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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.

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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Vermilion residents encouraged to stay safe on the water

Water safety is being highlighted all 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 is ongoing until July 25. The Lifesaving Society (LS) said that approximately 400 drownings occur every year in …

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Vermilion welcomes new funeral business

Reflections Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. was excited to receive their business licence in Vermilion on July 15. “I’m already thinking I will look back and find it to be one of the best things in my life,” said owner as well as managing funeral director and embalmer, Candice Anderson. …

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Vermilion ventures to test broadband internet in pilot project

After examining internet challenges and identifying the importance of connectivity, the Town of Vermilion is about to begin a six month test phase for broadband. Mayor Caroline McAuley and councillor Robert Pulyk, discussed the digital divide and what led them in an attempt to address it. “For the past few …

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Vermilion Farmer’s Market is back

Community members gathered at the Vermilion Elk’s Hall for the first Farmer’s Market of the season on Tuesday, followed by their first ever evening market on Thursday. Evelyn Throndson attended the market for the past 40 years and managed it for approximately 25 years, but when COVID-19 hit she decided …

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McDonald’s has officially bought land in Vermilion

Vermilion residents may not have to drive so far for a Big Mac of McFlurry. The McDonald’s Corporation has purchased one-acre parcel located along Highway 41 and 42 Avenue in Vermilion. Chief Administrative Officer, George Rogers made the announcement during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. “Sadly because of COVID-19, they’ve had …

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