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Wednesday , 14 April 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.

The Haunting of the Lakeland: Bonnyville Legion

This week, Lakeland Connect is featuring the real-life paranormal experiences of local people that defy explanation and will leave you wondering if we are truly alone. If you are easily scared read at your own risk… Bonnyville Legion Did you know the Bonnyville Legion Hall has a haunted history? According …

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Forensic audit underway in Saddle Lake

A forensic audit into Saddle Lake Cree Nation’s band finances has begun, confirmed Rola Tfaili, a spokesperson for Indigenous Services Canada. This comes after weeks of in-fighting between the band council and Chief Eric Shirt with accusations from all parties of mismanaging money and acting independently without consultation. In an …

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House fire deemed arson

An Oct. 16 fire in the 5100 block of 49 Ave in St. Paul was deliberately set according to St. Paul Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich. St. Paul Fire was called to the scene around 8:30 p.m to extinguish the fire. Kotowich said the subsequent investigation revealed the fire was intentional, …

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Development permits approved for cannabis stores in St. Paul

The Municipal Planning Commission approved development permits for two cannabis stores on Oct. 22. According to Aline Brosseau, the Development Officer for the Town of St. Paul, if no appeals to the decision are filed before the Nov. 17 deadline, the permits would be issued on Nov. 18. If any …

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Chamber needs local data on business retention and expansion

St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce hopes to have the surveys back and the data analyzed in time to have some action on project ideas for the spring of 2021. The Chamber is working with the St. Paul/Elk Point (STEP) Economic Development Alliance to gather information about the local …

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BRFA helps St. Paul with dangerous building fire

Members of the St. Paul Fire Department and Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority responded to what St. Paul Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich called a “very dangerous” fire on Monday night. Although the owner of building was present when the fire started, there were no injuries and the fire is not considered …

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Elk Point Elks season gets green light in SaskAlta league

The SaskAlta Senior Hockey League will be having an abbreviated 2020-2021 season. The league will be split into Alberta and Saskatchewan divisions with no cross-border play in hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19. According to league president Rod Boutin, the Saskatchewan season will look quite different than the Alberta …

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Ardmore School prepares for outdoor classroom

The Parent Advisory Association at the Ardmore School is pleased and a little surprised by how quickly the community responded to their request for help moving two sea cans and a shed. Sheryl Kalinsky is the vice-president of the association. She said she put the request for help out on …

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Retirement leaves just one doctor in Elk Point

By the end of December, there will only be one physician still practicing in Elk Point. Dr. Drew Ramful, who has had a family medicine clinic in the town for the past thirty years, announced his retirement this week effective Dec. 31. “It was a tough decision to make. But …

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