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CONNECTED! Oct 27, 2020

CONNECTED! With Jena and Husband Chad presented by Northern Truck & Industrial Supplies – NAPA Traction.   Get in on the conversation thanks to Bluewave Energy Bonnyville & Current Energy Ltd Clothing provided by A-OK Shoes & Key Men’s Apparel & MUSE.inspired.

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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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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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Ardmore School prepares for outdoor classroom

The Parent Advisory Association at the Ardmore School is pleased and a little surprised by how quickly the community responded to their request for help moving two sea cans and a shed. Sheryl Kalinsky is the vice-president of the association. She said she put the request for help out on …

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