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The Grand Centre Lions Club paid tribute to their longtime member Mike Jukosky by dedicating Lions Park to his memory on Saturday. Mike died in April 2021 at the age of 96. In dedicating the park, Lions Club president Robert Bruce said “Lion Mike was first and foremost a family man who cherished his wife […]

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The members of the Cold Lake Men’s Shed feel there is an opportunity—and a need—for the movement to take root in other Alberta and Saskatchewan communities. To help this along, they are hosting a conference of other Men’s Sheds as well as communities who might want to start a Shed of their own. Men’s Sheds […]

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Cold Lake artist’s painting selected for display at worldwide gathering Cold Lake artist Patricia Coulter has been selected to show one of her works at a major conference this fall. The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) is holding its symposium in Canada for the first time. The conference, titled Innovations, will be held in […]

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Two judges from the national Communities in Bloom organization visited St. Paul last week. Lucy Chang and Colleen Stockford went to several sites in town to assess how St. Paul is channeling its community spirit to improve its green spaces and its environmental practices. By virtue of its past successes at the provincial level, St. […]

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The Clayton Bellamy Foundation for the Arts is closing in on its fundraising goal for a new arts venue in Bonnyville. Foundation vice-president Lise Fielding says they need to raise $1.2 million. To date they have raised $467,000 in cash support and in-kind donations, and in June they applied for a matching Community Facilities Enhancement […]

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Josephine Pon, Alberta’s seniors and housing minister, unveiled a new five-year strategy to combat elder abuse last Tuesday. The document, A Collective Approach: Alberta’s strategy for preventing and addressing elder abuse, is the province’s first new approach to the problem in 10 years.  The strategy outlines opportunities to collaborate with community organizations, front-line workers, law […]

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It was a perfect weekend. Overnight campers and day trippers came out to Boscombe Hall for the annual Hillbilly Jam Friday through Sunday. The overall mood reflected the big sunny skies. “It’s happening, and it’s really good. We’re happy,” said organizer Lois Bouchard on Saturday afternoon.  “It’s not the biggest crowd we’ve ever had, but […]

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Cold Lake First Nations (CLFN) held its annual Treaty Days celebration at English Bay over the weekend. Treaty Days commemorates the signing of Treaty Six between the Crown and several First Nations at Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan in 1876. The treaty commits the Crown to uphold certain rights for signatory First Nations and their members in […]

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The hills near the St. Paul Fish and Game Club’s shooting range were booming with a familiar old sound on Sunday. The club, in partnership with St. Paul Branch 100 of the Royal Canadian Legion, held its 12th annual “.303 British” shooting match on the weekend. Organizer Russell Whitford said there’s a lot of the […]

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People gathered to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day at events across the Lakeland last Tuesday. Activities in St. Paul began with a pipe ceremony at Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre at 1:00. Later in the afternoon, a “Walk for Friendship” made its way from the UFO Landing Pad to Lions Park downtown, where everyone was welcome […]

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