Saturday , 24 October 2020

Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional 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 Legion goes ahead with poppy campaign

Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11 in Vermilion has had to make several changes to their poppy and wreath program leading up to Remembrance Day. Starting Monday, October 26, poppies will be limited to only a few locations this year, and wreaths can be purchased at the Legion by calling …

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VES teachers donate to recreation with Grow the Ice Plant

Vermilion Elementary School (VES) staff purchased a one-acre plot to support the Vermilion Curling Club’s Grow The Ice Plant Fund. The $100 donation came from their Casual Friday Fund and will support current and alumni students through their participation in curling, skating, and hockey. The Grow The Ice Plant Fund …

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Developing skills at combo dance class

Five and six year old dancers were poised as they practiced tap, jazz, and ballet skills yesterday in Vermilion at Dance Impressions by Ryan. Class alterations this year include taped floor squares to maintain social distancing while staying active. “Being able to do group activities safely is so important,” said …

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Vermilion Chamber Awards handed out virtually

Nominees were showcased and each of the winners highlighted during the annual Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce Awards on Saturday. Chamber office manager, Leanne Martin, shared local trivia including that the chamber was founded in 1906. This year added opportunity included nominees from surrounding communities. “I am so proud …

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Creating a cultural centre in Clandonald

Tim Axe hopes to refurbish and relocate a Stavelock home to Clandonald Fairgrounds and initiate the Clandonald Cultural Centre. An immigrant himself, Axe hopes to notify locals and visitors of the rich, European heritage of the hamlet, and give the community an added reason to flourish. “I want people here …

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Fall clean up begins in Vermilion

The Town of Vermilion kicked off their Fall Clean Up Program yesterday. Until Friday, residents will have the opportunity to leave small household items in their front yards for pick-up. “We’re very happy to be able to provide this service to residents as part of our regular solid waste disposal …

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MLA Rowswell talks provincial plan to repeal Bill 10

The Government of Alberta announced Thursday their intentions to repeal Bill 10, the Public Health (Emergency Powers) Amendment Act. The original Public Health Act was created in 1907, and the amendment was introduced in 2002 following 9/11. Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA, Garth Rowswell, said the concern at the time was that in …

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Snowmobile riders looking at expanding trails in Vermilion-area

Local snowmobile enthusiasts have set out with a goal of creating a trail from Mannville to Vermilion along the north side of the Vermilion River. This trail would help complete a loop from Mannville to Myrnam, Derwent, and Vermilion. In the long run, riders from Mannville are looking at creating …

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Hands-on fire safety in Myrnam

With last week being fire prevention week, Myrnam high school students learned how to safely use fire extinguishers. Under the supervision of County of Two Hills Fire Chief, Brad Straty, they used six extinguishers that had been donated by Lakeland Fire & Safety. “We want to stay upwind when we …

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