Category: Featured

Coots and Cameras Living in the Lakeland provides one with the opportunity to explore and seek out the nearly two dozen different species of warblers that migrate northward in late May and early June. It’s not uncommon for birders from different parts of Alberta to join in that migration and spend up to a week […]

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced $10.3 million in upgrades funding for the Cold Lake Fish Hatchery while in the Lakeland last week. The major upgrade will be replacing the hatchery’s “flow-through” water system with one where water is reused within the facility. Currently the hatchery draws water from Cold Lake and then returns it to […]

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A new company is offering home care services for seniors and people with disabilities in Cold Lake and Bonnyville. Jeff Wurzer has begun serving clients through Just Like Family, a locally-owned franchise of a company that started in Vancouver. The care model is based on the premise that for many people, the best place to […]

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Difficulty getting adequate travel and health insurance might cause serious problems for some snowbirds this winter. Many Canadians travel to other countries for several months every year to escape the northern winter. These snowbirds, as they’re called, usually buy insurance to supplement their provincial health plans while they are away. But federal government travel restrictions, […]

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Municipal campgrounds in the area are having a good year. Both the County of St. Paul and the M.D. of Bonnyville are reporting increased bookings Visitors are coming from the local area and from Alberta as a whole. Rodney Guilbault, parks manager for the M.D. of Bonnyville, says Covid-19 restrictions have people looking closer to […]

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Alberta drivers have been speeding up. The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) conducted a survey of their members, asking what dangerous driving behaviours they have been seeing on the roads. The survey was conducted earlier this month. The most surprising finding is that speeding was identified as the number one […]

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Bonnyville Pontiacs are preparing for an exciting season, and the Alberta Junior Hockey League club needs to find homes for some out-of-town players. Assistant coach TJ Millar says retired people are excellent candidates to billet players for the season. “If you have an empty room, and you want to have some company around the house, […]

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Warmth isn’t just about temperature. For the past eight years, Isabelle Hétu has been at the forefront of an effort to create quilts for cancer patients. The care and attention that go into each quilt bring special comfort to those who receive them. “Back in April 2012, there was a teenage girl in town who […]

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The Lakeland’s Royal Canadian Legion branches are reopening as conditions permit. Bonnyville Branch 183 has been opening for its Friday steak nights for a few weeks, and Cold Lake Branch 211 has just resumed modified Monday-to-Saturday hours. St. Paul Branch 100 is assessing the ongoing pandemic situation, and won’t offer their biweekly fundraising suppers until […]

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