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Tuesday , 11 August 2020

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Vermilion to host leaders from across the province

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) will be hosting one of their five meetings throughout the summer next week at the Vermilion Regional Centre. President Barry Morishita will be coming from Brooks on Thursday, to meet with representatives of villages, towns, and cities to discuss timely issues and review news …

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Staying safe on the water this summer

Water safety was highlighted last week in Vermilion. Residents are being encouraged to take precautions to prevent possible drowning. Mayor, Caroline McAuley, issued a proclamation recognizing National Drowning Prevention Week which was ongoing until July 25. The Lifesaving Society (LS) said that approximately 400 drownings occur every year in Canada, …

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Vermilion ventures to test broadband internet in pilot project

After examining internet challenges and identifying the importance of connectivity, the Town of Vermilion is about to begin a six month test phase for broadband. Mayor Caroline McAuley and councillor Robert Pulyk, discussed the digital divide and what led them in an attempt to address it. “For the past few …

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McDonald’s has officially bought land in Vermilion

Vermilion residents may not have to drive so far for a Big Mac of McFlurry. The McDonald’s Corporation has purchased one-acre parcel located along Highway 41 and 42 Avenue in Vermilion. Chief Administrative Officer, George Rogers made the announcement during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. “Sadly because of COVID-19, they’ve had …

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Vermilion Town Office re-opens to the public

The Town of Vermilion staff were happy to be able to reopen Town office to the public on Monday. They have resumed their regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. “The reopening does come with some restriction which follow provincial guidelines and aim to keep the public and Town …

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Yearly race inspires fun and learning about Vermilion

The 5th Annual Race of Vermilion was a blast for local families despite this year’s restrictions. With things scaled back to comply with provincial regulations, it created a good opportunity for local families to join in the fun. According to The Good Life Institute Coordinator, Candice Anderson, with less teams …

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Vermilion will hold drive-in movie, fireworks for Canada Day

To celebrate Canada Day, the Town of Vermilion will be hosting a drive-in movie and fireworks on Tuesday, June 30. The event is at the Lakeland College football field, grounds will open at 9:15 p.m., and the drive–in movie Pixar’s Onward will begin at 10:00pm. Fireworks will follow at approximately …

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Vermilion River Flying Club charts course for the year

Vermilion-area flying enthusiasts have a plan for the year. During their Annual General Meeting on June 10, members of the Vermilion River Flying Club (VRFC) discussed past as well as upcoming upgrades and elected executive members for the coming year. Together they have completed small projects for the Vermilion Airport …

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Two new hires at the Town of Vermilion

The Town of Vermilion welcomed Kevin Lucas as their new Community Services Director on March 16, and Brian Leibel as their new Director of Finance and Administration on June 1. As for community services, all rec centres were closed on March 15, which led to an interesting entry for Lucas …

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