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NLPS students face mental health issues while parents face access to support recent surveys find

NLPS students face mental health issues while parents face access to support recent surveys find

After a recent effort to understand the level of mental health of Northern Lights Public Schools (NLPS) students, division officials found a high number of issues affecting students’ opportunities to learn and participate due to mental health issues.
Portage College gets $1.7 million to expand programming

Portage College gets $1.7 million to expand programming

Tax rate freeze doesn't help gap between residential and industrial

Tax rate freeze doesn't help gap between residential and industrial

Province still wants 5:1 ratio for rate gap between industry and residents
Student artwork featured on t-shirts for Catholic Education Week

Student artwork featured on t-shirts for Catholic Education Week

In celebration of Catholic Education Week running from May 23-27, Lakeland Catholic students will be encouraged to wear blue, while Lakeland Catholic staff members will don t-shirts designed by students Jeanna Ignacio and Paige Parker.
Recent doctor recruitment process looks promising says Lac La Biche Mayor

Recent doctor recruitment process looks promising says Lac La Biche Mayor

A shortage of doctors across Lac La Biche County and many areas of the Lakeland region has been a challenge that has affected services for community members seeking medical attention. It has also forced local officials to “aggressively recruit” qualified candidates to fill the void.
National MMIW awareness campaign observed in Lac La Biche

National MMIW awareness campaign observed in Lac La Biche

Last week the local Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Region 1 office participated in a national campaign that brings awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). The Moose Hide Campaign primarily focuses on involving males in the MMIW crisis that has taken thousands of indigenous women's lives’. Annually, supporters wear a square pin made of moose hides while taking part in traditional ceremonies, fasts and teachings.
Green tinge in swimming pool water is not a risk

Green tinge in swimming pool water is not a risk

Bed closures continue in the Lakeland

Bed closures continue in the Lakeland

Lac La Biche is the more recent community to experience a temporary reduction in beds at its local hospital due to staff shortages. Ten beds have been closed at the St. Paul hospital for nearly a year now.
UPDATE — RCMP locate Fairview women

UPDATE — RCMP locate Fairview women

Hunter's wife testifies she warned husband not to drink and drive the night he died

Hunter's wife testifies she warned husband not to drink and drive the night he died

A hunter's wife has testified she texted her husband not to drink and drive or get in a fight the night he and his uncle were shot to death on a rural Alberta road.