December 2017

Found 20 blog entries for December 2017.


These delicious little no bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack!



1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)

2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flax seed

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips)

1/3 cup honey or agave nectar

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.*

Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for

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AAA recommends the following winter driving tips:

  • Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

Tips for long-distance winter trips:

  • Watch weather
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The 2018 Winter Active Challenge runs January 29 -February 18. Sign up a team of 5. Register your team by Friday, January 26, 2018. Get active. Log your activity. Win prizes. Have fun! Visit Lacombe Winter Active Challenge Submission Form to register online!



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Want to save money and stay toasty this winter? Here are our top 10 suggestions to winter-proof your home.

1. Conduct an Energy Audit

Seek out the assistance of a professional to perform an inspection of your home’s energy use. A specialist can pinpoint specific areas of focus where improvements can be made that will help reduce your home’s energy costs.

2. Program the Thermostat

Are you walking around the house in a t-shirt throughout the winter? A change of just a couple degrees to your home’s thermostat can have a noticeable impact on heating and air conditioning costs. Through the winter months, lower your thermostat temperature to around 20oC. A programmable thermostat that offers time scheduled settings can allow you to lower the

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To sell effectively you need a realtor that has experience, who also has access to the most powerful and technologically advanced advertising tools available.

To get maximum exposure for your home, you must have a huge presence on the internet. But keep in mind, it is not just about being blasted all over the internet, but being strategically placed in front of people who could be potential buyers.

To make sure your internet advertising is effective and you are not losing any opportunities, you must have amazing professional photography. We will first work with you to ensure your home is prepped to show at its best, then we will bring in our professional photographer.

Your property will be listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which allows

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Consider yourself invited to ring in 2018 with a bang with the Town of Sylvan Lake! A truly incredible fireworks display for all to see launches to the sky at 7:00 PM. Our fireworks showcase is the perfect way to come together as a community, and celebrate the New Year. 

Sylvan Lake Pier

Please stay a minimum of 500 meters away from the firing zone.



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Looking for the latest trend in outdoor décor this winter? Curb appeal is everything, especially if you’re thinking of selling your home. We did the digging and found this season’s trending outdoor winter style ideas that are sure to make your home vibrant with holiday cheer, without breaking the bank.


Tartan and plaid décor is all the rage this season. Accents such as tartan throw pillows and bows are a great addition to your outdoor décor. Simply adding tartan bows to your traditional garland, or accented pillows to your outdoor furniture can make all the difference in creating an up-to-date holiday design. These Red Plaid Oversized Pillows would look perfect paired with a neutral colored patio chair or couch.


Rope Lights

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You’ve updated the décor in your indoor and outdoor space, but have you thought about what’s on trend for table settings? We’ve found some of the best holiday table settings for this year that are sure to stun your guests and create a memorable Christmas season.

Vintage Whimsical

This year we are seeing a ton of vintage trends from the Victorian era, so it comes to no surprise that it has made its way in the Christmas season. Pale greens and teals are all the rage this season, lending a hand to the vintage era when paired with fancy silverware.  This looks elegant when paired with lush greenery as a centerpiece. These Old Dutch International Antique Charger Plates would be stunning paired with pale green table linens.

Photo: HGT V


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Bring the family for a fun evening of free skating! First 50 people to arrive take home a special treat! Plus free prize draws, complimentary snacks & beverages, and a photo booth to capture family memories. Sponsored by the Town and Servus Credit Union.

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