Saturday , 18 September 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.

Wildfire season begins; permits needed for fires

Residents looking to do scheduled burns in the later stages of winter will now need a permit. Wildfire season runs March 1 to October 31, and even though there is still snow on the ground, rural residents will need a permit. If you live or work in the Municipal District …

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Alberta Budget 2021 highlights

Alberta’s Minister of Finance Travis Toews tabled the province’s 2021-22 budget on Thursday afternoon with projections of a $18.2 billion dollar deficit and a $1.7 billion increase in capital spending. There are no new taxes or tax increases listed in the budget. The estimated revenues is $43.7 billion in 2021-22, …

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Bonnyville council rejects idea of provincial police force

As the Alberta government explores the idea of a provincial police force, Bonnyville town council will write a letter to the Solicitor General saying they are not in favour of this move. The discussion came up at Tuesday’s regular council meeting when councillor Ray Prevost brought up the current study …

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Recall legislation on the agenda for Legislature’s spring session

Alberta government house leader Jason Nixon said recall legislation is on the agenda when the Legislature’s spring session is set to begin Thursday. In a press conference on Wednesday, Nixon said recall legislation was a campaign promise during the 2019 provincial election, and that the bill would mean voters could …

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Vermilion RCMP investigating truck theft

Police are looking for a stolen vehicle taken from a rural community west of Vermilion. Last Sunday morning at 6:35 a.m., Vermilion RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle theft from a residence on 50 Avenue in Innisfree. The vehicle was taken three hours earlier by a lone male …

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Armed robbery warrant leads to police pursuit and arrests

Lac La Biche RCMP took three males into custody following a pursuit, tire deflation device deployment, and a rammed police vehicle, police said on Wednesday. At 1:00 p.m. on Feb. 21, Lac La Biche RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, along with the assistance of the Lac La Biche RCMP and St. …

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Festival of Speed called off, hopes to run again in 2022

A major annual event in Lac La Biche that had sky-high hopes for another weekend of outdoor excitement–has been cancelled. Festival of Speed organizers pulled the pin on the 38th annual event earlier this month after not getting approval from Alberta Health Services for an exemption to host the series …

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