Saturday , 21 May 2022

Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.

Dogs-at-large can warrant apprehension or fine

Rural residents are being reminded to keep an eye on their dogs. The M.D.’s Public Safety Department is urging to ensure their dogs are properly secured on their property because of an increase in dog-at-large complaints.  In a press released sent Friday, the M.D. said that when these licensed dogs …

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Adventure Park opens for soft launch today and tomorrow

Residents can now enjoy the newest, and perhaps the most unique feature in the Lakeland area. The Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Adventure Park is open for a soft launch today (Friday) and Saturday for the public to come, climb, and scale the several Lakeland-area touches that are included in the park. …

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Marion named Dr. Brosseau’s next Principal

A new Principal will be leading École Dr. Bernard Brosseau School into the 2022/23 school year.   Joe Marion, who is the current Vice Principal at École Notre Dame Elementary School, will be stepping into the role of Principal next year.   “I am humbled to be able to serve École Dr. …

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UFO Landing Pad with artisan makers opens for the season

The St. Paul UFO Landing Pad opens today for the season. The tourist information center includes exhibits with local art, while also keeping with the designated UFO theme, which stems from the original 1967 Canadian Centennial project. It is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. The facility is …

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Raising awareness about human trafficking

“…It is happening locally, and it is happening globally, and it is an issue.” While it’s a difficult subject to talk about, human trafficking, among the most egregious of crimes, does exist around us. On Wednesday, members of the Bonnyville Friendship Center, local dignitaries, pastors from Lakeview Gospel Church, elders, …

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Terry Traumasaurus debuts ahead of EMS Week

The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority family has one new member. Terry Traumasaurus was unveiled at Station 5 in Bonnyville on Tuesday afternoon becoming the mascot for the EMS division. Terry joins Cellphone Sally, the 911 mascot, and Sparky, the fire division mascot. “He’s going to join them and help promote …

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Track and Field Districts kick off brief school season

A couple years removed from the usual spring sport schedules in schools, Track and Field Districts for local high school students in the Bonnyville, Cold Lake, and Lac La Biche areas took place at Walsh Field on Wednesday. “We’re working on hosting big track meets for the next two and …

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Premier Kenney steps down following leadership vote

Premier Jason Kenney announced he has resigned as UCP leader following narrowly receiving the majority of votes in his party confidence vote. Kenney’s leadership review voting results were released Wednesday evening and he received 51.4 per cent in favour. Roughly 34,000 votes were cast. Despite this, Kenney decided to step …

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