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Bonnyville team wins second in unlimited pit at Extrication Challenge

Bonnyville team wins second in unlimited pit at Extrication Challenge

A six-person team from the Bonnyville Fire Department came in second in the unlimited pit competition at the Alberta Regional Fire Extrication Challenge held in the parking lot of the Energy Centre in Cold Lake on July 17.
Bif Naked ready for Bonnyville

Bif Naked ready for Bonnyville

There's less than a week to go before Bif Naked invades the Centennial Centre in Bonnyville and the anticipation is building. She will be in living colour at the C2 on Friday July 23, playing a special acoustic performance.
Rains leave farmers hoping for a good harvest

Rains leave farmers hoping for a good harvest

Wet weather has brought relief to farmers after two years of drought. Local farmers say while the rain has resulted in minor flooding, the amount of rain is helping crops and pastures flourish.

4 Wing prepares to launch private school

After the official closure of R.A. Reynolds School at 4 Wing in June, plans to establish a private school on the base are moving full-speed ahead. The school will be renamed to the Art Smith Aviation Academy.
Construction begins on new RCMP building

Construction begins on new RCMP building

Town and MD officials broke ground at the site of the new Bonnyville RCMP building on Friday, turning the first shovel of sod in the next 15 months of construction till the project's completion. "We're really excited about it.
Vanishing video stores leave citizens upset

Vanishing video stores leave citizens upset

Just three months ago, Bonnyville had two movie rental stores competing for business.

First readings passed for developments

MD of Bonnyville council gave first readings to nine bylaws at its meeting on Wednesday. Council passed first reading for Bylaw LU 485 to rezone the Estates of Long Bay from Agriculture ‘A' to Country Residential.
Cenovus introduces ten-year work plan

Cenovus introduces ten-year work plan

Cenovus Energy recently implemented a 10-year business plan, which it thinks will help recruit and retain workers at its operations in northeast Alberta. Spokesperson Rhona DelFrari says the company is primarily expanding its oilsands operations.
Dream Wheels weekend coming together

Dream Wheels weekend coming together

Details for Dream Wheels weekend are coming together, with a hundred exotic cars arriving in Bonnyville and Cold Lake at the end of August. The show and race events will include several Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and a Maserati MC-12.
Envision Edmonton wants to keep downtown airport open

Envision Edmonton wants to keep downtown airport open

A small but supportive group of local people met with Envision Edmonton at the Shaw House Friday to learn about its efforts to keep Edmonton City Centre Airport.