Tuesday , 20 October 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.

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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Bonnyville Swimming Pool Receives a $125,000 Grant

The Bonnyville Swimming Pool made waves on Friday by announcing they’re receiving a $125,000 grant from the provincial government towards maintenance upgrades and upkeep. The presentation by MLA Scott Cyr, Bonnyville-Cold Lake, confirmed that Bonnyville council’s application sent last fall had been granted by the province’s Community Facility Enhancement Program …

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New GM of Centennial Centre Finishes First Week

The Bonnyville District and Centennial Centre’s new general manager Todd Muir finished his first week on the job, and is bringing his wealth of experience with rec facilities and management to the community. “I’ve done this pretty well my whole career,” said Muir. “I started as the Director of Health …

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