Sunday , 29 May 2022

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.

Dr. Brosseau Holds Grand Opening of Inclusive Park

Ecole Dr. Bernard Brosseau School held the grand opening of their new inclusive playground on Tuesday. The wheelchair-accessible unit finished just before snow fell, culminating a two year process from start to finish. One of the things that makes the playground inclusive, is the rubber cusion base surrounding the playground, …

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Still Much To Be Decided for Bonnyville and Cannabis

The Town of Bonnyville’s land-use bylaw regarding cannabis went to a mandatory public hearing on Tuesday before second reading. Questions ranged from signage regulations, cannabis mobile trailers, and zoning from residential areas. However, council is waiting until the province sets their guidelines before they legislate where smoking will be allowed. …

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Heat Outlast Roar in Low Scoring Affair

The Lakeland Heat Junior B lacrosse squad returned from their two week road-trip on Friday night and beat their division rivals the Vermilion Roar 7-2 in a sluggish contest. Despite some flashes, the game was rather pedestrian for a pair of top teams in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL) …

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Rookie Rugby Lets the Young Ones Learn

The Cold Lake Penguins Rugby Club hosted a rookie rugby camp on Saturday. The two hour event saw 55 kids aged 4-12 from across the lakeland region get acquianted with rugby for the first time. It was non-contact and free to participate. “The idea is just an introduction to the …

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Crime Report: Week of June 15

On June 11, RCMP were dispatched to a residence on Highway 41 and Township Road 601, after receiving a call that an intoxicated male was banging on the front-door of the property. He then left the scene on foot and was stumbling all over the road. A motorist narrowly missed …

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Sartain Impresses Locally and Provincially

Mason Sartain, right, accepts a gold medal at ASAA Track and Field Provincials in Red Deer on June 2. Mason Sartain was just starting to think seriously about track and field when he, like many other Canadians, watched sprinter Andre de Grasse compete in the Rio Olympics in 2016. De …

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Bonnyville Tim Hortons raises just under $10,000 on Camp Day

Image courtesy of Tim Hortons The two Bonnyville Tim Hortons locations raised just under $10,000 on this year’s Camp Day fundraiser. Owner, Lee Bellrieve, says the event was a success. “It was nice that everybody got together, and nice to see Chad [Colbourne, Lakeland Connect] get dunked. So that was …

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M.D. Dismisses Pontiacs’ Request for Borrowing Bylaw

The Bonnyville Pontiacs hopes of having the Municipal District (M.D.) of Bonnyville and Town co-sign on a $150,000 loan to help alleviate debt were dashed on Wednesday morning. During the most recent M.D. meeting, the borrowing bylaw request to support a loan for the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs was dismissed …

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