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Upstairs, it’s beautiful finished pottery and paintings. Downstairs, there’s tools and equipment, unfinished pieces, freshly-thrown pots, and hard-working artists.  The St. Paul Visual Arts Centre has occupied an old school building (which had also served as the county offices) since 1977, when it was established as the first rural art gallery in Alberta. Since 1983 […]

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Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The Lakeland Multicultural Association (LMA) held its annual Diwali festival in Cold Lake on November 19 and celebrated the rich diversity of people who call the region home. While the festival reflected its Indian origins with colourful entertainment and delicious food, the […]

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If you love the old-time music of a town band, the 4 Wing Band does that sound. But the band’s upcoming Christmas concert also offers exciting arrangements of current Christmas music. The band is made up of military and civilian volunteers, and is established specifically to support official occasions at the RCAF’s 4 Wing Cold […]

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It is one of Canada’s most heartfelt and enduring traditions. On Remembrance Day, Canadians across the country paused and paid their respect to those killed in war and military conflict. Royal Canadian Legion branches conducted ceremonies in Lakeland communities to mark the occasion. A good crowd braved the cold weather at Bonnyville’s outdoor service; St. […]

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Age Friendly Cold Lake (AFCL) needs more volunteers so they can build on the success of their NavCare program NavCare matches a volunteer “navigator” with a client who could use some help finding their path to better living. The clients are usually older people with health concerns or care needs; the navigators volunteer an hour […]

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“The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd!” There’s no business like show business, they say. But it’s a long road to opening night. Elk Point Allied Arts is presenting its annual Christmas dinner theatre November 25 – 27 and December 2 – 3. The troupe has been in twice-weekly rehearsals since September. […]

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No big wins, but a respectable showing. Respect took second place in three categories in the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, which were announced Monday. The awards were for material published in 2020 and 2021. In the 2020 awards, Respect tied for second in its circulation category for Best Front Page. The story “The Last Post: […]

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Lakeland residents will have the opportunity to observe Remembrance Day at public ceremonies in their communities on November 11. The Cold Lake branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is once again leading the service at Cold Lake Energy Centre, where it had been prior to the Covid pandemic. A Legion colour party, military personnel including […]

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The ice is in, or going in, at curling clubs across the Lakeland. Play has already begun in Cold Lake and St. Paul, Bonnyville’s women’s and mixed leagues will start immediately after the club’s Annual General Meeting tonight, with other programs starting in the days to follow. Elk Point Curling Club expects to begin play […]

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The Wakulchyk family farm near Iron River has been selected as a BMO Farm Family Award recipient by FarmFair International. FarmFair is one of Canada’s leading cattle industry expositions, held in Edmonton every November. The Wakulchyk family first came to Canada from Russia in 1928, homesteading at Garth, Alberta south of Wolf Lake. Twenty years […]

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