Sunday , 27 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.

Bonnyville Firefighters Running Summer Ball Hockey Tournament

The Bonnyville Firefighters Association is organizing an indoor ball hockey tournament, “Fire in the Streets”, this summer for kids and adults. The tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at the Bonnyville Centennial Center. Tristan Ilko, volunteer firefighter, and organizer of the tournament, says adding another firefighter-ran event was …

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Bandits host Spring Jamboree for Bantam Football

For many junior-high students it was their first chance to strap on the cleats and shoulder pads, not to mention buckle up their chinstrap, against real opponents Saturday afternoon. The Bonnyville Bandits hosted a rare bantam level football jamboree which saw teams from Cold Lake, St. Paul, Lloydminster, and Fort …

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Beaver River Crime Watch in the M.D. Looks to Fight Theft

Silke Skinner was minding her own business on a cold February day in 2017, when her and her husband had a break-in at their property northwest of Ardmore. The damage wasn’t significant, just some laminate flooring to renovate their old trailer, but it did shake up the couple. Just like …

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The Key to Preventing Rural Theft? Design.

The M.D. of Bonnyville has launched a new Rural Crime Prevention Program to combat the escalating problem of rural crime and theft with a new, specific focus. Peace officers are hosting open houses in La Corey, Goodridge, and Beaverdam over the next two weeks to present the methods of Crime …

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Atom Football League Coming to Bonnyville

Bonnyville is starting an atom football league for kids aged 7-10. The flag football league will operate for six Saturday’s in the fall, is no-contact, and open to both boys and girls. There will be minimum equipment required, just shorts and cleats. Registration is expected to cost between $50-60, and …

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EMS Week in the Lakeland Region

It was EMS Week in the Lakeland region last week, and both Bonnyville and Cold Lake held open houses to engage with youngsters no what EMS is about, and in Cold Lake’s case, to raise money for equipment. The barbecue for the Cold Lake Ambulance Society was particularly meaningful said …

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Heat Complete Homestand Rolling With Double-Digit Wins

Well, that escalated quickly. The Lakeland Heat Junior B lacrosse team scored 33 goals in their pair of home games this weekend. First, a 14-1 victory over the Wainwright Wolfpack (0-8) Friday night in Bonnyville, and a 19-1 win on Saturday against the Edmonton Wizards (3-5) in Cold Lake. Not …

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Track and Field Athletes set for Provincials in Red Deer

This weekend dozens of student-athletes from across the Lakeland region will be competing in the ASAA (Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association) Track and Field Provincial Championship in Red Deer. The 64 athletes descending to Lindsay Thurber High School for the Provincial track meet on June 1-2 qualified by medalling at the …

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World Junior A Challenge Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the 2018 World Junior A Challenge are now available with a special “early bird” sale. For a limited time only, customers can purchase the entire event package for $199.99, plus fees and services. Afterwards, tickets for the event will cost $225.00. When Bonnyville hosted the event in 2016, …

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