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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.

Opioid deaths “reaching record levels” in last 3 months

More Albertans have died from opioids since April than COVID-19, a new report shows. On Wednesday, the Alberta COVID-19 Response Surveillence Report said from April to June, 301 individuals died of unintentional opioid poisoning, with a total of 449 people dying this year alone. That’s an increase of over 100 …

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COVID recoveries increasing in Lakeland

While the total number of cases are getting larger, recoveries from COVID-19 are also increasing on Saddle Lake Cree Nation. In the nation’s update on Tuesday night, health authorities confirmed 26 total cases of the virus, with 17 active cases and nine recoveries. Seventy-four tests were conducted Tuesday with no …

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New entryways, gym floors, targets for school projects

A handful of schools in the Lakeland are getting a facelift. Thanks to provincial government grants, Lakeland Catholic School District received $2.5 million and Northern Lights Public Schools got $1 million for improvements in late May. Dr. Brosseau School is currently one of the schools that will look a little …

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Two arrested after dangerous chase in Cold Lake

On Sept. 21, 2020 at approximately 7:50 p.m., Cold Lake RCMP responded to several calls regarding a vehicle that was dangerously driving into on coming traffic on Highway 28. Police located the vehicle and it fled on Highway 28 in Cold Lake running several red lights. A pursuit was initiated …

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RCMP investigate break and enter at Cold Lake business

Cold Lake RCMP are searching for leads in a break and enter to a local business. On Saturday morning at approximately 3:30 a.m, Riders Connection on 50th Street in Cold Lake was broken in to, with over $5000 worth of merchandise stolen. Roughly 20 helmets and 25 FOX brand jerseys …

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M.D. of Bonnyville starts budget discussions

The M.D. of Bonnyville is preparing their financials for next year. M.D. council and administration will begin budget deliberations Tuesday, which will be the first of five internal budget meetings, with another scheduled for Thursday. This early process begins with departments bringing their budgets to the table for council to …

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Portage Voyageurs athletics funding is suspended for the year

With no athletics programs, enrollment could be affected by much as 15 per cent. Lac La Biche County agreed to push back funding for Portage College’s athletics program for a full year. Portage College athletics program is suspended for the 2020-2021 school year because of COVID-19, so during last weeks …

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Three Lakeland First Nations with active COVID-19 cases

Twenty-four total active cases among Saddle Lake, Kehewin, Whitefish nations. Three Lakeland area First Nations are reporting active cases of COVID-19. Saddle Lake, Kehewin, and Whitefish (Goodfish) have confirmed cases of the virus as of Sunday night with a growing number of infections in the Lakeland. There are now 20 …

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17 active infections of COVID in Saddle Lake

Saddle Lake officials are reporting there are 17 active cases of COVID-19 on the nation with three recoveries on Friday night. Four new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours with the nation’s first three infections recovered. They’ve conducted 903 total tests since September 7, when band officials …

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