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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.

CVR offers free gardening workshop

With people itching to start planting, the County of Vermilion River hosted a virtual gardening workshop with the Cheesiry on March 30. Cheesiry owner, Rhonda Zuk Headon shared tips on planting, how to keep pests at bay, and how to work with compost. “You don’t need tons and tons of …

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County approves funding for new firetruck in Paradise Valley

A rural community just south of Highway 16 will get funds to improve their fire services. On Tuesday, the County of Vermilion River Council carried a motion to contribute $125,000 of Capital Fire Vehicles Reserve towards the Paradise Valley Fire Department’s (PVFD) purchase of a new rescue truck. CAO Harold …

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New draft curriculum announced for elementary students across Alberta

On Monday, Alberta Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange announced a new draft curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students. Pillars of the new draft include literacy, numeracy, citizenship, and practical skills. “I believe this will position our children to enable their best success,” said Minister LaGrange. “The four things are …

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Vermilion Mayor talks broadband at Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

Cybera hosted the first annual Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum, bringing together industry and communities to discuss strategies for providing broadband to their residents, businesses, and public organizations. Vermilion Mayor, Caroline McAuley was one of the speakers and shared the process of establishing V-Net, making the Town of Vermilion their own …

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Vermilion Chamber begins new Easter Egg Hunt

The Vermilion & District Chamber of Commerce has initiated an Easter Egg Hunt from March 30-April 10. Approximately 200 eggs will be hidden in each community – Vermilion, Mannville, and Kitscoty. “I just love Easter because it’s finally kind of warm again, and for my family it was big,” said …

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