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Tavi Pickles (l) shows off the CRTA 2022 Championship buckle with proud mom Tamona (r). Tavi is one-half the Daring Divas trick riding duo, and Tamona is the team manager. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Castor youth three-time CTRA champion

Pickles has decided to step back from competition in 2023

Royal Steven Fletcher takes the puck deep into the Delburne Outlaws zone. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Coronation Royals downed by Delburne Outlaws in Castor Beaverdome

The Outlaws rode off with a win in the Beaverdome against the…

Darla Jordhal and Penny Roessler take part in a ladies bonspiel in 2019 hosted at the Castor Curling Club. (File photo)

Castor Curling Club up and going for season, looking for spares

The Castor Curling Club is up and running for the 2022-2023 winter…

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Stettler Imperials are all set for another season of Hockey action. The season kicks off Oct 29 at 7:30 p.m. (File photo)

Stettler Imperials ready to hit the ice

The season hasn’t yet started but anticipation is already building for the…

The Stettler Imperials are all set for another season of Hockey action. The season kicks off Oct 29 at 7:30 p.m. (File photo)
Wagon racing runs in Layne MacGillivray’s blood. (Photo submitted)

Halkirk chuckwagon driver is WPCA 2022 world champion

The end of the 2022 World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) season was…

Wagon racing runs in Layne MacGillivray’s blood. (Photo submitted)
Steve Dahl’s and Mike Barkley’s Lil Red Express on the track after repairs have been made. (Photo submitted)

Three Stettler racers take part in Miles of Mayhem Drag, Drive event

The Miles of Mayhem is the only ‘Drag and Drive’ event of its kind in Canada

Steve Dahl’s and Mike Barkley’s Lil Red Express on the track after repairs have been made. (Photo submitted)
Halkirk’s Paul Dietrich and his teammates from Stettler and Rocky Mountain House won bronze in five-pin bowling at the 55+ Games in Kamloops in August. (Photo submitted)

East Central Alberta Region has good showing at 55+ games in Kamloops

East Central Alberta was well represented in the 55+ Canadian Seniors Games,…

Halkirk’s Paul Dietrich and his teammates from Stettler and Rocky Mountain House won bronze in five-pin bowling at the 55+ Games in Kamloops in August. (Photo submitted)
The U15 Stettler Storm are the Western Baseball Association champions for 2022. (Photo submitted)

Stettler Storm take gold medal at Westerns

They may be named the Storm, but their play this baseball season…

The U15 Stettler Storm are the Western Baseball Association champions for 2022. (Photo submitted)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
The Casttor U15 Raiders won the AA Tier 5 championship over the weekend of July 23-24. (Photo submitted)

U15 Castor Raiders bring home AA Tier 5 championship

Castor’s U15 Raiders baseball team had a successful July 22-24 weekend. Playing…

  • Jul 29, 2022
The Casttor U15 Raiders won the AA Tier 5 championship over the weekend of July 23-24. (Photo submitted)
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Village of Halkirk council hosts 20 community members during bylaw discussions

The June 21 Village of Halkirk council meeting was a raucous affair.…

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L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampede Showdown wrap up

The Ponoka Stampede wrapped on July 3 with their always popular showdown.…

Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
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Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)
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Village of Halkirk council hosts 20 community members during bylaw discussions

The June 21 Village of Halkirk council meeting was a raucous affair.…

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(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)

South-West Central Wildfire win gold at nationals

First-year coach leads team to big win

  • May 30, 2022
(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)
Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)

Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)
Members of the Theresetta School badminton team showoff their fifth CWAJHAA banner in a row. (Photo submitted)

Theresetta Catholic School students have successful showing at CWAJHAA tournament

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School has brought home the banner for badminton a…

Members of the Theresetta School badminton team showoff their fifth CWAJHAA banner in a row. (Photo submitted)