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Wednesday , 14 April 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 Town Council decides $500K in stimulus; to lobby on gun ban

Town picks sewer project with $500K in funding. With application deadlines fast approaching, the Town of Vermilion had to deliberate what shovel-ready projects they were going to submit for $493,000 in provincial stimulus funding. They also discussed the federal gun regulation process last week, and heard public commentary on racism. …

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Splashes of colour to fill new Vermilion art gallery

Vermilion residents can’t wait for September 1 when the Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery is set open downtown. The new gallery will be located in the Craig’s Cornerstone building and will feature local artists of all kinds. Metal, soapstone carving, woodwork, mixed media, acrylic painting, and copper jewellery can …

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Minister visits Vermilion wastewater treatment plant with $34M spend

ACE Waterline work will continue. Dignitaries met in Vermilion welcoming Alberta Minister of Infrastructure, Prasad Panda, at the new wastewater treatment facility site. The group discussed the current build as well as separate multi-million dollar provincial and federal infrastructure funding. The funding currently being distributed in other local areas applies …

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Searching out gems in northeastern Alberta

ZenSeekers adventured around Vermilion last week capturing sweet spots for food, fun, and rest during their #TakeItToTheLake Creator Showcase. In partnership with Travel Alberta, they featured locations that residents or families and friends can experience to take a break, when travelling, or to try something new. “People can travel outside …

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Funding and police, hot topics at AUMA caucus in Vermilion

Vermilion receiving $500K for undetermined project. Members of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association met Thursday to discuss policing and new stimulus funding. The Summer Municipal Leaders’ Caucus was held at the Vermilion Regional Centre. The Town of Vermilion has been allocated $493,000 in stimulus funding. CAO George Rogers is hopeful …

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Local pro cyclist returns to top European competition

Jackson resumed training locally this spring, biking through Vermilion, Kitscoty, Marwayne, among others. Vermilion’s Alison Jackson has been cycling professionally for the past six years, and is now one of 14 female athletes with Team Sunweb, who are currently ranked first in the UCI Women’s World Tour. The team is …

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Vermilion-area farmers go to drone school

Drones are becoming increasingly common in the agriculture world. Local farmers participated in an Ag Drone School in Vermilion this week. Aside from learning how to fly them, LandView Drones president, Markus Weber, covered how using drones can apply to farming operations or various job opportunities. These drones are capable …

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Chuckwagons to tear up the track in Dewberry next weekend

It’s one of the few events happening this summer. Chuckwagon drivers at the 2020 Fun Run Tour races in Dewberry will include a homecoming for one of the best to do it–Kurt Bensmiller. From August 15 – 16, the four-time WPCA World Champion will be racing in front of his …

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County of Vermilion River office reopened

The County of Vermilion River reopened their office yesterday, but are asking residents to continue their alternative measures. Although in-person access is available, to avoid unnecessary contact, they are asking residents to continue making payments online or by dropping cheques in the mail or at their drop box. The County …

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Alberta funding to boost student environment

Lakeland College’s WHT Mead Animal Science Centre will be renovated after receiving funds from the Alberta Government. Yesterday, Premier Jason Kenney announced $17.3 million in funding for Lakeland College to go towards the Vermilion campus facility. “This incredible investment will allow us to expand our facility to accommodate new programs,” …

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