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Saturday , 26 September 2020

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More options needed for vagrancy response in St. Paul

St. Paul RCMP Staff Sgt. David Graham responded to concerns about crime in a discussion with Town of St. Paul council at the committee of the whole meeting Sept. 17. Topics included RCMP awareness of security cameras around town, and the challenges presented by social issues such as homelessness. Coun. …

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Cold Lake residents oppose walking path near homes

Longtime residents in Cold Lake North have approached city council in opposition to a proposed walking path the city plans to build between 7th and 8th street. The path would be part of a network of walking paths connecting the South and North. “We purchased our home 23 years ago, …

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Infrastructure Minister visits LLB for pool announcement

Government officials have given the go-ahead on a new rec facility in Lac La Biche. This past Tuesday, Minister of Infrastructure, Prasad Panda, the MLA of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, Laila Goodridge, and Lac La Biche Council members, were at the Bold Center making the official announcement that the recreational …

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Lac La Biche residents weigh in on 2021 budget plans

Tightening their fiscal belts and enhancing core services highlighted in feedback. Lac La Biche council members reviewed the comments from the two budget open houses, one in Lac La Biche and the other in Plamondon, and the online survey during Tuesday’s council meeting. In total, only 45 residents filled out …

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Opioid deaths “reaching record levels” in last 3 months

More Albertans have died from opioids since April than COVID-19, a new report shows. On Wednesday, the Alberta COVID-19 Response Surveillence Report said from April to June, 301 individuals died of unintentional opioid poisoning, with a total of 449 people dying this year alone. That’s an increase of over 100 …

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M.D. details new electronics recycling plan

On Wednesday, the M.D. of Bonnyville released a video detailing its participation in Alberta Recycling’s electronics recycling pilot project, with the goal of turning old electronics into new, useful materials. This will help to further divert waste from M.D. landfills, which has been a top concern of the municipality for …

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Alice in Wonderland escape room in LLB

Stuart MacPherson Library in Lac La Biche will be hosting their 5th escape room this Thursday and Friday. The theme will be Alice in Wonderland, and anyone aged 10 and up will be able to see if they can solve all of the puzzles and get out of the escape …

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New entryways, gym floors, targets for school projects

A handful of schools in the Lakeland are getting a facelift. Thanks to provincial government grants, Lakeland Catholic School District received $2.5 million and Northern Lights Public Schools got $1 million for improvements in late May. Dr. Brosseau School is currently one of the schools that will look a little …

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Vigil for slain hunters set for early next month

There will be another vigil to celebrate the lives of Jacob Sansom and Morris Cardinal, who were killed while they were hunting north of Glendon in late March. Sarah Sansom, Jacob’s wife and the mother of their three children, is wanting to have this vigil to spread positivity during a …

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