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Wednesday , 3 March 2021

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 Rotary garage sale moves online

Popular community event is getting creative for this year’s sale. The Vermilion Rotary Club is excited to be hosting their first ever Online Furniture Auction on Tuesday. For the past 12 years, the club have hosted a community garage sale as a major fundraiser to help support community facilities including …

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MOULY: Reflecting on a poignant documentary and a special friend

I recently watched #AnneFrank – Parallel Stories. The Netflix documentary follows Oscar winner Helen Mirren as she reads excerpts from Frank’s diary. The show also recaps events of additional holocaust survivors. It’s been many years since I read the world renowned book, but watching the show was a bitter sweet …

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Horse riders learn control and composure

Equine enthusiasts gathered at the Vermilion Agricultural Grounds to take part in a Schooling Show Clinic on July 26. The Light Horse Committee hosted the event as a learning opportunity for both English and Western riders. “These shows teach control and composure and how a horse and rider can work …

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Staying safe on the water this summer

Water safety was highlighted last week in Vermilion. Residents are being encouraged to take precautions to prevent possible drowning. Mayor, Caroline McAuley, issued a proclamation recognizing National Drowning Prevention Week which was ongoing until July 25. The Lifesaving Society (LS) said that approximately 400 drownings occur every year in Canada, …

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Lakeland College back with blended learning

Lakeland College will be one of the few post-secondary institutions in the province offering in-person learning. “Lakeland is really known for its hands-on learning,” said Georgina Altman, Vice President of External Relations and Infrastructure at Lakeland College “We know our students are looking for those hands-on opportunities and want to …

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Lea Park Rodeo announces truck winner

The 2020 Lea Park Rodeo was cancelled due to COVID-19, but the committee was thankful to be able to continue their annual truck draw. On July 22, they held the truck draw and winner, Rhonda Berg, was in shock as she won the 2019 Dodge Ram 3/4 Ton Diesel. “I …

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Back to school, more funding equals more safety

Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright MLA Garth Rowswell is letting families know what to expect when schools reopen in September. Although he is currently in session, Rowswell said there are slight changes within the school system and funding that will help aid the new normal. Since being shut down in March, students were learning …

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Clandonald Fire Department investigating house fire

A house fire broke out today in Clandonald at approximately 4 p.m. Both of the two known residents were able to exit the building. Clandonald Fire Department arrived on scene to tend to the blaze. Relatives were unsure whether the home would be saved as it was an older building, …

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Vermilion Fair fireworks this Saturday

Fireworks will light up the sky this Saturday as the Vermilion Agricultural Society (VAS) recognizes the phenomenal community support they have received throughout the years. “The executives wanted to be able to give back to the community this year,” said Nicole Templeton, Office Manager. “We want to thank approximately 400 …

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