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,…

The last days of summer vacation

The last days of summer vacationSwan Hills students have entered their last week of summer vacation before the new school year starts next week. This summer is sure to have been more enjoyable than last year, with almost all of the province’s public health measures being dropped on Canada Day and allowing for a mostly normal summer. With the new…

Promotional Video For Swan Hills In The Works

Promotional Video For Swan Hills In The WorksWork has begun on a new promotional video to showcase the distinctive charm of Swan Hills, the benefits of living in or visiting the town, and our wonderful community. The video is meant to attract visitors to Swan Hills, as well as businesses and new residents. The Economic Development Committee hired North Star Futures to…

Rambling With Rumble Alberta

Rambling With Rumble AlbertaWhile writing about Rumble Alberta (RA) back in June, I was struck by just how fun the whole experience sounded. I have always loved a good road trip and had been getting the itch to get out on the open road. A province-wide scavenger seemed like a great way to scratch that itch while getting…

Busy Summer Start For Fire Department

Busy Summer Start For Fire DepartmentThe Grizzly Gazette met with Swan Hills Fire Chief Jaimie Molnar to discuss the Swan Hills Fire Department (SHFD) current activities and priorities in Swan Hills. The SHFD has had a busy summer so far. In the space of just three weeks: Members responded to and extinguished a house fire in town on June 28,…

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Above and Beyond the Call of DutyMembers of the Swan Hills Volunteer Fire Department filled the water tanks at the Community Gardens on Main Street last week. Between intensive training, equipment maintenance, helping EMS and RCMP when needed and of course fighting fire, these amazing volunteers still find time to help the community out. It’s a tough and sometimes thankless job…

Fire Department Responds To House Fire

Fire Department Responds To House FireThe Swan Hills Fire Department (SHFD) was notified about a house fire at 5006 Oxford Ave at 3:39 PM on Monday, June 28, 2021. There were no injuries. There had been a dog in the house, but it was rescued early into the incident. All available members of the SHFD responded to the call, with…
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