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Sunday , 5 July 2020

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LAPOINTE: Tears shed amidst the war on masculinity

“Men don’t cry.” Most men, young and old, have heard these words at some point in their lives. Maybe it was from their father, an elder brother, a friend or acquaintance. What they are, or rather what they’ve become, is an example of what’s been called “toxic masculinity,” a belief …

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Vermilion Library reopening Tuesday

The Vermilion Public Library (VPL) is reopening and following their new guidelines on July 7. Library Manager, Stuart Pauls, said the VPL has adjusted, but is turning the page on the near shutdown and is looking forward to being able to offer most of their regular services. He said that …

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Rain postpones Vermilion’s Canada Day plans tonight

Vermilion’s Canada Day celebrations have been postponed once again. Due to the amount of rain over the past two days, the drive-in movie and fireworks show planned for tonight (Tuesday night) will not go ahead. The event was supposed to be at the Lakeland College football field with the drive–in …

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Vermilion’s The Red Brick cafe celebrates 2 years

Confetti and balloons decorated The Red Brick on June 25, as they celebrated their belated 2nd birthday. Customers in Vermilion were delighted to receive free cupcakes and cookies with each order as well as product deals and drink discounts throughout the day. The cheery atmosphere encouraged visiting and inquiries about …

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Gallery: JA Williams 2020 grad parade

A congratulations went out to all of the 2020 JA Williams graduates. Last Friday, JA Williams High School students celebrated their graduation by dressing up, decorating their vehicles, and participating in a parade down Beaverhill Road. People lined the sidewalk and watched as they supported the 2020 graduating class. The …

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Cannabis sales up 40% in Lac La Biche recently

While some businesses struggled to keep the lights on during quarantine, others experienced an increase in sales. Justin Bunter, the co-owner of a cannabis retail store called Spiritleaf in Lac La Biche, has noticed more people are stocking up as they try to limit their social interactions.  During the months …

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Kehewin campground reopens after Parks shutdown

Despite getting the axe earlier this year, Kehewin campground has reopened. The campground, located 36 kilometres south of Bonnyville on Highway 41 on the east side of the lake adjacent to the highway, has its 34 lots open for rent. Facilities such as the boat launch, playgrounds, and fish cleaning tables …

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City council to lobby against federal gun ban

Cold Lake is wading into a federal issue Cold Lake city council has voted to voice its opposition to the federal government’s decision to ban a number of firearms as well as the planned buy-back program. The decision was made after a notice of motion was tabled by Councillor Kirk …

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No personal use of fireworks in Town: BRFA

Due to COVID-19, the annual Canada Day fireworks are cancelled in Bonnyville this year. Residents are being reminded by the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority that personal use of fireworks within town limits is prohibited. Fireworks are also not permitted in the Forest Protection Area within the M.D. of Bonnyville. For …

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