Category: News

I wrestled with the idea of writing this column. We’re a biweekly, after all, and the news of elected officials from various parties and all levels of government travelling over the holidays first broke more than 10 days ago. In the meantime, a lot of ink and political blood have been spilled.  I don’t want […]

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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Did you know that more than 46,000 Albertans are currently living with dementia—almost 1% of the total population? Over the next 10 years, that number is expected to double. There is currently no known cause or cure for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, but there is hope for creating a […]

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If ever there was a year when we needed decent winter weather, this is it. So far, so good. With indoor gathering severely restricted, people are looking for ways to get outside. Cross-country ski clubs are growing, people are out walking, outdoor rinks are popular, and the fun of a frozen lake has never been […]

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Ravens are up, owls are way up. Magpies are down. And where are all the little songbirds? The annual Christmas bird count in St. Paul won’t be complete until January 3, but Paul Boisvert says some trends are emerging.  The count is part of the Audubon Society’s annual count, which helps to monitor and track […]

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Winter has barely set in, and Christmastime is behind us. Now is the time of year when we can start to get antsy as we look ahead to spring. Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) has themed its winter reading program as the Cabin Fever Reliever—readers of all ages can participate and be entered in a […]

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Age Friendly Cold Lake has had its food security project extended to the end of March. The project, which was originally due to expire December 31, is funded by a provincial grant. No new money has been added to extend the project, but Age Friendly has been given more time to implement its program. The […]

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No Santa Claus parade? No problem! The Cold Lake Cruisers car club stepped up to deliver some happiness on the weekend. Members and other volunteers, even the Cold Lake Fire Department, cruised their decorated vehicles through Cold Lake South neighbourhoods on Saturday and Cold Lake North on Sunday.  “After the parade was cancelled, we wanted […]

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Kathy McKale, Principal, Cold Lake Elementary School My husband Homer McKale is at it again—creating new train displays to spread cheer to everyone once again at Christmas time!   Last year, he designed the Holiday Express train display table for all of the students, staff and parents at Cold Lake Elementary School. This year I nudged him […]

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History is personal. “Je me raconte” (“I tell myself”) is a project of the Association Canadienne-Francaise de l’Alberta (ACFA) in St. Paul. Through a series of short videos, local residents tell their own stories—stories which tell us much about the region’s past. Roger and Virginie Dallaire produce the videos. Roger is a storyteller and musician, […]

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