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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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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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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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2016 Business Gala Nominees Revealed
August 24...Nominees for the 4th Annual Business Awards Gala, in Athabasca has been revealed.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Athabasca University to Name New President
August 16...Athabasca University will unveil their new president this week.
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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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CAO Resignation Accepted by Council
August 11...The Town of Athabasca is now without a CAO.
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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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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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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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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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New Athabasca School Construction Underway
August 4...Construction on the new Athabasca School is officially a go.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Two Collisions on Area Highways
July 29...There were two collisions on Athabasca area highways in the last two days.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fly-In BBQ Draws Crowd of 600
July 19...Athabasca County Officials say 30 planes and over 600 people
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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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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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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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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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$1.6 in Upgrades for Boyle Hospital
July 15...The hospital in Boyle is getting $1.6 million in upgrades this year
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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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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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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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Six Teams Head to Soccer Provincials
July 8...It's provincial soccer weekend for the six Athabasca teams
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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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CRA Scam Calls Continue in Area
July 7...It appears those CRA Scam phone calls never left the area.
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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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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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U14 Soccer Team Heading to Provincials
June 27...Athabasca will be represented at the Under-14 soccer provincials this year.
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