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…

Whitecourt Blue Dolphin Swim Club Comes To Swan Hills

Whitecourt Blue Dolphin Swim Club Comes To Swan HillsThe Whitecourt Blue Dolphin Swim Club (WBDSC) has found a temporary home this season at the Swan Hills pool. The swim club usually trains at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre in Whitecourt, but the Centre’s pool is currently undergoing construction until at least the August long weekend. The WBDSC will be remaining in Swan…

Working Toward A Dream

Working Toward A DreamSophie O’Keefe is a self-driven entrepreneur. She has a goal in mind, and she is determined to reach it. It’s inspiring to come across someone who’s willing to set out on their own path, with the work ethic to put in the hard work to get to where they want to be. It’s even more…

A Beautiful May Long Weekend

A Beautiful May Long WeekendSwan Hills and the surrounding areas have been treated to a beautiful May long weekend this year. The skies were mostly clear, with a bit of light rain Sunday night and into Monday. Swan Hills enjoyed some very welcome warm temperatures, with hotter temperatures around Slave Lake, Whitecourt, and Fort Assiniboine. We even escaped the…
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