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Saturday , 15 May 2021

Bianca Mazziotti

Breast Cancer Awareness Month rings true for local MLA

October is breast cancer awareness month, and according to the Government of Canada, 1 in 8 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and 1 in 33 will die from it. Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche MLA Laila Goodridge, advocates for women and men to talk to …

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Flooding damages could be reimbursed with provincial dollars

Residents affected by the summer floods could receive money for their damages. In June, Lac La Biche County applied for Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) funding after the extreme flooding the hamlet experienced earlier in the month. The flooding caused damages to residents homes, bridges, culverts, and roads and forced Lac …

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Fork Lake campground much busier this summer

As of September 28, Fork Lake Campground is now closed, but they had one of their busiest seasons yet. The campground had a 48 per cent increase in visitors this year compared to last year, even though the season started off with some set backs. “The season did start off …

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Portaging Together in northern Alberta

Portage College released a publication titled, Voyage: Portaging Together, to highlight programs, partnerships, and their past, present, and future. The publication is a collection of the college’s partnerships within the community, and their collaboration with education, government, and industry to showcase what the college has been working towards and how …

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Substitute teachers in short supply this year

Substitute teachers are in short supply this year, and for St. Paul Education they are seeing a 20 per cent decrease in subs, so they are having to turn to educational assistants (EA) to fill in the gaps. The lack of substitute teachers has been chalked up to COVID-19 regulations, …

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Halloween is on for Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche is set for a scare this month because the County has agreed to let Halloween proceed. Lac La Biche council members discussed whether or not the hamlet should participate in Halloween this year in fear the holiday could lead to an increased risk of transmission. However, it …

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Firefigher David Moseley wins Peer Recognition Award

In late September, Lac La Biche County held the Firefighter Awards Ceremony, which was a way to recognize the firefighters who have served in the community for many years. A firefighter that was recognized by his peers for his dedication and hard work is David Moseley, who won the Peer …

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Only one fatal pedestrian collision in 10 years in LLB

October is pedestrian safety month in Lac La Biche, and luckily for the hamlet, there has only been one fatal pedestrian collision in the past 10 years. Manager of Enforcement Services, Chris Clark, says the reason is how the roadways have been designed, and the lower population density. “Part of …

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