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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.

Elk Point concerned ER closure could happen again

The Elk Point Hospital is in a coverage situation until another doctor can be recruited to the town on a permanent basis according to Elk Point Mayor Lorne Young. Because of a gap in physician availability, the Elk Point Emergency Room was closed for 24-hours from Jan. 28 through Jan. …

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Curling rinks closed for the season

With no end in sight to the recreation restrictions enacted by the province in December, area curling clubs and ice arenas are calling an early end to the season. In a news release posted to Facebook the evening of Jan. 26, president of the Bonnyville Curling Club Colin Hanusz announced …

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Two more deaths in Lakeland region

Two more residents of Lakeland communities have died of COVID-19 according to the province’s virus tracker map. Eight people in Lac-La-Biche, three people in Bonnyville, three people in St. Paul, six people in Smoky Lake, two people in Two Hills, and two people in Vermilion bring the region’s death toll …

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St. Paul Fire to lobby province for vaccine access

Firefighters are asking for the community’s support in pressuring the provincial government to put them on the priority list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when doses become available again. In a brief presentation to St. Paul town council at the regular meeting Jan. 25, Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich said the …

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Community Garden Society expands compost program

A new greenhouse and compost initiative is coming to St. Paul thanks for funding from Agriculture Canada and the volunteers at the St. Paul Community Garden Society. According to David Robinson, the chairperson for the society, the greenhouse they will be building this spring is a continuation of the garden …

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Grand Chief says education funding consultation was inadequate

Local First Nations are rejecting the proposed education funding regime for K-12 education in 2021-2022, according to Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Grand Chief Okimaw Vernon Watchmaker. In a news release Jan. 21, the Confederacy, which is open to all First Nations on Treaty Six territory, said the proposal …

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Playground coming to Two Hills Mennonite School: SPERD notes

Two Hills Mennonite School will be getting a playground structure after qualifying for a $250,000 grant from the province. “This is something we’ve been lobbying for for several years,” said Board Chair Heather Starosielski. According to Starosielski while very welcome, the news of the grant was also unexpected because the …

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