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Farmers concerned as Bill 6 passes third reading

Farmers concerned as Bill 6 passes third reading

Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, passed a third reading last Thursday and is set to receive royal assent, much to the dismay of many across the province's agricultural industry.
Pontiacs lose three down south, grab two points

Pontiacs lose three down south, grab two points

With five key players out of the lineup the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs limped through a three-game southern road trip last weekend going 0-1-2.
Town council holds annual budget open house

Town council holds annual budget open house

Around two dozen people packed the Town of Bonnyville's council chambers to discuss everything from infrastructure concerns to bylaw infractions at the 2016 budget open house.
Residents form swimming pool citizens committee

Residents form swimming pool citizens committee

Residents from the town and MD gathered at the Town of Bonnyville council chambers to discuss the state of the town swimming pool, which resulted in the creation of a citizens committee.
Bill 6 has local farmers outraged

Bill 6 has local farmers outraged

The imminent approval of Bill 6 has many farmers and ranchers throughout the region on edge and worried about the impending consequences the new legislation could cause.
MD passes 2016 interim budget, focuses on roads

MD passes 2016 interim budget, focuses on roads

The MD of Bonnyville council passed a balanced $82.8 million interim budget for 2016, allocating approximately half its funds to road improvements and maintenance. Council approved the budget at a Nov. 25 meeting, where $40.
Taxes to increase two per cent in 2016

Taxes to increase two per cent in 2016

Local residents will be subject to a two per cent tax increase in 2016, as the Town of Bonnyville looks to help offset the harsh realities of a struggling economy. Council agreed to the slight increase at their Nov.
NDHS to offer cosmetology program

NDHS to offer cosmetology program

Students at Notre Dame High School will have a new program to enter into in 2016, as the school is adding a fully certified cosmetology course.
Town talks new swimming pool

Town talks new swimming pool

What should the Town of Bonnyville do about the local swimming pool? That is the question councillors are preparing to address, as local residents continue to voice their displeasure over the declining state of the pool.
MD council approves clubroot policy

MD council approves clubroot policy

A clubroot policy is now in effect across the MD of Bonnyville, meaning farmers in contravention of the policy can have their fields destroyed. “Clubroot is a very drastic invasion of our lands,” said Reeve Ed Rondeau.
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