Santa Arrives at Lite-Up Festivities

Santa Arrives at Lite-Up FestivitiesLite-Up 2021 was once again held in a “drive-by” style as Swan Hills rang in the Christmas Season on Nov 25th. Santa arrived early in the day for his usual trip around town with the local Fire Department; however due to unforseen circumstances, local RCMP took over the reins this year and ferried Santa around…

Shopping Spree nets free groceries

Shopping Spree nets free groceriesWith 50 seconds on the clock, local Super A shopper Melissa Tout was ready. Cart in hand and the isles clear, Melissa took off like a shot with one goal in mind – get as much in the cart as she could before time’s up. Heading to the meat department and grabbing things on the…

Remembrance Day at Swan Hills School

Remembrance Day at Swan Hills SchoolEach year, Swan Hills celebrates Remembrance Day with students and staff at the Swan Hills School. Once again, the school presented their ceremony virtually with amazing recorded performances and readings by students and special guests. Following Treaty Acknowledgment by Principal Slade Sekulich, grade 6 student Rhiannon Bruce played O’Canada on the piano. Students recorded special…

Swan Hills Votes

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS: Town of Swan Hills   Mayor: Carol Webster - 156 Craig Wilson - 258 - Elected Councillor: Bob Clermont - 255 - Elected Jeffery Goebel - 326 - Elected Laura Hebert - 156 Elizabeth Krawiec - 289 - Elected Terry Kuyek - 293 - Elected Dean LaBerge - 322 - Elected Daryn…

Taste of Swan Hills hands out 140 meals

Taste of Swan Hills hands out 140 mealsLess than 24 hours before their event hosts were to start welcoming registered guests, organizers of “A Taste of Swan Hills” were hit with new COVID restrictions. Determined not to cancel the event, the Swan Hills Hospital Foundation quickly regrouped and pulled off a drive-by event. Foundation members reached out to local vendors with their…

Wellness Fair Success

Starting with a mouthwatering BBQ provided by Aspen Leaf, attendees at the 17th Annual Wellness Fair got underway. Organized by Swan Hills Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), the fair pulls together local and area service providers from healthcare organizations to wellness oriented businesses. Throughout the day, several demonstrations were provided. Never used Bear Spray…

A Year of Braggin’ Rights Begins

A Year of Braggin’ Rights BeginsA year of bragging rights now begins for three local families who were nominated and won First Place in the Swan Hills Communities in Bloom Local Yard Contest. Winners, Scott & Barb Berry, Rita Johnson, and Keith & Jan Black were invited to a celebratory dinner held in their honour and to welcome the Provincial…

New Wage Funding Announced

The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses support much-needed jobs for unemployed and underemployed Albertans across the province and help Alberta’s economy recover. Employers will be able to apply for a grant that covers 25 per cent of an employee’s salary for a 52-week period…