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Chantel Downes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Chantel Downes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Chantel Downes is a graduate of The King's University, with a passion for writing and storytelling. Originally from Edmonton, she received her degree in English and has a minor in communications.

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Recent Work by Chantel

City of Cold Lake council introduces tax subclasses and incentives to spur development

City of Cold Lake council introduces tax subclasses and incentives to spur development

COLD LAKE - In a proactive move to promote development on vacant land, City of Cold Lake council has passed a bylaw and two policies establishing tax subclasses and introducing a tax incentive program.  
City of Cold Lake declines further funding for Strathcona Performing Arts Centre in 2024

City of Cold Lake declines further funding for Strathcona Performing Arts Centre in 2024

The City of Cold Lake has decided not to approve an additional $50,000 request from the Clayton Bellamy Foundation, citing budget constraints for 2024. However, the item could be brought back to the table for 2025. 
Winterland Invitational raises over $176,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Winterland Invitational raises over $176,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Over the Family Day weekend, the Lakeland witnessed an incredible display of community spirit as 40 hockey teams descended upon the Energy Centre in Cold Lake for the Winterland Invitational. Teams also hit the ice in Bonnyville and Elk Point as part of the regional tournament. 
Student trade fair hopes to build futures in the Lakeland

Student trade fair hopes to build futures in the Lakeland

On April 16 and 17, a two-day trades fair is set to take place in the Lakeland region, organized by Lakeland Catholic School Division (LCSD) and Northern Lights Public Schools (NLPS).
Cold Lake hockey club supports anti-bullying efforts

Cold Lake hockey club supports anti-bullying efforts

On Feb. 3, the Cold Lake Ice Junior B hockey team took to the ice at the Cold Lake Energy Centre to host their annual Pink in the Rink game, a collaborative effort with the Cold Lake and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).  
City of Cold Lake in beginning stages of Clean Energy Improvement Program

City of Cold Lake in beginning stages of Clean Energy Improvement Program

City of Cold Lake council has given the green light to proceed with the first stages of approval for the Clean Energy Improvement Program, an initiative that allows residential property owners access to funding for efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations.  
Pawsitive Dog Sports competition set to take place in Cold Lake this weekend

Pawsitive Dog Sports competition set to take place in Cold Lake this weekend

In just a few days, dog enthusiasts and agility professionals will take part in the PAWsitive Dog Sports Association’s 21st annual dog agility competition at the Cold Lake AG Society.
Bonnyville Addiction and Mental Health Services launches intensive day treatment program

Bonnyville Addiction and Mental Health Services launches intensive day treatment program

Bonnyville Addiction and Mental Health has launched a new program named the Matrix Intensive Day Treatment Group, specifically designed to address substance use and addictive behavioural issues.
Family Day Snow Fever festival coming to Cold Lake, 4 Wing, and Kinosoo Ridge

Family Day Snow Fever festival coming to Cold Lake, 4 Wing, and Kinosoo Ridge

From Feb. 17 to 19 the Snow Fever festival, co-hosted by the City of Cold Lake, 4 Wing, and Kinosoo Ridge Resort, will come alive with a multitude of winter-themed activities and games, ensuring a Family Day weekend filled with lots of fun. 
Cold Lake water level a foot below normal

Cold Lake water level a foot below normal

During a City of Cold Lake corporate priorities meeting on Jan. 16, attention was brought to a letter from Alberta's Minister of Environment and Protected Areas, Rebecca Schulz. The letter highlighted the necessity of having an updated drought plan, given a lack of moisture across the province.  
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