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Sunday , 5 July 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.

Frog Lake man charged with child pornography crimes

A Frog Lake man has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The ALERT Internet Child Exploitation Unit charged 31-year-old Evan Cardinal of Frog Lake, as their investigations have lead to charging 18 people province-wide for similar crimes between May 20 and June 23. It isn’t believed that …

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Moose Lake Weir to be removed

Province looking at removing the weir in 2021, but timeline is fuzzy The Moose Lake Weir is roughly scheduled to be removed in 2021, but there are many hoops left to jump through before that happens. In August 2019, the M.D. received a letter from the province to start putting …

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Vermilion River County Fire seeing steady increase in calls

The County of Vermilion River (CVR) recorded a total of 3,700.25 volunteer hours by members of Fire and Protective Services last year. Data from 2019 shows that the CVR made 518 fire department responses, 365 calls were to rural addresses and 152 were located in towns or villages. Thirty-five per …

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M.D. of Bonnyville Council Highlights June 17 and June 24

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT BONNYVILLE NO. 87 COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS June 17 and 24, 2020 Keeping you informed of the services, business and development that affect YOU! Moose Lake Weir Update According to a provincial government representative, due to some of the unknowns associated with timelines related to developing a decommission …

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Steenn Pasichnuk signs deal with San Jose Sharks organization

Steenn Pasichnuk signs a contract with the San Jose Barracuda last weekend. Image credit: Steenn Pasichnuk.  Steenn Pasichnuk is officially a pro hockey player. After his four-year collegiate career abruptly came to an end this spring at Arizona State, the Bonnyville-native signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Barracuda, …

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Cold Lake city council approves dog park at Imperial Park

Cold Lake is getting a dog park. City council settled on a spot for the new off-leash dog park at Tuesday’s council meeting at Imperial Park, south of the pickle ball courts. “This has been a long-standing request from the community that we are happy to move forward on,” said …

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Bonnyville Soccer Association pursues modified season

The Bonnyville Soccer Association has opened registration for a modified outdoor season as of June 22nd, the first community in the lakeland to do so. The season will focus on training and scrimmages, while there will be no competitive play. “There are some protocols we have to follow as per …

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Bonnyville and Cold Lake splash parks open Wednesday

Bonnyville and Cold Lake’s splash parks are set to open on Wednesday. Each municipality made announcements via social media on Tuesday that kids will be able to play at the splash parks with restrictions. Users of the splash parks are asked to keep a distance of two metres from other …

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