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Saturday , 3 December 2022

Press Release

Temporary ED closure in Cold Lake overnight

Due to the inability to secure physician coverage, the Cold Lake Healthcare Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily without on-site physician coverage overnight from:   11:00 p.m. Dec 4 to 7:00 a.m. Dec. 5        This is a temporary measure and AHS is working hard to ensure …

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COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS: Town of Bonnyville for November 22, 2022

TOWN OF BONNYVILLE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 22   DRAFT II BUDGETS The second drafts of the 2023 Operational and Capital Budgets were presented during the meeting. The 2023 Operational Budget includes total expenditures of $23,394,796 and the forecasted deficit is sitting at $741,139. The second draft includes …

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Local COVID-19 testing location to close next month

COVID-19 testing services at the St. Paul Abilities Network (SPAN) gym are ending as of Dec. 13, due to declining use of the service.         Staff at the site have been performing fewer than 20 tests per month since September.       PCR testing for Albertans …

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City looking to increase support for Ukrainian refugees

In response to unique challenges presented to Ukrainian refugees arriving in Cold Lake, City Council has taken steps to provide additional support to the displaced Ukrainians who have fled the war in their home country.  Council passed the Ukrainian Arrival Temporary Assistance Policy at its October 25 council meeting. The …

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City wins two backup transit buses at auction

The City of Cold Lake was able to modernize its backup transit fleet after two buses similar to Cold Lake Transit’s newest models came up for auction. After staff determined that the buses were in working condition and could be integrated in the fleet, a budget was allocated for the …

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Bonnyville Health Centre temporary emergency department closure

Due to staffing shortages at the Bonnyville Health Centre, there will be a temporary closure of emergency department services from Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. until Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.   Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. Other local …

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Stay safe for tricks and treats this Halloween

Costumes, treats and scares are in store for Halloween this year, but Alberta Health Services is also reminding Albertans of a few simple tips to keep young ones safe during the festivities. Costumes  Wear costumes and footwear that fit properly to reduce tripping and the risk of injury. Dress for …

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