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Coronation Royal Captain Matt Hangar and Imperial Quade Cassidy battle for the puck. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Imperials down Coronation Royals in Castor

Despite a pair of quick goals by the Coronation Royals in their…

Alberta Health Services has launched a new EMS-811 Shared Response program. (Advocate file photo)

Non-urgent 911 medical calls are now being sent to Health Link

Alberta’s latest initiative to free up ambulances and provide the appropriate level of care

Musician and speaker Kristopher Marks performs during the Music for Mental Health performance at the PAC on Jan. 26, 2023. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Mental health fundraiser organized by Lesa Miller returns to Stettler

Around 30 people attended late January event

Village of Halkirk council members are (l-r) Yvette Allen, Mayor Sherry Jamieson, and Dep. Mayor Dale Kent. (Halkirk website photo)

Village of Halkirk welcomes new councillor

There is a new councillor in the Village of Halkirk. Being the…

Village of Halkirk council members are (l-r) Yvette Allen, Mayor Sherry Jamieson, and Dep. Mayor Dale Kent. (Halkirk website photo)
A photo from the 2022 Castor Rodeo. Jackson Stannard hangs on in the Bareback event of the Castor Rodeo on July 15. (File photo)

Castor Ag. Society remains in positive position

Despite a couple of pandemic challenged years, members and the public heard…

A photo from the 2022 Castor Rodeo. Jackson Stannard hangs on in the Bareback event of the Castor Rodeo on July 15. (File photo)
Retired Rev. Jack Schulze (left) and newly-ordained Rev. Brent Schulze (right) and their respective spouses after the ceremony on Jan. 25. (Krist Comeau photo)
Retired Rev. Jack Schulze (left) and newly-ordained Rev. Brent Schulze (right) and their respective spouses after the ceremony on Jan. 25. (Krist Comeau photo)
Castor Opportunity Shop volunteers Connie Gutenberg (left) and Wendy Bain (right) present a cheque to Sue Goodkey (mid) of the Castor Food Bank for $2,000 in the fall of 2022. (File photo)

Castor Food Bank reports successful 2022

The Castor and Food Bank has had another successful year. Despite soaring…

Castor Opportunity Shop volunteers Connie Gutenberg (left) and Wendy Bain (right) present a cheque to Sue Goodkey (mid) of the Castor Food Bank for $2,000 in the fall of 2022. (File photo)
This photo of the kitten and the lamb by Barb Milner came in third.

Stettler Independent, Castor Advance announce December photo winner

The Stettler Independent and Castor Advance are pleased to announce the winner…

This photo of the kitten and the lamb by Barb Milner came in third.
Randall Fraser works on an ice sculpture in front of the Castor Community Hall, one of two displays being done in the community during Winter Fest 2022. (File photo)

Castor WinterFest set to make February return

A long-dormant community tradition is returning to Castor in February. After a…

Randall Fraser works on an ice sculpture in front of the Castor Community Hall, one of two displays being done in the community during Winter Fest 2022. (File photo)
Clearview Public Schools. (File photo)
Clearview Public Schools. (File photo)
The smaller of the two vans owned by the Castor-Halkirk Community Van Society needs to be replaced. (Photo submitted)
The smaller of the two vans owned by the Castor-Halkirk Community Van Society needs to be replaced. (Photo submitted)
New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announces new Grand Chief

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations have announced a new Grand…

New Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Leonard Standingontheroad. (Bert Crowfoot Photo- Facebook/ Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations)
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‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing…

(File photo by Advocate staff)
The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)

Iconic piece of Stettler history going up for sale

Single screen theatres face many challenges

The Jewel Theatre, a piece of Stettler history for 70 years, will be going up for sale in February. (Facebook photo)
Need hockey gear? Peacock, through Kids Can Play, was able to fully outfit 27 kids prior to the start of the 2022-2023 season. (Photo submitted)

Coronation Elks running new program to get kids into sport, save parents money

A program being run by the Coronation Elks is helping youth across…

Need hockey gear? Peacock, through Kids Can Play, was able to fully outfit 27 kids prior to the start of the 2022-2023 season. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Pieter Bouwer stands with one of the two-new anesthesia machines at Stettler Hospital and Care Centre. (Photo submitted)

Stettler Health Services Foundation purchases new anesthesia machines for hospital

Thanks to fundraising efforts by the Stettler Health Services Foundation (SHSF) and…

Dr. Pieter Bouwer stands with one of the two-new anesthesia machines at Stettler Hospital and Care Centre. (Photo submitted)
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Castor council denies development request

During its Jan. 9 meeting Castor’s town council upheld a previous decision…

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Castor utilities remain in positive position

And other highlights from the Jan. 9 council meeting

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There is a new fundraising group in the region, and they are already making an impact. (Facebook photo)
There is a new fundraising group in the region, and they are already making an impact. (Facebook photo)
New solar project proposed near Stettler. (File photo)

Proposed solar project planned near Stettler

There is a new energy project being proposed for the Stettler area.…

New solar project proposed near Stettler. (File photo)
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