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Business improving in second half

Some of Bonnyville's employers are saying business is picking up – and that if they're not hiring now, they will be in the near future. Major employers in the Lakeland region say they did not lose jobs due to the economic downturn.
Willow Leaf Minor populations explode in northeast Alberta

Willow Leaf Minor populations explode in northeast Alberta

This summer a lot of people are more than a little concerned about the health of willows in northeastern Alberta. Many have observed that the foliage on a lot of willows, over a huge area, has turned brown.

European Union drives change to equine sales

New changes that came into effect at the end of July will put the onus on sellers to provide more details about horses and their physical appearance and condition, something Miles Wowk is hoping will mean a long-term benefit for the industry.

Agreement with China small but important step

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) recently announced that Canada has secured an agreement with China to resume imports of Canadian beef in a staged process, beginning with boneless beef from animals that are 30 months old or less at the time
Soundscape returns to Bonnyville roots

Soundscape returns to Bonnyville roots

An Edmonton band with local roots returned to perform at the Flint Field House on July 23. Sounscape performed an hour-long set of rock n' roll before Vancouver's Bif Naked hit the stage with an acoustic set of songs.
Franciscan mission proved diversity of early Bonnyvillians

Franciscan mission proved diversity of early Bonnyvillians

Since its founding over 800 years ago, the Franciscan monastic order has focused on the lessons of its founder, St. Francis of Assisi - namely, live by the example of Jesus Christ. St.
F-35 fighter jet fleet welcomed by local leaders

F-35 fighter jet fleet welcomed by local leaders

β€œIt's an airplane that we desperately need,” said Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland regarding the federal government's decision to replace Canada's fleet of CF-18s.
Local leaders critical of American ad campaign

Local leaders critical of American ad campaign

The American ad campaign calling for a boycott of Alberta has earned the ire of both politicians and industry locally.

Chamber plans oil and gas show for Bonnyville

If Fort McMurray and Lloydminster can do it, why not Bonnyville? It's a question that has been simply answered by the Bonnyville and District Chamber of Commerce with the organization announcing the community will host its own resource sector show in

Storseth starts regional doctor recruitment board

The MP for Westlock-St. Paul would like to see doctor recruitment stop being a problem in the Lakeland.