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Theresetta Catholic School teacher Miss Hepp drops off the donations for this year’s Advent giving project at Ben Calf Robe-St. Clare School in Edmonton. (Photo submitted)

The latest news from Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School

By Brenda Kneller Happy New Year from the students and staff at…

Fireworks lit up the sky over the Castor Golf Course on Jan. 2, 2022 (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

VIDEO: Fireworks light up the sky in Castor after New Year’s

It may have been a couple days late, but the sky above…

The Elks hosted 'Christmas in the Village' at the Halkirk Bullarama grounds on Dec. 4.  Horse-drawn sleigh rides took people around town to view the Christmas lights, Santa paid a visit to the grounds, and hot dogs and hot chocolate were provided at no charge to those attending the well attended event. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Christmas comes early to Village of Halkirk

Santa made an early visit to Halkirk on Dec. 4, stopping in…

The Elks hosted 'Christmas in the Village' at the Halkirk Bullarama grounds on Dec. 4.  Horse-drawn sleigh rides took people around town to view the Christmas lights, Santa paid a visit to the grounds, and hot dogs and hot chocolate were provided at no charge to those attending the well attended event. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Canadian soprano and University of Alberta Augustana Campus faculty Nicole Brooks joined Dr. Roger Admiral in performing at the Knox United Church in Castor in support of the Castor Library. Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance
Canadian soprano and University of Alberta Augustana Campus faculty Nicole Brooks joined Dr. Roger Admiral in performing at the Knox United Church in Castor in support of the Castor Library. Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance
A small group gathered at the Castor Cenotaph for an outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Sarah Baker photo

Photos: Remembrance Day service in Castor

A small group gathered at the Castor Cenotaph for an outdoor Remembrance…

  • Nov 11, 2021
A small group gathered at the Castor Cenotaph for an outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Sarah Baker photo
Stan Schulmeister was re-elected as reeve by County of Paintearth council during the Oct. 26, 2021 organizational meeting. (File Photo).

Paintearth County Reeve Schulmeister discusses taxes and economic development in recent interview

‘We’re trying to hold the line on taxes, and stir up economic development’

Stan Schulmeister was re-elected as reeve by County of Paintearth council during the Oct. 26, 2021 organizational meeting. (File Photo).
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
4-H Canada Logo

November 3 is national Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Show Your 4-H Colours Day is a national celebration put on by 4-H Canada

4-H Canada Logo
Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

The Haunted Barn of Grandview celebrates another spooktacular Halloween season

The Haunted Barn continues to grow and has proven immensely popular in its third year.

Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
A century after the farm was established, Webers still reside at the site of the original homestead in between Castor and Alliance. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Century Farm Celebration — a celebration 100 years in the making

A celebration a century in the making was held in Castor this week

  • Jul 22, 2021
A century after the farm was established, Webers still reside at the site of the original homestead in between Castor and Alliance. Kevin J Sabo photo.
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association
Janessa Dunkle holds up a copy of The LTC Gazette.
Submitted photo.

Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Extendicare residents enjoy their very own ‘gazette’

The LTC Gazette was first introduced in the spring of last year

  • May 3, 2021
Janessa Dunkle holds up a copy of The LTC Gazette.
Submitted photo.
Ocean Scheerschmidt, and her dad Brad, raised $1,100 for an Alberta-based veteran support program. 
Kevin J. Sabo photo

A Castor youth has fundraised for an organization dedicated to helping military veterans and first responders

The Hoggin Alberta Veterans Ranch is receiving an $1,100 donation from ten-year-old Ocean Scheerschmidt

  • Apr 23, 2021
Ocean Scheerschmidt, and her dad Brad, raised $1,100 for an Alberta-based veteran support program. 
Kevin J. Sabo photo
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)
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A SAGA member (left) poses as Jessi Hanks (right) with Castle Restaurant puts up a safe space sticker to display on the restaurant’s front door. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

SAGA Wetaskiwin works with local businesses to display they are a safe space

The safe space stickers show that its a safe and inclusive space.

A SAGA member (left) poses as Jessi Hanks (right) with Castle Restaurant puts up a safe space sticker to display on the restaurant’s front door. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.