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Thursday , 21 January 2021

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One person dies in head-on collision on Highway 41 on Sunday

Elk Point RCMP are investigating a fatal collision that happened on Highway 41 on Sunday. On Sunday morning before 11:00am, police responded to a two-vehicle collision south of Elk Point. The collision involved a semi-truck and an SUV. The collision resulted in the death of one adult female. Preliminary investigation …

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Offer accepted $950K for new Vermilion RCMP detachment

Vermilion Town Council carried a motion to accept a $950,000 offer from Public Services and Procurement Canada to purchase the four lots required for a new RCMP detachment. “We’ve had this discussion for some time – looking for a new location for the RCMP detachment in our community. Working with …

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Playground coming to Two Hills Mennonite School: SPERD notes

Two Hills Mennonite School will be getting a playground structure after qualifying for a $250,000 grant from the province. “This is something we’ve been lobbying for for several years,” said Board Chair Heather Starosielski. According to Starosielski while very welcome, the news of the grant was also unexpected because the …

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Bonnyville Airport getting upgrades from M.D.

After assuming operations of the Bonnyville Airport in November 2020, the M.D. is moving ahead with upgrades and operational improvements in 2021. The biggest upgrade will be in the form of a new taxiway being built at the airport, located on Highway 41, just north of the Town of Bonnyville. …

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Vermilion Town Council encourages census participation

The federal government is going to work this summer on getting an updated count on how big the population of Canada really is. As the federal Census rolls out in May, the Town of Vermilion is asking residents to participate in order to create an accurate population count. “They figure …

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Pedestrian in fatal collision on Highway 897

A pedestrian has died after a collision with a vehicle on Highway 897 in Frog Lake last week. Elk Point RCMP said they were dispatched to the scene after 8:00pm on Wednesday, Jan. 13. RCMP said their investigation revealed a lone 47-year-old female wearing dark clothing was walking southbound on …

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