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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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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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Rally for Love and Kindness brings hope at McArthur Park

The More Love & Kindness Rally was a peaceful gathering, one offering hope to Indigenous peoples after recent racist comments were spread online. Indigenous people and allies came from all over the Lakeland to participate in the rally at McArthur Park’s gazebo this past Sunday. There were speeches from two …

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Portage Voyageurs athletics funding is suspended for the year

With no athletics programs, enrollment could be affected by much as 15 per cent. Lac La Biche County agreed to push back funding for Portage College’s athletics program for a full year. Portage College athletics program is suspended for the 2020-2021 school year because of COVID-19, so during last weeks …

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Bridges main focus of LLB County’s $1.1M in stimulus money

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County pitching in $1.7 million to help complete projects with grant money on a timeline. Lac La Biche County is receiving just over $1.1 million in Municipal Stimulus Funding to go towards five projects in the area. During last week’s council meeting, the projects were chosen and they include four …

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Smudging space approved at Portage College

The proposal for a new cultural venue has been approved for Portage College in Lac La Biche. It will be an Indigenous Smudging and Cultural Awareness Venue, which will help bring students and staff together to help celebrate the Indigenous culture and the benefits that smudging brings. Especially since more …

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“Just keep fighting:” advice from a blood cancer survivor

September is national blood cancer awareness month, the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the country.  Melissa Bouvier, born and raised in Lac La Biche, was diagnosed with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma, the most common type of blood cancer when she was just 22 years old. In May of 2019, …

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Challenging start for LLB minor hockey

Lac La Biche minor hockey will be back this season, but it isn’t coming without its challenges. Hockey Alberta released their return to hockey plan on September 3, helping to clarify how minor hockey will move forward while navigating the protocols that COVID-19 brings. “COVID-19 has totally changed the approach …

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