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Saturday , 19 September 2020

Bonnyville and M.D. close playgrounds in response to COVID-19

The Town and M.D. of Bonnyville both decided to close playgrounds at parks on Friday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They have followed suit with neighbouring St. Paul and Elk Point who took these measures last week.

This closure includes playgrounds found in the M.D.’s 11 campgrounds, and those located in subdivisions throughout the municipality.

The Town’s parks do not include parks controlled by Northern Lights Public Schools or Lakeland Catholic School District.

They will monitor playground use by the Alberta Health’s complaint website, which drives the COVID-19 fines announced by the province last week.

About 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.