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Monday , 6 July 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.

Lakeland communities receiving new RCMP members

Lakeland communities will have more police officers soon. Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Elk Point, and Athabasca are getting five RCMP members total, after an announcement Thursday of 76 new police officer and 57 new civilian support positions for 2020/2021, which are meant to directly and indirectly support frontline policing …

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Cold Lake MPs roll out July positive ticket program

For the whole of July, the Military Police stationed at 4 Wing Cold Lake will be participating in an initiative aimed at promoting positive behaviour in the city’s youth. The “positive ticket program” will reward children under 18 with cool summer treats provided by the program’s sponsors 7Eleven, Dairy Queen, …

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Ardmore Hall gets an upgrade

After receiving a provincial grant, the Ardmore Community Centre has received extensive upgrades to its facilities. Some of the improvements include repainting the basement, a water fountain with a bottle dispenser included, LED lights installed downstairs and on the main floor, new tread runners on the stairs, while finishing up …

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Addiction recovery centre opening Bonnyville location

Lloydminster rehabilitation centre Residents in Recovery will be opening a Bonnyville office soon. The tentative date for the opening is July 1st, though executive director Tyler Lorenz predicts the date will be postponed to July 15 due to flooding. “We’re really excited to get into Bonnyville, and the house is …

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LAPOINTE: Tears shed amidst the war on masculinity

“Men don’t cry.” Most men, young and old, have heard these words at some point in their lives. Maybe it was from their father, an elder brother, a friend or acquaintance. What they are, or rather what they’ve become, is an example of what’s been called “toxic masculinity,” a belief …

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Kehewin campground reopens after Parks shutdown

Despite getting the axe earlier this year, Kehewin campground has reopened. The campground, located 36 kilometres south of Bonnyville on Highway 41 on the east side of the lake adjacent to the highway, has its 34 lots open for rent. Facilities such as the boat launch, playgrounds, and fish cleaning tables …

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City council to lobby against federal gun ban

Cold Lake is wading into a federal issue Cold Lake city council has voted to voice its opposition to the federal government’s decision to ban a number of firearms as well as the planned buy-back program. The decision was made after a notice of motion was tabled by Councillor Kirk …

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Cold Lake’s North Arena to keep standing

Cold Lake North Arena will continue operating for another season. City council voted to fund the arena as a hockey venue for the next 12 months after the response from Cold Lake Minor Hockey who said they’d have to cap registrations if the North Arena closed. The City is also …

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Two Hills school receives funding for tech training

Two Hills School will be receiving funding to promote deep tech learning in its students which will be awarded through a multimodal learning program Callysto. Callysto funds activities that support building coding and computational thinking skills among Grades 5-12 students and is part of a two-year joint partnership between the federal …

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