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Saturday , 16 October 2021

Press Release

App to scan COVID-19 vaccine QR codes now available

The government-supported verification app to check proof of vaccination with a QR code is now available for download. Businesses and organizations can begin using the free AB Covid Records Verifier app to quickly and easily confirm their patrons’ vaccination status. The AB Covid Records Verifier app is available for download …

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Phase 3 expansion at Kinosoo Beach fully funded

At its regular meeting this week, City Council added funding to the third phase of expansion at Kinosoo Beach. The project, which was initially estimated at a total cost of about $3 million, was partially approved by council in the 2021 budget for $1 million, with the hopes that grant …

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Council puts more money toward downtown security patrol

Additional funding has been dedicated to the Downtown Security Patrol pilot program.   In the 2021 budget, the City of Cold Lake allocated $90,000 for crime reduction initiatives and sought feedback from community. In consultation with businesses and the Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, City Council earmarked funding to establish a pilot program for a downtown security watch …

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New vaccine requirements and COVID-19 measures in Alberta

Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and will implement new health measures to expand capacity, increase vaccination rates and reduce transmission of COVID-19.   New temporary health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 will apply provincewide. This includes new restrictions on restaurants, indoor gatherings, weddings …

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College Steps Up to Help Lac La Biche Salon Affected by Fire

On June 28, 2021, fire ravaged a building in downtown Lac La Biche. Next door to the fire, Selena’s Hair Design was significantly damaged and temporarily shut down. Owner Selena Cadieux contacted Portage College the next day about operating the business out of the Salon at the College’s Lac La …

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LCSD carefully considering health guidelines

The Lakeland Catholic School Division (LCSD) is carefully considering the health guidelines for the upcoming school year following the provincial government’s announcement Friday morning.   “We appreciate the plan released by the province and are thoughtfully evaluating the guidelines to ensure we implement them while being mindful of our local …

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Josh Kroon commits to NCAA Salve Regina Seahawks

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are thrilled to announce that another graduating player has committed to play at the next level. Defenceman Josh Kroon is committing to play NCAA hockey for the Salve Regina Seahawks based in Newport, Rhode Island. Becoming a Pontiac in 2019-20, Kroon played parts of two seasons with …

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Kurt Bensmiller Wins The 2021 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship

2021 Bonnyville Chuckawagon Championship Champions Reita Creek Scoreboards Outfit (L-R): Outriders Hayden Motowylo & Rory Gervais, Driver Kurt Bensmiller, Substitute Driver Chance Bensmiller Photo By Arnie Jackson   The 2021 Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championship finished up on Sunday afternoon. Weather conditions were a mix of wind, rain and sunshine, track conditions …

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