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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.

Lea Park bridges twisted, damaged due to high water

The community is still dealing with the aftermath of spring thaw. Lea Park Golf Course had four bridges damaged and washed out this spring from significantly higher water levels and ice flows. “The destructive nature of mother nature is unbelievable,” said Greg Hemeon, board member. The water was at least …

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Team Vermilion raises over $30,000 for cancer

Team Vermilion participated once again in the 2020 Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer. This year due to the pandemic, they rode 100 kilometres around Vermilion on Saturday. “This is my first 100 kilometre ride ever,” said Dean Barr. Wanting to help support the cause, members of Team Vermilion included Dean …

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Watch out, here come…J.R. Robson Grads

Horns honked in celebration during J.R. Robson School’s Graduation last weekend. With vehicles surrounding them families and dignitaries gathered in the football field on August 29, for the outdoor socially-distanced ceremony. “For the most part you’ve been taught to focus on what’s best for you in order to drive you …

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St. Jerome’s School celebrates grad

The theme for the graduating class of 2020 at St. Jerome’s Catholic School was, ‘High Hopes,’ and dignitaries, staff and fellow students shared just that for one another. Celebrating their COVID-19 style graduation on August 28, graduates shone, lining the bleachers in all their grandeur. Graduates received congratulations from Alan …

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Vermilion Chamber grilling up community spirit

Throughout the summer the Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce has been looking forward to hosting their Celebrating Vermilion Businesses BBQ. “I haven’t eaten a burger on a sidewalk all summer,” said Leanne Martin, Chamber office manager. “This event will celebrate their usual fair kick-off, she said they still wanted …

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Vermilion Outreach School moving into new home

Within a couple of weeks, the Vermilion Outreach School, which has bounced to a couple of locations over the years, will have a new permanent home at J.R. Robson. Vermilion Outreach School is breaking into the school year at a temporary location, in a room on the east side of …

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Gearing up for Tigers hockey season

The Vermilion Minor Hockey Association is prepping for the new season and will be hosting their AGM in a couple weeks. Masks will be mandatory at the meeting and participants will have a chance to learn about Hockey Alberta’s new return to play plan. “I always look forward to getting …

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Watch for road crews in Vermilion

On Wednesday, the Town of Vermilion will begin work on 47 Avenue from 51 Street-52 Street – the first of three road construction projects expected in the coming days. Pavement overlays will also be completed on 50 Avenue from 51 Street-52 Street, and along 57 Street from College Drive north. …

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Pandemic causes spike in homeschooling enrollment

School of Hope and Wisdom Homeschooling are both reporting double the number of students enrolled than last school year. Local homeschooling organizations have doubled their enrollment following COVID-19, but administrators are ready for the year ahead. Both the School of Hope in Vermilion and Wisdom Homeschooling in Derwent offer online …

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The Alan Jackson Experience plays on

Audience members revelled in the authentic country atmosphere as Aaron Halliday performed at the Vermilion Legion on Thursday. The tribute artist has been covering Alan Jackson songs for the past 25 years and began touring British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan full-time in November 2018. Although he’s lost 60 shows this …

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