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Saturday , 8 May 2021

Meredith Kerr

Meredith Kerr moved to St. Paul for a career in journalism and morning radio in 2014 expecting to stay for six months to a year. Since then, she has put down roots in the form of a husband, a mortgage, two babies, and a poorly behaved dog. She continues to work as a reporter until such time as she finishes her book and becomes fabulously wealthy from the royalties. Meredith also serves as a member at large on the St. Paul Library Board and volunteers as a Beaver leader for the 1st St. Paul Scout Group.

Property values down, taxes up in St. Paul

While the assessed value of properties in the Town of St. Paul has dropped by $22 million since 2020, an increase to the mill rate means many property owners will see their tax bill stay the same or increase in 2021. The mill rates are set each year by the …

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Tunes and Tailgates concert postponed to July 10

While the tenth anniversary of the 2nd Chance Trail Ride will be continuing with a socially distanced ride along the Iron Horse Trail between Lindbergh and Elk Point on May 8, the Tunes and Tailgates concert which was planned for the evening is being postponed to July 10. According to …

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Province wants more choices in national child care program

Alberta wants more autonomy and choice for parents to be funded through the proposed national child care program announced in Monday’s federal budget. Budget 2021 is the first federal budget to be announced in two years and features an ambitious national child care strategy aimed at boosting women’s participation in …

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KERR: SPAN Gym feels entirely different as a vaccine clinic

I bought a vanilla dip donut from the drive-thru at Tim Hortons on my way home from getting my COVID-19 shot. The multi-coloured sprinkles and sugary icing seemed appropriate given my excitement at having my first dose of Pfizer induced immunity against the virus that has wreaked havoc with my …

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FireSmart Bingo runs through May 31

In previous years, the County of St. Paul’s annual Fire Smart campaign saw area residents come together for barbecues with the region’s fire departments. In 2021, they’re playing bingo and offering up fixings for a barbecue meal prize package. According to St. Paul Deputy Fire Chief Henry Thomson, FireSmart Bingo …

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COVID-vaccine Q and A with Dr. Kristin Klein

As the province’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues and more appointments to receive one become available in the Lakeland Region, area residents are asking questions about the safety of the vaccines. Lakeland Connect’s Meredith Kerr sat down with Dr. Kristin Klein to get answers to some of those questions ahead …

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16 weeks is maximum wait for second doses

The 16 week wait between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines is the maximum anyone will have to wait according to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. “We will start second doses as soon as our supply allows. This will likely be in later June, based on …

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Fire response fees to be discussed at Public Works

The County of St. Paul intends to discuss fees for fire calls at an upcoming Public Works meeting after reviewing the charges for two separate fires during the April 13 regular council meeting. Council is frequently asked to reduce the fees charged to property owners after the fire department is …

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