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Wednesday , 14 April 2021

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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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Clandonald School faces potential closure

In the coming weeks, Buffalo Trail Public Schools (BTPS) will be investigating whether to close Clandonald School. The small, rural K-6 school, with a private kindergarten, has been in and out of these closure discussions for many years, but many still feel they provide hands-on opportunities and one-on-one time that …

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Open call for artists to perform at awards gala

Portage College, in partnership with Lac La Biche County, is holding an open call for artists to perform as part of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards in June 2021. Submissions will be used to develop a program for the awards gala and banquet. Performances will be held at McArthur Park (outdoor) …

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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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Lakeland College develops first bachelor of agriculture technology degree

Lakeland College is offering Canada’s first degree in agriculture technology this fall. The program is said to be developed to allow students to keep ahead of the curve in the evolving world of agricultural technology. Lakeland’s bachelor of agriculture technology program offers real-world experience with the latest agricultural equipment, software, …

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Bus cancellations Thursday, January 14

Northern Lights Public Schools All NLPS buses are cancelled for Thursday, January 14, 2021. Schools will be open and classes will proceed for students who are able to come to attend. Programming may be modified if large numbers of students are absent. Safety is our top priority and we want …

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Elk Point teen gets short story published

Elk Point’s Kobe Warawa is now a published author after his short story titled “The Quarantine Project” was published in a book called Isolation: A collection of poems and short stories written by young Canadians. “I think I had watched a movie about a plague a little bit before that …

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Canadian Natural donates to $20K to Portage bursary

Holiday Spirit is alive at Portage College with a $20,000 donation from Canadian Natural towards the Emergent Needs Bursary for students. Portage College has had this bursary for many years to assist students in their time of greatest need. 2020 has had an unprecedented impact on everyone. No one knows …

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