Saturday , 19 September 2020

Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.

Terry Fox run going virtual this weekend

The annual Terry Fox run will be held this Sunday, but this year participants are encouraged to run on their own due to current health protocols. “We’re asking people to run, walk, bike on their own or with a friend around their block, their yard, or wherever they choose that’s …

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Neumann to take the voyage to U of A

John Neumann, a Bonnyville youth and Voyageur defensive linesman, has signed his letter of intent to attend the University of Alberta, where he will play for the university’s Golden Bears football team. “U of A’s like a second family to me,” Neumann said in an interview. “I’ve been going to …

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Former Lakeland RCMP officer recognized internationally

Jeremie Landry, Cold Lake RCMP’s former staff sergeant, has received the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s 40 Under 40 award in recognition of his strong leadership and deep community involvement. “Donning the uniform and showing up as my best authentic self, occupying a leadership role, and serving others is …

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M.D. investing further into Cold Lake campground

The M.D. of Bonnyville is planning to put more money towards its campground in Cold Lake after receiving some federal stimulus money. The $1.5 million in extra money will go towards pursuing new developments and upgrades for the site’s land and water facilities as well as existing projects, such as …

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Bonnyville Friendship Centre opens men’s shelter

On Monday, the Bonnyville Friendship Centre opened their men’s homeless shelter with a solid plan to keep it open long term while making a dent in a growing issue. The event was commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by both BFC and local leaders. The shelter is …

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Bonnyville RCMP respond to drug possession, hit and run

Last week Bonnyville RCMP responded to over 110 calls, some of which led to arrests while others remain open and pending. Narcotics seized A 21-year-old female was arrested by RCMP after she was found to be in possession of a controlled substance — Methamphetamine, or more commonly known as crystal …

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Bonnyville GIS make drug and vehicle seizure, arrest four

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the Bonnyville General Investigation Section (GIS), with the assistance of Bonnyville Detachment Members, Cold Lake Police Dog Services, and the Lakeland Region Crime Reduction Unit, executed two simultaneous search warrants in relation to a months-long CDSA Trafficking Investigation. One search warrant was executed at the residence located within the town of …

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Cold Lake bike park enters next phase

The Cold Lake all-skills mountain bike park is moving forward with developments, and is ready to enter phase 4, provided things go according to plan. This will be the park’s largest period of development according to Don Harris, a member of the Speed Demons XC mountain biking club, who’s had …

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