Author: Max Johnson

Idleness and curiosity make dangerous bedfellows. So it was, a few years back, that I finally decided to visit French Guyana, a curious semi-country on the northeast coast of South America. As a boy, I was completely fascinated by the book Papillon. It is the tale of a convicted murderer from Paris, sent to the […]

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“She loved it!” “They were all smiles!” Just some of the feedback we’ve heard this summer about the Cycling Without Age program offered by Age Friendly Cold Lake.  Now that the rides are done for the season due to shorter days and cooler mornings, we’re reflecting on all the trishaw rides our volunteers have piloted […]

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 You can see the joy and the excitement among the actors as the Elk Point Regional Allied Arts theatre troupe rehearses In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (Who Should Be Shot!). The play will run for six shows starting November 28 (please see their ad on this page). The Christmas dinner theatre production is an annual […]

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The Grassroots Movement Committee in Bonnyville provided a full day of entertainment and educational activities on Thursday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day culminated in a drive-through around town. The committee was formed specifically to observe Truth and Reconciliation Day.  “Several of the people in the group are first generation—they attended residential […]

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Ceremonies and events were held across Canada on September 30 to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The holiday was established as one of 94 Calls To Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 report. In Bonnyville, the Grassroots Movement Committee held educational events and a drive-through (see story on page 3).  […]

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The dry growing season has reduced crop yields by about half in the Lakeland, but commodity prices are taking up the slack—for now, anyway. “Harvest is going faster than normal, partly because there’s not that much crop to take off,” said Sarah Davis, a Lloydminster-based farm marketing adviser with Farmers Business Network. “Producers are enjoying […]

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4 Wing Cold Lake held a small ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Over several months in 1940, the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its allies, including the RCAF, repelled Nazi Germany’s attempt to weaken Britain’s air defences. The German air campaign was intended to precede Hitler’s planned […]

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POSTPONED Received at press time:  Due to the revised Alberta Public Health measures announced September 3, the Kinosoo Performing Arts Tim Tamashiro show scheduled for Saturday, September 11 and the Karac Hendriks performance on Saturday, October 9 have been postponed to a future date.  Kinosoo Performing Arts presents Tim Tamashiro: When You’re Smiling Saturday, September […]

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