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"We must develop or perish," said Premier Joseph R Smallwood in July, 1949. A very significant part of Newfoundland history is the Smallwood years from 1949-1972.

Veterans' plates recognize contribution to Canada

Next week members of Canadian Forces in Alberta who have served for three years or more will for the first time be able to request a veteran's licence plate.

Hello Bonnyville

“Put me in, coach!” And now, stepping up to the sports desk, standing 5'10” and weighing in at a meager 70kg, the new sports writer for the Bonnyville Nouvelle, Brandon MacLeod (crickets chirping).

What's for supper tonight?

A childhood memory of mine is coming home for supper at 5 p.m. and asking the question, “What's for supper?” Now suppertime in Newfoundland is really dinner here in Alberta and dinner in Newfoundland is lunchtime here.

Province needs stronger defence of oilsands industry

Recently an ad campaign delivered a message to U.S. residents. The campaign, so-called "Rethink Alberta," placed billboards in a handful of American cities to discourage tourism to Alberta.

Parents' names would be helpful

I have lived in Bonnyville since 1945 and I am familiar with many names that appear in our local newspaper.

Seniors put on a good show

This past weekend saw some of our area's greatest senior athletes compete in a myriad of competitions and I, for one, was impressed by their enthusiasm, determination and ability.
Extrication Challenge showcases skills

Extrication Challenge showcases skills

On Saturday, a six-person team of Bonnyville Fire Department members competed at the Alberta Regional Fire Extrication Challenge.

Edmonton City Centre Airport debate touches down in Bonnyville

A recent presentation by Envision Edmonton brought the issue of the Edmonton City Centre Airport to Bonnyville. The morning presentation featured media commercials for radio and television with the group's case to keep the downtown airport open.

Lack of interest at camps puzzling

Do people in Bonnyville not care about sports? That was my reaction on Monday morning after hearing that the Lakeland Rustlers basketball camp had been cancelled.