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Brian Storseth Stepping Away from Politics
August 20...The Member of Parliment for Westlock-St. Paul will not be seeking another term.
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Steam Tractor Being Donated to Westlock Museum
August 20...A steam tractor that has for long called the Athabasca riverfront it's home,
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E.Coli Affecting 122 Albertans
August 20...122 people across the province have been diagnosed with potentially dangerous E. coli germs over the past month.
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Fire Department Phasing Out Phone Number
August 19...Starting September 1, the Athabasca Fire Department will no longer be using their current phone number
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Brad Gilbert Takes Over Multiplex Manager Job
August 19...The search for a multiplex manager for Athabasca is over.
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Town Staff Looking at Drainage Cost Estimates
August 19...Town staff are looking into cost estimates to improve drainage
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Pacers Camp Kicks off August 28
August 18...Football season is almost back in Athabasca.
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Possible Athabasca Airport Extensions
August 18...Airport expansions could be discussed in the near future at Athabasca County Council meetings.
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Town Vote Details Announced
August 15...Town residents will have their say on September 15.
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Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Skeleton Lake
August 15...Skeleton Lake is under a blue green algae advisory.
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Cardlock Coming in Wandering River
August 15...A cardlock will be built in Wandering River, just off Highway 63 - near the Petro-Canada gas station and Burger King.
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Apartment Broken Into in Cornwall
August 15...The RCMP in Athabasca are looking for information related to a break in at the Cornwall Apartments.
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Beverage Cart Stolen from Golf Course
August 15...A beverage cart has been stolen from the Athabasca Golf Club. T
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New Dual Credit Courses at Aspen View Schools
August 14...Starting this fall, the Aspen View School Board will be offering three dual credit courses to students above 16 years of age.
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Reduced Hours for Colinton Post Office
August 14...Canada Post has reduced hours at the Colinton Post Office on weekdays.
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Series of Attempted Vehicle Thefts in Town
August 14...Athabasca RCMP are investigating a series of attempted vehicle thefts within town.
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Pool Borrowing Vote September 15th
August 13...Town residents will be heading to the polls September 15th
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New Multiplex Manager Hired
August 13...A new multiplex manager has been hired for Athabasca.
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Fire Advisory Issued for Athabasca County
August 13...A fire advisory has been issued for Athabasca County. The wildfire hazard in the county is high.
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Pool Borrowing Vote Expected to Be Official Tonight
August 12...Athabascans will have their say in relation to whether town council borrows up to $5 million for a new swimming pool.
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Ryan LeMessurier Wins Another Silver at Archery Nationals
August 11...Athabasca's Ryan LeMessurier won silver at the Archery Nationals in Lac La Biche over the weekend.
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County Recognizes Emil Zachewich's Contribution to FCSS
August 11...Athabasca County have recognized Mr. Emil Zachewich for the work he's done in the region.
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Jim Prentice Tours Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater Riding
August 8...Jim Prentice toured the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater riding Friday ahead of the PC Leadership vote in Alberta
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Suspect in Fox Creek Kidnapping Arrested in BC
August 7...Fox Creek RCMP say James Rogerson, the man wanted on a Canada wide warrant has been arrested
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Jeff Johnson Believes Alison Redford Was Correct in Resigning
August 7...Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson is siding with Alberta Premier Dave Hancock.
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Athabascan Wins at Archery Nationals
August 7...17 year old Colton Gustafson took home the gold medal..
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Unofficial Boyle Census Results In
August 7...The village of Boyle is home to 948 people, their latest census has shown.
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Blue Green Algae Advisory Issued for Calling Lake
August 6... A blue green algae advisory has been issued for Calling Lake.
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Boyle RCMP Officer Sentenced to One Year Community Service
August 6...A judge has sentenced an Alberta Mountie a one-year conditional discharge for shooting a motorist in 2011.
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Canada Wide Warrant Issued for a BC Man
August 6...A Canada Wide Warrant has been issued for 49 year old James Rogerson of British Columbia.
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Fatality on Highway 831 Near Boyle
August 5...A 74 year old man from Newbrook, AB is dead following a collision on Highway 831 this long weekend.
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Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee Happy with Number of Doctors in Town
August 1...The Athabasca Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee are happy with the number of doctors in Athabasca.
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Meanook Centennial This Weekend
August 1...The hamlet of Meanook, just south of Athabasca is celebrating their centennial this weekend.
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Break and Enter at Perpetual Energy
August 1...RCMP in Athabasca are also asking for help in solving a break and enter at a Perpetual Energy Office.
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Heat Advisory in Parts of Alberta
July 31...Edmonton, Vegreville, Elk Island National Park and the Lac La Biche area are now under a "heat advisory."
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Aspen View By-Election Officially Called
July 30...Residents of the Aspen View School Board's Northeast Ward will be heading to the polls next month.
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Mail Theft in Athabasca
July 30...There's a possibility that mail is being stolen from mailboxes once again.
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Wildrose Party Will Honour PC Promise for New Athabasca School
July 29...Athabasca will be getting a new school, as promised, even if the Wildrose Party win the next election.
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Athabasca Remains Under Air Quality Advisory
July 29...Athabasca and area, along with the rest of the North Zone remains under a precautionary Air Quality Advisory
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Man Crushed at Construction Site North of Athabasca
July 29...Investigation into the death of a 51-year old maintenance worker continues
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Three Candidates Come Forward for Aspen View By-Election
July 28...Three candidates came forward for the Aspen View School Division's by-election.
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Midget AA Trappers Win Silver at Provincials
July 28...The Athabasca Trappers took home silver at the Tier IV Midget AA Provincials held in town over the weekend.
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Town CAO Ryan Maier Prepares to Move to Athabasca County
July 28...Athabasca CAO Ryan Maier is slowly winding down his time as the town's Chief Administrative Officer.
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Kyle Harriertha Named Candidate for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake Riding
July 28...Liberal Kyle Harrietha has been named party candidate for the upcoming federal elections.
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Man Faces Jail Time for Theft of Brad Jacobs' Olympic Ring
July 26...A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to one year in jail
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Long Lake Under Blue-Green Algae Advisory
July 25...Long Lake is under a blue-green algae advisory.
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6th Annual Jet Boat Rally This Weekend
July 25...Boaters will be gathering on the Athabasca River tomorrow (July 26) for the 6th annual Jet Boat Rally.
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Man Caught Driving When Suspended Twice in One Day
July 25...One man is facing multiple charges after he drove twice when suspended.
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Billy Loutit Triathlon This Weekend
July 24...The 12th annual Billy Loutit Triathlon is fast approaching.
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Aspen View By-Election Fast Approaching
July 24...Nomination Day for Aspen View's by-election is just around the corner.
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Break and Enter Theft in Colinton
July 24...Athabasca RCMP are trying to solve a break and enter theft in Colinton.
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Police Looking for Stolen Ford Truck
July 24...Sometime between 11 at night on Tuesday and 8 o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, a while Ford truck was stolen
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CAO Ryan Maier Moving to Athabasca County
July 23...The town of Athabasca is on the lookout for a new Chief Administrative Officer.
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Trailer Broken Into In Calling Lake
July 23..Athabasca RCMP are asking for assistance in solving a case of mischief and theft in Calling Lake.
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New Gas Bar and Convenience Store in Downtown
July 22...A new gas bar could be coming up in the downtown Athabasca.
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Ontario Man Dead After Crash on Highway 63
July 22...An Ontario man has been killed in a head-on crash on Highway 63.
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Tier IV AA Baseball Tournament in Athabasca
July 22...Athabasca is getting ready to hold the Tier IV AA Midget baseball tournament this weekend between July 25 and July 27.
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County Pleased With Fly-In BBQ Turnout
July 21...Athabasca County officials are pleased with the turn out for the 2014 Fly in Barbecue.
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Calgary Based Company Eyeing Boyle Property
July 21...A new company could be setting up shop in Boyle in the future.
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Cross Lake Under Blue-Green Algae Advisory
July 18...Alberta Health Services says Cross Lake is now under a blue-green algae advisory.
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Bridge Work on Highway 813 Begins
July 18...Drivers can expect minor delays on Highway 813 near Wabasca starting today.
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Traffic Delays Possible on Highway 63
July 18...A super-wide load is on it's way to Fort McMurray and it will be passing through our area today.
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Tap Water Fine But Further Tests Are Being Done
July 17...The Aspen Regional Water Services Commission say they are aware of and are working to address
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RCMP Investigating Break and Enters
July 17...Athabasca RCMP are asking for help in solving two break and enters.
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Pool Borrowing Petition Has 346 Signatures
July 17...Athabascans could be headed to the polls soon to have a say whether the town should borrow $5 million for the new pool project.
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Special Air Quality Statement Issued
July 17...Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Athabasca, Westlock and Barrhead.
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Brian LeMessurier Marks Last Day in Office
July 16...Aspen View Superintendent Brian LeMessurier is marking his last day in office today.
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Boyle Rodeo This Weekend
July 16...The Boyle Rodeo starts this Friday which means it's final preparations for the organizing committee.
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Ryan Giroux Wins Dr. Josephine M. Brown Scholarship
July 16...Ryan Giroux was awarded the Dr. Josephine M. Brown Scholarship at yesterday's council meeting.
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RCMP Looking for Missing Quad
July 16...A cash reward may be offered for information that help in identifying suspects.
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Highway 754 Reopened
July 16...Highway 754 close to Wabasca Lake has reopened following a fortnight long closure.
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Off Leash Dog Park Pilot Project Approved
July 16...Dog owners in Athabasca will have the opportunity to use an off leash dog park
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Thirty Seven Speeding Violated Handed Out Near Boyle
July 15..A total of 37 drivers were issued speeding tickets this past Sunday near the village of Boyle.
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Dr. Josephine Brown Memorial Scholarship Presented Today
July 15...The Dr. Josephine Brown Memorial Scholarship will be presented today at town council meeting.
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Silver for U18 and U14 Soccer Teams
July 15...The Athabasca U18 and U14 boys soccer teams have both won silver at provincials.
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Class GDL Driver Among Many Pulled Over for Impaired Driving
July 14...A class GDL driver was pulled over while driving impaired on Friday one of four impaired drivers pulled over in six hours by the Boyle RCMP.
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No Licences Needed for Family Fishing Weekend
July 11...It's Family Fishing Weekend, which means no licences are required.
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Air Quality Advisory for the Athabasca Region
July 11...Athabasca, Boyle and area is under a precautionary Air Quality Advisory.

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By-Election Called For Aspen View
July 10...The Aspen View Public School Division will be holding a by-election August 25 to replace former trustee - and chair - Paul Ponich.
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New Architecture Degree at Athabasca University
July 10...There is a new architecture degree offered at Athabasca University this summer.
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Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Area Voted Liberal
July 9...By-election data shows that Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo voted Liberal in the past by-election.
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Boyle Census Almost Complete
July 9...The village of Boyle is nearing the end of their census.
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New Village Office for Boyle
July 8...A proposal to build a new municipal centre for Boyle is in very early stages.
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Pair of Collisions on Area Highways
July 8...RCMP believe intoxicating substances may have been a factor in a single vehicle collision last week Highway 2
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Woman Airlifted following Collosion on Highway 63
July 7...A woman is in critical condition following a collision with a moose on Highway 63 this morning.
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Highway 813 Collision
July 7...One person is dead following a collision between a motorcycle and a moose on Highway 813.
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Boyle Rural Crime Watch May Make a Comeback
July 7...The Boyle Rural Crime Watch may make a comeback, given a recent surge of crime in the Athabasca and Boyle communities.
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Charges Pending in Calling Lake Stabbing
July 7... Charges are pending following a stabbing in Calling Lake on July 2.
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Neil O'Shea named Associate Superintendent for Aspen View
July 4...Neil O'Shea has been appointed as the new Associate Superintendent of Aspen View Public Schools.
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Aspen View to Comply with Education Minister's Request
July 4...The Aspen View School Board will be passing on records..
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County Council Statement regarding School, Pool and Library Location
July 4...Athabasca County Council say they're committed to seeing the region grow.
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New Library Needed but Where Should It Go?
July 4...Concerned Athabascans were seeking answers as to why the library was being moved from the downtown core and it's present location.
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New Mayor for Boyle
July 3...Bob Clark is the new mayor of Boyle following an organizational meeting yesterday, July 2.
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Special Weather Statement Issued
July 3...A special weather statement is in effect for Athabasca, Westlock and Barrhead today.
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Library Announces Partnership with hoopla
July 2...Library members will now be able borrow movies, TV shows and music online using hoopla.
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Rotary Club Paving More Trails in Town
July 2...The Rotary Club of Athabasca is adding on to their longest running project.
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Near Drowning on Area Lake
July 2...A man is in stable condition following reports of a near drowning on an area lake this past weekend.
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By-Election Results
July 2...Monday's bye-election in the Fort McMurray-Athabasca riding didn't change seats, however, the vote was a lot closer.
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Police Looking for Missing XUV's
June 30...Athabasca RCMP are looking for help in tracking down two missing John Deere 825I Side by Sides.
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McMorris Brothers Tell Grads to Follow their Dreams
June 30...Snow boarders Mark and Craig McMorris were the guests of honour for Edwin Parr's graduation ceremonies over the weekend.
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County Approves Funding for Colinton Bowling Alley
June 30...Athabasca County council voted to approve $11,000 in funding to the Colinton Bowling Alley.
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Blue Green Algae Advisory Issued for Baptise Lake
June 27...A blue-green algae advisory has been issued for Baptiste Lake by Alberta Health Services.
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EMS Fundraiser today until 5
June 27...There is a fundraiser going on in the parking lot of By-Low foods until 5 o'clock today.
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County Supports Using Helmets when riding Off Highway Vehicles
June 27...Athabasca County is in support of Alberta Transportation's proposal to recommend helmets for off highway vehicle drivers and passengers under 18 years of age.
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East Hill will soon have Streetlights
June 27...The east hill in Athabasca will soon have working streetlights. But when exactly, that is still being determined.
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Temporary Foreign Workers Issue Still Raising Questions
June 27...The temporary foreign workers issue is still raising questions in the area.
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Graduation at EPC this Saturday
June 27...It's graduation tomorrow at Edwin Parr High School. The ceremonies are taking place at the Athabasca Multiplex.
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Brad Jacobs' Ring Found
June 27...Olympian Brad Jacobs has his ring back. It was recovered late last night by the Boyle RCMP.
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Police Arrest Youth with Replica Gun at the Post Office
June 26...Events at the post office got a little heated today.
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Final Preparation for River Rats Festival Underway
June 26...The Magnificent River Rats festival kicks off this Monday.
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Athabasca County CAO Interviews
June 26...Interviews for Athabasca's new Chief Administrative Officer will be held of July 3rd.
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Final Mile Project at Halfway Stage
June 26...Athabasca County council heard yesterday that the Final Mile Project is about fifty per cent complete.
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Sochi Olympic Ring Stolen in Boyle
June 25...Olympic Gold Medallist Brad Jacob's 2014 Olympic Champions ring was stolen during a recent visit to Boyle.
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Advance Poll Numbers down in Fort McMurray-Athabasca
June 25...Just 2,659 ballots were cast during the advanced polling period in the Fort McMurray - Athabasca riding.
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Council Okays Use of Jubilee Ball Diamonds for Camping
June 25...The Jubilee Park Baseball diamonds can be used for camping
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Delays on Highway 831 following semi rollover
June 24...Highway 831 could see delays this week as crews continue to cleanup following a semi roll over on Sunday, June 22nd.
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Paul Ponich Resigns as Aspen View Board Chair
June 24...Paul Ponich has handed in his resignation as Aspen View School Board Chair, effective at the next school board meeting on July 3.
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Fatigue Almost Causes Collisions on Highway 63
June 24...Two fatigued motorists almost caused serious collisions on Higway 63 in separate incidents.
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Lack of Public Input So Far to Discuss the School and Pool Project in Athabasca
June 23...An open meeting will be held on July 3rd at the Nancy Applebee Theatre to voice concerns and suggestions
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RCMP Investigating Multiple Break and Enter Cases
June 23...Boyle RCMP are investigating multiple Break and enters in Grassland, Atmore and Wandering River from the past week.
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Bantam Trappers season ends
June 23...The Athabasca Bantam Trappers ended their season two games into the playoffs this past weekend.
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Hwys 63/881 Traffic Enforcement
June 18...The Boyle Integrated Traffic Unit handed out over 400 speeding tickets on Highways 63 and 881 during an enhanced traffic enforcement initiative.
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Vehicle Fire
June 17...The Athabasca RCMP say overnight Saturday at around 1:30PM, a vehicle was set on fire in the New Western Inn parking lot.
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Boyle Area Break Enter Theft
June 17...The Boyle RCMP say sometime between Saturday and Sunday, numerous items and firearms were stolen from a rural residence along Highway 63 near kilometre marker 18.
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Peter MacKinnon Ready to Lead as Athabasca University President
June 13...Peter Mackinnon officially takes over the reigns at Athabasca University on July 1 as interim president.
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New Bridge Can be Upgraded in future, if Needed
June 12...A letter from Alberta Transportation has town councillors feeling a little relaxed.
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Cardlock proposed for Wandering River
June 11...There may soon be a cardlock in Wandering River as Athabasca County heard a proposal for a project at Tuesday's meeting...
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Council Looking at Borrowing Options for Swimming Pool Project
June 4... Discussions into the involvement of the public with regard to the new swimming pool besides the Athabasca Multiplex...
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Superintendent Pleased with Conditional Approval from Province
May 30...Aspen View School Board Superintendent Brian LeMessurier is pleased that the Alberta government has given a conditional approval...
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Infrastructure Minister Gives Verbal Support for New School
May 29...Alberta's Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Wayne Dresdale is prepared to give his verbal support...
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