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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.
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.