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CN Caboose Restoration Given Green Light
May 15...The Athabasca Classic Cruisers Car Club has a green light to get to work on restoring the old CN Rail Caboose.
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911 Hang Up Leads to Marijuana Bust in Athabasca Area
May 11...An accidental call by a 5-year-old led the Athabasca RCMP to find the makings of a grow-op and a large quantity of marijuana.
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Dr. Ken Coates Optimistic Over Athabasca University's Future
May 9...The man conducting the third party review into Athabasca University (AU) believes the school has a future.
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Aspen View Tables Another Deficit Budget for 2017-18
May 8...It's another budget with big cuts for the Aspen View School Division.
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Downtown Revitalization Committee Formed by Town
May 3...A new committee has been set up that hopes to tackle downtown revitalization in Athabasca.
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Ag Society To Build Indoor Riding Arena
May 3...The Athabasca Agricultural Society wants to build a new indoor horse riding area, near the Agriplex, north of town.
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Police Investigating Homicide in Smith
May 3...Police in Slave Lake are investigating the death of a woman in a rural residence near Smith.
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Council Approves New School Road Extension
May 3...The new Athabasca School has its road extension.
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Independent Report on AU Operations Due Soon
May 2...An independent review of the operations of Athabasca University was due by the April 30 deadline
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Tom Cochrane Rocks Athabasca
May 1...Hundreds of people were at the Athabasca Multiplex on Friday night rocking out to Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.
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Emergency Preparedness Day on May 6
April 28...The Athabasca Fire Department is holding an Emergency Preparedness Day next Saturday, May 6.
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Air Cadets Place Tenth at Marksmanship Provincials
April 26...A strong showing for the Athabasca Air Cadets at their marksmanship provincials held earlier this month.
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Two People Arrested After November Assault in Calling Lake
April 26...Two people have been taken into custody following an investigation into a call of shots fired in Calling Lake.
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Town Passes 2017 Budget
April 25...The Town of Athabasca has passed a balanced budget for 2017
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Boyle RCMP Investigating Theft of Tools
April 25...Police in Boyle are investigating a theft, valued at around $20,000.
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Stolen Property from Boyle Area Found in Red Deer
April 24...Three men are facing numerous charges following search warrants in the Red Deer area earlier this month.
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Town CAO Search Set To Resume
April 21...There's some movement into the Town of Athabasca's search for a new CAO.
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Man Hit with Taser-Flashlight in Westwind Trailer Park
April 21...One man was arrested on April 9, after he struck another man with a taser at the Westwind trailer park.
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Another Strong Athabasca Rapids Showing
April 20...Another strong showing for the Athabasca Rapids Swim Team.
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Firearm Amnesty Program Being Held in Calling Lake
April 19...Police in Athabasca are holding a firearm amnesty on April 22 in Calling Lake, an effort to create safer communities.
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Classic Cruisers Car Club to Meet with Town Officials over CN Caboose
April 19...Members from the Athabasca Classic Cruisers Car Club and the Town of Athabasca will be meeting
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Police Investigating April 12 Thefts
April 18...Police in Athabasca are investigating a couple of thefts from April 12.
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Nancy Appleby Theatre Issues Discussed
April 18...Moving forward, there will be a mandatory briefing session when people rent the Nancy Appleby Theatre,
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New Chamber of Commerce Executive Elected
April 17...A new executive has been elected for the Athabasca Chamber of Commerce.
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Guns Stolen For Westwind Trailer Park House
April 17...Police in Athabasca are investigating a theft from the Westwind Trailer Park, where four guns were stolen.
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County Passes 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw
April 13...Athabasca County has passed their 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw at their last meeting, on April 11.
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New Fire Chief in Richmond Park
April 12...Tom Perepeluk has been named the new Fire Chief for Richmond Park,
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Aspen View Soliciting Feedback on Attendance Area Changes
April 13...The Aspen View School Division is soliciting feedback into some proposed attendance boundary changes.
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New Executive Chosen for Boyle Rural Crime Watch
April 11...There's a new executive for the Boyle Rural Crime Watch, following their Annual General Meeting April 10.
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Altie Galbreath Wins Provincial School Bus Driver of the Year Award
April 11...Athabasca School Bus Driver Altie Galbreath is the recipient of the provincial School Bus Driver of the Year Award.
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EPC Places Third at Senior Cheerleading Provincials
April 10...It was an eventful weekend at the Athabasca Multiplex with the Junior and Senior Cheerleading Championships held on April 8 and 9.
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Thanks from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
April 10...The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has presented Athabasca County with a token of appreciation, for help during last May's wildfire.
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Athabasca Caboose Deal In Limbo
April 7...The fate of the Athabasca CN caboose will be in limbo for a little while longer,
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Government Tables Northland School Division Act
April 6...The Alberta Government has tabled the Northland School Division Act, which they hope will restore democracy
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Membrane Issues at Water Treatment Plant
April 6...The Athabasca Water Treatment Plant has some issues with their membrane filters, all three local municipal councils have heard.
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New Western Inn Reopens Following AHS Closure
April 5...The New Western Athabasca Inn has reopened following a brief closure,
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Rural Property Broken Into Twice in Quick Succession
April 5...A rural property that was broken into around two weeks ago, was hit once again on March 30.
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Alarm Permit Expiry Dates Altered
April 5...The town's new False Alarm Bylaw was tweaked slightly at the April 4 meeting.
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Police Warn Of Potential Theft from Mail Boxes
April 4...Police in Athabasca are urging people with community mailboxes to get their mail on a regular basis.
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Old Brick School Gets Provincial Funding
April 4...The province is chipping in $200,000 towards the Athabasca Old Brick School, under the Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Grant.
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Town Council Debates Photo Radar
April 3...There was no decision made, but Athabasca town council debated photo radar at their last meeting on March 21.
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Trailer and ATVs Stolen from Stonefish Rentals
Mar 31...Police in Athabasca are investigating a theft from Stonefish Rentals overnight on March 30.
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County Says No to FCM Legal Defence Fund Contribution
March 31...Athabasca County has denied a request from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to contribute to their legal defence fund.
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Claire Francis Qualifies for Junior National/Western Championships
Mar 31...Claire Francis will be heading to the Junior National/Western Championships,
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Slim Surplus, No Tax Increase in Athabasca County's 2017 Budget
March 30...Athabasca County's 2017 budget is forecasting a slim surplus of $27,491.
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Dangerous Dogs Bylaw Defeated by Council in Tie Vote
March 30...A dangerous dogs bylaw was discussed at the last town council meeting.
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Water and Sewer Rate Hikes Possible in Athabasca
March 29...There could be almost double digit increases to water and sewer bills in Athabasca this year.
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Summer Villages Join Athabasca Regional Waste Commission
March 29...There will be more area representation on the board of the Athabasca Regional Waste Management Commission.
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Councils Agree on Abatement Work at Old Brick School
March 28...There's movement into the hazardous materials assessment process at the Athabasca Old Brick School.
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Aspen View Still Reviewing International Trips on a Case by Case Basis
March 28...As things stand, no Aspen View international school trips have been cancelled.
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New Athabasca Bridge Project Moving Ahead
March 27...Funding has been announced for a new bridge on Highway 813, heading towards Calling Lake and Wabasca.
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Beaverlodge Wins PeeWeeC Provincials Held in Athabasca
March 27...A successful weekend of PeeWee C hockey in Athabasca saw the Beaverlodge Blades edge Marwayne 3-2 in double OT.
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Athabasca County Lifts RV Campground Application Moratorium
March 24...A moratorium on new campground applications has been lifted by Athabasca County Council.
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No By-Election To Replace Pat Pedersen on Aspen View Board
March 24...The Aspen View Board of Trustees will end their term with six members, not the full complement of seven.
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Cigarette Butt Causes House Fire East of Perryvale
March 23...A rural house east of Perryvale caught fire on March 3,
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False Alarm Bylaw Passed
March 22...The Town of Athabasca has passed their new False Alarm Bylaw, 02-17.
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Aspen View Submits New Capital Plan to Alberta Government
March 22...The Aspen View School Division has approved their 2018-2021 capital plan, which is submitted annually to Alberta Education.
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Man Taken Into Custody Following Incident at Warehouse One
March 21...A March 3 mischief call from Warehouse One in Athabasca, led to one man being arrested on unrelated warrants.
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Planned Water Shutdown for Boyle School March 24
March 20...The likely cause of the water line leak at the Boyle Hospital earlier this month was line fatigue,
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Hawks, Blazers Win Provincial Championships
March 20...It was a successful weekend for area hockey teams, at their respective provincials.
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New Website Possible for Village of Boyle
March 17...A new website could be in the works for the Village of Boyle.
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Pat Pedersen Steps Down from Aspen View Board
March 16...Aspen View South West Trustee Pat Pedersen announced her resignation on March 14.
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Bigstone Cree Nation Removes Toll Stations
March 16...Toll stations on Highway 754 and Highway 813 were removed following a decision by the Chief and Council of the Bigstone Cree Nation.
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Vivian Manasc Named New Athabasca University Board Chair
March 16...Athabasca University has a new board chair, announced this week by the province.
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New False Alarm Bylaw in the Works for Athabasca
March 15...The Town of Athabasca has a new false alarm bylaw in the works, that is awaiting third reading.
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Toll Stations On Highways Heading To Wabasca
March 15...Toll Stations still remain up on Highway 754, near Wabasca and Highway 813, near Rock Island Lake.
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Atom 2B Hawks Win League Title, Beating Atom 2A Hawks
March 15...The Athabasca Atom 2B team are league champions,
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Police Investigating After Man Found Dead in SUV
March 14...Police in Athabasca are investigating after a man was found dead in the drivers seat of an SUV
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Boyle Council Debating 2016 Census Data Appeal
March 14...The Village of Boyle will be debating what to do with their census numbers from 2016.
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Athabasca Legion Honours Members and Volunteers
March 13...Numerous members of the Athabasca Legion were presented with pins commemorating their years of membership and service
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Midget Hawks Beat Barrhead; Move to League Finals
March 13...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks are moving on to the league final, after a thrilling overtime win over Barrhead.
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Police Investigating After Student Seen Drinking in Vehicle at EPC Parking Lot
March 10...Police in Athabasca are investigating after a student was seen drinking in a vehicle at the Edwin Parr Composite
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Canada Post Discussed As MP Meets Council
March 10...Canada Post operating hours was discussed when MP Shannon Stubbs met with Athabasca County Council at a recent meeting.
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RFQ Scoring Underway For Athabasca Pool
March 9...Athabasca is a step closer to the new pool, as they're scoring qualification proposals received from interested firms.
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Police Ask People To Stop Having Sex in Vehicles in Public Parking Lots
March 9...Police in Athabasca are asking people to stop "getting busy" in vehicles, in public parking lots like the Multiplex.
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RCMP in Boyle Warn of STARS Lottery Scams
March 8...Police in Boyle are warning residents of the area to be careful of fraudulent telephone scams
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Boyle Hospital Reopens Following Water Main Leak
March 8...People in the Boyle area have access to the hospital once again, as it reopened on March 7 following a water main leak.
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Athabasca Hosts Montreal Canadiens Alumni in Fitness Centre Fundraiser
March 7...It was a packed house on Saturday night at the Athabasca Multiplex,
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Tough Sunday for Athabasca Minor Hockey Teams
March 7...A tough Sunday for two of Athabasca's minor hockey teams.
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Day of Laughter and Healing in Calling Lake With Don Burnstick
March 6...People in Calling Lake were treated to a performance from Don Burnstick last week, part of the PAHPOWIN day of laughter and healing.
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Rapids Win Medals at Northern Alberta Provincials
March 6...Four swimmers from the Athabasca Rapids Swim Club competed at the Northern Alberta Provincials at NAIT over the February 25 and 26 weekend.
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Boyle Legion Wins 2016 Community Spirit Award
March 3...The 2016 Boyle Community Spirit Award was presented to the Boyle Legion at the last Boyle Council meeting on March 1.
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Boyle Hospital Emergency Department Opens
March 3...The Emergency Department at the Boyle Healthcare Centre reopened at 3:00 PM on March 3.
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Athabasca Fire Department to Invoice for Fort McMurray Aid
March 2...The Athabasca Fire Department will be billing authorities for their 215 hours of service during the Fort McMurray wildfires.
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Shannon Stubbs Touring Athabasca Area
March 2...Lakeland Member of Parliament Shannon Stubbs is in the area today, March 2.
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Boyle Hospital Water Line Break Update
March 2...An update into the Boyle Hospital water line break.
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Council to Make Greater Effort to Use Microphones
March 1...Athabasca Town Council will keep hold of their new microphones that they use at council meetings.
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Boyle Blazers Off to Bantam D Provincials
March 1...The Boyle Bantam Blazers are going to provincials. Over the course of two games, they beat the Elk Point Avalanche 7-5.
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RCMP Athabasca Investigating Broken Fence Collision
February 28...Police in Athabasca are investigating reports of a damaged fence
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Tawatinaw Valley Freeriders Win At Local Ski Meet
February 28...Another good weekend on the hills for the Tawatinaw Valley Freeriders (TVFR) ski club.
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Water Main Leak Closes Boyle Hospital
February 28...The Boyle Healthcare centre is temporarily closed following a water main leak adjacent to the facility.
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Hefty Fine for Excessive Speeders in Boyle Area
February 28...Two Alberta men were given hefty fines for driving at excessive speeds in the Boyle area.
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Packed House for Athabasca's Vagina Monologues Production
February 27...A packed house at the Nancy Applebee Theatre in Athabasca took in the performance of The Vagina Monologues on February 25.
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MLA Discusses Highway 813 Bridge
February 27...The bridge replacement on Highway 813 heading from Athabasca to Calling Lake and Wabasca remains a work in progress.
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Athabasca Man Arrested for Drug Possession
February 24...Police in Athabasca have charged another person following a incident at a gas station in Athabasca.
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Athabasca Woman
February 24...Police in Athabasca have charged a local woman with possession of a controlled substance for trafficking
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Area Municipalities Asked to Support Lobbying Efforts on Sportfishing Regulations
February 24...Athabasca County is in support of a request from Lac La Biche County concerning sportfishing regulations in the area.
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Truck Stolen For Super 8 in Athabasca
February 23...If you saw a white truck driving east from the Super 8 yesterday morning, police would like to speak to you.
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Police Investigate Colinton Post Office Alarm
February 22...An alarm at the Colinton Post Office this month had the police in Athabasca investigating.
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Atom A Hawks Qualify For Provincials
February 22...The Athabasca Atom A Hawks are heading to provincals; after a massive 10-2 win over the CR Knights on Sunday.
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Town Moving Forward with Axia Agreement
February 21...If all goes well, Athabasca will soon become an Axia fibre town.
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County Land Redistricting on Hold
February 21...Athabasca County will be revisiting their proposed Land Use Bylaw (LUB) and Municipal Development Plan (MDP) changes following concerns raised by residents.
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Hawks Teams Close to Clinching Provincial Berths
February 21...Athabasca's Peewee A team will play the provincial zone finals after beating Hinton 7-4 on Friday night.
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Woman Robbed in Athabasca
February 21...Police in Athabasca are investigating after a woman was robbed in town.
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Police Remind Drivers that Marijuana Is Still Illegal
February 17...After a spike in roadside drug seizures, the RCMP in Athabasca are reminding people that marijuana is still illegal.
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Calling Lake Seasonal Cottages Broken Into
February 17...Police in Athabasca are investigating after some seasonal cottages were broken into in Calling Lake.
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Old Brick School Abatement to Be Discussed By Joint Councils
February 16...There will be a meeting between the town and county to discuss the Athabasca Old Brick School.
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County Meets MLA Over Electoral Boundary Update
February 15...Provincial electoral boundaries was a topic of discussion as MLA Colin Piquette met with County Council at yesterday's meeting.
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Town Looking at Ways for Public Budget Input
February 15...Athabasca Town Councillors are in favour of asking the public for input into the budget process.
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Midget B Hawks Blank Barrhead
February 14...Athabasca's Midget B team shut out Barrhead's B team 6-0 over the weekend.
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Four Weekend Wins for Athabasca Hockey Teams
February 13...A couple of weekend wins for the Athabasca Midget A Hawks.
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Town Council Considering Axia Pitch to Become Fibre Town
February 13...Athabasca Town Councillors are weighing the pros and cons about signing on with Axia.
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Aspen View Updates School Closure Policy
February 10...The Aspen View School Division is updating their policy surrounding school closures.
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Mobile Mammography Unit in Athabasca on February 27
February 10...Residents of the Athabasca area will have access to mammography screening services in their area later this month.
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Athabasca Moves Past Drayton Valley at Zone Playdowns
February 9...Brady Bilsky saved all 20 shots he faced, as Athabasca routed Drayton Valley 9-0
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EPC Grad Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award in San Francisco
February 9...Edwin Parr Composite graduate Lynsay Spafford has been singled out for her outstanding research
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No Movement Yet in Town Finding Replacement CAO
February 9...There hasn't been much movement regarding Athabasca's search for a new CAO.
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2016 Area Census Data Shows Some Growth
February 8...Population numbers are in for communities across Canada.
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Town Council in Support of Faster Refugee Resettlement
February 8...Athabasca Town Council was also in support of lobbying the Federal Government to expedite the resettlement of refugees in the area.
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Police Investigate Assault with a Weapon and Sexual Assault
February 8...Police say an argument between cousins got a little violent in Calling Lake on February 1.
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Hawks Beat Drayton Valley in Game 1 of Provincial Qualifier
February 8...Another big win for the Athabasca Midget A Hawks at provincial playdowns.
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Independent Grocers Evacuated Due to Smoke
February 8...Emergency crews were called to Independent Grocers last night, at 5:49 PM.
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County Land Use Bylaw/Municipal Development Plan Update in Final Stages
February 7...Athabasca County's Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan updates are in the final phases.
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Rapids Bring Home 53 Medals from Fast Eddie's Meet
February 7...Another strong showing by the Athabasca Rapids Swim team in the pool, this time at the Fast Eddie's meet in Edmonton.
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Man Arrested after Armed Vehicle Robbery in Calling Lake
February 6...Police in Athabasca have a man in custody following a robbery with a firearms at the end of January.
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Another Impaired Driver Arrested on Highway 813
February 6...Police in Athabasca say things are getting better, but some drivers are still taking a risk
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Hawks Win Weekend Games
February 6...Two games and another two wins for the Athabasca Midget A Hawks over the weekend at the Multiplex.
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Vigil for Quebec City Shooting Victims Held in Athabasca
February 6...Worshippers from the Quebec City mosque where six men were slain led hundreds on a march to promote unity and tolerance.
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County Debating Electoral Boundaries Submission
February 3...Athabasca County will be going over information regarding potential electoral boundaries on February 14.
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2016 Farm Woman's Awards Handed Out
February 3...Athabasca County handed out their annual Farm Women's awards in Athabasca, on February 4.
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Multiple Mailboxes Broken into at Sunset Beach
February 3...Police in Athabasca are investigating after reports of multiple mailboxes broken into at Sunset Beach.
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Vigil for Slain Quebec City Victims to be Held in Athabasca
February 2...A candle light vigil is being held in Athabasca on Sunday, February 5, for the victims of the Quebec City mosque attack.
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County to Lobby for Faster Processing of Privately Sponsored Refugees
February 1...Athabasca County Council has been asked to help lobby the federal government in speeding up the privately sponsored refugee program.
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School Board Lobbying for Change in Funding Formula
January 31...The Aspen View School Division is urging the provincial government to make changes to the way they fund schools, particularly in rural Alberta.
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Successful Meet for Athabasca Cheerleaders
January 31...It was a good showing for cheerleaders from Athabasca
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Athabasca in the Running to Host Big Valley Jamboree's Small Town Saturday Night
January 30...The Town of Athabasca is tossing it's hat into the ring, in the hopes of being named host venue
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Midget A Hawks A Step Closer to Provincials
January 30...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks are moving on to the next round in the Midget B zone playdowns
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Hazardous Materials Assessment Completed for Old Brick School
January 27...The results are in for the hazardous materials assessment on the Old Brick School.
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Possible Impaired Drivers on Area Highways
January 27...Police are urging people to not drink and drive, and to make other arrangements to get home if they've been drinking.
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Boyle Council Speaks Out in Boundary Review
January 26...The Village of Boyle is speaking to the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission, voicing their input into the 2017 review process.
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Female Hawks Beaten by Camrose in Close Game
January 25...The Athabasca Female PeeWee Hawks dropped a close game 3-2 to Camrose
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Machete Attack in Calling Lake
January 25...Police in Athabasca were on scene of a report in Calling Lake just before midnight on January 13.
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Mixed Results for Athabasca Midget Hawks Team A and B
January 24...A mixed weekend for the Athabasca Midget A Hockey team.
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Committee Raises Pool Concerns with County
January 24...The Athabasca Concerned Citizens Committee raised some concerns with Athabasca County council earlier this month.
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Police to Investigate Escalating Complaints in Century Estates
January 24...The RCMP in Athabasca say they've been getting several complaints about bad drivers near Century Estates, south of town.
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Possible Speed Reductions for Highway 55 Near AlPac Turn
January 24...The two fatal collisions on January 21 were discussed at County Council on January 23.
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Athabasca Physician Recruitment Committee Won't Fold
January 23...Athabasca's Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee will continue to be in existence after all.
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Boyle RCMP Respond to Two Fatal Collisions
January 24...Two people were killed on highways near the Boyle area on Saturday following collisions.
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Stalemate at Town Council over CAO Hiring Process
January 20...The deadlock at Athabasca Town Council remains as councillors couldn't agree how to move forward in their search for a new CAO.
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Third Party Review Underway for Athabasca University
January 20...A third party review into the future of Athabasca University (AU) was announced on January 19, to be led by Ken Coates.
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Athabasca False Alarm Bylaw to Be Revisited
January 19...False alarms were discussed once again at Athabasca Town Council, as the RCMP presented their latest stats to council.
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Dr. Recycle Donates to Community Project
January 18...The spray park project in Boyle, the Athabasca Riverfront Design Committee and the new Swimming Pool in town
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More Medals for the Athabasca Rapids Swim Club
January 18...The Athabasca Rapids Swim Club were in Edmonton this past weekend, where they brought home 19 medals.
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Rapids Win Medals at Fort McMurray Swim Meet
January 17...Another successful meet for the Athabasca Rapids Swim Club.
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Local Dignitaries Weigh in at AU President Installation
January 16...Athabasca Mayor Roger Morrill and County Reeve Doris Splane were both speakers at the installation of Dr. Neil Fassina
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Midget A Hawks Unbeaten Over Weekend Games
January 16...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks took to the ice twice this past weekend, and remained unbeaten.
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Successful Jasper Event for Tawatinaw Valley Freeriders
January 12...Several local and area skiers were in Jasper last weekend,
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School Buses Cancelled on January 12
January 12...All school buses to Athabasca, Boyle, Grassland, Rochester and Smith schools have been cancelled today,
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Dr. Neil Fassina Officially Installed As Athabasca University President
January 12...Athabasca University's new president Dr. Neil Fassina was officially installed as the eighth president
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Man Arrested Following New Year's Day Assault
January 12...A man in his mid 20's was arrested on New Year's Day from a house on Moose Drive in Calling Lake.
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Town Committees Reappointed Following Adams Resignation
January 11...The Town of Athabasca has a full complement of committee appointments, following Nichole Adams resignation from council.
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EPC Girls Win Basketball Bronze Medal in Edson
January 11...It was a bronze medal for the Edwin Parr senior girls basketball team this past weekend in Edson.
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Status Quo for Boyle RCMP in 2016
January 11...The RCMP in Boyle have released some of their stats for 2016, and for the most part it's much of the same.
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MLA Office Receives Harassing Calls
January 9...Police are investigating a report of various harassing calls made to MLA Colin Piquette's office.
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Athabasca RCMP Make Several Arrests in Various Investigations
January 9...Police in Athabasca took several people into custody last week for various reasons.
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Hawks Split First Games of 2017
January 9...The Athabasca Midget Hawks played their first game of 2017 this past weekend.
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Two Gas and Dash Incidents at Petro Canada Athabasca
January 6...Police in Athabasca are investigating two gas and dash incidents in town, both at the downtown Petro Canada.
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Police Urge People to Drive According to Road Conditions
January 6...It's been a busy start to 2017 for police in Athabasca.
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Mischief at Pioneer Rentals in Athabasca
January 7...The RCMP in Athabasca are investigating a case of mischief at Pioneer Rentals in Athabasca,
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2016 Tax Rate Bylaw Passed Once Again by Council
January 5...Athabasca Town Council voted to pass their 2016 tax rate bylaw once again,
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Nichole Adams Resignation Officially Accepted
January 4...Athabasca Town Council have decided how they will fill the Deputy Mayor role moving forward.
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New Edwin Parr School Will Incorporate Solar Technology
January 3...The Aspen View School Division has been given the go ahead to install solar technology at the new Edwin Parr (EPC) School in Athabasca.
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Nichole Adams Resigns from Town Council
December 30...Athabasca Town Councillor Nichole Adams has officially handed in her resignation from council.
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Rapids Bring Home 35 Medals from Ponoka Meet
December 30...Athabasca swimmers brought home 35 medals from a very successful outing at the Ponoka Pool Sharks
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Public Comments Sought for Athabasca Municipal Inspection
December 29...Athabasca town residents and ratepayers are being asked for some input
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Town To Put Together Numbers on New Swimming Pool
December 23...Athabasca Town Council has directed their administration staff to put together some figures on what the new pool will cost residents.
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Man Arrested Following Calling Lake House Fire
December 23...A 35 year old man has been arrested following reports of a house fire in the Calling Lake area.
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County in Support of Potential Changes to Fishing Regulations
December 22...Fish biologist Ray Makowecki is lobbying the provincial government to change some of their fishing rules
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Concerned Citizens to Meet With County Over Pool Project
December 21...There will be a meeting taking place between a Concerned Citizens Committee and Athabasca County
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Verhaeghe Proposed Town Council Motions Be Read Before Vote
December 21...Athabasca Town Council will now see motions read back to council by the CAO or a designate prior to them being voted on.
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Hazardous Materials Assessment Underway at Old Brick School
December 20...A hazardous materials assessment is underway at Athabasca's Old Brick School.
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Athabasca Municipal Inspection Underway
December 20...The Town of Athabasca's Municipal Inspection is underway,
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County Approved New Weed Control Policy
December 19...A new weed control policy has been approved by Athabasca County Council.
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Man Arrested After Vandalism Spree in Downtown Athabasca
December 19...A string of vandalism in downtown Athabasca in the early morning hours of December 19 had police investigating.
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Athabasca Hawks Split Jasper Games; Lose to Whitecourt
December 19...It was another mixed weekend for the Athabasca Midget Hawks teams.
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Athabasca to Host PeeWee C Hockey Provincials in 2017
December 16...Athabasca will hosting the PeeWee C Provincial tournament next year.
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EPC Land Based Learning Experience Gets National Recognition
December 16...The Land Based Learning Program at Edwin Parr Composite (EPC) has gone national.
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Residential Fire Near Colinton
December 15...One person was taken to hospital following a residential fire late last week.
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Athabasca RCMP Investigate Home Invasion
December 15...Police in Athabasca are investigating a home invasion from the morning of December 13.
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County Gives Prohibited Animal Bylaw First Reading
December 15...Owning a wild boar in Athabasca County will soon be prohibited.
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Boyle Council in Support of Amisk Lake Conservation Area
December 14...The village of Boyle is in support of expanding a conservation area near Amisk Lake
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PeeWee Girls Drop Weekend Games
December 14...The Athabasca PeeWee girls hockey team tried but couldn't beat the Lacoka girls team in back to back home games.
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Court Proceedings To Be Withdrawn by Town Council
December 14...The lawsuit against Town Councillors Nichole Adams and Tanu Evans will be dropped on Friday.
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PC Leadership Candidate Richard Starke Stops in Athabasca
December 13...Progressive Conservative Leadership hopeful Richard Starke made a stop in Athabasca last Friday.
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Thefts from Wandering River Open Camp
December 13...Police in Boyle are still on the lookout for various stolen items, that were taken from the Wandering River area.
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Council Disqualification Hearings Postponed
December 13...As things stand, Nichole Adams remains a town councillor in Athabasca.
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Councillors Call for For Pool Information
December 12...The new Athabasca pool project was a topic of discussion once again at town council.
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Midget Hawks Beaten by Drayton Valley
December 12...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks fell 6-3, their second straight defeat
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Another Packed House for the Athabasca Community Christmas Supper
December 9...The Athabasca Community stepped up once again for their 24th Annual Community Christmas Supper
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Alleged Deer Poaching Near Colinton Being Investigated
December 9...Fish and Wildlife Officers in Athabasca are looking for a group of people that they suspect poached a deer on December 5.
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Aspen View Awaits Decision on Solar Panels for New Athabasca Schools
December 9...There's still no reply from the provincial government on whether the new Edwin Parr School in Athabasca
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Delegation Raises Concern Over Town Council Behaviour
December 8...Athabasca Town Council once again heard a delegation from concerned citizens who were wondering what exactly went wrong at council.
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River Rats Society Asks for Increased 2017 Funding
December 8...On the heels of a successful 2016 River Rats Festival in Athabasca, the committee is looking ahead to 2017.
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Bylaw to Remove Mayor as Meeting Chair Defeated
December 7...A bylaw to remove Mayor Roger Morrill as the chair of Athabasca Town Council meetings was defeated at the last meeting on December 6.
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Travis Shalapay Elected Athabasca Fire Chief
December 7...Travis Shalapay is the new Fire Chief for the Athabasca Fire Department.
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No State of Agriculture Disaster for Athabasca County
December 6...Athabasca County will not be declaring a state of agricultural disaster this year.
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Midget Hawks Beat Lloydminster in Weekend Doubleheader
December 5...The goals flowed easily for the Athabasca Midget B Hockey team at home this past weekend.
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Pool Plans Presented at Second Open House
December 5...The new Athabasca swimming pool plans were presented once again to the public
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Tender Opened for Bridge Replacement Project on New Pine Creek Road
December 1...Athabasca County will be moving ahead with a bridge replacement project on the new Pine Creek Road, east of Perryvale.
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Midget B Hawks Tie Cold Lake
December 1...Donovan Stapley scored the only goal for Athabasca Midget B Hockey team
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FortisAlberta Plans to Switch to Municipal Streetlights to LED Lights
November 30...There could be modest savings to both the Town and County,
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TELUS to Install New Towers in Athabasca County
November 29...There are two new cell towers planned for the Athabasca and Boyle area next year,
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Temporary Camping Bylaw Defeated by County Council
November 28...Athabasca County's Temporary Camping Bylaw is no more.
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Boyle Huskies Finish Fourth in 1A Provincials
November 28...The Boyle Huskies Senior Girls Volleyball team finished fourth
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Midget Hawks Beat Vegreville and St Paul in Weekend Games
November 28...It was another solid weekend for the Athabasca Midget A Hawks team.
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Man Shot At on Calling Lake Reserve
November 26...The RCMP in Athabasca say early in the morning on November 23, they responded to reports a call about gun shots on the Calling Lake Reserve.
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Boyle Huskies Off to Provincials
November 24...The senior girls volleyball team at Boyle School will be competing at provincials this year.
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Aspen View Asks Government To Consider Solar Panels for New School
November 24...The Aspen View School Division will be making a plea to incorporate solar panels into their new school design.
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Hawks Beat Fort McMurray in Road Doubleheader
November 22...A good weekend for Athabasca's Midget A Hawks team.
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Police Investigate Stolen Truck from Athabasca Super 8
November 21...The RCMP in Athabasca are investigating the theft of a welding truck from the parking lot at the Super 8 in town on November 1.
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Two Arrested Following Break and Enter in Calling Lake
November 18...The Athabasca RCMP say they responded to a report of two men breaking into a house in Calling Lake.
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Child Attacked by Family Dog in Athabasca
November 18...The Town of Athabasca might be giving consideration to a pit bull ban in the future,
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Mayor Fighting Allegations of Partiality
November 18...Athabasca Mayor Roger Morrill is fighting allegations that he was to blame for the town losing Joe Day as CAO.
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Town CAO Candidate Turns Down Job
November 16...The town of Athabasca will have to look elsewhere for a new Chief Administrative Officer.
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Athabasca Atom A Team Vying to Host Provincials
November 16...If all goes well, between March 16 and 17 next year, Atom level skaters will descend into Athabasca.
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County Asked to Implement False Alarm Bylaw
November 16...Police in both Athabasca and Boyle have asked County Council to look into the idea of a false alarm bylaw.
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Auditor General Critical of Athabasca University IT Disaster Recovery Plan
November 15...Athabasca University (AU) has been scolded for its failure to establish off-site disaster recovery facilities
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Municipal Inspection to Take Longer Than First Planned
November 14...The Municipal Inspection in to the affairs at the Town of Athabasca will take longer than first reported.
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Midget Hawks Teams Enjoy Mixed Weekends
November 14...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks beat Fort McMurray 10-4 on November 13 in the Northern Alberta Interlock League.
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Hunter Found in Woods after Search
November 14...Police in the Boyle area say a man was found safe after he went missing while out hunting.
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Blue Green Algae Advisories Lifted
November 10...Blue green algae advisories in various area lakes have been lifted
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Aspen View Votes Against No Closing School Motion
November 9...The Aspen View School Division has voted considering any of their schools for closure until September 2018.
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Rapids Win Big at First Meet of New Season
November 8...Athabasca swimmers got off a good start at the Penguin Spring Series #1 meet on November 5,
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Athabasca County Officials Monitoring Harvest Situation
November 7...Harvest conditions in Athabasca County aren't as bad as a few other places in Alberta.
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Hawks Blank Vegreville for First Win of Season
November 7...Jayden Anderson and Tyson Tymo both found the back the net twice,
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Athabasca Couple Wins House in Lottery Draw
November 4...Gene and Lois Cowan are two lucky Athabascans.
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Boyle Fire Department Upgrading Equipment
November 3...Firefighters in Boyle will be upgrading their search and rescue equipment over the next little while.
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Municipal Review Expected to be Done by March
November 3...At their regular council meeting on November 1, Athabasca town council were given an update into the pending municipal inspection.
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Aspen View Considering Recognizing National Aboriginal Day
November 2...The Aspen View School Division is looking into the possibility of recognizing National Aboriginal Day on June 21 each year.
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Town Council Offers CAO Role to Joe Day
November 2...The Town of Athabasca has voted 4-3 in favour of extending an offer of employment to Joe Day, formerly of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
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Midget Hawks Tie Barrhead to Open New Season
November 1...Shaun Funk scored twice as the Athabasca Midget A Hawks roared back to a 4-4 tie with Barrhead.
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Aspen View Nixes Suggestion to Reduce Number of Trustees
November 1...As things stand, there will be seven seats in six wards up for grabs at the next Aspen View election in October 2017.
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Fire Department Gets $25,000 From AlPac for Water Rescue Equipment
November 1...The Athabasca Fire Department will be in receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (AlPac)
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Residents Voice Concern Over County's Temporary Camping Bylaw
October 31...It was standing room only at the last Athabasca County meeting on October 27 for a public hearing on proposed new bylaws.
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Chocolatier Wins Bronze at Canadian Finals
October 31...An area chocolatier has won bronze at the International Chocolate Awards - Canada held in Toronto in September.
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RCMP Weekly Report September 17 to October 26
October 31...Between the week of October 17 and 26, police in Athabasca responded to 125 calls for service.
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Athabasca RCMP Talk Halloween Safety
October 28...With Halloween on a Monday, today and tomorrow are the days many people will likely dress up for various parties over the weekend.
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Atmore Pipeline To Be Decomissioned
October 28...The Atmore Lateral Pipeline and Atmore Meter Station has been planned for decomissioning.
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Town Keeps Committee Appointments Same for 2016/17
October 27...Athabasca Town Council has kept their committee appointments the same as last year,
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County Temp Camping Bylaw Up for Public Hearings
October 27...Athabasca County has given first reading to a temporary camping bylaw, they hope will address some concerns of improper sewer dumping.
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Town Approves Road Extension to New School at Special Meeting
October 26...After much discussion at a special town council meeting on October 26, town councillors have voted to approve a road extension
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Town to Meet with Aspen View After Split on New School Road Extension
October 25...The road extension leading to the new Athabasca high school was a topic of much debate once again at town council.
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Aspen View Moves to Establish Council of Student Leaders
October 25...The Aspen View School Division plans to consult with students in grades 7 to 12, as part of their student engagement initiatives.
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RCMP Talks Drugs with Athabasca Town Council
October 24...The topic of drugs and drug abuse came up at a recent town council meeting
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Old Brick School Hazardous Assessment Going Forward
October 24...A hazardous materials assessment will go ahead on the old brick school in Athabasca.
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RCMP Arrest Man in Stolen Vehicle at Gun Point
October 24...One man was taken into custody at gunpoint, after he crashed into an RCMP vehicle.
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Aspen View 2016/17 Enrollment Down
October 21...The Aspen View School Division is facing reduced funding after student enrollment fell below projections.
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2016 Athabasca and District Chamber Awards Handed Out
October 21...Athabasca's business community honoured the best of the best at the annual Chamber of Commerce business awards gala
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Bob Clark Carries on As Boyle Mayor
October 21...Bob Clark will carry on as the Mayor for the Village of Boyle.
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Town Council Asked to Consider Instituting Prayer Before Meetings
October 20...Athabasca Town Council were asked by resident Ron Gordon to consider instituting a prayer before their council meetings.
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Prasad Panda Makes Stop in Athabasca
October 20...Prasad Panda, the Wildrose Shadow Economic Development Minister was in Athabasca on October 19.
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Athabasca Chamber of Commerce Set for Business Awards Gala
October 20...The Athabasca Chamber of Commerce is holding their fourth annual business awards gala tonight, October 20.
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Police Warn of Scams in Athabasca
October 19...A new scam is making its way around the Athabasca region.
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Predators Senior Boys Volleyball Fall in Consolation Semi Final
October 19...The Edwin Parr Predators senior boys volleyball team fell in the consolation semi finals
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TELUS Network Concern in Athabasca County Heard
October 18...Athabasca County has had some of their concerns regarding the poor TELUS network heard.
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Blue Heron Asks Council for Land to Build Seniors Facility
October 18...The Blue Heron Vocational Training Centre is hoping to build a new health care facility for seniors in town.
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Minister Orders In-Depth Review into Town of Athabasca Affairs
October 18...An in-depth municipal review will to be conducted into the affairs at the Town of Athabasca.
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Town Council Votes to Remove Another Councillor
October 17...Athabasca Town Council has voted to ask another one of their members to resign.
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Pacers Season Ends With Loss to Vermilion
October 17...The Athabasca Pacers dropped a 52-6 decision to the Vermilion Marauders this past weekend.
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Pacers In Vermilion for Consolation Quarter Final
October 14...The Athabasca Pacers are in Vermilion tonight in what could be their last game this season.
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Town Votes to Pay Outstanding Invoice 'In Protest'
October 14...Town Council has voted to pay the outstanding invoice to West-Can Seal Coating for work done at the Aspen Village Mobile Home Park.
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Boyle Beef on a Bun Volunteer Appreciation Going Ahead
October 14...The Village of Boyle's beef on a bun volunteer appreciation event is going ahead after some debate.
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Electronic Waste Likely Reason for Athabasca Landfill Fire
October 12...The Athabasca Waste Management Commission is urging people to know what they're tossing out in the garbage.
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EPC Students Partake in Land Based Learning Experience
October 13...Grade 10 students at Edwin Parr Composite (EPC) spent a week outdoors
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Doris Splane Remins Athabasca County Reeve
October 13...Doris Splane will continue on as the Reeve for Athabasca County.
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Trio Rescued After Getting Stranded in Remote Area Near Boyle
October 13...Police in Boyle were able to find and rescue three people who were stranded in a wooded area east of Boyle
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Fire Prevention Week 2016: Check Your Smoke Alarms
October 11... It's Fire Prevention Week once again and fire departments across the country are hoping to educate people about smoke alarms.
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Help for Jess Dance Raises Over $17,000
October 12...The Help for Jess Dance fundraiser held in Colinton on October 1 raised close to $17,000 for Jessica Dicks.
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County Partners With MADD Canada to Tackle Impaired Boating
October 12...Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada and Athabasca County are partnering together in an effort
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Town Accepts County's 50-50 Split in New School Servicing Costs
October 7...Athabasca County and the Town are in agreement over a 50-50 cost split to extend the road to the new school site.
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Pacers Beaten By Westlock in Crossover Game
October 7...The Westlock Thunderbirds got the better of the Athabasca Pacers in their crossover game on October 6.
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Pacers Head to Westlock for Crossover Game
October 6...The Athabasca Pacers are set to battle their closest rivals in a crossover football game tonight..
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Town Agrees to County's 60-40 Cost Split for New Swimming Pool
October 6...Athabasca Town Council has accepted the county's 60-40 cost split proposal for the new swimming pool project.
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RCMP Weekly Report September 26 to October 3
October 5...Police in Athabasca say they responded to 93 calls for service between September 26 and October 3.
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Transport Truck Catches Fire in Boyle
October 5...Police and fire crews were on scene of a transport truck fire in Boyle at the Co-Op Lot.
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Athabasca Schools Raise Big Money for Cancer Research
October 5...Landing Trail Intermediate School (LTIS) students brought in a school record total towards cancer research this year,
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Pacers Alumni Raise $1,900 for Fort McMurray Families
October 4...The Athabasca Pacers Alumni football game raised almost $1,900 for four families
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Aspen View Looking at FNMI Political Engagement
October 4...The Aspen View School Division is looking at ways to engage the various FNMI communities they serve.
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County Agrees to 50-50 Split for New School Servicing Costs
October 3...Athabasca County has agreed to pay 50 per cent of the costs to extend both University Drive and services to the new school site.
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Predators Senior Boys Volleyball Win Again
October 3...The EPC Senior Boys Volleyball team has another tournament win this season
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Pacers Beaten by Vegreville at Home
October 3...The Athabasca Pacers are still looking for their first win this season.
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Former Town CAO Back at Work with Town
October 3...Former Town CAO Doug Topinka is back at work with the Town as a Financial Consultant.
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Passer By Alerts Police to Collision Near Caslan
September 29...A man is in serious condition in the hospital after his vehicle went off the road
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Ground Broken for New Athabasca School
September 30...At long last, ground has officially been broken at the new school project site in Athabasca.
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Salute To Seniors At Athabasca Pacers Game v Vegreville
September 30...It's the Athabasca Pacers' Salute to Seniors today, September 30, as they prepare to take on Vegreville.
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Beef on a Bun Idea Causes Beef at Boyle Council
September 29...Boyle Mayor Bob Clark's idea for a beef on a bun volunteer appreciation night caused a beef in council chambers.
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Man Gets Four Years in Jail After Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter
September 29...A 26 year old man has been sentenced to just over four years in prison, after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
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Athabasca RCMP Investigating Fentanyl Overdose
September 29...The RCMP in Athabasca don't expect to lay charges, but they're investigating a fentanyl overdose in the community.
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County Approves 60-40 Pool Cost Sharing with Town
September 29...Athabasca County has passed a motion proposing a 60-40 cost split with the Town of Athabasca for the new swimming pool.
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Town Potentially Installing Needle Disposal Box Behind Riverfront Stage
September 28...The Town of Athabasca is looking at potentially setting up a disposal unit for hypodermic needles behind the Riverfront Stage.
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Proposal To Increase Compensation To Employees Stepping into Multiple Roles Voted Down
September 27...Athabasca Town Council spent a few minutes discussing Policy 300-003 at their September 20 meeting.
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Pacers Beaten by Bonnyville in Exhibition Game
September 26...The Athabasca Pacers were on the wrong end of a 68-8 score line in an exhibition game on Friday night.
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Boyle Councillors Ponder Multiple Addresses for Municipal Centre
September 26...The Village of Boyle is making progress towards their Municipal Centre grand opening
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No Town Consensus Over New School Road Extension
September 23...Town councillors spent close 30 minutes debating what to do with the road extension and site servicing at the new school site.
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Pacers Travel to Bonnyville for Exhibition Game
September 23...The Athabasca Pacers are on the road today for an exhibition game against the Bonnyville Voyageurs.
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Wildrose Villa Residents Begin Move to New Facility
September 22...Some 13 residents at the Wildrose Villa in Boyle spent the night of September 21 in their new rooms at the new facility.
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Open House Scheduled for County Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan
September 22...Athabasca County will be holding a public hearing for their draft Land Use Bylaw (LUB) and Municipal Development Plan (MDP) on October 27.
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Interim CAO Stepping Down October 7
September 21...Town Council has voted in favour of accepting Warren Zyla's resignation as interim CAO as of October 7,
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Town Councillor Asked to Resign
September 21...Councillor Nichole Adams is being asked to step down following a motion by council.
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Town Resident Asks Council for Answers
September 21...Town Resident Sandy White was a delegation at the September 6 council meeting.
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Ron Golonka Receives Mac Kryzanowski Lifetime Achievement Award.
September 20...Aspen View's recently retired Director of Student Services Ron Golonka has been named a recipient
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College Hockey Challenge A Roaring Success
September 20...Athabasca's College Hockey Challenge was a roaring success for the players and fans in attendance.
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Five New Members Appointed to Athabasca University Board
September 20...Five new members have been appointed to the Board of Governors at Athabasca University (AU).
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Town Council Begins Hunt for Permanent CAO
September 19...Town Council is moving forward with the search for a new Chief Administrative Officer.
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Pandas Beat Huskies at College Hockey Challenge
September 19...It was a successful end to the Athabasca College Hockey Challenge this past weekend.
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Pacers Beaten in 2016 Home Opener
September 19...Nathan Roddick-Ament was 8 for 18 and threw for 143 yards and touchdown on Friday night
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Councillors Raise Concerns over School Site Costs
September 19...New drawings and estimates will be presented to town council at a future meeting.
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Council to Seek Legal Opinion Over Aspen Village Condo Paving
September 16...The Town of Athabasca will be seeking several legal opinions over an invoice, after concern was raised by Mayor Roger Morrill.
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County Voices TELUS Concerns
September 16...County Councillors are raising concern about service deterioration with TELUS.
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Pacers Welcome Barons in 2016 Home Opener
September 16...It's the home opener tonight for the Athabasca Pacers.
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Contaminated Water Advisory Lifted for Calling Lake
September 15...A contaminated water advisory that was in place for the water at campground beach
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Athabasca University Discussed At Mayor's and Reeve's Breakfast
September 14...There was some discussion about Athabasca University (AU) at the Athabasca Mayor's and Reeve's breakfast.
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Meanook Community Mailbox Idea Nixed by County
September 14...Athabasca County has withdrawn their support for a new mailbox in Meanook.
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Police Looking for Suspects After Armed Robbery At Caslan Store
September 14...Police are looking for two suspects following an armed robbery at the Caslan Store, on September 13, around 6:10 PM.
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Athabasca Points West Living Facility Likely Moving Ahead
September 13...There appears to be some movement regarding a new seniors facility in Athabasca.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Date Chosen for New School
September 13...The Aspen View School Division has chosen September 29 as the date for their groundbreaking ceremony
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Two Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Found
September 12...Two people were taken into custody after police in Boyle got reports of a vehicle stuck at an oil lease site, northwest of Boyle.
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Pacers Fall to Wainwright After Close Game
September 12...The Athabasca Pacers had a shot right until the very end of their game against Wainwright.
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Bears Come Out on Top at Men's College Hockey Challenge
September 12...Jayden Hart led all scorers with 4 goals, as the University of Alberta Golden Bears came out on top
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Pacers Head to Wainwright for Game 2 of 2016 Season
September 9...The Athabasca Pacers are in Wainwright, September 9, for their second game of the 2016 season.
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Boyle RCMP Investigate Vehicle Thefts
September 9...Police in Boyle are investigating reports of four separate stolen vehicles
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Athabasca Mayor Remains Optimistic Of the Future
September 9..Athabasca Mayor Roger Morrill was optimistic while speaking at the Mayors and Reeves breakfast this week.
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Boyle Mayor Paints Optimistic Future for Village
September 12...Boyle Mayor Bob Clark painted an optimistic future for his community,
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Boyle Municipal Centre Opening Date Chosen
September 8...Council in Boyle has picked October 13th as their date for the grand opening of the new Municipal Centre.
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Aspen View Moving Ahead With Student Trustee Initiative
September 8...The Aspen View School Division is moving ahead with a Student Trustee initiative.
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Town Yet to Decide on Old Brick School Hazardous Materials Assessment
September 8...No decision yet from Town Council on whether they will spend $10,000 for a hazardous materials assessment on the Old Brick School.
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Tandem Trailer Stolen in Athabasca
September 8...A tandem dump trailer was stolen from outside Buy Low Foods on September 6, around 6:00 PM.
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Joanne Peckham Steps Down from TED Committee
September 7...Councillor Joanne Peckham has stepped down from the Tourism and Economic Development (TED) Committee
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Fort McMurray Man Caught Speeding on Highway 63
September 7...A 36 year old Fort McMurray man will be in court after he was caught doing 192 km/hr over the long weekend.
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Pacers Drop Season Opener to St. Paul
September 6...The Athabasca Pacers were on the wrong side of a 41-0 defeat at the hands of the St. Paul Lions on September 2.
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Hockey Coach Billy Moores to Speak at College Hockey Challenge
September 2...Veteran hockey coach Billy Moores will be speaking at the Athabasca College Hockey Challenge coaches symposium on September 10.
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Pacers On the Road to Open 2016 Season
September 2...The Athabasca Pacers are on the road for their first game in the 2016 season.
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Dennis MacNeil To Carry On As Aspen View Board Chair
September 2...Dennis MacNeil will carry on as the board chair for the Aspen View School Division.
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Athabasca Set to Host College Hockey Challenge
September 1...Some of the best university and college hockey teams around will be in Athabasca later this month.
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry Underway
September 1...The panel tasked with looking into the disproportionately high rates of violence against aboriginal women and girls across Canada
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Power Out in Portions of Athabasca County
August 31...A few residents across Athabasca County are without power this morning.
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Town Asked to 'Review' TED Committee Member Appointment
August 31...Athabasca Town Council has been asked to review the appointment of their member on the Tourism and Economic Development (TED) Committee.
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Amber Skyrpan to Represent Team Canada at Rio Paralympics
August 31...Athabasca County will have one representative in Rio for the upcoming Paralympic Games.
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Hazardous Materials Assessment Expected for Old Brick School
August 30...There are plans to do a hazardous materials assessment on the Old Brick School in Athabasca.
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County Denies 2017 Reduction in Taxes to CNRL
August 30...Another request by Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) to have their property taxes reduced
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Athabasca Ag Society Celebrating 101 Years
August 26...It's the Centennial 101 celebrations this weekend for the Athabasca and District Agricultural (Ag) Society.
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Mobile Mammography Unit in Boyle Area Next Month
August 25...Residents of the Boyle area will have access to mammography screening services
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Two People Taken To Hospital Following Calling Lake Shooting
August 24...Two people were taken to hospital in Edmonton following a shooting on the Calling Lake Reserve.
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2016 Business Gala Nominees Revealed
August 24...Nominees for the 4th Annual Business Awards Gala, in Athabasca has been revealed.
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Third Party Review for Athabasca University
August 22...With a new president in place, there are plans for an independent third party review at Athabasca University (AU).
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Open House Planned for County Property Bylaw
August 19...People will have an opportunity to have a say into Athabasca County's new proposed property bylaw.
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Alberta Mother Paralyzed After Being Hit by Falling Tree
August 18...An Alberta mother who may never walk again is being called a hero by the oldest of her three children
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Dr. Neil Fassina Named Athabasca University President
August 18...Athabasca University (AU) has named their new president, the eighth in University history.
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More Geotechnical Work Needed at Swimming Pool Site
August 17...Athabasca County has unanimously voted in favour to approve some geotechnical testing at the pool site.
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Athabasca University to Name New President
August 16...Athabasca University will unveil their new president this week.
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Interim Town of Athabasca CAO Appointed
August 16...The Town of Athabasca has an interim Chief Adminstrative Officer (CAO) in place.
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Council to Discuss Interim CAO Role Once Again
August 15...A special meeting is expected to take place on Monday, August 15 to discuss the interim CAO Position for the Town of Athabasca.
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County Votes Down Perpetual Energy Tax Reduction
August 11...County Council voted against reducing taxes for Perpetual Energy for 2016.
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CAO Resignation Accepted by Council
August 11...The Town of Athabasca is now without a CAO.
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Municipal Affairs Looking into Town Matters
August 10...The Minster of Municipal Affairs will decide whether or not a full inspection is needed into affairs at the Town of Athabasca.
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Meanook Area Residents to Decide on New Mailbox
August 9...Some Meanook residents are a step closer to getting their own mailbox in their community.
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Area Residents in Line for Senior's Service Awards
August 8...Two area residents are among 50 province wide nominees for the 2016 Minister's Seniors Service Awards.
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Tap Water is Safe to Drink Despite Taste and Odour Concerns
August 5...The Aspen Regional Water Services Commission is once again assuring people that their tap water is safe to drink.
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Town of Athabasca Looking for New CAO
August 5...The Town of Athabasca will be looking for a new Chief Administrative Officer.
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RCMP District Commander Meets with County Council
August 4...The RCMP's Chief Superintendent of the Eastern Alberta District was a guest at the last Athabasca County meeting.
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Municipal Centre Opening Pushed Back
August 4...The Village of Boyle is holding out on having a grand opening ceremony for the new municipal centre for the time being.
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New Athabasca School Construction Underway
August 4...Construction on the new Athabasca School is officially a go.
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County Approves New Airport Strategic Plan
August 3...Athabasca County Council have approved a new strategic plan for their airport at their last council meeting.
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Blue Green Algae Advisory For Steele Lake
August 3...Alberta Health Services is advising people to stay away from Steele Lake, located in Cross Lake Provincial Park.
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RCMP Investigating Break In at Skeleton Lake Property
August 3...The RCMP in Boyle have confirmed that they are investigating after a couple of break-ins at a property at Skeleton Lake.
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Athabasca RCMP Help Free Baby From Locked Car
August 2...A nine month old baby had to be helped out of a locked vehicle.
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RCMP Search For Suspect in New Pine Creek Area
August 2...The RCMP in Athabasca are investigating after a man was seen wearing dark clothes with some kind of a mask over his face
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Fecal Coliforms at Calling Lake Provincial Park
July 29...The waters at the campground beach in Calling Lake Provincial Park are off limits for the foreseeable future.
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Thief Caught in the Act at Home Hardware
July 29...A 33 year old Edmonton man is facing theft related charges.
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Two Collisions on Area Highways
July 29...There were two collisions on Athabasca area highways in the last two days.
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Athabasca Husky Market Robbed
July 28...Athabasca RCMP are looking for a caucasian man who robbed the Husky Market this past weekend.
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Pedal Bikes Stolen in Athabasca
July 27...Two pedal bikes were stolen after a break in into a garage on 53 Street in Athabasca.
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Bylaw to Address Councillor Committee Removals Likely
July 27...There was opposition around the table, but town administration will be returning
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Red Cross Looks to Partner With Athabasca County
July 26...The Canadian Red Cross is looking at a formal agreement with Athabasca County
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Proposal to Elect Future Athabasca Mayors from Among Council Discussed
July 27...A proposal was brought to town council's table to perhaps consider electing the mayor from within council.
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CAO Bylaw Brought Back to Council
July 22...The previously defeated CAO Bylaw was brought back to the table at Athabasca Town Council on July 19.
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Disqualification Motions Rescinded by Town Council
July 21...The February 2016 motion to disqualify Mayor Roger Morrill and Councillor Tim Verhaeghe from council was rescinded
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Athabasca Tax Rate Penalty to Be Split
July 21...The town of Athabasca will be splitting their penalty rate ahead of implementing a new tax penalty bylaw.
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Blue Green Algae Advisory For Calling Lake
July 20...Alberta Health Services (AHS) is advising people to stay away from Calling Lake.
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Random Drug and Alcohol Test Suggestion Defeated At Town Council
July 20...A proposal to institute random drug and alcohol tests for town staff
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Town Off-Highway Vehicle Bylaw to Be Amended
July 20...You might see changes to the way you can use off-highway vehicles (OHVs) within the Town of Athabasca.
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No New Heliports Planned At Area Hospitals
July 19...Helicopter landings at area hospitals might not happen for the foreseeable future.
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Fly-In BBQ Draws Crowd of 600
July 19...Athabasca County Officials say 30 planes and over 600 people
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Contaminated Water Advisory for Devonshire Beach
July 18...Alberta Health Services is asking you stay away from the waters at Devonshire Beach, near Slave Lake.
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Boyle Community to Lobby for New Hospital in Future
July 18...The community of Boyle is going to keep fighting for upgrades to their hospital over the next few years.
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Local Athletes Win Medals at Alberta Summer Games
July 18...Athabasca athletes have won medals at the 2016 Alberta Summer games in Leduc.
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Rodeo Weekend in Boyle
July 15...It's Boyle Rodeo weekend once again, and there will be a ton of things going on this weekend.
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$1.6 Million in Upgrades for Boyle Hospital
July 15...The hospital in Boyle is getting $1.6 million in upgrades this year
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Health Minister to Tour Boyle Healthcare Centre
July 14...Health Minister Sarah Hoffman will be stopping in Boyle today
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Preliminary Review of Town Underway
July 13...Town councillors will be interviewed as part of the review in the affairs at the Town of Athabasca.
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U12 Girls Win Provincial Soccer Gold
July 12...Athabasca's Under 12 Girls team have returned home
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Six Teams Head to Soccer Provincials
July 8...It's provincial soccer weekend for the six Athabasca teams
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Landlords Could Be on the Hook for Tenant's Water Bills
July 8...Landlords around Athabasca County will now be on the hook for any outstanding charges
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CRA Scam Calls Continue in Area
July 7...It appears those CRA Scam phone calls never left the area.
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Blue Green Algae Advisory For Baptiste Lake
July 7...Alberta Health Services (AHS) is advising people to stay away from Baptiste Lake.
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$3,100 Donation from Boston Pizza to Road to Hope
July 6...The Road to Hope Foundation were recently presented with a cheque for $3,100.
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Another Deficit Budget for Aspen View in 2016/17
July 5...The Aspen View School Division is projecting around $317,000 in deficit for the 2016/17 school year.
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River Rats Celebrates 20 Years
July 4...Music, Parades, Dancing, Fireworks. It was all there at the riverfront this long weekend, as Athabasca celebrated Canada's 149th birthday.
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New School Work Should Begin in August
June 30...Athabasca's new school could see shovels in the ground in late August.
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Athabasca CAO Bylaw Passes Second Reading
June 29...Athabasca's new CAO Bylaw passed second reading at the last meeting but it did not pass third reading.
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Shake Up on Town Library and Archives Board
June 28...There's a few shakeups on the library and archives board for Athabasca.
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Area Municipalities Reapply for Canada 150 Grant
June 28...Area municipalities are once again trying for the Canada 150 Grant.
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U14 Soccer Team Heading to Provincials
June 27...Athabasca will be represented at the Under-14 soccer provincials this year.
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Meanook Area Residents Request Community Mailbox
June 27...Meanook Residents are asking Canada Post for a community mailbox in their hamlet.
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Review of All Town Bylaws and Policies Planned
June 24...Administration staff at the Town of Athabasca will be going through their books and updating all bylaws and policies.
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Break and Enter at Husky Plant in Rock Island
June 24...Police in Athabasca are investigating a break and enter at the Husky Gas Plant in Rock Island.
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Athabasca Junior Lifeguards Win Paul (Skip) Hayden Award
June 24...Athabasca was named as a winner of the Paul (Skip) Hayden Canadian Swim Patrol Award.
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Police Looking for Suspects After Calling Lake Assault
June 23...Earlier this month, a 38 year old man was taken to Athabasca Hospital with lacerations and head injuries and then subsequently released.
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Break and Enter in Athabasca
June 22...Police in Athabasca say they responded to a break and enter on June 16 on 52 Street in town.
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Motion to Reinstate Mayor Morrill and Councillor Verhaeghe to CoW Defeated
June 22...A motion to reinstate the Mayor and Councillor Tim Verhaeghe to the Committee of the Whole (CoW)
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Checkstop Leads to Ardrossan Man Facing Drug Related Charges
June 22...A 40 year Ardrossan man is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking
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Police Investigate Series of Break and Enters in Rochester Area
June 22...Police in Athabasca are investigating a series of break and enters and thefts from the Rochester area.
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"FOIP Me if You Like," Tim Verhaeghe to Council
June 21...At their last town council meeting, there was concern from Councillor Tim Verhaeghe.
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Colin Derko Wins Boyle By-Election
June 21...Colin Derko was elected yesterday, June 20, to fill the vacant seat on Boyle Council.
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Election Day in Boyle
June 20...It's election day in Boyle today, June 20,
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Athabasca Mentorship Program Completes 15 Years
June 17 2016...The Athabasca Mentorship Program is celebrating 15 successful years of existence with the culmination of this school year.
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RCMP Focused on Vehicle Safety During June
June 16...All through June, the RCMP will be focusing on vehicle safety as part of their monthly education and enforcement campaigns.
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School of Choice Fee Waived for 2016/17 School Year
June 15...School of choice transportation fees have been suspended by the Aspen View Board of Trustees.
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Council To Update Riverfront Plan in Athabasca
June 15...The Town of Athabasca will be spending up to 30 thousand dollars to update their plans for the Riverfront.
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Margaret Gallinger Running for Seat on Boyle Council
June 14...Two people have put their names forward for the vacant seat on Boyle Council.
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Colin Derko Running for Boyle Council Seat
June 14...Colin Derko is one of two candidates running for the vacant seat on Boyle Council.
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Plan Underway to Build Playground in Meanook
June 13...A plan is underway to build a new playground for kids aged 2 to 12 in the hamlet of Meanook.
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Renee Ramey Named Dr. Brown Scholarship Winner
June 10...The 2016 Dr. Josephine Brown Memorial Scholarship was presented at the June 7 Town Council meeting.
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40th Convocation Ceremonies Held at Athabasca University
June 9...It's the first day of convocation ceremonies at Athabasca University (AU) today,
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Council Disagrees Whether In-Camera Discussion Leaked to Public
June 9...There was disagreement on Town Council as to whether an in-camera item was breached or not.
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New Development Permits Approved for Athabasca
June 8....There is progress with regards to the development permits for the Tim Hortons
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Truck Stolen from Calling Lake Area
June 8...Police in Athabasca say a truck was stolen from the Calling Lake area.
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Senior's Symposium Returns for 8th Year
June 7...As many as nine presenters will be speaking at the 8th annual Seniors Symposium,
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Legal Fee Breakdown Presented to Town Council
June 7...At the last update, the town of Athabasca has spent $13,973.50 in legal fees this year.
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Municipal Petition Deemed Sufficient
June 6...A preliminary review will be taking place at the town of Athabasca.
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MGA Open House in Athabasca on June 3
June 3...Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee will be in Athabasca today, June 3,
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New Vice Principal Named for Edwin Parr Composite
June 3...Dianne Jewell has been named a vice principal at Edwin Parr Composite (EPC) for the 2016/17 school year.
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County Hears Update into Enbridge's Norlite Pipeline
June 2...Athabasca County got an update regarding the installation of the Norlite Pipeline within their jurisdiction.
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Boyle RCMP Looking for Missing Female
June 2...Police in Boyle are looking for help in finding 34 year old Rochelle Garrett. She was last spoken to on May 31,
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Pacers Conclude 2016 Spring Camp
June 1...The Athabasca Pacers concluded their spring training camp last week, with a final scrimmage on Friday, May 27.
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Development Permit Filed for Mark's Work Wearhouse
June 1...More development news for the Town of Athabasca.
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Two Candidates Contesting Boyle By-Election
June 1...Two people will be running for the vacant seat on Boyle Council.
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New Pool Project at Impasse Over Funding Agreements
May 31...Both the Town and County will be aiming to meet after reaching an impasse regarding the new pool project.
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Councillor Proposes Retreat to Try and End Infighting
May 30...There was a plan at the last town council meeting to have discussion among councillors, as they try to resolve their issues.
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Athabasca Sweeps U10 Soccer Tournament
May 30...It was a successful day of soccer this past weekend at the Athabasca Soccer Tournament.
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Vandals Hit Recently Installed Lights for Lee
May 31...There were lights installed on the Athabasca's East Hill Rotary Trail last week,
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Multiplex Upgrades Approved by Town and County
May 27...Two more capital purchases have been approved for the Athabasca Multiplex.
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Mixed Results for Athabasca U14 Soccer Teams
May 27...A couple of U14 soccer games from yesterday, May 26, yielded mixed results for Athabasca.
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Ford Truck Stolen From the Athabasca Multiplex
May 25...Police in Athabasca are looking for help in finding a grey Ford SRW truck that was stolen from the Athabasca Multiplex
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Farm Food and Safety Day for Grade 4 Kids
May 25...Around 180 Grade 4 kids from Landing Trail Intermediate School (LTIS), Grassland, Boyle and the Athabasca Colony School will be part of the Farm Food and Safety Day on May 25.
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Aspen View Suspends Base Transportation Fees for 2016/17 School Year
May 25...The Aspen View School Division has suspended the base transportation fees for the 2016/17 School Year.
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Development Permit Filed for Tim Hortons in Athabasca
May 25...Athabascans may soon be able to get their morning coffee and timbits before heading to work.
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49 Street Sewer Project to Be Done Over Two Years
May 24...The 49 Street Sewer and Water project in Athabasca will be done over two years.
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Government Signs Off on New School Builder Choice
May 24...The Alberta Government has approved the recommendation made by the Aspen View School Division regarding their choice of builders.
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Boyle Wins 1A Banner in Track and Field Meet
May 24...It was a successful showing at track and field zone meet for Boyle School.
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Bonnyville Man Caught Doing 202 Km/Hr Near Boyle
May 25...A 20 year old Bonnyville man was pulled over recently for driving at 202 km/hr, near the village of Boyle.
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Town Council Makes River Rats Contribution
May 20...The Town of Athabasca will be contributing $2,500 towards the River Rats Festival this year for fireworks.
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Fire Bans Lifted Ahead of Long Weekend
May 20...Ahead of the May Long Weekend, the province wide fire ban has been lifted.
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Boyle School Steps Up Big to Help Fort McMurray Evacuees
May 20...The Aspen View School Division will be hiring an extra teacher to meet the demands at Boyle School.
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Aggravated Assault in Athabasca
May 20...Police in Athabasca are investigating a case of aggravated assault in town.
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Town Won't Commit to Increase Pool Funding Commitment Just Yet
May 19...The Town of Athabasca isn't prepared to increase their pool funding commitment to $7.25 million just yet.
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Multiplex Meetings To Be Open to Public
May 18...Multiplex Society meetings may soon be open to the public.
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Town and County Seemingly Split on Athabasca Library Location
May 17...There's an apparent split on where a new library should go in Athabasca.
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Athabasca COP Program Underway
May 16...The Athabasca Citizen's on Patrol Group is up and running.
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County Council Discusses Fort McMurray Fire
May 16...Athabasca County Council were discussing the fire in Fort McMurray at their last council meeting.
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Lions Club to Install Playground at Centennial Park
May 13...The Lions Club want to install another playground within the Town of Athabasca.
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Sharen Kucey Named New Boyle School Principal
May 12...Sharen Kucey has been named the new principal of Boyle School effective the 2016/17 school year.
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Boyle By-Election Date Announced
May 12...A by-election will be held in Boyle to replace David Bencharsky
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Desmarais RCMP Looking for 25 Year Old
May 11...The RCMP in Desmarais are looking for help in finding 25 year old Chantel Tremblay.
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No Tax Breaks to Local Based Oil Companies
May 11...Athabasca County has declined a request from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) to reduce their property taxes for 2016.
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Tax Rate Bylaws Approved At Town and County
May 10...Both the Town of Athabasca and Athabasca County have approved their respective tax rate bylaws for 2016.
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Evan Ladouceur Drafted by Lethbridge Hurricanes
May 10...Athabasca's Evan Ladouceur was drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the recently concluded WHL Bantam Draft.
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Break and Enter at Canadian Tire
May 10...Police are investigating after a man and a truck were seen leaving the Canadian Tire in Athabasca earlier this month.
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Area Communities Step Up to Help Fort McMurray Evacuees
May 11...There's been an outpouring of support from the Athabasca community towards
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Athabasca Area Fire Crews Help Battle Fires in Fort McMurray
May 10...Fire Crews from Athabasca and area were among the many crews helping to battle the fires in Fort McMurray.
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County to Discuss Opening Multiplex Meetings
May 9...County Council will be discussing whether or not they would support opening up the Multiplex Meetings to the public.
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Town Asked to Increase Pool Project Commitment
May 9...Athabasca Town Council has been asked to increase their commitment for the new swimming pool to a maximum of $7.25 million.
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Insurance Companies Working To Assist Fort McMurray Evacuees
May 9...Insurance companies across Canada have already begun deploying mobile response units and flying in personnel to Alberta
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Athabasca Woman Killed in Highway 2 Collision near Nestow
May 9...A 40 year old woman from Athabasca has been identified as the victim of a fatal collision on Highway 2 on Saturday.
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Joint Delegation Not Needed at School Board Meeting
May 5...Athabasca County Councillors will not be at today's Aspen View School Board Meeting.
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Aspen View Opens Doors to Fort McMurray Evacuees
May 6...The Aspen View School Division says they are now able to accept students
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Grassland Busy with Fort McMurray Evacuees
May 6...The Hamlet of Grassland was bustling with activity given the mass evacuations from Fort McMurray due to the wildfires.
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Athabasca RCMP Recover Possibly Stolen Items
May 6...Police in Athabasca say they've found some items that they believe were stolen.
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Convoys of Vehicles Heading South from Fort McMurray
May 6...A massive convoy is underway to move thousands of evacuees stranded north of the fire ravaged city of Fort McMurray.
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The Latest on the Fort McMurray evacuations
May 6...Athabasca opened its doors to people fleeing Fort McMurray last night, as a wildfire engulfed parts of the city.
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Possible Cougar Sighting in Athabasca
May 4...A possible cougar sighting in Athabasca.
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Aspen View To Pay $1 Offsite Levy for New Athabasca School
May 5...At long last, success from Aspen View's perspective.
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County Ups Pool Project Commitment to $7.25 Million
May 3...The Town of Athabasca will be asked to increase their maximum commitment for the new pool project to $7.25 million.
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Fire Restriction for Town of Athabasca
May 2...The Town of Athabasca is also under a Fire Restriction, given the warm and dry weather that is expected.
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Trailer Stolen Then Recovered in Atmore
May 2...Police in Boyle are investigating after someone stole a trailer and portable toilets from the Atmore Community Hall.
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Evan Ladouceur Represents Athabasca at the Alberta Cup
May 2...Athabasca's only representative at the Alberta Cup Hockey Tournament finished with a goal and an assist.
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Clark Builders Recommended by Aspen View Board of Trustees
May 2...The Aspen View School Division has recommended a bid to the provincial government for the new school project.
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Two Mischief Cases in Athabasca RCMP Area
May 2...Police in Athabasca are hoping to solve two cases of mischief with the public's help.
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Pacers to Begin Spring Camp in May
April 29...The Athabasca Pacers being their spring camp officially on May 2.
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Structure Fire at Island Lake
April 29...No one was hurt following a structure fire in Island Lake yesterday, April 28.
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Arson in Calling Lake
April 29...Police are looking for information and witnesses following a suspicious fire in Calling Lake.
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Tax Rate Bylaw Discussed at Town Council
April 29...The Town of Athabasca has given first and second reading to their tax rate bylaw for 2016 at their last meeting.
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Rotary Club Celebrity Dinner Raises $50,000
April 28...The Rotary Club of Athabasca raised over $50,000 net as part of their Celebrity Dinner this year.
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New School Land Transfer Complete
April 28...The Land Transfer between Athabasca University and Aspen View Schools is now complete.
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Aspen View Revising Foundational Statements
April 26...A new motto and mission statement has been proposed for the Aspen View School Division.
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Athabasca County Reacts to 2016 Provincial Budget
April 26...Athabasca County Reeve Doris Splane is reacting to the Alberta Provincial Budget that was released on April 14.
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By-Election Coming in Boyle
April 26...There will be a by-election in Boyle to fill a vacant seat on council.
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Athabasca Burger Bar Window Smashed
April 26...Police in Athabasca are looking for whoever caused some damage to the Athabasca Burger Bar.
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New Athabasca School Tenders Opened
April 26...Tenders for the New Athabasca School were opened on April 25 at Division Office.
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Three Taken to Hospital following Rollover near Caslan
April 26...Three people were taken to hospital following a single vehicle rollover near Caslan on April 20.
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Boyle RCMP Arrest Man on Canada Wide Warrant
April 25...Jordan Larocque, wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for violation of his statutory release conditions has been arrested without incident in Boyle.
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Multiplex Society Potentially Looking at Loan to Fund New Pool
April 25...There's been some talk at Athabasca Multiplex Society meetings about the potential for them to borrowing money to help pay for the new pool project in the community.
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Aspen View Board to Revisit Transportation Fees
April 25...The Aspen View School Division is looking at the future of transportation fees.
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Stolen Truck Recovered by Police
April 22...Police in Athabasca say a truck that was stolen on April 13 from Koch Ford has been found
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New Athabasca School Will Keep Edwin Parr Composite Name
April 22...The Aspen View Board of Trustees have voted to keep the name of the new Athabasca school as Edwin Parr Composite.
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Town Council May Waive Off-Site Levy for New School if Partners Step Up
April 22...No motions were passed regarding the new Athabasca School at town council as quorum was broken following almost an hour and a half of discussion.
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Town Council Votes Down Waiving Offsite Levy Costs for New School
April 21...The new Athabasca school seemingly had a wrench thrown into its plans at the last town council meeting, April 19.
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Community Transportation Proposed for Athabasca
April 20...Athabasca Mayor Roger Morrill brought up the discussion of public transportation at the last council meeting, April 19.
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Business as Usual at AlPac Mill
April 20...The Athabasca Chamber of Commerce heard a delegation from ALPac at their recently concluded annual general meeting on April 13.
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Fire Restriction in Athabasca County
April 20...Warm and dry weather has led to Athabasca County being placed under a Fire Restriction.
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Area Municipalities on the 2016 Alberta Budget
April 19...Area municipalities are reflecting on last week's Alberta budget.
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Record Temperatures Broken in Athabasca
April 19...Athabasca smashed a record high temperature yesterday, April 18.
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Highway 63 Reopened After Fire
April 19...Things have calmed down near Highway 63, after a wildfire forced the highway to shut down yesterday evening, April 18.
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Alyssa Bratt Nominated for Edwin Parr Award
April 18...Grade 4 Landing Trail Intermediate School (LTIS) teacher Alyssa Bratt is Aspen View's nominee for the Edwin Parr Teaching Award.
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Break and Enter Theft at Koch Ford
April 18...Police are looking for help in solving a case of break and enter and a theft.
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Good News, Bad News Alberta Budget: Aspen View Superintendent
April 18...The Aspen View Superintendent is calling the newly released Alberta Budget, a good news, bad news one.
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Athabasca County Receives $350,000 in ACP Grant
April 15...Like the Town of Athabasca and the Village of Boyle, Athabasca County were also recipients of the full $350,000 amount
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Delores PrudenBarrie Receives Esquao® Award
April 15...Aspen View's Director of FNMI Learning, Delores PrudenBarrie, is the recipient of a 2016 Esquao® Award.
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Break and Enter at Perryvale Transfer Site
April 14...Police in Athabasca responded to a break and enter call at the Perryvale Waste Transfer Site on April 13, 2016.
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Wandering River Cardlock Project Granted Extension
April 14...Athabasca County meanwhile voted to push back the construction start date for a new truck stop in Wandering River.
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New Chamber Executive Chosen
April 14...Todd Dutchak will continue on as the President of the Athabasca Chamber of Commerce following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night, April 13.
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Ford Truck Stolen From Koch Ford Dealership
April 13...Police in Athabasca are looking for a blue 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab truck with no licence plate.
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Athabasca Man Killed Near Fox Creek
April 13...The RCMP are investigating after a 35 year old Athabasca man was killed near Fox Creek on Monday night.
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New School Tender Opening Imminent
April 13...The Aspen View School Division will open tenders for the new Athabasca school on Wednesday, April 20.
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No Local Support for Potential Fox Creek Legal Battle
April 12...There wasn't any support for the Town of Fox Creek 's potential legal battle with one of their bylaws.
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Town Council Allocates 2016 Projected Surpluses
April 8...Town Council at their last meeting decided how to move forward with their projected $298,343 surplus from the 2016 budget.
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Petition Reaches Provincial Government
April 8...The petition for a municipal inspection into the affairs at Athabasca Town Hall has reached the provincial government,
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Area Municipalities Receive Community Grant Program Funding
April 7...The Village of Boyle was successful in their application for the Alberta Community Partnership Grant.
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First Fire Advisory of 2016
April 7...A Fire Advisory has been issued for Athabasca County.
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Two Percent Tax Hike for Town of Athabasca
April 7...Municipal Taxes in the town of Athabasca will be going up 2 per cent this year, to help pay for the new swimming pool project.
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Rotary Club Reaffirms Financial Contribution to Pool Project
April 6...The Rotary Club of Athabasca has reaffirmed their pledge to contribute $250,000 to the new Athabasca pool project.
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County Council Discusses Athabasca University Once Again
April 5...There was a bit more discussion at County Council surrounding Athabasca University (AU).
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Boyle RCMP Make Arrest In Connection With Credit Card Scam
April 4...A 28 year old Tofield resident has been charged with trafficking in property obtained by crime, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
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Six Lane Pool Coming to Athabasca
April 4...As it stands, Athabasca looks set for a new six lane pool facility.
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River Rats Update to County
April 1...An update on the 2016 River Rats Festival was presented to County Council at their meeting on March 31.
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Dinosaur Sighting in Athabasca Area
April 1...A major sighting here in Northern Alberta.
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Permanent Dialysis Coming to Lac La Biche
March 30...A permanent six-station dialysis unit will be built at the Lac La Biche Healthcare Centre.
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Aspen View Submits Capital Plan to Alberta Government
March 30...H.A. Kostash in Smoky Lake, Landing Trail Intermediate and Smith Schools
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Boyle RCMP Looking for ATV and Operator
March 29...Police in Boyle are looking for a man on a quad who failed to stop when he was asked to do so.
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Boyle RCMP on Recent Break and Enter Spike
March 28...The village of Boyle has comparatively been quieter in terms of break and enter calls.
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Man Found Dead near Athabasca
March 28...Police are investigating the death of a man in the wooded area off Highway 813, across from the intersection of Highway 55.
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Boyle RCMP Hope to Identify Suspects
March 28...Police in Boyle are looking for help in identifying two suspects and a vehicle involved in a break and enter at a Boyle business.
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Lakeland MP Criticizes 2016 Federal Budget
March 24...Lakeland MP Shannon Stubbs says the Liberal budget is reckless
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Changes to Edwin Parr and Boyle Administration Teams Coming
March 23...There will be changes coming to the administration team at Edwin Parr High School (EPC) to start the next school year, 2016/17.
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Aspen View to Rebuild Community Soccer Pitches
March 23...The Aspen View Board of Trustees have set aside $250,000 in their upcoming budget to replace some soccer pitches
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Police Recover Stolen Vehicle North of Town
March 23...A stolen blue Ford F350 truck was recovered by the RCMP in Athabasca at the north end of Survey Road, located just north of town.
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Municipal Affairs Petition Gets Over 800 Signatures
March 23...The petition to get Municipal Affairs to conduct an inspection into the affairs at town council has crossed 800 signatures.
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Two Churches Team Up to Bring Syrian Refugee Family to Athabasca
March 23...Two area churches are looking to team up in order to help resettle 11 Syrian Refugees in the Athabasca Area.
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New Athabasca Pool Discussed At Town Council Once Again
March 24...There was more discussion about the Athabasca pool open house at the last town council meeting on March 15.
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Pilot Project Proposed for Highway 63
March 22...Athabasca County is in support of a pilot project that is planned for Highway 63 and 881 over the next few months.
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New CAO Delegation of Authority Bylaw in the Works for Athabasca
March 22...A new CAO Delegation of Authority Bylaw for the Town of Athabasca is in the works.
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Town Council Approves 2016 Multiplex Budget
March 21...Town Council has approved their 2016 Multiplex budget at their last meeting.
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Midget Hawks Win 1660 Hockey League Bronze Medal
March 21...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks are bringing home the inter-league bronze medal
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Police Look For Blue Chevrolet SUV
March 21...Police in Athabasca are continuing to look for an older model blue Chevrolet Suburban S.U.V.
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AU Employee Groups Praise Memo From Advanced Education Minister
March 18...Employee groups representing staff at Athabasca University (AU)
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Keep Athabasca in Athabasca University: Athabasca Mayor
March 18...Once again, Town Council discussed Athabasca University (AU) at their last meeting on March 15.
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Boyle RCMP Looking for Person of Interest
March 18...Police in Boyle are looking for information in identifying a person of interest who was involved in a theft.
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RCMP Staff Sgt. Urges Caution over Rising Break and Enter Cases
March 18...Earlier this week, you'd heard about the increase in the number of break and enter cases in the Athabasca RCMP detachment area.
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Town Council Gives CAO $10,000 Raise
March 18...Athabasca Town Council at their last meeting approved a $10,000 raise for their Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Josh Pyrcz, taking his salary up to $100,000 per year.
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Town Administration to Approve Council Remuneration Moving Forward
March 17...In a bid to curb some of their infighting over expense claims, town council has made some changes to their expense policy.
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Busy Year For Area Traffic Police Officers
March 16...Police have been busy on area highways in 2015, including Highway 55 and 63.
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Mixed Bag For EPC Senior Basketball Teams at Zones
March 16...A mixed bag for the Edwin Parr Predators Senior Basketball teams at their respective zone tournaments.
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Petition for Municipal Inspection at Town of Athabasca Progressing
March 15...There will be a petition circulating where Municipal Affairs
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Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt Issues Directives over AU Future
March 15...Alberta's New Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt has issued directives aimed at addressing the issue surrounding Athabasca University.
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Cornwall Reservoir Vandalized
March 15...The RCMP in Athabasca are hoping to solve a case of mischief in town.
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Spike in B&E Calls in 2016
March 15...The Athabasca RCMP detachment have been dealing with a spike in break and enter calls.
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ATM Stolen From SS Athabasca Car Wash
March 15...An ATM was stolen from the SS Athabasca Car Wash in the early hours of the morning of March 15.
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Midget Hawks Win Silver at Provincials
March 14...The Athabasca Midget Hawks were beaten 8-2 by the Calgary Saints
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Boyle Blazers Host Successful Provincials
March 14...The Boyle Blazers didn't win, but they put on a successful Pee Wee D Provincial tournament this past weekend.
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Silver Truck Reported Stolen in Athabasca
March 14...The RCMP in Athabasca are asking for help in finding information about a stolen truck.
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Athabasca Legion Gives Back Close to $19,000 in Donations
March 14...The Athabasca Legion gave back once again, at their annual Legion Gives Back evening, held March 10, 2016.
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Boyle Blazers Set to Host Pee Wee D Provincials
March 11...It's going to be a busy weekend in Boyle.
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Midget Hawks Tie First Provincial Game
March 11...Elijah Anderson had a goal and assist, Derek Greene opened the scoring in the first period,
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Athabasca Pool Plans Presented Publicly
March 11...Two plans for the new pool were presented to the public yesterday, March 10 at the Multiplex,
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Harlem Crowns Entertain Athabasca
March 10...The final score didn't matter, but the Edwin Parr (EPC) Senior Girls and Boys teams
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Downtown Business Revitalization Plans Proposed
March 10...At the last council meeting, Mayor Roger Morrill brought forward
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Pool Designs to be Presented Publicly
March 10...At least two plans will be presented today, March 10, for the new swimming pool in Athabasca.
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County Approves 2016 Multiplex Budget
March 9...Athabasca County has approved the Multiplex's 2016 Operating Budget and Capital Plan at their meeting yesterday, March 8.
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Man Charged With Mischief Following March 6 Incident
March 9...A man has been charged with mischief, following an incident within the Town of Athabasca.
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Don Alexander and Ellen Knowles Win Boyle Community Spirit Award
March 8...Don Alexander and Ellen Knowles are the latest recipients of the Boyle Community Spirit Award.
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Joanne Peckham's Advance Pay Stirs Council
March 8...Another stir at town council concerning councillor timesheets,
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Pee Wee Hawks Win SPHL Title
March 8...The Athabasca Pee Wee A Hawks are now the Sturgeon Pembina Hockey League (SPHL) champions.
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Boyle Increase Franchise Fee Rates
March 7...Council in Boyle will be raising their franchise fee with Fortis Alberta to 6 per cent.
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Midget Hawks Fall to Barrhead in Playoffs
March 7...It was a tough weekend for the Athabasca Midget A Hawks.
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Karczmarczyk Confirmed as Aspen View Trustee
March 7...The results from the Aspen View Ward 2 By-election are now official.
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Pool Open House Discussed at Town Council
March 4...At least two options will be presented at a pool open house on March 10, one costing $14 million, the other costing $16 million.
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No Visitor Information Centre for Athabasca in 2016
March 4...Athabasca's Visitor Information Centre will not be opening this summer.
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Hawks to Face Barrhead in Playoff Tilt
March 6...It's round two of playoffs for the Athabasca Midget A Hawks team.
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Hundreds of Donations Made Towards Teens for Jeans Campaign
March 3...A total of 450 pairs of jeans and 175 jackets were donated
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Homeowners Urged to Check Alarms for Weaknesses
March 3...Police in Boyle are urging you to check you alarm systems and identify any weaknesses.
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Council Debated Official Town Statement
March 3...Athabasca Town Council will be releasing a letter to the public that some on council hopes dispels rumours circulating the community,
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Anne Karczmarczyk Wins Aspen View By-election
March 2...Anne Karczmarczyk was unofficially elected yesterday, during Aspen View's Ward 2 by-election.
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Town Council Debates Agenda Addition Ahead of March 1 Council
March 2...Athabasca Town Council spent several minutes at their meeting yesterday, trying to approve the agenda.
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County Council Decides Against Council COLA for 2016
March 2...Athabasca County Council at their last meeting, decided they would not take a cost of living allowance as councillors in 2016.
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Aspen View Ward 2 By-election Today
March 1...It's by-election day for residents in Aspen View's North Central Ward 2.
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Midget Hawks Beat Jasper in 1660 Playoffs
March 1...The Athabasca Midget Hawks are through to the next round of playoffs, but they left it late.
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Details for Pool Open House Announced
February 29...Pool designs will be presented to the public on March 10 at the first open house,
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Boyle Council Sends Letter Against Residential Carbon Tax
February 29...Council in Boyle will be sending a letter to Premier Rachel Notley, asking her to reconsider the proposed carbon tax
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Aspen View Wants School Boards to be Consulted Ahead of MGA Review
February 26...The Aspen View School Division wants the Alberta Government to consult with school boards
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New Fire Chief for Rochester
February 26...Darren Siemans has been named the new Fire Chief in Rochester.
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Anne Karczmarczyk Running for Aspen View Ward 2 Trustee
February 25...Anne Karczmarczyk is one of two people running for the vacant Ward 2 trustee position on the Aspen View School Division.
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Sharon Harding Running for Aspen View Ward 2 Trustee Position
February 25...Sharon Harding is one of two people running for the vacant Ward 2 trustee position on the Aspen View School Division's board.
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Aspen View Passes Sexual Orientation Policy
February 25...The Aspen View School Division at their last meeting gave second and final reading
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ATM Stolen from Colinton Hotel
February 24...Police in Athabasca are looking for the two unknown suspects responsible for stealing the ATM from the Colinton Hotel.
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Canada Day Parade Still On
February 23...Athabasca's Canada Day Parade will live on.
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River Rats 2016 Headliners Announced
February 23...The headliners for the 2015 River Rats Festival have been announced.
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Man Charged After Armed Robbery at Ken's Confectionery
February 22...One man has been charged following an armed robbery at Ken's Confectionery in Athabasca from Saturday, February 20.
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Athabasca County Sends Letter of Support for Athabasca University to Alberta Government
February 23...There will be another letter of support for Athabasca University.
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Athabasca Midget Hawks Qualify for Provicials
February 22...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks are off to provincials this season, following an 8-2 win over Edson yesterday.
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Boyle Municipal Centre Expected to Be Ready by End April
February 22...As things stand, the new Municipal Centre in Boyle could be completed by the end of April
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Town Council Sends Letter of Support for Athabasca University
February 19...The Town of Athabasca is writing a letter in support of Athabasca University (AU),
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Police Look for Owners of Possible Stolen Items
February 19...Police in town are looking for the owners of two boat motors, a Circular Saw, a Mitre Saw, a Wood planer and a trailer.
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Tender Process for New Athabasca School Underway
February 19...The Aspen View School Division has been given permission to go to tender,
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Town Council Urged to Not Make Rash Decisions
February 18...Athabasca - Sturgeon - Redwater MLA Colin Piquette was in attendance at the last town council meeting on February 16.
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Break and Enter in Meanook
February 18...Police in Athabasca are looking to identify the people responsible for a break and enter on main street in Meanook.
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Rochester Man Among Those Charged in Murder of Randy Lopushinsky
February 17...Police have charged two men in relation to the murder of 56 year old Randy Lopushinksy of Redwater.
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Break and Enter on the
February 17...Police in Athabasca are looking for help after a break and enter on a rural property on the "C Road."
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Theft at SS Athabasca Car Wash
February 16...Police in Athabasca are looking for a man involved in a case of theft.
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Midget Hawks Split Weekend Games
February 16...The Athabasca Midget A Hawks split a pair of games this past weekend.
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Athabasca County to Contribute $500,000 to Boyle Municipal Centre Project
February 16...Athabasca County will contribute $500,000 towards the new Municipal Centre project in Boyle.
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Town Removes Mayor, Councillor from All Committees
February 17...The Town of Athabasca has passed a motion to remove Mayor Roger Morrill and Councillor Tim Verhaeghe
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Town Council Passes Motion to Disqualify Mayor Morrill and Councillor Verhaeghe
February 15...At a special council meeting held Monday, February 8, a motion was passed
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Aspen View Approves Inclusion and FNMI Policies
February 12...The Aspen View School Division has given second and final reading to both their Inclusion and FNMI policy.
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Damage to County Agriculture Water Fill Stations
February 12...Two of Athabasca County's Agriculture Water Fill Stations were vandalized sometime last week.
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Athabasca Swimmers Medal at Fast Eddie's Meet
February 13...Another successful meet for the Athabasca Rapids Swim Club.
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New Pool Discussions Ongoing
February 11...Discussions are ongoing with regards to the new swimming pool that has been proposed for Athabasca.
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County to Attend Best Practices Meeting in Westlock
February 11...County councillors from Athabasca will be heading to a joint meeting in Westlock to discuss best practices after all.
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Police Investigating Mystic Meadows Break and Enters
February 11...Overnight on January 29 into January 30, an unknown number of suspects
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Break and Enters at Blueberry Hill RV Park
February 10...Police in Athabasca are investigating a number of break and enter cases
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Keith Shologan Signs with Winnipeg
February 10...Rochester's Keith Shologan is coming a little closer to home.
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County Council Discusses Athabasca University
February 10...Athabasca University was also a discussion topic for County Councillors at their February 9 meeting.
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Town Council to Continue Discussing Athabasca University
February 10...Town of Athabasca Councillors will be discussing Athabasca University (AU)
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Town Council Debates Municipal Governance Initiative Meetings Including Remuneration
February 9...Town Councillors recently had one on one teleconferences with the Alberta Government's Municipal Governance Initiative Team.
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School Zones to Remain Near Boyle School
February 8... The speed limit on Highway 663 within Boyle, will be remaining the same following a review by Alberta Transportation.
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Midget A Hawks Top Barrhead
February 8... Four goals from four different players helped the Athabasca Midget A Hawks
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