Tuesday , 27 October 2020

Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.

Bonnyville RCMP holding pumpkin carving contest

Kids with Halloween flair are encouraged to join in on the fun with the Bonnyville RCMP this week. Starting Monday, the detachment is holding a pumpkin carving contest for the week for anyone under 17-years-old. There will be two categories to win prizes in, one for the scariest pumpkin, and …

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RCMP chase leads to arrest in St. Paul

St. Paul RCMP arrested an Edmonton woman this weekend after a chase which police say resulted in the suspect sideswiping two RCMP vehicles. In the early morning on Sunday while making patrols, St. Paul RCMP say they observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a local business. Police …

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BRFA operations get new home base; new site purchase at $3.2M

The Town and M.D. of Bonnyville have confirmed that Fire Station 5 is on the move to the vacant Kopala building just west of town, along with all emergency operations including ambulance response and 911 dispatch. The decision was prompted as the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority said they were reaching …

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Cold Lake considers business license fee rebate amid pandemic

The city is proposing a rebate of business licensing fees paid by commercial and home-based businesses which operate within Cold Lake. The proposed rebate is in alignment with the Government of Alberta’s Red Tape Reduction Strategy to promote positive business growth and streamline approvals amid challenges brought on by the …

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Lac La Biche County looks for feedback on McArthur Park

Residents are being asked what they want to see in a popular Lac La Biche park. Lac La Biche County has posted an online survey to engage feedback on McArthur Park’s future. In the county’s recreation master plan and tourism strategy, the potential of the park was outlined. The County …

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M.D. encouraged by recent assessment model announcement

The Municipal District of Bonnyville Council was pleased to see the recent announcement from Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard on October 19, confirming that the province is taking a more practical and reasonable approach to the assessment model changes for oil wells, pipelines, and machinery and equipment. The province will …

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NLPS continues to tackle growing student population in Cold Lake

Timelines and format to give feedback on the school division’s three options are still being decided. Northern Lights Public Schools is moving forward to address the growing student population in Cold Lake in anticipated some schools would reach or exceed capacity within the next few years. The division’s Cold Lake …

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RCMP investigating shooting in Cherry Grove area

Cold Lake RCMP are investigating a shooting at a residence in the Cherry Grove area on Tuesday. Police responded just before 1:00pm yesterday of an adult male victim with serious, life-threatening injuries. RCMP believe he suffered gunshot wounds, and was transported to hospital before being airlifted via STARS to Edmonton. …

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