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Sunday , 27 September 2020

Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.

No change in provincial unemployment

Alberta with highest unemployment in the country at 15.5% in June StatsCan numbers, no change from May. Ever since COVID-19 restrictions began to lift in the early summer season, Albertans have started to return to employment at a steady, yet disproportionate rate. When Alberta entered a lockdown state back in …

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Parent Wellness Compass helping those feeling lost

The Lakeland Family Resource Network (LFRN) has unveiled their Parent Wellness Compass this week, which will provide parents young and old with guidance in order to maximize positive changes in their lives. The program’s first date will be held on Aug. 5 at the Bonnyville Parent Child Centre with limited …

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M.D. moving forward with emergency app

App will notify residents of emergency situations M.D. councillors approved an emergency notifications smartphone app last week, which would allow for a more streamlined notification system in the event of an emergency. According to M.D. Reeve Greg Sawchuk the idea for the app comes from residents requesting to be more …

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Cold Lake RCMP lends a hand to Elizabeth

Equipment worth $160,000 Cold Lake RCMP officers assisted residents of the Elizabeth Metis Settlement (EMS) with the unloading and installation of sporting equipment in an effort to build positive relations between the two. Corporal Marie-Eve Mackenzie-Plante, the acting Detachment Commander, along with Corporal Susan Harper, “K” Division Indigenous Policing Services …

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Cherry Grove and Ardmore getting new outdoor rinks

The M.D. of Bonnyville has awarded tenders for new outdoor rinks for Cherry Grove and Ardmore. During its regular council meeting, the tenders were awarded to GenMec ACL at $2.4 million, which was funded through the 2020 Parks Capital Budget. The rinks will be built from steel–a cheaper option from …

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M.D. hears concerns on Crane Lake weir, drainage

Various issues relating to Crane Lake’s infrastructure were addressed in M.D. council this past week, many of which appear to have been a long time coming. In a letter to council, the Crane Lake Advisory and Stewardship Society (CLASS) stated that the lake’s eastern weir could be in need of …

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LICA starting community garden in Bonnyville

LICA Environmental Stewards has announced plans for a community garden to take root in Bonnyville. The garden will be situated between Sobeys, the Wholesale Club, and the Bonnyville Community Church, with 17 raised plots and a compost drop-off site. “At LICA, we’re hoping to use this space to educate people …

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Drive-in movie dates coming for St. Paul and Elk Point

After hosting a drive-in event last month, St. Paul will have further movie events throughout the summer along with Elk Point. The films come courtesy of the County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS, who will be showing three separate films at different locations across July and August. The …

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Bonnyville pre-schoolers to learn and play at “Grandma’s House”

Some of children’s best memories are spent at grandma’s and Bonnyville kids will get that experience this summer, just a little bit differently. The Bonnyville and District FCSS announced a new program called Grandma’s House on Wednesday for parents with young children. It is described as a strength-based drop-in program …

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Meals on Wheels rolls into Cold Lake

The grocery and meal delivery service Meals on Wheels is coming soon to Cold Lake and areas of the M.D. of Bonnyville, and the program is looking for volunteers. Meals on Wheels first began as a response to the threat of hunger faced by individuals, typically senior citizens, that were …

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