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Man charged in brother's death

A Bonnyville man is facing charges in the May 11 death of his brother. RCMP have charged Barry John Lyzun, 54, with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death after his brother was found dead in a 42nd Avenue home in town.
Raising alpacas the right choice

Raising alpacas the right choice

Larry and Therese Scott moved to the Lakeland in 2002 and decided to raise alpacas. They named their acreage Misty Water Alpacas, because of the mist that rises from a nearby water body, and say the animal was the right choice.
Randy Travis show fills C2

Randy Travis show fills C2

Country legend Randy Travis entertained an enthusiastic audience at the Flint Field House last Tuesday. Around 1,400 people attended the show filled with country classics, ballads, and inspirational music.
Hospital officials seeking more space in Bonnyville

Hospital officials seeking more space in Bonnyville

Bonnyville's hospital was well designed for the area and patient volume it served in the 1980s when it opened, but it's showing its age and its limitations, and needs improvements to better serve a growing area population.

Cuff Report rolling out Wednesday

One of the most awaited reports in the history of the Lakeland region will be rolled out for the public at a special Cold Lake council meeting Wednesday night.
Health minister's visit viewed as positive sign

Health minister's visit viewed as positive sign

A full-day visit to the Lakeland on Friday by Alberta Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky and his parliamentary assistant, MLA Raj Sherman, has left local officials sounding upbeat on the health front.
Hobby farm embraces renewable solar energy use

Hobby farm embraces renewable solar energy use

Muriel Creek Cattle is not your average farm. And farm operator Greg Sawchuk's newest venture, Muriel Creek Sunshine, promises to be equally as enterprising. Around 30 people came to a demonstration day at Sawchuk's farm on May 2.
King Kans hit the flush market

King Kans hit the flush market

A recently established Bonnyville company aims to make life more comfortable for the oil patch. King Kans started producing luxury portable washrooms that are going over well in a market ready to change the way of handling waste.
Local teacher nominated for award

Local teacher nominated for award

“It feels like my work has paid off,” says Kendra Mogck. “I really just like teaching science.” Notre Dame High School nominated Mogck for the Edwin Parr Award, which is presented to the top new teachers by the Alberta School Boards Association.

Search for missing man ends in sorrow

The news dreaded by family and friends of Kenneth Bjornstad came Thursday, after hundreds of man hours spent searching.