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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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The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories will operate its annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers virtually again this year. And although a virtual event is second-best to actually getting together, the society says the annual fundraiser has picked up steam. “Last year we had to pivot the event to an online walk, […]

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Applications are open for the annual Bonnyville Health Centre Auxiliary bursaries. Every year the Auxiliary presents two $1,000 bursaries to area students in their second year of a health-related field of study. The program began in 1990. “It can be any kind of medical study, whether it be dentistry to physiotherapy, nurses’ aides, nurses, doctors […]

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One sign of spring is the emergence of garden centres in the big national chain stores. But off the beaten track and away from the shopping centres, independent locally-owned greenhouses have been preparing thousands and thousands of flowering plants and vegetable plants for the new season. Most greenhouses are open now. Kim Meinzinger of Moe’s […]

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Brigadier-General Paul Doyle, former commander of 4 Wing Cold Lake, represented the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday. Doyle commanded 4 Wing and CFB Cold Lake from 2016 to 2019. He is currently the commander and defence adviser at the Canadian High Commission’s Defence Liaison Staff […]

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