Category: News

For the first time in 30 years, Northern Lights Public Schools will start a new school year in September without Kathy McKale on staff. Kathy, the beloved principal of Cold Lake Elementary School, is retiring at the end of June. Teachers have a huge influence on children’s lives. A good teacher can inspire a student […]

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Bonnyville Branch 181 of the Royal Canadian Legion is spearheading a local effort to offer special grave markers that signify where Indigenous veterans are buried. The markers will be bought and installed through the Last Post Fund, a national charity that provides appropriate recognition to deceased veterans. In addition to the grave markers, the fund […]

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Alberta Health has received the report on facility-based continuing care (FBCC) in the province.  The report, compiled by business advisory firm MNP, provides 42 recommendations under 11 policy directions. A major goal in the reported is a recommended shift of continuing-care delivery from facility-based to home-based care. MNP compiled the review from advice and expertise […]

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Your shore lunch for summer of 2025 just arrived in Lac Bellevue. The walleye stocking program of Cold Lake Fish Hatchery, which had been dormant since 2014, is putting fish into Alberta lakes again.  Lac Bellevue, south of St. Paul, is one of 10 lakes identified by biologists as a candidate for walleye stocking for […]

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St. Anne’s church in Bonnyville is getting ready for another move. The church was built at Rife in the 1930s, and was moved to its present locationin 1957. It was a functioning church until just a few years ago.  It will be moved to the Bonnyville museum site later this month. “Last year, the Catholic […]

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The isolation of the pandemic has inspired many older adults to adopt computers, tablets, and smart phones as a way to stay active and connected. And many of their children have encouraged seniors to reach out to the world with digital technology. But it’s not always easy for someone to just pick up a device […]

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No species of bird or wildfowl is evenly distributed across Alberta. One bird that Elaine and I sought out in our pursuit of avian beauty was the western meadowlark.   Although the odd sighting had been reported in the Lakeland region, we weren’t fortunate enough to make such an identification. So it was,  as we […]

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The City of Cold Lake has won a round in its legal battle with the federal government over Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT).  A federal court judge has ruled that the federal government, through the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), did not […]

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Last year, Covid-19 forced the MS Society to quickly pivot their annual fundraising walk to a “virtual” event. The walk will be conducted virtually again this year, with the benefit of a year’s preparation. “The MS Walk will be a nationwide event encouraging participants and members of their households to move forward together in their […]

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The Lakeland Multicultural Association (LMA) is expanding its popular monthly Culture Bags program to St. Paul. “The Culture Bags are packages that allow people to learn about different cultures by doing crafts that represent that culture, or doing activities and reading the information in the activity book,” said Kunal Jadav, LMA’s acting president. The activity […]

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