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Jeff Gaye You’re never too old to learn something new, and several residents at Elk Point Heritage Lodge are taking up painting for the first time. Local artist Dawn Bruins teaches regular Tuesday painting classes at the lodge, and she says the residents are taking to it.  “I have met a lot of seniors that […]

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Jeff Gaye Service clubs like the Lions, Elks, Optimists, Kinsmen, and many others have a long history in communities across Canada—in fact, around the world. The clubs provide a way for community-minded citizens to pitch in and help out. Some have specific mandates, but all share a general desire to serve.  Most of them have […]

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Local crime is affecting farms, job sites, retail stores, and residential neighbourhoods. Now even social service agencies, like nonprofit thrift stores, are feeling the sting. Stores like Orbiting Trends in Cold Lake, operated by the Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre, have had an ongoing problem with people stealing donations left behind the store after hours. […]

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Jeff Gaye “It takes a village,” said Cathy Garon, site manager of Cold Lake Health Care Centre.She was referring to the community-wide effort that resulted in the opening of two newly-renovated palliative care rooms at the Cold Lake hospital on Monday. The rooms, located on the third floor, have been updated with home-like furnishings, including a […]

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