Autumn in the hills

Autumn in the hillsIt’s officially Fall! The leaves have been steadily turning, creating a beautiful explosion of colours in and around Swan Hills. They’ve also begun to fall, so get your rakes ready! The starting and ending of the seasons might seem a little arbitrary, but there’s a bit more to it than randomly picking a date on…

Paramotoring Above The Hills

Paramotoring Above The HillsSwan Hills residents have been seeing some new and interesting sights in the sky over the past few years. You may have found yourself walking around town on a quiet, still day, and then you hear a small engine in the distance. At first, you might think it’s probably a quad or something along that…

500 Tiny New Residents

500 Tiny New ResidentsSwan Hills welcomed 500 new residents on June 28, but you may not notice them unless you go looking in the right places. Communities in Bloom (CiB) held a ladybug release beside the community garden with the assistance of some of the local children and their families. Ordered through the Pots ‘n’ Pansies Greenhouses and…

A Happy Snow-Free Halloween

A Happy Snow-Free HalloweenOn Sunday evening, Swan Hills children and youth were treated to an extremely rare occurrence in many parts of Alberta; a Halloween without snow. Halloween night was clear and mild, the perfect night for trick-or-treating. Most of us growing up in Alberta are pretty familiar with the need to fit a snowsuit under our costumes…

Halloween Fun In The Hills

Halloween Fun In The HillsHalloween is just around the corner! As the long anticipated spooky celebration approaches, the children, youth, and more that a few adults in town are getting more excited with every day. Halloween decorations have been going up all over town in some truly exceptional displays and the kids are already drawing up their trick-or-treating strategies…

Vehicle Fire South Of Swan Hills

Vehicle Fire South Of Swan HillsThe Swan Hills Fire Department (SHFD) re-sponded to a fully involved vehicle fire 17 km south of Swan Hills on Wednesday (Sept. 29). The vehicle driver was travelling along Hwy 32 when they noticed that the vehicle was starting to smoke. They were able to safely turn off the high-way, park and exit the vehicle,…

Proposed Wind Project By Swan Hills Gets County Support

Proposed Wind Project By Swan Hills Gets County SupportA commercial-scale wind power project proposal by Joss Wind Power Inc. has received an initial show of support from Big Lakes County. If successful, Joss Wind’s proposed Northern Lights Wind Power Project (NLWPP) could create up to  1,000 person-years of employment and see as many as 100 wind turbines constructed north of Swan Hills. The…
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