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Wednesday , 12 August 2020

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Lakeland stops ready for Alberta Open Farms Day

Despite many staple community events being cancelled in response to COVID-19, Albertans can still enjoy one event upcoming this weekend. Alberta Open Farm Days is happening this weekend and which will shiwcase more than 80 farms across the province, including a few stops in the Lakeland. Chatsworth Farm in Vermilion, …

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St. Paul Firefighter’s ball cancelled

The St. Paul Fire Department 75th Anniversary Celebration has been postponed until 2021 due to current health restrictions. “We are sincerely saddened by this turn of events, which unfortunately, is out of our control,” wrote chief Trevor Kotowich in a press release. “We look forward to seeing all of our …

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Seniors connecting again in Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche FCSS has the seniors meetup group, Coffee and Connection, up and running again. Due to COVID-19, the Coffee and Connection weekly program had to be cancelled. A regular to the group, Pollyanna Zinck, is grateful to have the Thursday conversations back again. “When it was cancelled, we …

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Funding and police, hot topics at AUMA caucus in Vermilion

Vermilion receiving $500K for undetermined project. Members of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association met Thursday to discuss policing and new stimulus funding. The Summer Municipal Leaders’ Caucus was held at the Vermilion Regional Centre. The Town of Vermilion has been allocated $493,000 in stimulus funding. CAO George Rogers is hopeful …

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NOTICE: Range Road 152 will be closed for two days

Range Road 152 will be under construction for two days as the road gets paved. This means Lac La Biche residents will not be able to use the road and will have to take the detour route on Range Road 151. The road is needing to get paved because of …

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St. Paul reports new COVID case, Cold Lake case recovers

The County of St. Paul has one new COVID-19 case on Monday. The Alberta Government’s virus data map shows this as the fourth recorded case, with the previous three recorded as recovered. A Cold Lake case previously recorded active case has also recovered, leaving them with only one remaining active …

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Province paving the way for more jobs in Plamondon

Premier Jason Kenney was in Plamondon on Friday afternoon to announce plans that would allow for more job opportunities in the area. Highway 858 is needing repaving, and the Government of Alberta will be paying around $400,000 for the 800-metre section of highway. Lac La Biche’s Mayor, Omer Moghrabi, fully …

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Friendship Centre, Museum putting on Mistikwaskihk Day

The Bonnyville Museum is partnering with the Bonnyville Native Friendship Centre to celebrate Mistikwaskihk Day, or “drummer day” in Cree, with free events and refreshments. This will be the first time the museum has partnered with the Centre for the event in an effort to be more involved in the …

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LLB Fire Chief celebrates 40 years in fire service

John Kokotilo still has no plans to hang up the hard hat. Lac La Biche County celebrated John Kokotilo during the last council meeting for his 40 years as a firefighter. Kokotilo has been the Lac La Biche Manager of Protective Services and Regional Fire Chief since 2014, but he …

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