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On Frozen Pond

Tales from the Timebox: October 27th, 2020 I find myself reminiscing of my childhood, thinking of the winters we spent on the pond and wondering, what would the kids and parents do if we couldn’t do minor hockey this winter?  Maybe play outside on the pond like when we were …

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Halloween maze sets up for this weekend in Derwent

Hardcastle’s Store will be hosting a Fall into Hallow event featuring a Halloween themed maze and art gallery in Derwent this Saturday. The outdoor event was created as a way to provide a one-stop-shop for local residents while they stay socially distanced. “It’s really community dependent, and a lot of …

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Cold Lake invests $2 million in cemetery enhancements

The City of Cold Lake is making a significant investment in its two public cemeteries while providing residents with additional options for memorializing loved ones who have passed on. Along with traditional in-ground burial plots, five columbaria structures are now available at Lakeview Cemetery (2205 1 Ave.). Each columbarium unit …

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Bonnyville RCMP holding pumpkin carving contest

Kids with Halloween flair are encouraged to join in on the fun with the Bonnyville RCMP this week. Starting Monday, the detachment is holding a pumpkin carving contest for the week for anyone under 17-years-old. There will be two categories to win prizes in, one for the scariest pumpkin, and …

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Portage College offers driver-operator program for women

Women Building Futures and Portage College have collaborated to deliver the Driver and Operator program to women in Cold Lake and the surrounding area. This tuition-free program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Women in Construction Fund and is available for 12 women. The program provides students with the …

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Healthcare workers walk out in Cold Lake and Lakeland

Healthcare workers across the Lakeland have walked out of hospitals in a wildcat strike against budget cuts and talks of privatizing areas of care from the provincial UCP government, with the message that they’re fighting for their jobs. Some staff in Cold Lake stationed a picket line outside of the …

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BRFA operations get new home base; new site purchase at $3.2M

The Town and M.D. of Bonnyville have confirmed that Fire Station 5 is on the move to the vacant Kopala building just west of town, along with all emergency operations including ambulance response and 911 dispatch. The decision was prompted as the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority said they were reaching …

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Elk Point Elks season gets green light in SaskAlta league

The SaskAlta Senior Hockey League will be having an abbreviated 2020-2021 season. The league will be split into Alberta and Saskatchewan divisions with no cross-border play in hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19. According to league president Rod Boutin, the Saskatchewan season will look quite different than the Alberta …

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Cold Lake council will wait on compensation increase vote

Cold Lake councillors have decided to save the vote on increasing their compensations as well as the Mayor’s after the 2021 election, despite currently having some of the lowest pay in the province. “When we last approached this, there wasn’t much will from this group to touch on increased pay,” …

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Alcohol in Cold Lake public parks looking unlikely

Last week, city council addressed the possibility of allowing for liquor consumption at pre-determined areas within select parks, and while no official decision had been made the idea doesn’t look like it will go forward. The proposition came forward as a result of changes to Alberta’s Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis …

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