Category: Featured

Perhaps it is just luck that a person happens to look up at the right time, peer into the heavens and spot a flock of migratory birds. During the autumn of 2017, Elaine and I were sitting on a picnic bench near the beach in Cold Lake Provincial Park, when up in the clear blue […]

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A new general surgeon and a family medicine physician will be practicing in St. Paul in the new year. Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced they have recruited the doctors with the help of government and community partners. The new general surgeon, currently in Saskatchewan, is expected to start in St. Paul in February. Recruiting for […]

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St. Paul and Cold Lake Legions held small Remembrance Day ceremonies last Wednesday, and urged the public to mark their own observances at home. At both locations, some people still came out to watch and participate from a distance. The Bonnyville branch proceeded with a Covid-compliant public ceremony, which drew approximately 200 people. “It was […]

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Jeff Gaye Through our last issue, our regular contributor Jean Schoenmaker and I discovered we have something in common. Each of us has a family member who died at Passcehndaele within 24 hours of each other, November 10 and 11, 1917. Both Wesley Pyne and Ernest Gaye were with the Canadian Expeditionary Force near Ypres […]

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Legion branches across the Lakeland are finding ways to observe Remembrance Day during the Covid-19 pandemic. In most cases, that means there won’t be public ceremonies. Cold Lake and St. Paul branches will hold small ceremonies with approximately a dozen people to lay wreaths and formally remember the sacrifices made by generations of Canadian military […]

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Grassroots participation in Alberta 55 Plus sports is slowly, cautiously resuming across the province, according to Alberta 55 Plus president Dave Finn. With many pandemic restrictions still in place, and a cautious attitude among seniors, the road to upcoming Alberta Games and Canada Games will be travelled in small steps. But, Finn said, preparations are […]

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Canadian military veterans and their spouses are invited to participate in a study to learn how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their mental health. The nationwide study will be conducted in a series of online surveys over 18 months.  Lawson Health Research Institute, located at Western University in London, Ontario, is working with the Ottawa-based […]

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When the new addition to Bonnylodge opens next month, residents will find themselves treated to a huge, beautiful painting depicting one of the most characteristic scenes of prairie life. The Tadeusz Warszynski painting, “The Prairie Church of Buster Galloway,” is a gift to the residents from the project architect Janusz Najfeldt and his wife Helena. […]

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The departure of doctors from St. Paul will have a particularly hard effect on seniors says Paul Boisvert, president of the Alberta Council on Aging’s northeast region. Four doctors have announced that they will be leaving St. Paul following the decision of Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad to move his surgery practice to Cold Lake. With no […]

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