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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.

Roughly 800 grams of meth seized in drug trafficking bust

Over $100,000 worth of drugs in street value seized. Illicit drugs, weapons, and cash were seized in a drug trafficking investigation that finished this week. On Aug. 31, Two Hills RCMP and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) made an arrest during a traffic stop on Highway …

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Dates set for Fall 2021 in Sansom/Cardinal murder trial

The trial dates for the Glendon men co-accused of second-degree murder in the deaths of Jacob Sansom and Morris Cardinal have been set for Fall 2021. Anthony and Roger Bilodeau’s jury trial will begin October 18, 2021 and November 12, 2021 at St. Paul Court of Queen’s Bench. The Crown …

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Farmers rallied to talk rural crime in Glendon last weekend

Glendon and area farmers rallied at Pyrogy Park on Saturday to share their experiences of rural crime, long police response times, and fears and frustrations with the justice system. Organizer Michael Thompson, who grew up on a family farm near St. Lina, said the problem is only getting worse. He …

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Bonnyville Medical Clinic back open after threat scare

The Bonnyville Medical Clinic is back open on Wednesday after a security lockdown yesterday afternoon. Bonnyville RCMP received a report Tuesday afternoon just after 1:30pm of someone who may have uttered threats to “shoot up” the clinic as they were leaving the building. Police began an extensive investigation, said Bonnyville …

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Yaks roll into developmental season after Milton Romanchuk Cup

Cast of young, local players getting some attention at training camp. Newcomer Newfoundlander Alex Power scored a hat trick and Team Black did not look back, winning the Milton Romanchuk Cup 7-1 on Monday night. Bonnyville Pontiacs training camp began on Friday with a maximum of 50 players, due to …

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Edmonton man caught speeding 90km/h over limit near Vermilion

A 33-year-old Edmonton driver will appear in Vermilion Provincial Court after travelling almost 90 KM/H over the speed limit. Police said they received a complaint on Saturday of a vehicle excessively speeding on Highway 16. Office responded to the area and pulled over the 33-year-old driver for travelling 198 KM/HR …

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Glendon woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2014 incident

A Glendon woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after her initial sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court in February. The Canadian Press is reporting that Deborah Doonanco, 58, who was initially found guilty of second-degree murder, arson and interfering with human remains after Kevin Feland’s body was found in …

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Notre Dame teacher wins outstanding novice instructor award

Lakeland Catholic School Division is proud to announce that Katelynne Ringuette won the 2020 Edwin Parr Teacher Award. Ringuette is going into her second year of teaching at École Notre Dame High School in Bonnyville and is also a proud alumna of Lakeland Catholic. “I am so incredibly honored to …

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New confirmed COVID-19 case in County of Two Hills

There is a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the County of Two Hills, the province’s virus data map shows on Friday. This is the tenth total case within the County of Two Hills, which has seen eight recoveries and one death due to coronavirus. However, the one remaining active …

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