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Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Editorial

Opinion: Transparency is important in municipal politics

Municipal governments exist to serve the people and be transparent. Public officials with integrity are ever mindful of the fact that the money they have to spend on their communities comes directly from their residents through tax dollars. I’ve only been working in the Lakeland for a short time and …

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SPORTSHOUND: There’s no place like home

The Bonnyville U18 AA Braves sure must like sleeping in their own beds. This past weekend they cleaned up at the provincial round robin that they hosted winning all three game, and two of them in the bottom of the 7th in walk off fashion. The U18 Braves were in …

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SPORTSHOUND: Runaway Train

Going into this past weekend with 5 wins and 1 loss so far this season, the boys and coaching staff of the U15 AA Bonnyville Braves baseball team were hoping to put their skills to the test against some tougher competition. And it looked like maybe it would happen in …

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SPORTSHOUND: Who let the dogs out

To be the best you have to play against the best. And a lot of times this can be a real test. The Bonnyville U18’s AA Braves were at Lacombe this past weekend for their 3 games round robin series. The Braves are  in the top Tier 1 with the …

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U-15 Bonnyville Braves in a good position heading into July

The Bantam Bonnyville Braves were in Millwoods two weekends ago, to face their toughest opponent yet – the blistering sun. Looking for a win against St Paul after losing to them a week prior, Josh Bourbeau took the mound and pitched a lights out game backed by some amazing defensive …

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Rest in peace brave Newfoundlanders who fought in Beaumont Hamel

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1, but for Newfoundlanders, it means something completely different. During my travels across Europe, I took in every bit of history I could visit. Beaumont Hamel was one of my first stops to pay respect for the ultimate sacrifice the fallen men from Newfoundland had given …

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SPORTSHOUND: Hot Time in the City

The last few weekends in June have always been stressful for the AA U 18 baseball  managers. Usually about a third of the team will be in grade 12 and have a graduation to attend. And the grade 11 boys are often escorts or just there for the party. Especially …

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After the longest rain delay ever… Play Ball!

Tales from the Doug-out: June 14th, 2021   Finally, finally the sky opened up and the sun shone through. We have been on a very long rain delay for a year and a half. Last summer we didn’t have anything that resembled an actual minor baseball game. The rules were …

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Leighton Grey named President of Drayton Valley Thunder

The Drayton Valley Jr. A Thunder have named Leighton Grey as their team president ahead of the 2021-22 season.   “I am very pleased and honoured to be asked to serve as team president,” said Grey, who is also part of the ownership group.   “The Thunder are a very …

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