Category: Featured

Remembrance Day was observed at outdoor cenotaphs in Lakeland communities last week. For the second consecutive year, uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 restrictions made it impossible to plan large indoor gatherings. But whereas last year the Royal Canadian Legion asked the public to observe the day in their homes, people were welcome this year to attend the […]

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Following last winter’s amazing event, Age Friendly Cold Lake is coming back with the second annual Cold Lake Ice Fishing Tournament in February 2022. Last year’s registration reached the participation limit of 400 anglers. The 2022 tournament was announced November 4, and is already at 201 registered participants. Cathy Aust of Age Friendly says that […]

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Since the spring, the Capella Centre in St. Paul has been offering Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) services. The DART program started in Red Deer in 2017. Earlier this year, Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced the program would expand into 23 more communities, funded by a $2.3 million provincial government grant. St. Paul and Bonnyville […]

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Halloween is back. Some neighbourhoods reported near-normal numbers of costumed kids canvassing for candy on Sunday night, after Covid severely restrained trick-or-treat activities last year. “The kids are so excited, and they’re having a great time,” said one parent who was out in Cold Lake with two toddlers. “Halloween is a big deal for kids, […]

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I was raised to respect veterans.  My grandfathers were veterans of the First World War. During the 1930s my Grandpa Gaye owned a general store in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. During those hard times, many men travelled from town to town, looking for work. With no work to be had, they would rely on a handout before […]

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Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is celebrated around the world by people of many cultures and faith traditions. It’s also becoming an annual tradition in the Lakeland. The Lakeland Multicultural Association (LMA) will once againpresent a virtual Diwali program this year via its YouTube channel. The entertainment will be presented digitally, but the food […]

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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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