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Bev Howarth

Cold Lake, AB
Cell: 780-207-5811
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Cold Lake Sun

COVID-19 has claimed its first life in the Lakeland, a Lac La Biche man in his 30s. The Lac La Biche area has 70 active cases, as of end of day Dec. 2. The City of Cold Lake counted 75 active cases. The M.D. of Bonnyville reported 31 active cases and the County of St. […]

12/3/2020 5:49:12 PM

After repeated delays, the man convicted of killing a 16-month-old baby in Cold Lake three years ago has been sentenced to prison. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Stephen Hillier on Tuesday handed 38-year-old Sherman Whitford eight years in prison for the manslaughter death of Veronica Poitras, his then-girlfriend’s baby daughter. With credit for time in […]

12/3/2020 3:18:33 PM

For every 1,000 new COVID-19 infections, Alberta can expect 33 people to eventually get admitted to hospital. Six of those will need intensive care. Alberta has been seeing more than 1,000 new cases a day for about two weeks. The math is not complex. There’s a tsunami of patients coming. Picture health-care staff on edge […]

12/1/2020 2:31:26 PM

“I have never in my life been this sick,” said Jade Giesbrecht one of the parents connected to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul where nine staff and seven children tested positive for the virus. “This virus is real,” she said. Giesbrecht took to Facebook to share her experiences. […]

11/30/2020 10:20:22 AM

RCMP responded to the report of a break and enter at the Fire Hall in Rich Lake on Nov. 17. Police learned a number of unique life-saving tools were stolen sometime between Nov. 14 to 17. Gone were the jaws of life, along with the pump and hoses to activate the tools. Also taken was […]

11/29/2020 9:52:07 PM

I recently came home from Edmonton after my husband, Dave, endured a terrifying health scare. He needed an air ambulance to send him to the University of Alberta Hospital. Overseeing his care was Dr. Ryan Snelgrove. He is a tall man with a deep voice and a gee-shucks warm personality. Snelgrove would go on to […]

11/29/2020 9:04:09 PM

The Municipal District of Bonnyville’s Finance Department won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award is in recognition of the M.D.’s Budget and Business Plan 2020, which outlines the budget process, along with the municipality’s strategic plan. Infrastructure was a top priority in […]

11/29/2020 4:58:06 PM

Alberta is introducing rapid COVID-19 tests for people showing symptoms as the government attempts to trace all cases within the province, Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. Shandro said more than 100,000 Abbott IDNow and PanBio rapid-test kits are available for distribution and will be sent as a “clinical pilot” to sites across the province […]

11/27/2020 6:19:40 PM