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Dick Ourada is on a trek from Colorado to Fairbanks, Alaska, raising money for children’s medical research. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Man driving tractor from Colorado to Alaska for children’s medical research stops in Stettler

Dick Ourada is raising money for children’s medical research

 

Crews from the Stettler Regional Fire Department were kept busy on Aug. 14 with two calls just over a half-hour apart. (Stettler Regional Fire Department Facebook photo)

Stettler Regional Fire crews kept busy with back-to-back calls

One person was left dead and another severely injured in the first…

 

The Castor and District Fair was held Aug. 12 and 13 . (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

PHOTOS: Castor Fair weekend

Plenty of activities kept the residents of Castor busy on Aug. 12…

 

Rob Brennen was the Stettler Independent photo contest winner for the month of July. Presenting Brennan his prize is Stettler Independent Journalist Kevin Sabo. (Black Press News Media)

Stettler Independent announces July photo winners

The ‘Show us your best shot’ photo contest will run for several more months

Rob Brennen was the Stettler Independent photo contest winner for the month of July. Presenting Brennan his prize is Stettler Independent Journalist Kevin Sabo. (Black Press News Media)
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Stettler RCMP arrest known offender on warrants

Stettler RCMP officers were conducting a routine patrol through the community during…

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An update on mental health services in the East-Central region

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, around 50 per cent of…

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Main Street Stettler to be closed for Taste of the Heartland Aug. 13

The Stettler Regional Board of Trade would like to remind residents that…

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Trash 2 Treasure will be held alongside the Community Garage Sale on the weekend of Aug. 27 and 28. (File photo)

Stettler Trash 2 Treasure weekend returns later in August

A program running in Stettler since 2014 is back for another go…

Trash 2 Treasure will be held alongside the Community Garage Sale on the weekend of Aug. 27 and 28. (File photo)
This late-model Jeep Cherokee was involved in a motor-vehicle accident at the entrance to Castor on Aug. 10. (Facebook photo)

Collision outside Castor takes four to hospital

No significant injuries were reported

This late-model Jeep Cherokee was involved in a motor-vehicle accident at the entrance to Castor on Aug. 10. (Facebook photo)
Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)

Miracle Treat Day returns for its 20th anniversary

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day was back for its 20th year! Taking…

Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, Aug. 11. (File photo)
Over 60 vehicles of varying types descended on Donalda for the Show and Shine on Aug. 6. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Donalda Coulee Show and Shine a success with over 60 vehicles in attendance

A variety of vehicles of all makes and models descended on the…

Over 60 vehicles of varying types descended on Donalda for the Show and Shine on Aug. 6. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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More dollars for youth mental health and pediatric rehabilitation

The Alberta government is catching on to a problem Chinook’s Edge School…

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UCP Leadership hopeful Danielle Smith made a stop in Stettler on Aug. 2, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Danielle Smith leadership campaign stops in Stettler

United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership hopeful Danielle Smith made a campaign stop…

UCP Leadership hopeful Danielle Smith made a stop in Stettler on Aug. 2, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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Alberta RCMP provide road safety tips for new drivers

The Alberta RCMP are spending the month of August focusing on the…

  • Aug 4, 2022
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A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
Most vehicle/train collisions occur with 40 kilometres of home:RCMP. (File photo)

Motorists more likely to die in collision with train than another vehicle:RCMP

According to the Alberta RCMP, a motorist is more likely to die…

Most vehicle/train collisions occur with 40 kilometres of home:RCMP. (File photo)
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)
Tractors of all shapes and sizes stand ready to pull on July 16. (Liam Rockliffe, for the Independent)

Stettler and Big Valley both host a variety of events in mid-July

By Liam Rockliffe, for the Independent The Stettler Antique Tractor Club hosted…

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Tractors of all shapes and sizes stand ready to pull on July 16. (Liam Rockliffe, for the Independent)
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Alberta RCMP urges motorists to drive with caution on longweekend

With health restrictions gone, summer festivals returning and people travelling across the…

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