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Tuesday , 5 July 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.

New roles but familiar faces at Lakeland Catholic Schools

Four educators will be in new roles next school year. Lakeland Catholic announced on Friday that educators Sherry Depner, Benoit Côté, Elaine Ernst, and Megan Lanceleve will be shuffled into senior roles at local schools. Ernt will become the acting principal at Assumption Jr/Sr. High School, while Depner will become …

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Stolen vehicle in Therien leads to weapons and drugs charges

Two people are facing charges after a stolen vehicle was found in Therien. On Tuesday, Bonnyville RCMP with the assistance of Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction, Lakeland Crime Reduction and Police Dog Services located a stolen vehicle within the town of Therien.  Police said the investigation led to the arrest …

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Bonnyville RCMP investigate break and enter at business

Police are investigating a break-in at a local business and are asking the public’s help in identifying suspects. On Tuesday afternoon at around 12:20pm, Bonnyville RCMP were called to a break and enter in progress to a business on 54 Avenue. As police got on the scene, the suspects fled …

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Lakeland electoral district could be changing

The Lakeland’s federal electoral district could be seeing a change by the next election.  On June 10, a series of changes were proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Alberta that would overhaul how the election map is drawn in the province.  The Lakeland riding would see Fort Saskatchewan, …

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Bonnyville Pontiacs schedule now released

The Bonnyville Pontiacs 2022-23 season schedule is now released.  The Alberta Junior Hockey League announced all the dates for the upcoming hockey season on Wednesday, including the exhibition schedule, AJHL Showcase, and key matchups throughout the 60 game regular season.  The Pontiacs begin the exhibition campaign against the Battlefords North …

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Associated Ambulance taking over EMS in Cold Lake

Alberta Health Services (AHS), the City of Cold Lake, and Cold Lake Ambulance Society (CLAS) are jointly announcing that a new provider, Associated Ambulance, will be taking over Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Cold Lake, from CLAS.  Associated Ambulance will begin providing ambulance service on September 1, 2022, and will …

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Jean announces policy measures in bid for Premier’s office

Brian Jean is officially running for the Premier’s office and has announced multiple policy measures he would enact if elected. The Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche MLA’s bid to become the leader of Alberta was official on June 16 and since the announcement, he has pitched two policy measures. The first …

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National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations take over Lakeland

The Lakeland celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day with several events on Tuesday. In Bonnyville, the Friendship Centre hosted events at the RJ Lalonde arena, with the elders leading in a pipe ceremony in the morning. The festivities continued with a free BBQ, as well as opening ceremonies, with several dancers …

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Smoky Lake RCMP investigate gas theft on rural property

On June 18, Smoky Lake RCMP received a report of a disturbance involving firearms on Highway 28 near Spedden. On Tuesday, RCMP released information on the case. When arriving on the scene near Spedden, RCMP located two vehicles and detained both drivers. The investigation has determined that Jermaine Steinhauer attempted …

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Severe thunderstorm watch for Vermilion and Two Hills areas

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Vermilion and the surrounding area on Wednesday afternoon. The weather service says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. This includes …

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