informed, inspired, Connected!

Lakeland Connect has been providing timely & reliable news coverage for Alberta’s Lakeland region since 2015.

Forging traditional media with new media, Lakeland Connect is truly unique in its delivery of  everything that matters to you!
The team at Lakeland Connect works to get personal with its viewers, producing a quality, informative, entertaining product.
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    We strive to showcase the people, non-profits, and businesses that contribute to the success of the region.
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    We will provide reliable news and information, from the Lakeland, that readers can understand and trust, through a smart, searchable website that is easy-to-use with a clear delivery.

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    We will deliver an engaging and highly-performing means of advertising and marketing for Lakeland region businesses & organizations.

Your trusted source for local news




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Most Promising New Business


2016 Lakeland Business of the Year Awards

Community Attraction Award of Distinction 

Top 3 Finalist – Alberta

2020 Alberta Business of Distinction Awards

Community Attraction Award

Cold Lake & Bonnyville

2019 Lakeland Business of the Year Awards


Jena Colbourne


As a founding member of the Lakeland Connect team, Jena oversees the content creation of the website and its social media presence.

Armed with a marketing, management, and communications background, Jena enjoys the creative aspects of Lakeland Connect; as such, she can navigate the online world with ease.

Connected! Show

Airs: Weekday mornings, September through April  at 8:00 am

Chad Colbourne

Co-Founder/Director of Client Relations

As a founding member of Lakeland Connect, Chad oversees the sales department. Working closely with the creative director Chad can discover new opportunities for clients.

Known affectionately as Husband Chad, his winning smile & personality create positive relationships throughout the community and region.

Connected! Show

Airs: Weekday mornings, September through April  at 8:00 am

St. Paul Jr. B Canadiens 

Game Coverage: September through April


Michael Menzies


Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues.

He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues.

He also likes to buy books and read some of them.

Connected! Show

Airs: Weekday mornings, September through April  at 8:00 am

Play-by-Play Announcer: Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs

Game Day Coverage: September through May

Elijah Janvier


Elijah joined the Lakeland Connect team in the summer of 2019 after attending  Toronto Film School. Raised on Cold Lake First Nations, Elijah brings a knowledge of the region with his fresh videography style.

Elijah is excited to be able to raise his young family on Frog Lake First Nations while working in the community.

Connected! Show

Airs: Weekday mornings, September through April  at 8:00 am

Caitlyn Bush

Events Coordinator, Client Relations & Personality

Joining the Connect team in 2018, Caitlyn brings a bubbly personality, drive, and enthusiasm to every project. She can discover new opportunities for client sales and create personalized campaigns.

With a background in broadcasting, Caitlyn understands the importance of engagement and will help you create meaningful ads that attract the right clientele.

Caitlyn is also the Events Coordinator for the Connect team and has organized major Lakeland events such as Cold Lake Ribfest. She has taken on big projects like Survivor Lakeland (2012-2018). She’ll help bring your next event or fundraiser to live!

Caitlyn also sits on the Board of Directors for the Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce. And is the proud owner of a thriving Pet Boarding & Care business, Bush-els of Fun.

Caitlyn Tries

Airs: Fridays May through August at 4:00pm

Mental Health Matters

Airs: 2nd Wednesday of the month