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Fire hall chief retires after 38 great years of service

Fire hall chief retires after 38 great years of service

Bob Kleinmann may have retired as Bonnyville's volunteer fire hall chief, but to his co-volunteers in the fire department he will continue to be remembered as a calming influence and an experienced asset for the station and community.

Fringe developments offer opportunity, Isley says

Bonnyville Mayor Ernie Isley sees development on the fringes of town as an opportunity to share costs rather than as a potential growth inhibitor or competitor to what's in town.

Industrial park builder wants to start this summer

If Reid Keebaugh has his way, construction will start later this month on Bonnyville's newest industrial park.

Town receives 2009 financial audit

The Town of Bonnyville received its audited financial statement last Wednesday and both the mayor and CAO agree the 2009 final numbers indicate the town to be in good financial standing.

Council hopes to get project on track

Bonnyville may be getting a smoother outdoor running surface. Bonnyville town council decided to offer contracts to two companies to resurface the running track at Walsh Field at its meeting on Wednesday. “It's another asset for the town to have.

Cold Lake mayor cool to fringe subdivisions

Developers on Cold Lake's fringe may find it's a lot easier to gain MD approval for their plans than it will be to access the city's water and sewer system. That'll certainly be the case if Mayor Craig Copeland has his way.

Severe winds cause damage

Northeast Alberta experienced severe thunderstorms on June 29, causing damage on at least three farms north of Bonnyville. Judy Cabay of Triple T Greenery north of Bonnyville reported damage on her property.
MD council supports group fighting wells near Minnie Lake

MD council supports group fighting wells near Minnie Lake

The Minnie Lake Conservation Society is continuing to battle a proposed network of heavy oil wells and batteries around the lake, and last week its efforts experienced a formal boost from MD of Bonnyville council. At the urging of Ward 3 Coun.
Popular veteran principal drives off into retirement

Popular veteran principal drives off into retirement

It's a sunny late June afternoon at Duclos School, but the hallways are empty. There are no children playing and screaming in the halls, no teachers barking out instructions and no keyboards being tapped in the office.

MD backs away from discount land sale

The MD of Bonnyville has rescinded its offer of cheap land to the Islamic Society of Cold Lake.