Friday , 26 February 2021

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.

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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Heat Trounce Warriors T2 in Romp

The Lakeland Heat defeated the Edmonton Warriors T2 in convincing fashion Sunday afternoon to remain undefeated for the season. The 15-1 romp began with Donovan Bibeau sneaking away on the penalty kill and scoring just three minutes into the contest, before adding a power-play goal five minutes later to complete …

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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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