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December 3, 2019

Community and business dignitaries were eager to attend as StudeBaker Industries Ltd. held a Ground Breaking Ceremony at their new location in Mannville on November 26. 
Owner, Ryan Baker, was born in Vermilion, raised on a farm at Minburn, and schooled in Mannville. He has been in the mechanical industry since 2005, and with the help of his wife, Joanna, opened StudeBaker in 2011. 
“I really appreciate the diversity of indust...

November 19, 2019

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On November 6, the Government of Alberta issued a statement regarding their plan to combat rural crime.
“The biggest thing we heard is that people want property rights protected. We are talking about good people; law abiding Albertans that have been let down by governments over the years. 
Changes to the Occupiers’ Liability Act and an amendment to the Petty Trespass Act are expected to be made next wee...

October 22, 2019

ATCO held an Open House for their Buffalo Creek Transmission Project at the Mannville Recreation Centre on October 16. 
Part of a larger project of the Alberta Electric System Operator, ATCO will work in collaboration with AltaLink to complete the project. The project includes installation of a new transmission development to expand and enhance the system from Vermilion to Nilrem and Provost to Edgerton. It is expected to main...

October 15, 2019

Immense talent filled the Islay Hall as the Islay Community Association hosted Calvin Vollrath, internationally acclaimed fiddler, on October 10.

Approximately 160 people attended and the show also featured Jeremy Rusu from Winnepeg, and Calvin’s wife, step-dancer Rhea Labrie.

Though Jeremy was born blind, he can play any instrument he touches. Keeping 95 instruments at home and operating his own recording studio, Jeremy enterta...

October 15, 2019

The Mannville Fire Department held their annual Pancake Breakfast on October 12. Approximately 120 people attended the event and enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Fire Prevention Week and support Muscular Dystrophy.

“As a new chief it’s a great way to engage with the community. It’s a great way to meet people and let people get to know my face. Mannville is small, so everything seems kind of personal. It is also a good...

September 16, 2019

Nearly 30-year film and television actor from Los Angeles, Troy Ruptash, hosted a youth and adult acting workshop at the Elks Hall in Vegreville on August 10.

Ruptash has written the new film, They Who Surround Us, which honours Ukrainian settlers and their culture, and he will also be acting and directing the film. He and other production team members are formerly from Vegreville and he is thrilled with the opportunity to give...

September 3, 2019

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People’s Party of Canada Lakeland Riding Candidate, Alain Houle, hosted a Meet & Greet at the Mannville Recreation Centre on August 29. 
“We had small numbers last night at the Meet & Greet but I was encouraged by the awareness and interest of those that attended. 
My task will be to educate the Lakeland Riding of the new party and how the policies/leadership Maxime Bernier has put forward encompasses true conservatism a...

August 27, 2019

The Mannville Riverview Golf Course & RV Resort was recently named one of the best in the province in a recent review by Golf Life Alberta’s Ryan O’Neill. 
“If I was living out in the Mannville area I’m fairly confident I could play that golf course as a member for the rest of my life and never get bored. It’s that good and that much fun to play. Everything was absolutely stunning. 
This is another course to add to the list of...

August 27, 2019

The Lloydminster Region of the Parkinson Association of Alberta will be hosting their 7th Annual Flexxaire Parkinson Step n’ Stride fundraising walk on September 7, at Bud Miller Park.
According to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, Parkinson disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative brain disorder for which there is no known cause or cure. Parkinson disease is characterized by both motor and non-motor symptoms. For over...

August 20, 2019

On Friday, August 16 Mannville Co-op hosted a Long Table supper at the Mannville Elks Hall to celebrate 100 years in the community. The supper also served as the kick-off to the Mannville Country Fair.
The partly sunny skies and chilly, blustery conditions didn’t put a damper on the Mannville Country Fair that was held on August 17.
The day began with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., and was hosted by the Mannville H...

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