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Thursday , 13 August 2020

Press Release

M.D. genuinely concerned by proposed oil assessment changes

The Municipal District of Bonnyville Council is voicing its profound concern over the proposed Alberta Government changes to the assessment model for oil wells, pipelines, and machinery and equipment. The province is considering changing how oil and gas property is assessed, from the current model of asset replacement value to a new …

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Beach users be safe, social distance during long weekend

The Municipal District of Bonnyville wants to make sure all beach goers stay safe this August long weekend.  With forecasted temperatures hovering in the high 20s, the M.D. understands the urge to claim a piece of sand or grass at the beaches and day use areas at M.D.-owned/operated campgrounds. We would like to …

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Wastewater treatment plant grant covers 30% of project

Two critical wastewater projects received grant funding from the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership. The grants were approved after submissions were made by the Cold Lake Regional Utility Services Commission (CLRUSC). The commission, chaired by Councillor Bob Buckle, is comprised of members from the City of Cold Lake, M.D. of Bonnyville, …

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St. Paul Regional Director of Emergency Management message

A Message from the Regional Director of Emergency Management I would like to first announce that the Office of Emergency Management for the Region of St. Paul has officially come back under Fire Services authority. With supervision from the Region’s CAO’s and input from the Regional Emergency Management Agency (REMA), …

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Portage offering intro to Cree Language in the fall

Starting in the fall of 2019 an Introductory Cree Language course was created jointly by Connie Twin and Tanya Fontaine. Connie and Tanya met in Cree class at the University of Alberta in the late 80’s, each coming from opposite perspectives, a fluent Cree speaker and a second language learner …

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Students will return to the classrooms this fall

Students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will be ready to welcome students under scenario 1, which is near-normal daily operations with health measures. Alberta’s government has developed a re-entry tool kit to prepare parents and students for what to expect …

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New lab equipment for Bonnyville Hospital

The province is providing $15 million to upgrade laboratory equipment in Edmonton and northern Alberta. New centrifuges, microscopes, analyzers and other pieces of essential equipment will help ensure people living in and around Edmonton and across northern Alberta continue to have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. The Alberta …

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$100,000 lottery windfall for Saddle Lake Man

Saddle Lake’s Donovan Whiskeyjack took his $100,000 LOTTO 6/49 EXTRA win in stride.   “I just looked at the ticket, put it right back in my wallet, and sat down to soak it in,” he said, recalling finding out he’d won after checking his ticket for the May 9 draw …

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