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Nearly 20 years of song for the Opry Queen

Nearly 20 years of song for the Opry Queen

“I always sang country music and I didn't know how to play so I thought, well I'll take some guitar lessons and see what happens,” says Christine Urchyshyn, reflecting on starting to play guitar at the age of 61.

Rondeau reflects on the MD's year and 2011

The MD of Bonnyville's Reeve Ed Rondeau recently discussed some of the year's accomplishments such as Wolf Lake Road, and the new Kinosoo Ridge ski chalet, and the year's challenges, from the weather to balancing funding.
Dead rat found near Glendon

Dead rat found near Glendon

A dead rat found north of Glendon came from a resident who feeds them to their pet snake, according to Matt Janz, the MD of Bonnyville's director of Agricultural Services.
Suspect charged in armed bank robbery

Suspect charged in armed bank robbery

A man has been charged after two masked men entered the TD Canada Trust bank on Bonnyville's main street with a firearm and demanded money on Dec. 14 at approximately 4:35 p.m., according to RCMP.
Big turnout at this year's BCNFC dinner

Big turnout at this year's BCNFC dinner

About 300 people came out for the Bonnyville Canadian Native Friendship Centre's (BCNFC) annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 18 for an evening of food, celebration and even a visit from jolly old Saint Nick.
Suspected human remains found in hotel

Suspected human remains found in hotel

What are believed to be human remains have been found at the Bonnyville Hotel after a fire broke out on Dec. 16, according to RCMP. Information about the identity has not been released.

OH&S find 15 issues with fire halls

After an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) inspection of Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) fire halls Dec. 9 and 10, results indicate 15 orders and areas of concern.

Hotel fire

Firefighters work to put out a fire that broke out at the Bonnyville Hotel after receiving a call at about 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 16, according to Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) chief Brian McEvoy. Fourty-five BRFA firefighters responded to the call. At 8:50 a.m. the fire had been contained to the third floor of the building and a day's work was still left, according to McEvoy. For up-to-date details, see next week's .
Students share views on education

Students share views on education

After last school year's Speak Out forum at Notre Dame High School (NDHS), Grade 12 student Joel Cheverie decided to get more involved in school politics.
Off-duty firefighters, board discuss issues

Off-duty firefighters, board discuss issues

After 30 volunteer firefighters from the Bonnyville and La Corey fire halls ceased to respond Dec.