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Monday , 19 October 2020

Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.

Snowmobile riders looking at expanding trails in Vermilion-area

Local snowmobile enthusiasts have set out with a goal of creating a trail from Mannville to Vermilion along the north side of the Vermilion River. This trail would help complete a loop from Mannville to Myrnam, Derwent, and Vermilion. In the long run, riders from Mannville are looking at creating …

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Hands-on fire safety in Myrnam

With last week being fire prevention week, Myrnam high school students learned how to safely use fire extinguishers. Under the supervision of County of Two Hills Fire Chief, Brad Straty, they used six extinguishers that had been donated by Lakeland Fire & Safety. “We want to stay upwind when we …

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Cash raffle puts $45K on the line for Derwent Hall roof

Derwent Ag Society (DAS) is hosting a cash raffle, raising funds to resurface the hall’s roof. “Our hall is the hub of the community,” said DAS member Connie Mackney. “It holds everything from dances to public speaking, craft sales, as well as weddings and funerals.” She said the dances are …

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Myrnam residents submit nominations for new Mayor

The Village of Myrnam is seeking a new Mayor. After serving the community for approximately 20 years, past Mayor Ed Sosnowski, moved to St. Paul last month leaving a vacancy for the position. Nomination day will be this Wednesday, October 14. Myrnam typically has a three person council and although …

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Gift cards instead of toys this year for Santa’s Anonymous

Local group in Vermilion that runs Santa’s Anonymous forced to change things up. In order to meet government regulations, the Vermilion Lions Club is opting to hand out a selection of gift cards instead of toys for their annual Santa Anonymous program. Last year, food and toy parcels were delivered …

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Curling Club’s harvest fundraiser for a new ice plant

Ireland Farm Equipment hit the field last Saturday to harvest in a fundraising effort for the Vermilion Curling Club’s ‘Growing the Ice Plant Fund’. “It’s great to be a part of raising funds for the ice plant because it benefits the whole community,” said Dylan Baddock, Ireland Farm Equipment (IFE) …

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ATB supporting children’s mental health

All throughout October, Vermilion’s Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) is hosting their annual Teddy for a Toonie program to raise funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from their plush koalas, as well as chocolate sales and silent auction items, will be used to support children’s mental health. “The Stollery sees …

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Prepping for the holidays at Vermilion Valley Lodge

After a trying year, the Vermilion Valley Lodge is looking forward to celebrating the holidays with their residents with a little extra flair this fall. Thanksgiving and Halloween are fast approaching, and though they will look a little different, staff are eager to plan some fun parties. “We can’t have …

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