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Athabasca Man Facing Dangerous Driving Charges
April 27...An Athabasca man is facing dangerous driving charges
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Aspen View Considers Changes to French as a Second Language Mandate
April 23...There's a few changes being considered for the French as a Second Language (FSL) Program at Aspen View Schools
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Town Council Passes 2015 Budget
April 22...The town of Athabasca has approved their 2015 budget, that will see the projected surplus of $96,033 all but gone.
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RCMP Nab Elusive Dirt Biker
April 22...A Boyle man is facing $919 in voluntary fines,
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Athabasca County Wants Public Input into Land Use Bylaw Update
April 21...Athabasca County is holding open houses for residents for give input into the Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan review.
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Residents Voice Concerns About AU at Town Hall Meeting
April 21...Athabasca area residents quizzed their local election candidates on various issues plaguing Athabasca University
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Detour on Highway 63 Near Wandering River
April 21...Drivers to and from Fort McMurray on Highway 63 will have a detour south of Wandering River.
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TELUS Investing $500,000 in Athabasca in 2015
April 20...TELUS will be investing $500,000 in Athabasca this year,
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Boyle RCMP find shoe print at Crime Scene; Asking for Help
April 20...RCMP in Boyle are asking for help in solving rural break and enter cases.
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RCMP Respond To Rollover, Calcium Spill on Highway 813
April 17...Early on Friday April 17, around 10:00 in the morning,
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2015 Athabasca Capital Budget Discussions
April 17... It's looking like a surplus for the town of Athabasca, albeit smaller that before.
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Athabasca Legion Hands Out $8,000 on Awards and Appreciation Night
April 17...The Athabasca Legion held their awards and appreciation night yesterday, April 16,
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Fire Advisory for Athabasca County
April 16...Athabasca County has issued their first fire advisory of the 2015 season, late yesterday afternoon on April 15.
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RCMP Urging Caution After Black Bear Sighting Near EPC
April 16...A black bear sighting in residential areas near Edwin Parr High School has the RCMP in Athabasca urging caution.
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Town Passes New Traffic Bylaw with Amendments
April 15...The town of Athabasca has passed their new traffic bylaw, with some amendments.
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AUFA Holding Town Hall to Discuss Future of AU
April 15...A Task Force on Sustainability is reviewing options for Athabasca University (AU)
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Aspen View Faces Bigger Shortfall in 2015/16 Budget
April 14...The Aspen View School Division is slowly beginning to see what the Alberta provincial budget means to their bottom line.
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Town Cracks Down on Illegal Signs; Bylaw Update Possible
April 13...The Town of Athabasca has identified more than 50 signs, both portable and on businessess
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Aspen View Launches Red Means Stop Campaign
April 13...The Aspen View School Division have launched a "Red Means Stop Campaign."
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RCMP Warn of Fraudulent Email in the Area
April 13...There's a fraudulent email in circulation, and the Athabasca RCMP are cautioning people about it.
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Town Likely to Reduce River Rats Contribution
April 10...Town council might be scaling back a little bit, with how much they fund the River Rats festival this year.
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Two Facing 28 Charges Following Vehicle Theft in Wandering River
April 10...Two people are facing 28 charges in total, after a vehicle theft from a Wandering River gas station on April 9 morning.
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Council Okays Water and Waste Rate Hike in Athabasca
April 10...Athabasca residents could be seeing modest increases to water, waste water and waste collection charges under the new budget.
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Three Sent to Hospital following Crash near Rochester
April 10...One person was taken to hospital by STARS air ambulance,
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Boyle Grass Pick Up Options
April 9...Council in Boyle are looking at their options for grass pick up in the village this year.
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New Chamber of Commerce Executive Chosen
April 9...There's a new executive for the Athabasca and District Chamber of Commerce.
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Local Candidates On the Early Alberta Election
April 8...It has been months of will he or won't he, but Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has officially called an election.
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Nancy Sand Wins Aspen View Byelection
April 8...Nancy Sand is the newest trustee, and will be representing the Aspen View North West Ward.
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Town Council Looks at Options for LTIS Grade 6C Request
April 8...Students from Grade 6C at Landing Trail Intermediate School (LTIS) were at town council
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Local Candidates Weigh in on the Provincial Budget
April 6...Depending on who you ask, area candidates for the Upcoming Provincial Election in Alberta,
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Candidate Feels Smith Area Needs Better Representation on Aspen View
April 1...Nancy Sand is hoping to give the Smith area a voice, if she's elected in the upcoming Aspen View by-election.
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Former Aspen View Superintendent Running for Trustee Position
April 1...Former Aspen View superintendent Brian LeMessurier is one of two candidates
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Boyle Council Passes Municipal Centre Borrowing Bylaw
April 2...Boyle Council has given third and final reading to their borrowing bylaw at council yesterday, April 1.
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Rochester Woman Hopes to See Lights at Intersection
April 2...A Rochester woman is hoping to see street lights installed at the Highway 661 and Highway 2 intersection.
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County Approves Campground Fee Changes
March 31...It'll cost you a little more to camp in Athabasca County, now that the new fees have been approved by Council.
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Buffalo Lake Man Charged for Break and Enter
March 30...One man from the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement is facing criminal code charges following a break and enter from last week.
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LTIS Students Hope to See Lights Along Rotary Trail
March 27...Students in Grade 6C at LTIS are hoping to make a difference in the community for their friend Lee Thunder.
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Shirley Thunder Thanks Athabasca Residents
March 27...This week we were approached by Lee Thunder's mother Shirley, who wanted to send a message to everyone in the Athabasca and area.
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March 24 Town Budget Meeting Summary
March 27...Town Council met March 24 to go over parts of the upcoming budget.
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Athabasca United Church Gets Funding for Senior's Memory Project
March 25... The Athabasca United Church are in receipt of $25,000, which will be used for their Senior's Memory Project.
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Athabasca's Scott Ledieu Invited to the CFL Combine
March 25...Athabasca's Scott Ledieu is the first former Edwin Parr Pacer to have been invited to the CFL Combine.
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Charges Laid in October 2014 Fatal Collision on Highway 63
March 25...Charges have been laid in an October 28, 2014 fatal collision on Highway 63, near Mariana Lake
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STARS to Resume Landing at Athabasca Hospital, Temporarily
March 25...An intervention by Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel
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Boyle Council Hopes to Add Macerator to Sewer System
March 24...The Village of Boyle is finalizing their application for the Small Communities Fund.
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Boyle Council May Contract Out Street Sweeping
March 24...Council in Boyle will be making a decision shortly on street sweeping in the village.
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School Division Optimistic Regarding Provincial Funding Levels
March 23...The Aspen View School Division are waiting in earnest
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New Tourism Website Launched
March 23...The new tourism website for the Athabasca and area officially launched today, March 23.
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Athabasca University Concludes "Open Our World" Fundraiser
March 20...Athabasca University (AU), through their first ever fundraiser were able to..
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Aspen View Trustees Applaud Alberta Bill 10 Passing
March 20...The Aspen View School Division is in full support of what the Alberta Government's Bill 10
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Woman Charged After March 17 Fatal Hit and Run on East Hill
March 18...Police say charges are pending against a 36 year old female driver
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Calgary Woman Believes Father's Old Boat May Be in Athabasca Area
March 17...A woman who's on the lookout for her father's old boat may have reason to believe it is in the Athabasca area.
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Potholes on Highway 63 A Concern
March 17...If you're driving on Highway 63 between the Highway 55 intersection and Atmore, you might arrive feeling a little shaken.
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Colin Piquette Acclaimed as Area NDP Candidate
March 16...Colin Piquette will be on the ballot in the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater riding,
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EPC Basketball Teams Come Short at Zones
March 16...The Edwin Parr Senior Girls Basketball team fell 50-37 to Morinville in the zone finals.
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Stay Off the Ice, Says RCMP
March 16...The RCMP want people to stay off the ice
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STARS Helicopters Won't Land at the Athabasca Hospital
March 16...STARS helicopters will no longer be landing at the Athabasca hospital.
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New Sewer Rates Approved for Boyle
March 12...Starting April 1, you may notice a slight change on your sewer bills if you live in Boyle.
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Stolen Quad in Whispering Hills
March 12...The RCMP in Athabasca are looking for help in finding a missing quad.
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United Nurses of Alberta Wants Province to Enforce Rules at Extendicare Athabasca
March 11...The union that represents Alberta's registered nurses has gone to court to get the province to enforce its own laws on staffing levels in nursing homes
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Possible Change to Recycling Schedule in Boyle
March 11...A change may be in the future for recycling pick-up in Boyle.
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School Division Office Looks for Input Regarding Transportation Fees
March 10...The Aspen View's Board of Trustees, at their last meeting, presented a motion to introduce transportation fees for the next school year.
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Two Candidates in the mix for Aspen View By-Election
March 11...Two people have filed their nomination papers to run for trustee in the Aspen View School Division's North West Ward.
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Surplus, New Format Dominate Athabasca Budget Talks
March 10...Town Councillors spent much of their time at their last meeting debating the budget - one that is being presented in a new format.
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False Alarms On the Rise for the Athabasca Fire Department
March 9...Much like the RCMP in Athabasca and Boyle, the Athabasca Fire Department say there has been an increase in false alarms.
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Nomination Day for Aspen View NW Division
March 9...Tomorrow, March 10 is nomination day for the Aspen View School Division
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Calling Lake Men Facing Charges
March 9...Two men are facing charges after a theft on the Beaver Lake First Nation, near Lac La Biche.
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New Athabasca Project Stakeholders Meet With Architects
March 6...Stakeholders in the new Athabasca school, pool and library project met with Bridging Architects Group 2...
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