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MD unsure if vacant home checks should continue

MD unsure if vacant home checks should continue

Is there value to checking in on MD of Bonnyville residents’ vacant homes? MD council members are undecided on whether the Public Safety Department should continue to operate its Vacant Home Checks Program, or if it should be dropped all together.
Town of Bonnyville taxes are up, up and down

Town of Bonnyville taxes are up, up and down

While both sub-classes of residential properties will see an average mill rate increase of about 3.8 per cent, non-residential properties will see a mill rate decrease of 1.43 per cent, resulting in an average two per cent tax increase compared to 2021.
Funding remains uncertain for proposed fine arts theatre in Bonnyville

Funding remains uncertain for proposed fine arts theatre in Bonnyville

With unclear financial commitments from surrounding municipalities, the Clayton Bellamy Foundation for the Arts continues to plan for the completion of a fine arts theatre at Bonnyville Centralized High School by August of 2023.
Rhinos’ teams wrap up Provincials, many heading to Nationals

Rhinos’ teams wrap up Provincials, many heading to Nationals

While a first place provincial banner was brought to the Lakeland by the 13U Rhinos team and a silver medal was earned by the Rhinos 15U White team, all teams and athletes showed perseverance throughout the 2022 Volleyball Alberta season.
Local non-profit awarded Friends of Education Award

Local non-profit awarded Friends of Education Award

A nomination by Lakeland Catholic School Division will see the Action for Healthy Communities Bonnyville and Cold Lake Small Centres team win one of two Friends of Education Awards to be handed out to Zone 2/3 nominees on May 27.
MD Briefs: Municipal Planning Commission dissolved

MD Briefs: Municipal Planning Commission dissolved

The MD of Bonnyville council will now be able to hear matters relating to development during regular meetings or call special council meetings to address matters involving municipal development. Other matter discussed relate to unforeseen policing costs related to ID 349 and the tendering of MD fire apparatuses.
Bonnyville RCMP respond to several early morning incidents

Bonnyville RCMP respond to several early morning incidents

A man was charged after he was found in someone else's unlocked vehicle in a Bonnyville hotel parking lot.
Moose Lake trail expansion comes in under budget

Moose Lake trail expansion comes in under budget

By chopping three provisional trails initially included in the Moose Lake trail expansion, the MD of Bonnyville was able to keep the Moose Lake trail expansion project under budget. With the expectation to have the trail expansion completed this year, the total cost for the project has been contracted out for just over $1.76 million.
Grand opening for Kinosoo Ridge Adventure Park set

Grand opening for Kinosoo Ridge Adventure Park set

Exactly one year after the MD of Bonnyville’s Aerial Adventure Park was first scheduled to open, adventure seekers will get their first opportunity to climb the long awaited aerial obstacle course on May 20-21 for the aerial park's soft opening.
Bees in the MD

Bees in the MD

Whether or not an increased allowance for beekeeping and apiaries will take place within the MD will be decided at a future council meeting when more information is brought forward on the matter.