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.

Alberta will continue waiving fuel tax for 3 months

The provincial government announced they will continue waiving the fuel tax for at least another three months. In a press release Wednesday afternoon, the government says this will save consumers 13 cents when they go to fuel up. The program came into effect in early April when gas prices began …

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Council greenlights extra funding for North Arena modernization

City Council has committed an additional $500,000 to the renovation and modernization of the North Arena, in order to have the facility ready for the upcoming hockey and skating season. “The first two phases of the project have already been completed,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “We removed the old floor …

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Town and M.D. respond to concerns about dead waterfowl on Jessie Lake

The Town and M.D. of Bonnyville have released a statement about the concerns from residents about dead waterfowl surrounding Jessie Lake on Tuesday. The municipalities confirmed in a press release that waterfowl samples have been collected by Alberta Fish and Wildlife, as Lakeland Connect reported on Tuesday morning. “Symptoms that …

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Dead waterfowl along Jessie Lake to be tested for avian flu

Health authorities suggest that if the cause is avian flu, there is very little risk to walking dogs in the area.  After receiving multiple reports from residents, fish and wildlife authorities will be testing local fowl to see if they died from avian flu. Beginning on Friday, Bonnyville residents and …

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Local pipeline response exercise includes community

Ensuring the ongoing safety of the critical energy infrastructure we all rely on to fuel our economy is a job that must be done and – as the saying goes – practice makes perfect. Such was the objective when Enbridge held an emergency response training exercise to simulate a pipeline …

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Heat stifle Warriors in 13-2 drubbing

A confident and controlled performance might be the best way to describe the Lakeland Heat’s effort on Saturday night. Winning by a score of 13-2 over the Edmonton Warriors, the Jr. B lacrosse club improved their record to 8-4 on the season in their lone matchup of the weekend. Scoring …

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Church Field recognizes coach, board member, umpire Jim Church

Despite feeling like they chose the wrong person, the dozens in attendance would disagree. The ball diamond on the west end of Bonnyville is now christened Church Field after Jim Church, long-time coach, board member, and umpire. The announcement on Thursday was a surprise to Church, who didn’t know the …

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Lac La Biche school receives $5K to get kids fed

Students at Light of Christ Catholic School in Lac La Biche will not go hungry thanks to a $5,000 donation to the school’s lunch program. The funds were provided by Mary’s Table, a subcommittee of Caritas created to support Lakeland students.  “The work of Mary’s Table is to feed the …

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