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Colin Piquette Opens Athabasca Office
July 7...Provincial politicians are in their constituencies for the summer, having completed a two week sitting of the Legislature.
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Chainsaw Among Items Stolen from Rural Property
July 7...A brand new Husqvarna chain saw was among things stolen from a rural property along Highway 813.
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Groundbreaking at New Boyle Municipal Centre Location
July 6...Work on the new municipal centre in Boyle will be on going for the next several months or so.
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Police Look For Information in Two Mischief Cases
July 6...Police are hoping for assistance in solving a vehicle mischief case within the town of Athabasca.
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Athabasca Celebrates Canada Day
July 2...Athabascans young and old spent Canada Day at the riverfront, taking in the River Rats Festival.
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River Rats Festival Kicks Off June 30
June 30...Athabasca's Riverfront will be a sea of activity over the next two days, as the Magnificent River Rats festival kicks off today.
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Man Dead Following Domestic Disturbance on Monday Night
June 30...One man is dead following a domestic disturbance complaint on Cornwall Drive yesterday evening.
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High School Grad Weekend in Athabasca
June 26...It's grad weekend in Athabasca, and the Class of 2015 at Edwin Parr Composite is gearing up for their big day on June 27.
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Blue Green Algae Advisory Issued for Baptise Lake
June 25...A Blue-Green algae advisory has been issued for Baptiste Lake.
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Transportation Fees Remain for Aspen View Schools
June 24...Aspen View Trustees voted down a motion to reduce transportation fees to $50 for the year at their last board meeting.
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Town Committee of the Whole Meetings To Start September
June 24...The town of Athabasca will be starting with monthly Committee of the Whole meetings in September.
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Fatal Collision on Highway 63 Near Wandering River
June 23...One person has been killed following a deadly crash on Highway 63, about one kilometre north of Wandering River.
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23 Year Old Caught Speeding Excessively
June 23...A 23 year old man will make a court appearance after he was caught doing 191 km/hr near the House River area
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New Pipeline in the Boyle Area to Begin Construction Next Year
June 23...There's a new pipeline expected in the Boyle area, which is expected to begin construction next summer.
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Caboose Sale and Restoration Possible
June 22...There's a plan in motion that could see the caboose parked near the Athabasca Train Station both sold and renovated.
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Local Improvement Tax Possible
June 20...Town Council in Athabasca has directed administration to draft a local improvement tax policy.
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Police Look For Masked Man After Overnight Incident at New Western Inn
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Unions Criticize Athabasca University Task Force Report
June 18...The Athabasca University Faculty Association (AUFA), is one of three unions that have criticized the Athabasca University (AU) Sustainability Task Force Report, released June 1.
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Residential Speeds Could Be Lowered to 40 km/hr
June 17...Town Council will be reaching out to residents of both Hees Estates and the High School Hill Area
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Rodeo Results
June 15...The Lakeland Cowboys were in Cold Lake. The Billy McDonalds Summer Series took the Tour North Ranch Open Rodeo to Fort McMurray.
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AU Convocation
June 11...Over the next three days, the Athabasca Multiplex will be buzzing thanks to Athabasca Universities Convocation Ceremonies.
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STARS Landing
June 10...Alberta Health Services is conducting a feasibility study into the construction of a new helipad at the Athabasca Hospital.
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Boat Motor Theft Attempt
June 9...The Athabasca RCMP are seeking tips about an attempted theft at a property in the heart of Colinton. Overnight Sunday, thieves attempted to steal a boat motor attached to a small boat.
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Wynn's Law
June 9...The Independent Member Of Parlianment for Edmonton-St. Albert has introduced a private member's bill which would create tougher rules for suspects seeking bail.
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Portage College Programs
June 9...Portage College wants to expand recreation programs.
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Tragedy In Edmonton
June 9...One Edmonton Police Service Officer was killed, and another wounded when they came under fire while trying to make an arrest last night at a west end home.
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Property Crime Prevention
June 8...This evening there will be a presentation by the RCMP in Boyle, relating to property crime and prevention.
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Friday Shooting & Pursuit
June 8...An 18 year old faces a long list of charges after the Police chase Friday afternoon from Gibbons through a number of communities including Westlock which ended in Barrhead following an incide...
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AU Sustainability Report
June 8...Athabasca University's sustainability task force is out with a report, on what the future could be for the University.
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Boyle Municipal Centre
June 8...The new Municipal Centre Project in Boyle will begin construction very shortly.
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Garr Scott Tractor Now Outside Old Brick School
June 5...Outside the Old Brick School, the Garr Scott Steam Tractor Engine now sits proudly
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Slight Changes Possible for Aspen View Budget
June 5...There might be slight changes to the budget approved by the Aspen View Board Trustees.
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No Beer Gardens at this Year's River Rats Festival
June 5...There will be no beer gardens at the River Rats Festival this year.
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Aspen View Represented at Truth and Reconciliation Commission Conclusion
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Colin Piquette Sworn in as Area MLA
June 4...For Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquette, the last one month has been a steep learning curve.
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Police Looking for Information Following Several Cases of Theft
June 3...Police in Athabasca are looking for information following several cases of theft.
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New Athabasca School Likely Won't Be Joined to Multiplex
June 3...A detached building structure is currently being considered by the Aspen View School Division for their new school project.
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7th Annual Senior's Symposium Returns
June 3...FCSS in Athabasca will be holding their 7th annual Senior's Symposium today June 3
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Fire Bans Lifted Within Athabasca, Boyle and Athabasca County
June 2...A total fire ban has been lifted for parts of Athabasca County that are located outside the Forest Protection Area.
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New Pumper-Tanker for Caslan Fire Department
June 1...The Caslan Fire Department will be getting a new pumper-tanker after it was approved by Athabasca County Council.
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Discussion Held Regarding Senior's Housing
May 29...About 80 people gathered at the Senior's Centre on the evening of May 28, at an open house to talk about non subsidized senior's housing.
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Wabasca Residents Begin Trip Home Following Evacuation
May 28...Calvin Yellowknee was one of the last few Wabasca area residents at the Athabasca Reception Centre on May 27.
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RCMP Seize $85,000 in Property Following Weekend Crime Spree
May 25...About $85,000 worth of stolen equipment has been recovered by the RCMP in Boyle.
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Athabasca Library Board Not Happy With Proposed Library Plans
May 25...The Athabasca Library Board has voiced concern over the size of the proposed library up by the Multiplex.
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Police Investigating Weekend Dog Bite in Calling Lake
May 25...Police are investigating a reported dog bite in the hamlet of Calling Lake from last Friday.
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Eight Homes Targeted in Boyle Area Crime Spree
May 23...Police in Boyle are looking for information regarding a blue Chevrolet SUV
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Allison Kariel Receives 2015 Dr. Josephine Brown Scholarship
May 22...The 2015 Dr. Josephine Brown Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Allison Kariel,
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False Alarm Bylaw Passes First Reading at Town Council
May 22...A false alarm bylaw could soon be in place for the Town of Athabasca.
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Fire Restriction Issued for Athabasca
May 21...The Town and County of Athabasca is under a Fire Restriction, that was issued this afternoon.
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New Playground Construction Underway in Richmond Park
May 21...Over the next three days, the hamlet of Richmond Park will a hub of activity.
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Boyle Council Passes 2015 Budget
May 21...Taxes in Boyle will be going up slightly.
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Police Hoping to Solve Case of Mischief in Calling Lake
May 21...Police in Athabasca are hoping to solve a case of Mischief in Calling Lake.
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