Tuesday , 21 March 2023

Courtney Nielson

Courtney is new to the Lakeland Connect team joining us in November of 2022. Born and raised in Bonnyville, she has a passion for writing and brings with her enthusiasm to report on all current events happening in and around our area. She is the middle of 7 daughters. She loves dance, reading/writing and sports. The competitive drive is strong in this one. She enjoys travelling and has made annual trips driving to the East coast with her family. She is excited to expand her experience with a knowledgeable and supportive team while delivering what's important to the people of the Lakeland.

Alberta police working to mandate body-worn cameras provincewide

Alberta police are working to build trust within their communities by mandating body-worn cameras for all police services in the province.  Split-second decisions can cause the public to raise concerns about what actions were taken and if appropriate force was used.  Police officers are responding to more complex calls, requiring …

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Skijoring for MS raises over $27,000

On March 11, the skijoring provided by MS Ain’t Purdy brought a show to the Cold Lake Exhibition Park.  When mixing horses with skiing and snowboarding and adding some jumps in the mix you’re in for a show.   Over the weekend 38 teams competed against each other in multiple categories …

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“Spring Ahead” reminder to set clocks

Albertans are losing an hour of sleep as Daylight Savings Time is making its mark.   Prepare to move your clocks an hour forward on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2:00 a.m.  All Albertans on Saturday night or Sunday morning should set their analog clocks as we are entering the beginning …

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New scam identified in the Lakeland

A new scam has been identified in the Lakeland known as the “Grand Parent” scam.  The Alberta RCMP has noticed an increase in complaints of a fraudulent scam that is typically targeted toward seniors. Often involving a phone call to the victim, the scammer will claim a loved one is …

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Skijoring event highlights MS this weekend

Skijoring is coming to the Cold Lake Ag Society this weekend on March. 11. Team MS Ain’t Purdy is hoping to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. “It is ridiculous, it is trying to throw rodeo together with downhill skiing and it is a blast. About as crazy as you can …

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U18 AA Panthers regular season ends; playoffs begin

The boy’s U18 AA Lakeland Panthers regular season has come to an end and playoffs are kicking off this weekend.  After a 3-3 tie against the Strathcona Warriors, the Panthers are set at 12-15-5 on the season. “We are a fast team when we decide to use our speed. We …

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BRFA reviews 2022 year with Bonnyville town council

On February 28th, town council held their meeting and Regional Fire Chief Dan Heney presented the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority updates from 2022.  The BFRA’s 2022 year was full of accomplishments and add-ons such as it being the first full year with a new Regional Fire Chief, Dan Heney, and …

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ASAA Curling Championship results in gold for St. Paul boys

The 2023 ASAA Provincial Curling Championships took place in St. Paul from March first to fourth and St. Paul Regional High School claimed the first-ever curling gold championship banner for the school.  St. Paul Regional High School boy’s team took home gold after defeating Holy Rosary 7-5. “It’s nice to …

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Portage students receive Metis Scholarship Awards

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, a ceremony was held in Lac La Biche for the Metis Education Foundation where Portage College students were recognized with Metis Scholar Awards. Tralynn Ganter, Jada Houle, Stacy Lafleur, Dara Mahowich, Austin McConnell, Kaylee Weigelt, and Caitlin White were this year’s recipients.  This scholarship provides financial …

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