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Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lloyd Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.

New Reeve at the County of Vermilion River

Lonnie Wolgien has completed his first two weeks acting as Reeve of the County of Vermilion River. Elected during an annual organizational meeting, Wolgien was joined by Clint Murray as Deputy Reeve. Council committees will be appointed on November 10. County councillors are elected by residents every four years, but the Reeve and Deputy Reeve positions are elected each year …

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Archery range hot target in Vermilion

Vermilion River Archers lined up for their first practice of the season last night. Approximately 40 people attended with both new and returning members learning or practicing basic and enhanced archery skills. President, Orest Popil, and director, Tim Pardely, assisted junior and adult participants in the proper way to draw their bows in order to improve their accuracy hitting balloon …

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Coloured pencils art class

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from local artist, Monica To, during a coloured pencils art class in Vermilion this Saturday. Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery will be hosting the class for beginners to learn coloured pencil drawing techniques and materials. Participants will experiment with strokes, textures, and blending, to create images that vary from gentle to bold. …

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New executive board members elected at Vermilion Public Library

The Vermilion Public Library (VPL) held their annual general meeting on October 28, electing new executive board members. A motion was carried to install the new officers including Justin Thompson as chair, Richard Yaceyko as vice chair, and Anna Giesbrecht as treasurer. Past trustees, Leanne Martin and Yuliya’s Lundback’s terms expired, so the library is actively seeking new board members. …

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ATCO supports Vermilion Fire Department

Earlier this week, the Vermilion Fire Department received a $5,000 donation from ATCO. The funds will be put towards upgrading their wildland firetruck. Their current half ton has limitations with weight capacity, so they are hoping to replace it sometime next year. They’ll look for a truck with a bigger stature that can more easily haul their side-by-side or provide …

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The Nest Project introduces new wellness series

New wellness business, The Nest Project, has kicked off their first fall series with one underway in Mannville, and one beginning in November in Vermilion. The fall series includes a four-week session surrounding the practice of mindfulness, searching for awe, choosing joy, and embracing self-compassion. “Human connection is so essential and people are really searching for ways to connect,” said …

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Library seeks direction for future development in Vermilion

The Vermilion Public Library hosted a needs assessment meeting earlier this week, led by Alberta Community Development’s Heather Nickel. Nearly 20 participants gathered online on October 26, to discuss what the future of Vermilion Library should look like. Library manager, Stuart Pauls, hopes to use the outcomes as a guideline for the Library to continue its effectiveness in the community. …

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Family hosting Werewolf Walk in Marwayne

A local Marwayne family has gotten into the Halloween spirit and will be hosting a Werewolf Walk this Saturday. Geared towards teens and adults, the event is pretty scary and organizer, Taralee Wood, said there will be a full moon. That’s when the werewolves come out. “There will be some spooky, fun – it will get your adrenaline going,” said …

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Halloween maze sets up for this weekend in Derwent

Hardcastle’s Store will be hosting a Fall into Hallow event featuring a Halloween themed maze and art gallery in Derwent this Saturday. The outdoor event was created as a way to provide a one-stop-shop for local residents while they stay socially distanced. “It’s really community dependent, and a lot of our rural residents are looking forward to a spooky, fun-filled …

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Dewberry will vote on staying a village or dissolving into CVR

Residents of Dewberry will vote November 3 – 4 determining whether they want to remain a village and implement changes to achieve viability, or dissolve becoming a hamlet in the County of Vermilion River. A report was presented Thursday night by Municipal Affairs outlining a viability review that began at the beginning of last year upon the request of village …

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