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Wednesday , 3 March 2021

Jena Colbourne

MISSING: 77 year old Gerhart Kiel (Jerry Kelly)

Vermilion RCMP are still looking for a missing elderly man who has not been heard from since November. Gerhart Kiel (aka Jerry Kelly) was last heard from on November 23, 2019 and police say there is concern for his well-being. RCMP put out a press release in March asking for …

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Water usage advisory for County of Lac La Biche

The County of Lac La Biche is asking residents to avoid all non-essential water usage at this time. In a statement the County explained heavy rainfall has caused issues at the lift stations. “Water levels are reaching critical levels at a number of lift stations throughout Lac La Biche County, …

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Extreme wind warning for the Lakeland region

Very strong winds that may cause damage are expected in the Lakeland region. Very strong west to northwest winds will develop this evening with gusts possibly exceeding 100 km/h. Winds will weaken by Monday morning. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may …

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AHS thanks St Paul Healthcare Auxiliary

Pictured: left to right Auxiliary member Raymonde Boulianne, Auxiliary President Evelyn Collins, Area Manager Allied Health Sharon Winik, Occupational Therapist Paul (PJ) Dechaine, Auxiliary Member Gladys Boisvert, and Therapy Assistant Amy Malmberg. Photo captured prior to social distancing protocols.  The Occupational Therapy Department at Alberta Health Services’ St. Therese Healthcare …

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Two SPERD outreach schools to close

St. Paul Education Regional Division (SPERD) board has voted to close two outreach schools. Both Elk Point Outreach School (EPOS) and New Horizons in St. Paul will be closed following the current school year. Enrolled students will finish their 2019-20 studies virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to …

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Local lawyer nominated for Top 25 lawyers in Canada

Leighton Grey, of Grey Wowk Spencer LLP, has been nominated as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, in the field of Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal Law. The nomination comes as a huge accomplishment for Grey, considering 85% of those nominated practice in Eastern Canada. Sponsored …

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Lac La Biche County holds fire ban in place

Lac La Biche County said it will not lift its fire ban until the province lifts theirs. A statement released by the County read, “Alberta Agriculture & Forestry has not lifted the fire ban in the Forest Protection Area. Because that covers more than three-quarters of Lac La Biche County, …

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Lakeland region remains clear of COVID-19 cases

All COVID-19 cases in the Lakeland have recovered, with zero new cases in the region, as of Thursday evening.     Alberta’s COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain low with 59 people in hospital, six of whom are in intensive care. In total, 5,710 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. Four more Albertans …

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