Wednesday , 14 April 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.

Kehewin Passes New Election Act

Kehewin nation has passed a new election act that will “update and revise” the current document. Last week in a referendum vote, residents and off-reserve members passed the new election act by a vote of 166-34. Most were minor changes that included fees for candidates who decided to run, and …

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St. Paul RCMP Say Yesterday’s Fires Appear Related

It appears that both fires yesterday morning in St. Paul are related, says the RCMP. Both fires occurred at Power Merchants locations, one causing some damage to the inside of the store. The available information suggests they were not accidental in nature. St. Paul Fire was dispatched to a report …

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Kehewin Powwow Attracts Dancers from Across Continent

Around the thick puddles of mud, and under the stormy sky, the Kehewin Powwow hosted hundreds of native dancers from everywhere from southern Idaho to Mexico for their yearly marquee event. These dancers and singers compete across the continent, and descend to Kehewin once a year to perform in a …

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Cross-Country Charity Motorcycle Ride Stops in Lakeland

Retired military and police visited the lakeland Friday during a stop on their 23 day charity motorcycle trip starting in Victoria, BC and finishing in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Bonnyville legion donated $500 to their cause during their luncheon Friday: the Military Police Fund for Blind Children. It’s the oldest …

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Haying in the 30’s Celebrates 20 Years of Fundraising

“The first event was over by the highway, and I think they had 15 people, raised $3500. Last year we raised $262,000 in the two days. We’ve probably helped about 5000 people now,” said Martin Naundorf. Naundorf has been the president of Haying in the 30’s Cancer Support Society for …

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Cold Lake Magazine is Doing Something “DIFFRNT”

Linda Folkard thought of an idea that’s becoming less and less popular in the digital age: start a magazine. It was originally just going to feature the barbers and hairstylists at her studio Crew HAUS in Cold Lake. The idea took off from there. “Then someone said, let’s put in …

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Pontiacs Unveil New Logo and “Vegas” Looking Threads

Former Bonnyville Pontiacs, Steenn Pasichnuk, Brinson Pasichnuk, pose with Carmen Verrier, Pulp Cottage, and Pontiacs organization members Debra Kaban and Robb Hunter, at the unveiling of their new logos yesterday.   The Bonnyville Pontiacs unveiled a new look Wednesday as part of their new “forward facing” strategy. The new jerseys …

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