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Parents speak out against ongoing pandemic measures at NLPS board meeting

Parents speak out against ongoing pandemic measures at NLPS board meeting

On Jan. 12, two groups spoke at the NLPS board of trustees meeting to express concerns over COVID-19 measures taking place in Lakeland schools. Roughly 40 people arrived at the school division’s meeting to tune in from the parking lot.
MD of Bonnyville reeve apologizes for prayer

MD of Bonnyville reeve apologizes for prayer

'It has been brought to my attention that I took it upon myself to implement the opening prayer with no regards to council,' states MD Reeve Barry Kalinski.
'It’s terrifying out there,’ says tow truck operator

'It’s terrifying out there,’ says tow truck operator

Lakeland tow truck operators push for change after a tow truck and a tow truck operator were struck by passing vehicles while attending highway calls in the region – both occurred within the last two weeks.
Kinosoo’s green chairlift is back in business

Kinosoo’s green chairlift is back in business

After concerns that the 41-year-old green chairlift at Kinosoo Ridge Resort may be out of commission for the rest of the season, staff received confirmation it passed its inspections Friday. To compensate for the delay in the chairs opening, the MD’s council approved three options for season pass holders.
Town looks into debt policy, plans for FCM

Town looks into debt policy, plans for FCM

During the Jan. 11 meeting, council requested a deeper look at how other municipalities deal with unpaid debts and agreed to have all councillors attend the upcoming Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference.
Bonnyville Municipal Library goes fine free

Bonnyville Municipal Library goes fine free

Beginning Jan. 1, the Bonnyville Municipal Library will forgo overdue fines moving forward after research shows that library fines can act as a deterrent to library use.
Hives get help from AgriRecovery initiative’s phase two

Hives get help from AgriRecovery initiative’s phase two

Alberta beekeepers are now eligible to apply for financial relief to help cover increased costs of bee feed (sugar syrup) linked to the drought experienced throughout the Prairies last summer.
Bonnyville’s Jr. A Pontiacs commit 100th and 101st player to post-secondary level

Bonnyville’s Jr. A Pontiacs commit 100th and 101st player to post-secondary level

Between 2013–2021, the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs have committed over 100 players to a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division team. This season alone, six Pontiacs have received a spot to play at the highest level of university hockey.
Bonnyville earthquake unlikely, says senior researcher

Bonnyville earthquake unlikely, says senior researcher

A senior researcher with Natural Resources Canada, explains shakes and rumbles experienced in the Bonnyville area yesterday are likely to be the result of a low flying aircraft or meteor.
Evening flurries cause highway havoc on area roads

Evening flurries cause highway havoc on area roads

On Thursday, Bonnyville emergency crews responded to four separate vehicle collision scenes stretched across 4 km of Highway 28, as a result of an initial two-vehicles incident.