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Sunday , 7 March 2021

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Recycling waste material and creating plastic posts

Danny Farkash from Noralta Farms Ltd. near Vermilion has created a more cost-effective way of making recycled plastic posts, by eliminating a large portion of labour and input costs. To eliminate cost, he used recycled steel from the oilfield to make the machine, an old tractor to run it, recycled …

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Wildfire season begins; permits needed for fires

Residents looking to do scheduled burns in the later stages of winter will now need a permit. Wildfire season runs March 1 to October 31, and even though there is still snow on the ground, rural residents will need a permit. If you live or work in the Municipal District …

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City moves forward on design for proposed aquatic centre

Concept development and design will begin this spring and summer on a proposed aquatics centre to be built at the Energy Centre. City Council allocated $150,000 in the 2021 capital budget to commence with the planning and design process, which will also include stakeholder consultation and opportunities for residents to …

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Tender awarded for St. Paul waste bins

The tender for the new waste bins to be used in the Town of St. Paul has been awarded to Superior Truck Equipment Inc. which had the lowest bid of $157,732.02 plus GST. The town had budgeted $180,000 for the project in the 2020 Capital Budget which was rolled in …

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Get up close and personal on a local farm’s live calving tour

Chatsworth Farm near Vermilion will be hosting an outdoor farm tour during calving season for a maximum of 10 people on Saturday, March 20. The tour is one of five in their new agritourism program, ‘Chatsworth Farm through the Seasons’. “Anyone and everyone is invited to attend,” said Charlotte Wasylik. …

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Alberta Budget 2021 highlights

Alberta’s Minister of Finance Travis Toews tabled the province’s 2021-22 budget on Thursday afternoon with projections of a $18.2 billion dollar deficit and a $1.7 billion increase in capital spending. There are no new taxes or tax increases listed in the budget. The estimated revenues is $43.7 billion in 2021-22, …

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Bonnyville council rejects idea of provincial police force

As the Alberta government explores the idea of a provincial police force, Bonnyville town council will write a letter to the Solicitor General saying they are not in favour of this move. The discussion came up at Tuesday’s regular council meeting when councillor Ray Prevost brought up the current study …

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