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Council passes 2012 budget

Council passes 2012 budget

After months of planning, delays, and public consultations, Lac La Biche County Council recently passed the 2012 operating and capital budgets worth more than $96 million.
Lac La Biche reveals high-school plans at Bold Center

Lac La Biche reveals high-school plans at Bold Center

Architects revealed their ambitious plans for the new high school at the Bold Center last week, showcasing a building that incorporates Lac La Biche’s bountiful natural beauty and sunlight.
Danyluk's hefty golden handshake could be thing of the past

Danyluk's hefty golden handshake could be thing of the past

Defeated local MLA Ray Danyluk will be walking away from his 11 years in the public eye with over half a million dollars in severance pay – but new provincial politicians won’t be getting nearly as big a golden handshake if new recommendations for ML
Saskiw wins election, vows to keep promises

Saskiw wins election, vows to keep promises

Th In the week since the provincial election, many local residents have voiced concerns over Wildrose MLA–elect Shayne Saskiw’s representation as a member of the official opposition, despite a very large Conservative majority.
Suspected drunk parks truck in middle of highway

Suspected drunk parks truck in middle of highway

Good Friday proved busy for the Boyle Integrated Traffic Services Unit On Friday, April 6, 2012, at approximately 10:15 P.M., members of the Boyle Integrated Traffic Services Unit conducted an Alberta Checkstop on Highway 858 near Plamondon.
Seven dead at 63 crash

Seven dead at 63 crash

Seven people are dead and two others are in hospital after a head-on collision north of Wandering River last Friday that locals are calling “horrific.
Students say they're stranded after college alters program

Students say they're stranded after college alters program

Th A group of Portage College students are disappointed after the Natural Resource Technician diploma program (NRT2) was changed.
Outgoing Danyluk bids farewell and offers cautions

Outgoing Danyluk bids farewell and offers cautions

After representing the Lac La Biche-St.Paul-Two Hills riding for 11 years, Progressive Con­servative politician Ray Danyluk was unseated by Wildrose’s Shayne Sas­kiw on the provincial election April 23.
Clubs raise thousands for women's shelter

Clubs raise thousands for women's shelter

The Plamondon and Lac La Biche taekwondo clubs recently raised more than $6,000 for the local women’s shelter. The two clubs raised the money as part of their second annual Break for Hope fundraiser.
Danyluk loses election, but wins quote duel

Danyluk loses election, but wins quote duel

Eleven years in provincial politics, including two terms as a minister of the Progressive Conservative caucus, has taught Ray Danyluk a thing or two about sound-bites. In his concession speech on Monday night, the Tory veteran easily outshone incoming rookie Wildrose politician Shayne Saskiw, who was trying out his first victory speech. Here's what they had to say:
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