Thursday , 25 February 2021


Still no influenza reported this flu season, says AHS

There are still no confirmed cases of seasonal inflluenza in Alberta according to AHS communications rep Shelly Willsey. In an e-mailed response to questions on Feb. 22, Willsey said “it is not accurate to compare season-to-season until the end of this season,” but noted at this point in the season …

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Pink Shirt Day – anti-bullying campaign carries on

Today, people at local schools and businesses will be wearing pink as a way to stand up and say that bullying is not okay. Students and staff members at Lakeland Catholic School Division, Northern Lights Public Schools, East-Central Franchophone, and St. Paul Education are also taking part in the initiative. …

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Festival of Speed called off, hopes to run again in 2022

A major annual event in Lac La Biche that had sky-high hopes for another weekend of outdoor excitement–has been cancelled. Festival of Speed organizers pulled the pin on the 38th annual event earlier this month after not getting approval from Alberta Health Services for an exemption to host the series …

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County to look in to Municipal Energy Manager program

The County of St. Paul will submit an expression of interest in a new provincial program which provides funding for an employee to develop an energy management plan for municipal facilities, find energy-saving opportunities, and lead projects to reduce energy consumption. According to County CAO Sheila Kitz, the program offers …

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County reduces invoice for Ashmont fire call

The County of St. Paul voted to reduce the invoice for a January fire call in Ashmont. According to Director of Community Services, Tim Mahdiuk, the fire was deemed suspicious and referred to the RCMP, but further details are not yet available. “The landowner has been working with me regarding …

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City seeks feedback on plans for long-term growth

The City has completed a pair of draft long-range planning documents which set a clear path for how Cold Lake and the surrounding area in the Municipal District of Bonnyville will grow and develop in the future. The proposed statutory documents are now ready for public review and feedback, before …

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