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Wednesday , 3 March 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.

St. Paul RCMP searching for break and enter suspect

St. Paul RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect from surveillance footage. On Sept. 14, St. Paul RCMP responded to a break and enter into a garage in town. Police said several items were reported stolen out of the truck in the garage including garage remotes and …

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Roughly 2,200 Alberta motorists dinged with tickets during long weekend

The Alberta RCMP participated in traffic safety initiative “#OperationImpact2020” to encourage safe driving behaviours. While patrolling provincial roads and highways, officers handed out 2,870 traffic tickets. Among those fines, 1,914 drivers were caught speeding, 27 drivers were recorded going more than 50 km/h over the posted limit, 83 were driving …

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Several community groups scheduled at Bonnyville town council

A series of delegations from community groups are expected for tonight’s Bonnyville town council meeting. Eight parties including organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, Primary Care Network, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and recreation groups like the Curling Club, Gear Grabbers, Bonnyville Pontiacs, Extreme Mudfest, and Riverland Trail Society are scheduled …

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Lac La Biche County first COVID case, Lakeland numbers low

Heading out of Thanksgiving long weekend, coronavirus cases around the Lakeland remain low as provincially, infections are continuing to rise. A second infection was reported in Lac La Biche on Friday on the provincial government’s virus map, the first since July in the county. While Saddle Lake has seen a …

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NEAJBHL charting a path to return to game action

Local teams in the Northeastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League are hoping for a return to action near Halloween, but in the meantime, teams across the Lakeland are gearing up for competition. “These kids want to play hockey, right?” said Cold Lake Ice head coach Scott Hood. “That’s what it’s …

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Candlelight vigil honours MMIWG at Bonnyville Friendship Centre

Roughly 80 in the Lakeland gathered and lit candles on Sunday night to remember and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. October 4th marked the third annual Sisters in Spirit vigil at the Bonnyville Friendship Centre, as communities across Alberta came together to hold similar rallies. “It was …

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Fatal single vehicle collision near Plamondon

Over the weekend, a 56-year-old man drove into a ditch west of Plamondon and he was found dead at the scene by Lac La Biche RCMP. The accident happened on Saturday, October 3 at around 6:17 pm. The driver was on Township Road 680 near Range Road 170, and the …

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Bonnyville RCMP arrest man after aggravated assault at convenience store

RCMP have charged a Bonnyville man with aggravated assault after an incident that caused serious injuries. At approximately 3:30am on Saturday, Bonnyville RCMP responded to a “serious assault” that occurred outside of a convenience store in town. Police said due to the seriousness of investigation, Bonnyville General Investigation Section (GIS) …

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