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Saturday , 8 August 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.

Toy Run Another Success

The UN NATO Veteran’s 2nd Annual Toy Run on Saturday was another success collecting boxes of toys for sick children and donations to Valour Place. Over 40 motorcycle riders began their kickstart at 10am at the Iron Horse Trail Staging Area and headed towards Bonnyville for the next stop in …

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Football Takes Center Stage as Voyageurs Host Spring Jamboree

Even though autumn is a long ways away, Walsh Field was packed Saturday afternoon with high-school football. The Spring Jamboree put on by the Bonnyville Voyageurs played host to six other teams from across the Wheatland Football League and central Alberta. The design of the tournament is to have players …

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JDRF Walk in Cold Lake Raises Over $11,000

The weather brighened up in the afternoon after early showers Saturday morning to set the scene for the Cold Lake Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF – and it did not disappoint organizers. Over 80 people walked to support the fight against Type 1 diabetes raising $11,000 in …

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New Youth Drop-in Centre “Pit Stop” Looking for Volunteers

Pictured: Heather Missen, left, and Jacey Burkholder, assistant principal at BCHS, right, are looking for volunteers for the new youth drop-in centre called the “Pit Stop.”   A new youth drop-in centre which hopes to open this summer in Bonnyville is looking for volunteers to help supervise before they can …

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Bonnyville Passes First Reading of Cannabis Bylaws

The Town of Bonnyville council passed the first reading of the land-use bylaws related to cannabis zoning and signage on Tuesday. The Town has elected for a 150-metre zoning area, which is the separation distance a cannabis dispensary would have to allow from schools, parks, hospitals, recreational areas, and businesses …

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World Junior A’s receives $100,000 boost from M.D.

The M.D. of Bonnyville approved a $100,000 funding request from the World Junior A Challenge on Wednesday morning in council that will alleviate the costs of hosting the big tournament . The funding matches the amount that the Town of Bonnyville is putting towards the event, with $75,000 supporting the …

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Doonanco to return as Bonnyville M.D. Interim CAO

It didn’t take long for the MD of Bonnyville to find a CAO – but they still await their long term replacement. Roy Doonanco, who worked as the CAO for the MD for thirty years from 1977 to 2007, is returning to his old job on an interim basis beginning …

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Heat Stiffle Roar 9-4 to Remain Undefeated

It was hot outside and even more heated inside the Cenovus Arena Wednesday night, but it didn’t stop the Lakeland Heat Junior B lacrosse team from adding another win to their record with a 9-4 victory over the Vermilion Roar. The win moves the Heat to 11-1-0 ahead of their game …

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Grande Parlour on the “Verge” of Summer Festival

The Grande Parlour in Cold Lake is upping the artistic stakes this August to the tune of a three day festival. The Verge Arts Festival will be held Aug. 10-12 and will showcase dozens of local artists visual and theatrical work on three different stages. The Beantrees Cafe will open …

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