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.

Saddle Lake re-enters lockdown due to positive COVID-19 case

Saddle Lake Cree Nation has re-entered a 14-day lockdown state after a member of the Nation tested positive for COVID-19. The case was reported to band officials September 5th, two days after the infected individual was tested for the virus. Travel will be limited to and from Saddle Lake, though …

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A fairway farewell to a Bonnyville golf pro

After 31 years, Randy Gallop is stepping away from the links.  Despite some cool fall weather, the Bonnyville Golf and Country club hosted it’s annual Club Championship this past weekend, which also served as a send-off to one of its resident golf pro. Randy Gallop celebrated his last of 31 …

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Influential Bonnyville resident gets recognized with new sign

On Monday, the Bonnyville Naming Committee unveiled a new sign for Slawuta Pond. Slawuta Pond is a cozy spot at the edge of Jessie Lake with a sustained rainbow trout population that’s available for senior citizens to fish and a fountain that keeps the pond from becoming stagnant. It’s named …

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Drive-in movie and fireworks in Cold Lake tomorrow

The City of Cold Lake is hosting a drive-in movie night at the Cold Lake Energy Centre followed by some fireworks after the credits roll. It might be the city’s only fireworks celebration for the year. Viewers can enjoy 2019’s Dumbo which will be shown on the silver screen. “Doors” …

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Mural unveiling set for Saturday in St. Paul

The St. Paul & District Arts Foundation will be unveiling a community mural in celebration of Alberta Cultural Days on Saturday. The mural is the pilot project of the foundation’s Artist in Residency program and is being led by muralist and filmmaker Eric Spoeth. It will be permanently displayed on …

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Bonnyville spay and neuter clinic back another year

SPCA and M.D. targeting Ardmore area with this year’s program. The Bonnyville and District SPCA is hosting its spay and neuter clinic for a second year, this time with a focus on addressing feral cat populations. Unlike last year, the program will be focused on targeting a specific area within …

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Mallaig and County enter agreement to get zamboni

Communities coming together to keep a clean sheet of ice. The Mallaig & District Ag & Recreation Society has entered into a loan agreement with the County of St. Paul to purchase a zamboni for the hamlet’s hockey arena. The County entered the agreement through its loan bylaw, and will …

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Bonnyville, St. Paul considered for continuing care funds

Alberta Health Services is seeking proposals from new and existing continuing care facilities to add publicly funded spaces, with Bonnyville, St. Paul, and Vermilion among 31 communities being considered for the funds. According to a press release from the provincial government, AHS is looking to expand continuing care spaces without additional investment, …

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Roads nearing Vezeau Beach seeing improvement

Work on Vezeau Beach is making headway at the tail end of summer with paving crews making improvements to the campground’s entry road and parking lot, which has been in rough shape for some time. “It’s always been an issue, it’s falling apart and it’s all cracked up, so we’re having …

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