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Local teens get bravery award for saving their father's life

Local teens get bravery award for saving their father's life

Two Lac La Biche teens were recently honoured with bravery awards for saving their father’s life after he was crushed by a falling tree. On Nov.

VIDEO:PEAR to perform at Canadian County Christmas Concert in LLB on Dec. 16

This Calgary-based alternative country group will put you into a fiddle-frenzy. And there's some cool mandolin sounds too!

VIDEO: DUANE STEELE will be in Lac La BIche Dec. 16

Part of the Canadian Country Christmas Concert tour featuring Samantha King, country group PEAR and Jake Matthews

VIDEO: JAKE MATTHEWS will be in LLB on Dec. .16

Jake Matthews will join Duane Steele, Samantha King and alternative country group PEAR at McGrane Theatre for the Canadian Country Christmas Concert brought to the area by Portage College and the LLB Agricultural Society.

The community this week Nov. 29

VIDEO: Snowmobile Safety

A new television commercial promoting snowmobile safety, scripted by a Grade 6 student from Iron River and produced by Alberta Health Services (AHS), makes its official debut today on the Internet. In the 30-second spot, Brock Friedel tells viewers to "use your brain, not the throttle,” to warn against the dangers of reckless driving. In the commercial, Brock describes the importance of wearing a helmet, using proper safety equipment, getting the right training and following common sense.

Petition seeks to reduce speed on Highway 881

Area residents living and travelling along a section of Highway 881 are petitioning to have speed limits on the busy road reduced.

Drug and alcohol crimes increase

The RCMP are seeing an increased amount of assault reports this year, with almost half of them relating to drug and alcohol use.
Council looks to move CN yard out of town

Council looks to move CN yard out of town

For years, the Hamlet of Lac La Biche has been home to a CN rail-switching yard. Located between The Bargain Shop and Rona, the yard is where cars are shunted from track to track – routinely blocking the hamlet’s two north-south streets.
Schools raise concerns over losing in-school officer

Schools raise concerns over losing in-school officer

Local educators and police say they are concerned Lac La Biche County Council might axe the community’s dedicated in-school RCMP officer program.