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Tuesday , 14 July 2020
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Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect Media from the Vermilion Voice newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.

Vermilion Town Office re-opens to the public

The Town of Vermilion staff were happy to be able to reopen Town office to the public on Monday. They have resumed their regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. “The reopening does come with some restriction which follow provincial guidelines and aim to keep the public and Town …

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Climbing Thru Time in Paradise Valley

People have been eager to check out the Climb Thru Time Museum in Paradise Valley now that it has opened for the season. As you gradually climb the lofty grain elevator, you can view the various display rooms. There are opportunities to examine landscape and nature displays hand painted by …

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Vermilion kids hitting the books

Vermilion kids are excited to participate in the Public Library’s Summer Reading Program that began Tuesday and will run until August 22. One hundred packages had been made up and after only three days, 56 children had already registered for the program. Library Manager, Stuart Pauls said that participants aged …

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MLA Garth Rowswell discusses rural crime, RCMP, and firearms

Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright MLA, Garth Rowswell, disagrees with the federal gun prohibition saying it targets law-abiding gun owners. On July 3, Rowswell touched additional issues relating to RCMP and detachment gun ranges and rural crime. ‘Focus on securing our border’ “What the federal government is trying to do is an overreach,” said …

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Vermilion Minor Ball cancels season

Major fundraiser Brian Poon Tournament delayed from 25th anniversary Due to the overhead from Baseball Alberta and Softball Alberta, Vermilion Minor Ball executives made the decision to suspend their season as a whole. “It was a very difficult decision to make,” said vice president, Karen Selte. “Most of the associations …

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Mannville Library reopen, ready to serve

“It has been going very smoothly.” The Mannville Centennial Public Library has been eager to have customers back in the facility since reopening on June 23. Library Treasurer, Bobbi-Jo Groeneveld, said that they kept ordering books throughout the lock down because they knew once they opened that people would be …

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VIBE’s first Family Fun Friday in Vermilion

Family Fun Friday’s coming to communities through July. Families were excited to receive play bags from VIBE and to practice mindfulness along the walking trail at Railway Avenue on July 3. The activities were part of Vermilion Is Being Empowered’s (VIBE) first Family Fun Friday in Vermilion. They will be …

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Vermilion Roar hoping to bounceback next season

Vermilion Roar Lacrosse’s 2020 season was cancelled by the Alberta Lacrosse Association earlier this spring and president, Ryan Adams, summed up the club’s impact on the community, and their hope for next year. Last year VRL was home to 100 participants aged 3-21. They typically host 2-3 tournaments per year …

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