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Lac La Biche News

Area MP calls election call 'ridiculous'

Federal opposition leaders toppled Stephen Harper’s government last week, forcing a federal election set for May 2. It’s a move local Member of Parliament Brian Jean says is “unnecessary and ridiculous.

Kikino Settlement takes stock of their human resources

Officials at the Kikino Metis Settlement are conducting a labour market survey in an attempt to discover the variety of skills of their members. Community leaders are calling it an inventory of the settlement’s human resources.

'Tragic Mood' over Lac La Biche community must be broken, says mayor

Lac La Biche County has seen a series of violent crimes over the past two weeks, including a brutal murder where a victim was put through a brush cutter, a stabbing where a 28-year-old man died, a shooting believed to be in retaliation to the stabbin

School 'report card' not fair, says principals

Each year, the Fraser Institute releases a ‘report card’ ranking Alberta’s schools based mainly on the marks students receive on their provincial achievement tests.

Portage cuts jobs to balance budget

The Portage College board of governors have cut $1.68 million from the college’s operating budget, partly through eliminating 19.92 full time equivalent positions.
Thirteen local students going to regional science fair

Thirteen local students going to regional science fair

Thirteen local students will continue onto the regional science fair in Edmonton after winning top honours at last Wednesday’s Northern Lights School Division science fair in the Devon Community Hall at the Bold Center.

Open mic discussed for budget talks

Increased transparency and public input made the Lac La Biche County Council agenda last week, as the mostly new council prepare to tackle their first budget meetings. At issue is deciding if there can be too much public access.

Wandering River man faces murder charges

Wandering River resident Trevor Bobocel has been charged with second-degree murder and committing an indignity to the body of his common-law partner, Roxanne Bigelow.

LLB Dance to host Edmonton Ballet for evening of entertainment

The Lac la Biche Dance Society, together with the Edmonton Ballet, are presenting an evening of wine, dance and music at the Bold Center’s Devon Room on March 25 that will celebrate the art of dance.

Trust fund established for children of slain mother

A trust fund for the Bobocel-Bigelow children has been established by family at ScotiaBank. Donations can be made to the Bobocel-Bigelow Trust Fund at the Lac La Biche Scotiabank branch. Please contribute.