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Friday , 26 February 2021

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.

Vehicle owner bear sprayed

A resident of the 51 St and 52 Ave area of St. Paul was attacked with bear spray early in the morning on Oct. 2. According to St. Paul RCMP, the resident woke up to the sounds of someone trying to steal their vehicle and went outside where they confronted …

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Doug Zarowny finishes Iron Horse Ultra 100km

When Doug Zarowny crossed the finish line in St. Paul on Saturday night, he swore he’d never do it again. “But what creeps into my mind is could I do it faster? Could I have accomplished this in a more efficient manner? I was inexperienced and made lots of mistakes. …

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Elk Point discusses sober living program

After being turned down by Bonnyville at the beginning of September, executive director of Residents in Recovery Tyler Lorenz made his pitch for a sober-living house to the Town of Elk Point. “If we could find a way to really help those individuals that are caught up in this cycle, …

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Elk Point trick-or-treat hours set

Cold Lake and Bonnyville are likely to follow provincial Halloween guidelines. The Town of Elk Point will be having Halloween following a discussion at the Sept. 28 council meeting of what neighbouring municipalities have planned. Dwayne Yaremkevich moved Halloween hours in the Town of Elk Point be from 4 p.m. …

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Mannawanis’ with plans to build sweat lodge

A sweat lodge for Indigenous ceremonies could be coming to St. Paul. According to Hinano Rosa, director for the Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre, they are planning to build one behind the centre if they can get the permits and approvals needed from the Town of St. Paul. “It engages non-natives …

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More parents asking about home births

Some local health professions are seeing more questions from expecting parents on the pros and cons of home births. In the six months since COVID-19 arrived in Canada and upended normal, babies have continued being born and parents and health professionals have continued to navigate the new normal of healthcare. …

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Town of St. Paul to proceed with expropriation

The Town of St. Paul will proceed with the expropriation of a waterway south of the golf course which has been at the heart of a longstanding dispute with a landowner. Alberta Environment ruled the watercourse was naturally occurring in May 2019 and earlier this summer the town began the …

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Two St. Paul businesses see mill rate changed

Mistol Seeds and Xtreme Oilfield Technology will be getting a break on their property taxes after being charged previously under the County’s mill rate following a discussion at Monday’s St. Paul town council meeting. In the decision, town council allowed this year’s assessment to fall under the town rate. The …

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Take-it-or-leave-it area open for business

The ‘Take-It-Or-Leave-It’ area at the St. Paul waste transfer station is now open for business following town council’s approval last week of a policy about what is allowed at the site. In an interview after the meeting, Director of Public Works Steven Jeffery said the goal of the area is …

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RCMP telephone town hall Oct. 8

The telephone town hall meeting with RCMP previously approved by St. Paul town council is scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m. Residents who wish to participate are asked to register ahead of time online or by phoning the town office at 780-645-1765. Participants will receive a phone call …

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