Monday , 20 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.

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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Man charged after fatal collision investigation: RCMP

One person has been charged after a fatal collision on a local highway in November 2020. On Nov. 5, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Cold Lake RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 28 and Range Road 624. A truck was travelling northbound on Highway 28 and …

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Outbreak declared at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus

Alberta Health Services has declared an outbreak at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus, the post-secondary said on Monday. There are over 10 active cases in students and faculty at Lakeland College with the Vermilion site being the outbreak location. Lakeland College said in a statement that classes for agricultural sciences, environmental …

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Cold Lake police dog Harp sees 316 total files in 2020

Cold Lake’s police dog didn’t take much time off in 2020. Harp spent 912 total hours deployed in the field and was part of 108 captures last year. “They [police dogs] just love to work right. And they’ll go forever, so we definitely have to manage it. If it is …

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Luc Mercier leaves M.D. CAO position

The M.D. of Bonnyville is set to replace their chief administrative officer. Luc Mercier worked his final day for the M.D. on April 1 before exiting the CAO role. He is heading to take the CAO job at Yellowhead County, west of Edmonton, which he began Monday. Mercier was hired …

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LOCATED: 12-year-old Rikki-Lynn Makokis

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 6. Elk Point RCMP advise that Rikki-Lynn Makokis (12) has been located safe. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance. Original story RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 12-year-old Rikki-Lynn Makokis. Rikki-Lynn was last seen on April 5, at …

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Police looking for dirt bike hit and run suspect

Bonnyville RCMP are looking for a suspect involved in a hit and run with a dirt bike. The incident happened Saturday between noon and 4:30pm on 48th Avenue. Residents on the block described to police that a person driving a dirt bike east on 48 Avenue lost control of the …

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