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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.

Bonnyville’s main water transmission line to be flushed

Flushing of the Town of Bonnyville’s main water transmission line will continue Tuesday morning. The Town put out a notice on Monday afternoon that described how the regional waterline project bringing Cold Lake water to Bonnyville is progressing in the final steps after delays in the final commissioning in December. …

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Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Park design chosen

While Kinosoo Ridge is open for the season with new rules, the popular snow resort will soon be a year-round destination. The Aerial Park build is set to begin soon after the M.D. of Bonnyville council picked out a design structure from the consultants McElhanney Ltd on Dec. 9. The …

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Assault on Christmas leads to charges for Bonnyville man

A Bonnyville man has been charged stemming from an assault outside of town on Christmas Day. A resident reported to the Bonnyville RCMP just before 1:00pm on December 25 that he was assaulted by a man while visiting a friend’s residence, RCMP said. The complainant reported being punched and kicked …

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Vermilion Rotary Club gives back to Food Bank

The Vermilion Rotary Club gave back to the Food Bank recently as the group looks at creative ways to continue operating during these challenging times. Rotary wanted to recognize Vermilion Minor Hockey, which they have supported for years by being a jersey sponsor. With all the COVID-19 restrictions this year, …

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MLA Garth Rowswell responds to criticism of climate change statements

After receiving backlash from the provincial NDP, local MLA Garth Rowswell has responded to criticism of his member’s statement in late October in which he questioned climate change predictions. He said he would not debate that the climate does change, but questions the causes and what humans–and government–can do about …

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Menzies Top 5: Best Christmas Songs 

If anything is subjective, musical taste is sure to rank chief among the top ridiculous, silly arguments between people. Sgt. Pepper is better than Revolver! Dark Side of the Moon over The Wall, etc, etc. So in that vein, here’s my current Top 5 Christmas songs. Of course, there are …

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RCMP arrest two linked to stolen property crimes in the Lakeland

Local RCMP have arrested and charged two people linked to stolen vehicle and property investigations. On Nov. 18, Cold Lake RCMP and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit recovered a stolen vehicle in the Cold Lake area. Throughout the course of the investigation, RCMP members were able to recover approximately $22,000 …

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Lakeland Métis Settlements sign one-time pay out on ID349 funds

With this announcement, the provincial government will no longer be involved in distributing ID349 money, with the Improvement District dissolving into the M.D. of Bonnyville. Two Lakeland Métis Settlements have been given provincial dollars for being phased out from the ID349 deal. Fishing Lake Métis Settlement and Elizabeth Métis Settlement …

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