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Monday , 1 March 2021

Arts & Culture

Vermilion-area author releases new children’s book

Author Billi J. Miller is best known for her ‘Farmwives Book Project’, but has just released a children’s book called, ‘Bubbles Took A Trip.’ Miller said she intended on adding to her collection with a ‘Farm Kids’ addition, but COVID allowed her a detour by publishing this one instead. At …

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Open call for artists to perform at awards gala

Portage College, in partnership with Lac La Biche County, is holding an open call for artists to perform as part of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards in June 2021. Submissions will be used to develop a program for the awards gala and banquet. Performances will be held at McArthur Park (outdoor) …

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KERR: Isolating with littles

As the number of COVID-19 infections in the local area continues to rise, there will no doubt be more parents of pre-schoolers who find themselves suddenly isolating after a childcare provider tests positive, or scrambling to figure out care for a month as everyone in the family takes their turn …

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County of St. Paul continues to back loan for Allied Arts

The County of St. Paul will continue to guarantee a line of credit for the Elk Point Regional Allied Arts Society. According to information from County administration, the county and the Town of Elk Point have been guaranteeing the loan since 2008. The guarantee has to be renewed with a …

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St. Paul fiddler promotes music with podcast during pandemic

With the collapse of in-person concerts, professional musician and world famous fiddler Calvin Vollrath has had to pivot to stay relevant since the beginning of the pandemic. “Our profession ran into a brick wall. It was like, boom, it was done, it was over,” said Vollrath, who produced a concert …

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Author Blaise Hunter honoured with national Influencer Award

A local author and motivational speaker has been recognized with a national award. Blaise Hunter is a Women of Inspiration – Influencer award winner this year from the Universal Women’s Network’s virtual awards gala on Saturday, which is presented to the woman who has a global vision coupled with a …

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M.D. rec park design taking next steps

The Municipal District of Bonnyville’s development of a recreational park may soon take form as the M.D. looks outwards for additional support and explores the next steps of the project. After discussing how to move forward with their plans for park, M.D. councillors are reaching out to the Town of …

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Potential KingDoom resurrection in the works, says Lex Justice

Industrial metal band KingDoom, fronted by Cold Lake’s very own Lex Justice, may soon make a comeback after a lengthy hibernation backed by a legendary figure in the music industry. Justice, whose real name is Alex Varughese, founded KingDoom in 2010 alongside fellow musician and 2020 Rock and Roll Hall …

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