Category: News

Difficulty getting adequate travel and health insurance might cause serious problems for some snowbirds this winter. Many Canadians travel to other countries for several months every year to escape the northern winter. These snowbirds, as they’re called, usually buy insurance to supplement their provincial health plans while they are away. But federal government travel restrictions, […]

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Municipal campgrounds in the area are having a good year. Both the County of St. Paul and the M.D. of Bonnyville are reporting increased bookings Visitors are coming from the local area and from Alberta as a whole. Rodney Guilbault, parks manager for the M.D. of Bonnyville, says Covid-19 restrictions have people looking closer to […]

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Alberta drivers have been speeding up. The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) conducted a survey of their members, asking what dangerous driving behaviours they have been seeing on the roads. The survey was conducted earlier this month. The most surprising finding is that speeding was identified as the number one […]

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Bonnyville Pontiacs are preparing for an exciting season, and the Alberta Junior Hockey League club needs to find homes for some out-of-town players. Assistant coach TJ Millar says retired people are excellent candidates to billet players for the season. “If you have an empty room, and you want to have some company around the house, […]

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Warmth isn’t just about temperature. For the past eight years, Isabelle Hétu has been at the forefront of an effort to create quilts for cancer patients. The care and attention that go into each quilt bring special comfort to those who receive them. “Back in April 2012, there was a teenage girl in town who […]

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The Lakeland’s Royal Canadian Legion branches are reopening as conditions permit. Bonnyville Branch 183 has been opening for its Friday steak nights for a few weeks, and Cold Lake Branch 211 has just resumed modified Monday-to-Saturday hours. St. Paul Branch 100 is assessing the ongoing pandemic situation, and won’t offer their biweekly fundraising suppers until […]

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Age Friendly Cold Lake will be lending a hand with the Cold Lake and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Meals on Wheels program within the city and into the MD of Bonnyville.  The grant comes from money that the provincial government has earmarked to address Covid-related priorities. The grants are distributed by the […]

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With Cold Lake and its hospital continuing to lose doctors, the mayor is asking the provincial government and Alberta Health Services to stop the bleeding. The City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville form the largest part of the hospital’s catchment area. Cold Lake mayor Craig Copeland and MD of Bonnyville reeve […]

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If you’re sick, stay home. If you need care, go to the hospital. The messages may seem contradictory, but they’re really not. During the first stage of stay-at-home precautions against the spread of Covid-19, Albertans were wary about burdening clinics and hospitals for fear of taking capacity away from people who “really need it.” At […]

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Around the time the Major League Baseball season was supposed to start, Lakeland Credit Union (LCU) welcomed a free-agent signing of its own. Kelly McGiffin started work as LCU’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in April. He has been involved with credit unions since 1976, and has spent almost 25 years as a CEO with […]

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