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Wednesday , 4 August 2021

Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. 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.

Brinson Pasichnuk to make NHL debut tonight

Brinson Pasichnuk will be making his National Hockey League debut tonight with the San Jose Sharks, according to NHL insider Elliotte Friedman. The Bonnyville-native has been playing his first season of professional hockey with the San Jose Barracuda in the American Hockey League after signing his NHL entry level contract. …

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Lakeland Lacrosse hopes to begin practices soon

Lakeland Heat Lacrosse is hoping to fire up this week. After the local lacrosse association couldn’t hold a season last year due to public health restrictions, there is optimism to have something for the players to do this time around. “We’re hoping maybe to start next week with practices of …

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Expansion of Cold Lake skatepark needs input from users

Cold Lake skateboarders and BMX riders can have their say on what improvements they want to see at the Imperial Park Skatepark. A survey has been released by city staff to determine the best options for expanding the skatepark. City council allocated $300,000 in the 2021 budget towards the project. …

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NLPS sets priorities for new schools and modernizations

Northern Lights Public Schools will be submitting their 3-Year and 10-Year capital plans to the province with familiar school sites at the top of their improvements list. The NLPS Board must submit these long-term plans to the province annually as a “wish list” for the government to consider for modernization …

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LOCATED: 28-year-old Patrick Cardinal

UPDATE: Friday, April 9—Patrick Cardinal has been located safe and unharmed said the Cold Lake RCMP. — Cold Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 28-year-old Indigenous male. Patrick Dustin Cardinal, 28, was last spoken to on March 22, 2021 at 7:40 p.m. and is …

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Great volunteers can be recognized with provincial award

Nominations are open for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognizing those making a lasting impact in their communities. “Volunteers are the driving force behind the recreational, social and cultural programs that make our communities great. During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to recognize volunteers helping …

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MLA Hanson one of 16 UCP reps who disagree with latest restrictions

Update: Wednesday, April 7—Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright MLA Garth Rowswell has also signed making for a total of 16 UCP MLAs who oppose the recent restrictions. — MLA David Hanson says he does not agree with the latest round of restrictions imposed by the provincial government on Tuesday. The representative for the Bonnyville-Cold …

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City upping penalties for offenders caught doing graffiti

The City of Cold Lake is cracking down on graffiti vandalism by increasing fines for perpetrators and establishing a new web-based tool to report graffiti and encourage its timely removal. “We’ve seen a jump in the number of residents reporting graffiti, whether it’s on their business, home, vehicles, or on …

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