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The dry growing season has reduced crop yields by about half in the Lakeland, but commodity prices are taking up the slack—for now, anyway. “Harvest is going faster than normal, partly because there’s not that much crop to take off,” said Sarah Davis, a Lloydminster-based farm marketing adviser with Farmers Business Network. “Producers are enjoying […]

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4 Wing Cold Lake held a small ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Over several months in 1940, the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its allies, including the RCAF, repelled Nazi Germany’s attempt to weaken Britain’s air defences. The German air campaign was intended to precede Hitler’s planned […]

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POSTPONED Received at press time:  Due to the revised Alberta Public Health measures announced September 3, the Kinosoo Performing Arts Tim Tamashiro show scheduled for Saturday, September 11 and the Karac Hendriks performance on Saturday, October 9 have been postponed to a future date.  Kinosoo Performing Arts presents Tim Tamashiro: When You’re Smiling Saturday, September […]

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The Métis flag now occupies a place of honour outside the Town of Bonnyville’s administration building as well as in the council chamber. Town Council, the Métis Nation of Alberta, local dignitaries, and community members came together for the flag raising last Thursday. The ceremony holds historic significance for the municipality. “These are lands that […]

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The sun always shines on the St. Paul Rodeo! Okay, not always. Maybe not even most of the time. But it was a beautiful weekend to celebrate the town’s rodeo tradition this year, with events through the week culminating in the colourful parade on Saturday. And, of course, the rodeo itself. Not all events were […]

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St. Paul sits on the edge of the “borsch belt” of early Ukrainian block settlement. While touring the local People’s Museum as a newly retired resident, I was surprised to see how little Ukrainian content there was in it, given the ethnic mix of the community. It struck me that something of great value was […]

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Although we are eternally interested in all birds, every now and then an obscure, unique, or unusual-looking bird catches the birdwatcher’s eye.   Such was the case in 2017 when Elaine and I were in Red Deer at the Gaetz Lakes Migratory Bird Sanctuary one smoky morning, peering over a dried-up oxbow. Elaine spotted some […]

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For some, retirement is a time to enjoy some well-deserved rest. For others, like Rose-Marie Cameron, it’s time to get to work.  Cameron, a resident of Bonnyville, retired from teaching in 2007. Her newfound freedom gave her the impetus to apply herself to two of her lifelong passions—music and art.  “In 2007, I started making […]

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