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Dry Earth Wind & Fire

Fires at all corners of the region have had fire departments and forestry crews busy over the windy weekend.
County firefighters battle blazes

County firefighters battle blazes

Lac La Biche County fire departments were kept busy last weekend battling numerous fires throughout the county.

Council looks at Bold Center management options

A discussion on management of the Bold Center has lead Lac La Biche County council to consider re-creating a regional recreation board.

County sells "drug house" land to developer

Lac La Biche County council has agreed to sell the property at 10308-103 St. purchased by the previous council, with the buyer paying $131,000. That’s less than half of what the county originally paid for the property.

Student conference moved from Bold Center because of fieldhouse work

The Northern Lights School Division student conference, which was to be held at the Bold Center this Thursday, has been moved to Bonnyville due to warranty work being done in the Bold Center fieldhouse.

LLB to benefit from Cenovus growth

The Cenovus Christina Lake SAGD plant near Conklin is in the early stages of a large expansion that will likely lead to increased need for services and labour from Lac La Biche.

Peace Officer's role to be looked at by council

The Lac La Biche County Peace Officers have been the focus of public meetings and discussions over the past month, after a resident’s complaint against a peace officer sparked an investigation by county senior administration.

Peace officer meeting calls for transparency

“We felt badly that people didn’t get the opportunity to share their experiences with the peace officers and what they may have done to file a complaint so that’s why we are having this meeting,” said Mary Scullion, one of the organizers of last Tues

T&C Conservatives back in the majority

The Conservative incumbents who represent the three federal ridings in the Town & Country region are headed back to Ottawa, but this time they are backed by the strength of a majority government.

Brian Jean wins Fort McMurray-Athabasca riding

Brian Jean will return to Ottawa for his fourth term in office, and his first time as part of a majority government, after winning the Fort McMurray-Athabasca riding with over 70 per cent of the vote.