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City addresses questions about BOLT transit

With the regional BOLT transit service now two months in, representatives from the City of Lacombe visited Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) to provide an update on how the service is operating so far.

Dr. Sophia Leung with Family Eyecare in Lacombe shows off some shades to be showcased at the upcoming Fall Fashion Frame Show Oct. 30. Leung said part of the clinic’s mission during Children’s Vision Month is to promote the Eye See...Eye Learn program, which provides children going into kindergarten with a comprehensive eye exam as well as a complimentary pair of eyeglasses.

Family Eyecare promotes youth eye care program

In the spirit of Children’s Vision Month, Family Eyecare in Lacombe is working in conjunction with the Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO) to spread awareness about the Eye See…Eye Learn program.

Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, is shown in this undated handout photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transport September 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Pennsylvania Department of Transport/Handout via Reuters)

Penn. ambush suspect nabbed ending 48-day manhunt

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday.

First responders fight burning trains after a train derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec early July 6, 2013 in this file picture provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. (REUTERS/Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Files)

Feds introduce tighter rail safety standards

Transport Canada says it's hiring more auditors to make sure rail companies are complying with safety rules, and will increase the number of handbrakes to apply on idle trains in response to the July 2013 Lac-Megantic tragedy.

Lava spouts from a hot spot as the lava flow from Mt. Kilauea inches closer to the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

What it’s like living on active volcanoes

Residents of Hawaii are no stranger to volcanoes — their island home was created by them. Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has been erupting since 1983, and the latest flow of lava is approaching Pahoa, home to about 1,000 people. The 900 C molten lava is advancing about 13 metres an hour.