Cold Lake Sun

Albertans who are close contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19 no longer have to isolate as of July 29. It’s one part of the province’s plan to move away from nearly all public health restrictions by mid-August, despite rising daily case counts and faltering immunization rates. The province will also stop routine asymptomatic […]

7/30/2021 1:11:52 PM

Two of Canada’s largest oil producers are profitable again as the North American crude oil benchmark trades at its highest monthly price in seven years and major companies promise to spend their excess cash on dividends and debt rather than drilling. Cenovus Energy Inc. and Suncor Energy Inc., two of Canada’s three largest oil companies, […]

7/30/2021 1:00:17 PM

Alberta Health Services is offering routine vaccinations to students in the North Zone—which includes the City of Cold Lake and the Municipal District of Bonnyville— if they were unable to get immunized during the 2020-21 school year, as the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for families to book routine shots. Immunizations will start this week […]

7/30/2021 12:21:43 PM

City Council approved a proposed plebiscite focused on access to family physicians in Cold Lake. The plebiscite will be held during this year’s municipal election, scheduled for Oct. 18, and will consist of three questions: Do you have a family doctor in Cold Lake; do you want a family doctor in Cold Lake; and have […]

7/30/2021 12:11:52 PM

The City of Cold Lake is building a new animal intake facility that will be up and running by early next year. The building will act as a space for extra pound intake, housing any surrendered or stray animals picked up by community police and bylaw officers. These animals will stay at the new facility […]

7/30/2021 11:51:59 AM

COVID-19 cases are starting to trend up again in Alberta, three weeks after all public health restrictions were lifted. Alberta logged 100 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 173 new cases Friday — the highest single-day counts in a month. Despite the jump, hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 have not yet increased said Alberta Health […]

7/26/2021 11:54:42 AM

The 66th annual Lea Park Rodeo took place over three days last weekend, and contestants and audience members alike were thrilled to be out and enjoy the sunshine and events. Nestled in the Lakeland’s North Saskatchewan River Valley, the Lea Park grounds sat empty last summer as COVID-19 and public health restrictions brought the rodeo […]

7/26/2021 11:03:49 AM

Installing electric vehicle charging stations around Cold Lake will be subsidized by city grants available to businesses and multi-family property owners. At its July 13 meeting, council voted to set aside $10,000 for the new incentive program that will be offered over the next two years. The money will be used to create one-time grants […]

7/26/2021 9:22:05 AM