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Vacancies and concerns shared at health advisory council meeting

Vacancies and concerns shared at health advisory council meeting

Municipal leaders from across the Lakeland attend a virtual Health Advisory Council meeting, joining members of the public to share concerns of EMS vacancies, local hospital under-utilization and much more. Updates on physician recruitment and ongoing vacancies were also addressed during the Lakeland Communities Health Advisory Council meeting.
Lakeland Lodge and Housing bumps up rent due to ongoing vacancies

Lakeland Lodge and Housing bumps up rent due to ongoing vacancies

Bonnylodge and Cold Lake Lodge residents, as well as the municipalities that support the Lakeland Lodge and Housing Foundation, will be dishing out more money due to persistent vacancies at the foundation’s housing facilities.
RCMP looking for truck last seen travelling into Alberta on Highway 55

RCMP looking for truck last seen travelling into Alberta on Highway 55

A silver 2010 GMC pick-up truck with a crew cab is being sought by RCMP after a shot was reportedly fired from the vehicle near Big Island Cree Territory, in Saskatchewan. The truck was last seen heading toward the Alberta border.
Summer Rush Music Festival gets green light for 2023 event

Summer Rush Music Festival gets green light for 2023 event

A green light has been given to the organizers of the Summer Rush Music Festival to begin planning for this summer’s event, set to take place from Aug. 25 to 27, 2023.
Province gives green light on evaluations for carbon storage hub proposed in Cold Lake

Province gives green light on evaluations for carbon storage hub proposed in Cold Lake

The Pathways Alliance, representing Canada’s six largest oil sands producers, has entered into a Carbon Sequestration Evaluation Agreement with the Government of Alberta in anticipation of a carbon storage hub expected to be built in the Cold Lake area.
Two men arrested and multiple stolen vehicles found

Two men arrested and multiple stolen vehicles found

Multiple stolen vehicles that had been reported stolen from the Cold Lake and Bonnyville areas were recovered on Dec. 21 by area police.
4 Wing announces overnight ‘back gate’ road closure

4 Wing announces overnight ‘back gate’ road closure

Until further notice, 4 Wing Cold Lake has made the decision to close the base’s ‘back gate’ situated at Kingsway Road. The reason behind the indefinite road closure is due to increasing security needs, according to 4 Wing.
City of Cold Lake council votes to create corporation and open community medical clinic

City of Cold Lake council votes to create corporation and open community medical clinic

A new City owned medical clinic could be opening in the City of Cold Lake as a council is proposing the creation of a Municipally Controlled Corporation to operate such a facility. Residents and stakeholders will have an opportunity to weigh-in on the proposal at a public hearing scheduled for Jan. 24, 2023.
Cold Lake area proposed as site for underground carbon capturing

Cold Lake area proposed as site for underground carbon capturing

Between 25,000 to 30,000 construction workers could be needed in northeastern Alberta by the end of the decade, as Canada’s six largest oil sands producers work together under the banner of Pathways Alliance to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in oil sands production by 2050.
Renovations at Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre will cause disruption to pool services

Renovations at Col J.J. Parr Sports Centre will cause disruption to pool services

Beginning Jan. 1, phased renovations are expected to cause disruptions and the suspension of various community programs at 4 Wing’s Colonel J.J. Parr Sports Centre for roughly six months.