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Tuesday , 11 May 2021
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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.

Vermilion Town Council encourages census participation

The federal government is going to work this summer on getting an updated count on how big the population of Canada really is. As the federal Census rolls out in May, the Town of Vermilion is asking residents to participate in order to create an accurate population count. “They figure …

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Municipal elections nominations open in Vermilion

Vermilion mayor says she intends on running for position again. Information below for other local communities. For the first time ever, municipalities across Alberta have opened nominations for their fall elections from January 1 – September 20. In previous years, the nomination period would have lasted only 30 days prior …

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New hours for Vermilion Food Bank

Located at the Catholic Parish of the Holy Name, the Vermilion Food Bank changed to new hours last week, and now operates 12:30 – 2:30 pm every Friday. “We don’t want to miss people because of the change, and we want to help whoever needs help,” said Geraldine Collins. “Compared …

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Courts backlogged and inmates facing tighter restrictions during COVID

Alberta courts continue to experience changes and disruptions. Carla Jones, Communications Advisor for the Justice and Solicitor General, said Alberta’s government undertook many changes to ensure Albertans have access to justice during the pandemic. “To address the backlogs and shorten wait times, several vacant court positions have been filled in …

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Bookmark contest to engage kids at Vermilion Public Library

Area residents are encouraged to participate in a new Design-a-Bookmark Contest at Vermilion Public Library for the next month. Programs coordinator, Sheila Heit, said the program is for everybody. There is no limit on the media used or restriction on subject matter or topic. “You can draw in crayon, ink, …

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Lakeland College develops first bachelor of agriculture technology degree

Lakeland College is offering Canada’s first degree in agriculture technology this fall. The program is said to be developed to allow students to keep ahead of the curve in the evolving world of agricultural technology. Lakeland’s bachelor of agriculture technology program offers real-world experience with the latest agricultural equipment, software, …

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Outbreak at Vermilion Valley Lodge officially over

Alberta Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro declared the Covid-19 outbreak at Vermilion Valley Lodge over today. “Of the eight total cases (three residents and five staff), all have made a full recovery,” said recreation director, Brittany Lysons. For perspective on nearby living quarters, the Vermilion Valley Lodge has 84 rooms …

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County of Minburn selling lots for $1

Dozens of lots are up for sale with the County of Minburn’s new ‘Buy a Lot for a Loonie’ program. As long as dwellings are constructed within a certain time frame, purchasers may eligible for this program in Vegreville, Lavoy, Ranfurly, Minburn, and Mannville. Planning and Development Officer, Devin Gegolick …

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Local municipalities receive two economic development awards

For their #TakeItToTheLake campaign, the Town of Vermilion, MD of Bonnyville, Lac la Biche County, and Athabasca County received two Excellence in Economic Development in Alberta awards. The northeast collaboration won both the Community Economic Development Award for a medium-sized community, and the Repsol People’s Choice Award. “We are so …

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