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Ceremony honouring Queen Elizabeth II held in Lac La Biche

Ceremony honouring Queen Elizabeth II held in Lac La Biche

Almost two weeks since Queen Elizabeth II passed away in her Balmoral castle located in Scotland, millions around the world including in Lac La Biche payed their respects on Sept. 19 , as she was laid to rest.
Lac La Biche Terry Fox Run raises thousands to support cancer research

Lac La Biche Terry Fox Run raises thousands to support cancer research

The 42nd annual Terry Fox Run dedicated to the man who was on a mission to support cancer research has wrapped up once again in Lac La Biche County. Almost 50 participants on Sept. 18. and thousands of dollars have been raised to support the national fundraiser.
Upcoming federal ban on single-use plastics gets mixed reviews

Upcoming federal ban on single-use plastics gets mixed reviews

National efforts to meet climate change initiatives will see the first phase of a ban on single-use plastics come into effect this December across Canada. The Lakeland community has mixed reviews.
RESIDE program recruits just one doctor to the region

RESIDE program recruits just one doctor to the region

A $6 million provincial program aiming to recruit doctors to 15 rural communities across Alberta, including Lac La Biche and the City of Cold Lake, has come up short.
Treaty flags approved but site selection requires community consultations in Lac La Biche

Treaty flags approved but site selection requires community consultations in Lac La Biche

Across the country, various levels of government, organizations and institutions are raising flags to recognize the first peoples of Canada. Last week, Lac La Biche County council approved a program to raise Treaty and Métis flags but will be conducting community consultation before choosing a location.
Fire chief urges caution after a series of calls

Fire chief urges caution after a series of calls

Two rollovers and an outdoor fire kept Lac La Biche County Fire departments working through the night and for several hours during the day on separate occasions, last week.
Opportunities to extend business hours in Lac La Biche County being explored

Opportunities to extend business hours in Lac La Biche County being explored

Lac La Biche Countys' Economic Advisory Committee is exploring opportunities to extend business service hours into the evenings and weekends to increase service for residents.
Beaver Lake float plane Splash-in event draws pilots to the community

Beaver Lake float plane Splash-in event draws pilots to the community

A handful of float plane pilots participated in a unique fly-in event on Sept. 10 at Beaver Lake. The 2022 Splash-in event was hosted by the Lac La Biche Flying Club, Flight 165 of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA).
FASD day raises awareness throughout the Lakeland

FASD day raises awareness throughout the Lakeland

The national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day aiming to destigmatize the disability, included the Lakeland Centre for FASD on the Sept. 9 campaign.
Alberta Cultural Days celebrations commemorate Lac La Biche’s diversity

Alberta Cultural Days celebrations commemorate Lac La Biche’s diversity

On Sept. 10, the Lac La Biche community hosted an event celebrating the diverse backgrounds in the area in honour of Alberta Culture Days.