Sunday , 20 September 2020

Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.

Heat Warning in effect in Lakeland

Hot summer days are on the way this week. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St. Paul, Lac La Biche, and Smoky Lake area. Temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius or higher with overnight lows near 14 degrees Celsius are expected for at least the …

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Bonnyville waiting on grant for temporary homeless shelter

Bonnyville could soon be home to a temporary homeless shelter thanks to its Native Friendship Centre. The Centre has applied for a provincial CIP (Community Initiatives Program) grant to fund a temporary homeless shelter just behind Main Street for six months. Janet Gobert said that with help from the Bonnyville …

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Cold Lake sidewalks and trails getting upgrade

Some sidewalks and trails in Cold Lake will be seeing an upgrade this construction season. As part of the 2020 Sidewalks and Trail Connectivity Enhancement Project, five different areas will see improvements being made to allow for better pedestrian accessibility. “Our sidewalks and trails are important in the city,” said …

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Fourth active COVID-19 case confirmed in County of Two Hills

A fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the County of Two Hills, the AHS virus data map shows on Friday. Yesterday, three cases were reported in a single day, after having no previous COVID-19 infections. There remains one active infection in the Bonnyville area heading into the weekend, …

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Rural dispute leads to shots fired, charges

A 65-year-old man from Bonnyville is facing weapon charges after a dispute lead to shots fired toward a resident’s vehicle. The incident happened late last Saturday afternoon in a rural area south of Bonnyville, RCMP said. The complainant reported that the 65-year-old, who is known to him, came to the …

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Tanner Boser confirmed for July 25 fight

Tanner Boser’s return to the octagon has been quick. After the heavyweight’s stunning knockout of Philippe Lins on June 27, Boser is set to face Brazil’s Raphael Pessoa on Saturday, July 25 after his initial opponent Justin “Bad Man” Tafa was forced out due to injury. Boser will now head …

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for: Co. of St. Paul near Ashmont St. Vincent and St. Lina Co. of St. Paul near Elk Point and St. Edouard Co. of St. Paul near Lindbergh and Frog Lake Co. of St. Paul near St. Paul and Lafond Improvement District 349 including Cold …

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COVID-19 cases confirmed in Two Hills and Vermilion area

There are now three active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Two Hills area and one case in the Vermilion area on Thursday. The Alberta Health Services data map shows the first cases in the County of Two Hills area during the pandemic, while this is the seventh total case …

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Bonnyville RCMP, GIS charge man with meth possession

A Cold Lake man is facing drug trafficking charges after a Bonnyville RCMP and GIS investigation. On Tuesday, Bonnyville members conducted a traffic stop in town on a male known to be wanted on outstanding warrants out of Bonnyville and Cold Lake. Upon arrest of the male, police located a …

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