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Sunday , 29 May 2022

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Jr. A Pontiacs Golf Scramble approaching

Grab the golf clubs and prepare to hit the links on Saturday, May 28th for the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs 2 Person Golf Scramble. Associate General Manager Neil Langridge said it’s meant to be a fun event to support the club, and encourages golfers of any skill level to come …

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Lac La Biche RCMP respond to fatal motor vehicle collision

On May 16, 2022, at approximately 6 p.m., Lac La Biche RCMP and Fire Services were dispatched to a single-vehicle semi rollover on Highway 881, 15 km north of Lac La Biche. Upon arrival, EMS had declared the driver, a 61-yr-old male from Musgravetown, NL, deceased at the scene. Investigation …

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Overnight ED closures in Cold Lake

Due to the inability to secure physician coverage, the Cold Lake Healthcare Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage from 11 p.m. May 18 to 7 a.m. May 19. This is a temporary measure and AHS is working hard to ensure local residents continue to have …

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City to study integrating electric vehicles into fleet

The City of Cold Lake is partnering with the Municipal Climate Change  Action Centre (MCCAC) to study the feasibility of transitioning to electric fleet vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and embrace cleaner energy strategies.  “The City is always looking for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint and implement greener …

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Smoky Lake bus driver one of the best

A Smoky Lake area bus driver is always on time, engages with the students on their projects, and is a kind face for the kids as they go to school.  That’s why Gerald Babichuk was presented with the 2021-22 Board of Trustees Bus Driver of the Year Award, during the …

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ATV safety tips to enjoy the long weekend

As May Long weekend approaches, reminders of ATV safety are being repeated to make sure residents can have a fun, but safe, experience. AHS has released a series of safety tips for off-highway vehicle use, including saying that those 16 and younger shouldn’t operate them. However, if they do drive …

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City discussing $3.15% tax increase in bylaw talks

Cold Lakers could see an increase on their property tax bill this year.  City council passed first reading on the 2022 Tax Rate, which would see on average a 3.15 per cent tax increase.  The bylaw sets the mill rates for residential and non-residential properties. It needs two readings in …

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City council approves $81K to several community groups

Cold Lake city council agreed to approve a number of community grant applications for a total of $81,000.  Eight applications were approved through council from the Community Grant Advisory Committee’s spring meeting, while three were deferred to gather more information, and one was denied.  “Council agreed with what they recommended,” …

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