Bagpipes filled the air as the Lakeland Pipes and Drums Band led dignitaries and teams across the ice during the opening ceremony for Farm Curl in Vermilion on January 16.
The Vermilion Agricultural Society hosted the event that continued until January 18, and Ag Society president, Jason Zayac welcomed everyone. He along with Mayor Caroline McAuley, and Vermilion Curling Club President, Andrew McCrae threw three ceremonial stones to kick-off the tournament.
The Copper Cork Distillery is pleased to announce that they will soon be opening for business in Vermilion. Partners include Todd Ree, Randy Fadden, Rod Fadden, and Tom Hartwell.
Their production line includes a steam boiler, two control panels, a 1,000 litre mash tun for grain and water (this is where enzymes are added to break starches down into simple sugars), three fermentation tanks (the mash is cooled and yeast is added for fermentation). The mash will stay in the fer
Left: From left, Monty Phillips and Scott Byrne instructing at the 2019 Bull riding/Bullfighting School in Vermilion. Right: From left, participants Cale Simanton, and Kaydunn Henry at the 2019 Johansen Bull riding/Bullfighting School in Vermilion on February 10. Young athletes battled to improve their skills at the 27th Annual Johansen Bull riding - Bullfighting School held at Lakeland College in Vermilion from February 8 - 10.
The school was aimed at having industry profes
Vermilion Town Council met on February 5, and invited the public to comment on their draft of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.
The strategic priorities of the draft include 1) Community Engagement 2) Grow a Resilient and Vibrant Community through strong economic development 3) Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow 4) Enhance Health and Livability of the Community. More draft details will be made available at vermilion.ca, and residents can
Over 400 people attended the CFCW Critters vs. Buffalo Coulee Sabres hockey game in Vermilion on January 10, raising $9,100.
Chair of the Recreation Board in Vermilion, Kevin Martin said, “It was a surprise to have a team step up and support the Town and thanks to Russ Cameron for taking the initiative to organize the event.”
“This was an exciting way to kick off the fundraising campaign for the ice plant - facility enhancement project. A big thanks to the amazing volunteer
The 23rd Annual Ron Moses Community Christmas Dinner was held at the Vermilion Senior Centre on December 25. Co-founder, Lynda Moses, along with a long list of volunteers helped prepare meals for 120 people in the hall as well as deliver 68 meals to Innisfree, Minburn, Mannville, Islay, and Vermilion. The 188 people in total were able to enjoy their choice of turkey, ham, meatballs, and bison; as well as plenty of sides including cabbage rolls, perogies, four salads, and dess
Vermilion’s newest restaurant, HUBKIN’S, is now open and offering a selection of smoked meats at 5004 – 50 Ave (Main Street). HUBKIN’S offers a family friendly atmosphere serving ribs, brisket, pulled pork, pork loin, sausage, meatloaf, and hamburgers along with a variety of sides and meal combinations. Staff members are encouraging the public to keep watching for new menu options, and a future liquor license.
“We are looking forward to serving the community, “ said supervi
Photo submitted Cannabis retailer, ‘YSS by Solo’ or ‘YSS’, will open their first Canadian location in Vermilion, Alberta within the next couple of weeks. In their final stages of construction, YSS is anticipating completion of the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (AGLC) inspection and licencing process within the first week of November.
Lloydminster and Vegreville locations will also be among the first YSS locations in Canada, opening later in November. Aldersho
From left, George Rogers, Dr. Rob McMahon, Dr. Michael McNalley, Bryndis Whitson, Robert Pulyk, Alberta Bob Bezpalko, and Mary Lee Prior. Photo Angela Mouly The Van Horne Institute hosted a Digital Futures Symposium at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Vermilion on October 18.
People from around the province gathered to look at a provincial broadband strategy and what’s next at the 9th symposium since 2013. Speakers updated guests on why the need to address regional connectivity
The development permit has been approved for The Copper Cork Distillery on Main Street in Vermilion.
Partners Todd Ree, Rod Fadden, Randy Fadden, and Tom Hartwell are brimming with excitement as their new venture gets underway.
“I think my whole life I’ve been living up to this. It is perfect; there is a blend of science and artistry, with a huge component of social interaction. I love the simplicity and the details,” said Ree who has his certificate of completion from a M
Left: Yonkman’s Canadian Texas Longhorn cow, ‘Midnight Run,’ with her newborn calf. Middle: One of Yonkman’s Blue-shouldered peacocks is an example of fine feathering. Right: One of Yonkman’s Mouflon sheep posing in front of the Koi pond. Vermilion’s Bernard Yonkman showcased his selection of specialty animals on August 1.
A trapper back in the old days, Yonkman just got back from a trip to the Yukon and Alaska, and is now building a trapper’s cabin next to the cache in his
New business, a Vermilion RCMP report, and upcoming public hearings were heard at the Vermilion Town Council meeting on June 19. Sgt. Jane Boehr gave the Vermilion RCMP report, stating that the detachment had received 522 calls for service from January 1 - June 14.
“Of those, 55 charges were laid or recommended including 14 traffic related, four impaired, four drug-related, three domestic, and four assaults or threats. Of the 522 calls, there were 76 tickets, 36 traffic col
From left, Neil Harris, Keily Stetson, Carol Coleman, and Justin Thompson at the “Cannabis Let’s Talk Alberta” meeting in Vermilion on April 24. Photo Angela Mouly Two sessions of the “Cannabis Let’s Talk Alberta” meeting were held at the Vermilion Regional Centre on April 24.
Carol Coleman and Keily Stetson shared information and resources, and community members and representatives had the opportunity to openly discuss the new legislation and what they would like to see fo
An announcement on August 28, was made regarding the purchase of Vermilion’s Webb’s Crop Services Ltd. by Richardson Pioneer Ltd. The transition saw Webb’s Crop Services close on August 31, and Richardson Pioneer open on September 1, with all employees maintaining their positions. Richardson Pioneer is a division of Richardson International Limited who is Canada’s leading agribusiness. As a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson Pioneer was thrilled to g
Heart Wise offers effective strategies to manage cholesterol and blood pressure. VERMILION – Local residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure are invited to an upcoming information session to better understand their heart health. Heart Wise is a free, three-hour group session offered by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Nutrition and Food Services professionals will share their expertise and guide interactive discussions that can help individuals manage the