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Tuesday , 24 November 2020

Meredith Kerr

Meredith Kerr moved to St. Paul for a career in journalism and morning radio in 2014 expecting to stay for six months to a year. Since then, she has put down roots in the form of a husband, a mortgage, two babies, and a poorly behaved dog. She continues to work as a reporter until such time as she finishes her book and becomes fabulously wealthy from the royalties. Meredith also serves as a member at large on the St. Paul Library Board and volunteers as a Beaver leader for the 1st St. Paul Scout Group.

Take it to the Lake nominated for People’s Choice award

The ‘Take It To The Lake’ campaign is nominated for the Repsol People’s Choice Award in the 2019-2020 Awards of Excellence program put on by Economic Developers Alberta. The campaign, which is put on by Lac La Biche County in collaboration with the M.D. of Bonnyville and Town of Vermilion, …

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Elk Point approves balanced interim budget

The Town of Elk Point passed its interim operating budget for 2021 following more than six hours of discussion on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18. According to CAO Ken Gwozdz, the updated document will be posted to the Town’s website sometime this week. In an interview after the Nov. 18 …

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Frog Lake lifts COVID lockdown order

Frog Lake First Nation lifted their lockdown order today, having returned to zero active cases of COVID-19 on the Nation. The lockdown was put into effect after the Nation was notified of a second positive case Nov. 12. Director of Operations William Quinney said the reason they were able to …

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Details of circuit breaker shut down released

Further details about the availability of essential services during a two week ‘circuit breaker’ shutdown of Saddle Lake Cree Nation were released by the band’s emergency management department on Nov. 18. Water, sewage, and garbage services will still be available, as well as medical and home care for high needs …

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Extendicare St. Paul confirms one staff member positive for COVID

Extendicare St. Paul has confirmed one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. “The staff member who has tested positive is isolating at home until they are cleared to return to work,” said Laura Gallant, a communications person for the long term care facility. In the e-mailed statement, …

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St. Paul fiddler promotes music with podcast during pandemic

With the collapse of in-person concerts, professional musician and world famous fiddler Calvin Vollrath has had to pivot to stay relevant since the beginning of the pandemic. “Our profession ran into a brick wall. It was like, boom, it was done, it was over,” said Vollrath, who produced a concert …

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