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.

Partial Fire Ban implemented in the County of Vermilion River

Due to dry conditions, the County of Vermilion River (CVR) issued a partial fire ban last Friday. Under the current ban, only recreational and incinerator fires are permitted. Upon completion, these recreational and incinerator fires must be contained, supervised and fully extinguished. “Since April 1, the CVR has had eight …

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Lakeland College Vermilion campus linked to 56 COVID cases

Submitted Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, Lakeland College President and CEO. I am reaching out to our community to share an update on the COVID-19 outbreak that is affecting our Vermilion campus. On April 5, Alberta Health Services (AHS) declared an outbreak at the Vermilion campus and we are working with them …

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New Chief of Police in Vermilion

Sgt. Mike Dunsmore was recently promoted from his Corporal status to Sergeant, making him the new Chief of Police in Vermilion. Dunsmore has been the acting detachment commander for the past three months. “On behalf of council, congratulations on your achievement and your sergeant rank. Thank you for your service …

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Vermilion moves ahead with negotiations on providing broadband to community

Town council carried a motion authorizing staff to enter into negotiations with Digital Infrastructure Group towards a suitable broadband contract. Following a request for proposal for a partner to deploy and operate an open-access broadband utility network, four interested parties made submissions, and Digital Infrastructure Group was selected. “The idea …

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CVR road report for 2020 work completed

The County of Vermilion River outlined road projects as one their 2020 highlights during a Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce Business Connect meeting last week. “The number one request is always roads – it’s simply because of the miles of roads we have,” said Reeve Lonnie Wolgien. “We are …

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