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In late April the government of Alberta made several adjustments to the doctor compensation framework it had imposed through its 2019 budget bill. Some of these were specifically introduced to address the concerns of rural physicians. Attracting and retaining doctors in rural Alberta has been a growing problem. When the government halted negotiations with the […]

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The federal government announced Covid-19 support measures for seniors last week.  Among the measures is a one-time $300 payment for seniors eligible for Old age Security (OAS) payments, and an additional one-time payment of $200 for those on Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also announced $20 million, through New Horizons for Seniors, […]

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“Two draft.” Countries around the world have their own customs and traditions around serving and drinking beer. Canada’s provinces all have their own liquor laws and licencing regulations, but now their pubs, bars, and beer halls just barely maintain a distinct regional character. When I was a kid—I mean, a young adult—in Manitoba, hotels were […]

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Curtis Anderson wants people to know that recovery from traumatic brain injury is possible. But prevention is far, far better. Anderson suffered a brain injury 18 years ago, and his life ever since has been an ongoing process of recovery and incremental improvement. Now he speaks to kids, parents, industry, sports groups—anyone who will listen—about […]

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The 2020 Jayman Built MS Walk Presented by The Co-operators Saik Insurance Limited in St. Paul is going ahead on May 24. And while it won’t have the festive atmosphere of a large gathering, Brenda Rosychuk of the MS Society’s Lakeland office is excited about the possibilities. “We are going virtual this year,” she said. […]

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The Cold Lake Air Show committee announced last week that its 2020 show is cancelled. The air show was scheduled to run at CFB Cold Lake July 18 and 19. 4 Wing Commander Colonel David Moar said the committee kept its options open for as long as they could. “We did hold on as long […]

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“And you’d look sweet Upon the seat Of a bicycle built for two!” Or three, if you count the pilot. Sandi Evans is hoping to start a Lakeland chapter of Cycling Without Age, an international organization that helps seniors go for a bike ride and feel the wind in their hair. Evans has organized the […]

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Some local sport fisheries that have been closed for years will be reopening this spring. The new Alberta sportfishing regulations have been released, and it shows limited fishing for walleye in a number of lakes. Cold Lake – Bonnyville – St. Paul MLA David Hanson says the regulations reflect change in the “political will” of […]

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The M.D. of Bonnyville council has approved annual funding for seniors’ societies in Bonnyville, Cold Lake, and Glendon. The Bonnyville Seniors Drop-In Centre, the Cold Lake Seniors’ Society, and the Glendon and District Seniors Citizens Club will each receive $15,000 per year to support their operations. “We’re thrilled,” said Germaine Prybysh, president of the Bonnyville […]

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“There’ll be bluebirds over The white cliffs of Dover Tomorrow, just you wait and see.” Remember Vera Lynn? During the darkest days—or years—of the Second World War, the songstress had an uncanny ability to rally Britain’s courage, and to muster hope for victory and a return to peace. There have been many comparisons between our […]

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