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Lake lot owners hit with huge tax hikes

Lake lot owners hit with huge tax hikes

Property owners in some Moose Lake subdivisions are facing significant property tax hikes in 2010 because of major hikes in their property assessment.
Bylaw opens door to higher density in MD

Bylaw opens door to higher density in MD

by Dave Husdal Bonnyville The MD of Bonnyville is considering a landuse bylaw amendment that creates the potential for 49-foot apartment buildings in serviced, urbanized neighbourhoods on the fringes of Bonnyville and Cold Lake, as well as at Moose L
Historical Society celebrating 30 years

Historical Society celebrating 30 years

In 1973 a group started meeting regularly to discuss ways of preserving the history of Bonnyville and area. They wanted to make a film, but after realizing how expensive it would be, settled on putting together a book to tell the story of the region.
Oilsands excursion impresses Liepert

Oilsands excursion impresses Liepert

Alberta Energy Minister Ron Liepert wasn't in promise-making mode when he visited the Cold Lake oilsands on Friday, but acknowledged there's "some validation" to the contention this region sits in the shadow of Fort McMurray.
Alberta bitumen production jumps 14 per cent in 2009

Alberta bitumen production jumps 14 per cent in 2009

Bitumen production from Alberta's oilsands jumped 14 per cent in 2009, and now accounts for over 76 per cent of all oil produced in this province.

Real estate prices rise in region

Real estate selling prices are up in the Lakeland for the first five months of 2010, particularly in the Town of St. Paul and the M.D. of Bonnyville.
Moon raises grand champion for second year in a row

Moon raises grand champion for second year in a row

If she knows her secret, Rebecca Moon isn't quick to share it, nor does seem particularly interested in bragging when she's asked about repeating as the raiser of the grand champion steer in the Bonnyville District 4H Show and Sale.

Smaller lots proposed for urban fringe plan area

Significant urban fringe residential development with city-style services in the MD of Bonnyville took another step forward last week with the approval of first reading of an area structure plan for a 300-lot residential subdivision on the fringe of

Storseth supports opening Parliament's books to auditor general

Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth says he would welcome the auditor general reviewing the expenses of Canada's MPs and senators.

Tax rates not seen as development driver

Residential growth in the MD of Bonnyville has more to do with the lifestyle offered with a larger lot than it does with a relatively low tax bill, says MD Reeve Ed Rondeau.