Wednesday , 3 March 2021


Bonnyville RCMP looking for community feedback

Residents with questions or concerns for the Bonnyville RCMP can have their voice heard. The RCMP and acting detachment commander Sgt. Kim Hillier want to hear from community members in the Bonnyville and area who have comments, concerns, or constructive input. This includes residents of the town, M.D., Glendon, Fort …

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Cimco Refrigeration earns $1.8M ice plant project in Vermilion

Vermilion Town Coumcil carried a motion to accept the quote from Cimco Refrigeration for their ice plant replacement project for a total of $1,800,000. The project has a tentative completion date of September 3, so council remains hopeful that there will be no COVID interruptions, allowing it to go in …

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BRFA expanding mental health training for their team

Firefighters take training courses to become certified to do the job, but the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority has expanded a different area of training, one that deals with the tolls the job can have. In 2019, the BRFA’s mental health focused programming began with a presentation on “Trauma Informed Leadership” …

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St. Paul Chamber expects deficit in 2021

The St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce expects to run a deficit in 2021 according to the budget passed online via zoom on Feb. 18. Financially, the Chamber took a hit in 2020 from not being able to host their annual Rodeo supper fundraiser. According to the financial report, …

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Lakeland region critical of latest firearms ban

Hunters, sport shooters, and other gun owners in the Lakeland are feeling targeted by the new legislation introduced by the federal government on Feb. 16. Bill C-21 expands the list of prohibited weapons, increases the maximum penalties for weapons offences, and allows municipalities to pass bylaws restricting storage and transportation …

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Henry Thomson named 2020 St. Paul Firefighter of the Year

St. Paul Deputy Fire Chief Henry Thomson is the 2020 Firefighter of the Year. According to St. Paul Fire Chief Trevor Kotowich, the annual award is given to a member of the department who “demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to firefighting and the department.” The recipient leads by example and assists …

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