATCH: Canada Torch stops in Stettler

WATCH: Canada Torch stops in Stettler

Celebration stop

WATCH: Canada Torch stops in Stettler
RCMP estimated more than 1,500 people attended the rally in Grande Prairie (Northern Auto Guy/Facebook)

Oil and gas supporters plan Stettler rally

Focuses on ending carbon tax, no UN global compact for migration and building the pipelines

RCMP estimated more than 1,500 people attended the rally in Grande Prairie (Northern Auto Guy/Facebook)