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Bylaw Review in Town Underway
January 30...Two hour parking in the downtown Athabasca core might soon be enforced stricter,
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Town Archives Future in Limbo
January 29...The pieces surrounding the joint school, pool and library project are slowly starting to fall together.
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Trustees Approve New Calendar for School Division
January 28...No more early out Wednesday's next year for school children
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Improper Use of Snowmobiles in Town
January 27...There is continuous concern around the improper use of snowmobiles and ATV's around town.
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Aspen View Transportation Fee Decision Delayed
January 27...The Aspen View School Division are holding back on making any decisions regarding transportation fees.
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Madena Reimer Named the Most Loving Albertan
January 26...Athabasca's Madena Reimer was named the Most Loving Albertan on Friday.
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Man Found Dead After Abandoning Vehicle
January 26...RCMP in Athabasca are continuing to investigate the sudden death of an elderly man found on Friday.
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Gil Grand to Perform at River Rats Festival
January 26...Gil Grand will be performing at this year's Magnificent River Rats Festival.
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Project Manager Selected by School Division
January 26...A project manager has been chosen by the Aspen View School Division
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Education Key Portion of Intersection Safety Month
January 23...All January long, the RCMP have been observing intersection safety month around the province.
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Assaults Up; Fatal Collisions Down as Boyle RCMP Release 2014 Stats
January 23...The number of fatal collisions in the Boyle RCMP detachment area is down significantly in 2014.
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New Aspen View Logo Chosen
January 23...A new logo has been adopted for the Aspen View School Division, as they continue their rebranding process.
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Riverfront Enhancements Include New Washrooms; Possible Campground
January 21...The washroom and showers at the Athabasca Riverfront might soon see some renovation.
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Bridging Architect Chosen for Athabasca School and Pool Project
January 21...A bridging architect has been chosen for the new Athabasca school, pool, library and multiplex project.
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Gina Hrachy Chosen as the Rotary Youth Exchange Student
January 20...Edwin Parr student Gina Hrachy will be heading to Bolivia this summer, as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
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New Chromebook Project at Aspen View Schools
January 20...There's a new project being rolled out across Aspen View Schools.c
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Vehicle's Broken Into in Boyle
January 19...Police are investigating incidents from late evening on January 13 into the 14th morning
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Jeff Johnson Wants To Represent the PC Party Once Again
January 19...Jeff Johnson wants to represent the area as our MLA once again.
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Travis Olson Still Wants to Run, Despite Floor Crossings
January 16...Travis Olson was away on vacation when former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith and eight others crossed the Legislature floor on December 17.
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Four Facing Charges for Stolen Property
January 16...Four men are facing charges of breaking and entering among other offences,
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New Dual Credit Health Care Aide Program at Aspen View
January 15...There's a new dual credit program being offered by the Aspen View School Division.
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Madena Reimer in the Running for the Most Loving Person in Central Alberta
January 15...Athabasca's Madena Reimer is in the running for the title of the Most Loving Person in Central Alberta.
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"Horrible" Town Website May Be Upgraded Soon
January 14...There may be a new website in the future for the Town of Athabasca.
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2015 County Draft Budget Presented
January 15...A small surplus of $11,075 to go with a 2 per cent tax increase.
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John Traynor On Dragon's Den Tonight
January 14...If you didn't have plans tonight, now you do. Athabasca's John Traynor will be on CBC's Dragon's Den this evening.
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Construction Resuming on River View Station
January 13...Construction is restarting on a project long considered to be an eyesore here in Athabasca.
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School Bus Cancellations Debated
January 12...When and how school buses could be cancelled owing to extreme cold weather was talked about at the last Aspen View School board meeting.
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Town Forwards Infrastructure Priorities to MP David Yurdiga
January 12...Town council has forwarded a list of infrastructure priorities to our MP David Yurdiga.
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New School Calendar for Aspen View Schools
January 9...The new Aspen View School Calendar is proposing no more early out Wednesday's next school year.
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Boyle Municipal Centre RFP Gets Six Proposals
January 9...Boyle council had a total of six proposals for their new municipal centre project, the RFP to which closed on December 23.
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Old Brick School Fate To Be Decided
January 8...The Old Brick School will be one of many things discussed at the next joint meeting between the Town and County Council.
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Boyle Hospital Won't Be Closed
January 8...In their series on the state of Alberta's hospitals, the Edmonton Journal had suggested that the Boyle hospital be closed.
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New Hockey-Centric MBA at Athabasca University
January 7...Management in the hockey world will be a little different now.
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Break and Enter at Gustafson's Auto
January 7...Athabasca RCMP are trying to solve a break and enter at Gustafson's Auto
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Town Sees Slight Growth in Assessment Levels
January 7...Call it mixed news if you like - the town of Athabasca are gearing up for budget discussions now that 2015 is upon us.
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Town Nominated Councillor Evans to School Design Committee
January 5...While we're waiting for final approvals of the bridging architect and the project manager for the new Athabasca school
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Rental Properties Scarce in Athabasca
January 5 - If you're looking for a rental property in the town of Athabasca, there aren't many out there.
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Stolen Trailer
January 2...Athabasca RCMP are seeking tips after someone stole a flat deck trailer from a Canyon Road area property between Monday, December 22nd and Christmas.
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New Logo Concepts Chosen for the Aspen View School Division
December 30...The Aspen View School Division Trustees have picked a concept for what the new division logo could look like.
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Police Looking for Information Regarding Abandoned Vehicle
December 30...The Athabasca RCMP are looking for information related to an abandoned vehicle found within town limits.
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Bryan Hall Named New Fire Chief
December 29...Bryan Hall is taking over the reins at the Athabasca Fire Department as the new fire chief.
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Town Reviewing Off-Site Levy Rates
December 24...The town of Athabasca is reviewing their off site levy charges.
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Vandals Hit EPC With Graffiti
December 24...Vandals have struck at Edwin Parr Composite (EPC), while the school is closed for the Christmas break.
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Waste Commission 2015 Budget Presented; Lacks Clarity
December 23...The Athabasca Regional Waste Management Services Commission budget was presented at the last town council meeting.
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Aspen View Granted Project Management For the New School
December 22...The elusive green light from the province on the new Athabasca school has been lit.
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Shannon Stubbs To Represent Lakeland Riding in 2015
December 19...Conservative Party members in the new Lakeland riding have chosen their next representative.
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Town Council Reviewing Bylaws
December 19...Town Councillors are looking at reviewing bylaws that are on the books.
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River Rats President Requesting Stage Maintenance
December 18...Magnificent River Rats president Ida Edwards presented town councillors..
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Boyle Municipal Centre RFP Ending Soon
December 18...The RFP process for the Village of Boyle's new municipal centre seems to be coming along very well.
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Garr Scott Tractor Staying in Athabasca
December 17...There is a light at the end of the tunnel
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Deputy Fire Chief Receives Emergency Services Medal
December 17...Athabasca Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Bodnarchuk was presented with the Alberta Emergency Services Medal
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Workplace Fatality Claims Another Life
December 16...Alberta Occupational Health and Safety are investigating after another workplace fatality
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Multiple Break and Enter Cases in Athabasca
December 16...Athabasca RCMP are trying to solve multiple break and enter cases.
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Athabascan Wins Medals at Weightlifting Provincials
December 16...Fourteen year old Aashna Mann took home a pair of medals
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Food Bank Needs Donations Ahead of the Christmas Season
December 15...The holidays are a time for giving and the Athabasca community has been doing just that.
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Over 900 Served at Community Christmas Supper
December 12...Hundreds of people, young and old, were at the Athabasca Multiplex for the Community Christmas Supper.
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Councillors Raise Budget Priorities; Town Sewers Among Them
December 12...One of the big talking points of this year's budget deliberations for town council is expected to be sewers
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AU President Peter MacKinnon's Term Extended
December 11 - Peter MacKinnon's term as President of Athabasca University just got a little longer.
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New Joint Recreation Committee Between Athabasca County and Boyle
December 11...The Village of Boyle and Athabasca County are looking into forming a new joint recreation committee.
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Development Fee Increases in Athabasca County
December 10 - Development Fees are going up in Athabasca County in the new year.
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Town Water Rate Could Remain Unchanged
December 8...In early November, the Aspen Regional Water Commission raised water rates
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Wildrose Villa Delayed; Goes to Tender Jan 5
December 8 - Boyle's new Wildrose Villa goes to tender on January 5.
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Gas Tax Funding To See No Rise
December 5...Turns out the town's share of the new gas tax pie won't be increasing after all.
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Town Council Passes 2015 Library Budget
December 4...There's a slight increase of $5,485 to the Library Budget, that's been approved by town council.
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RFP for Village of Boyle Municipal Office Open
December 4...The RFP for the Village of Boyle's New Municipal Centre is now open.
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Town Turns Down Aspen View Request for Tour of Joint Use Facilities
December 3...Town Council turned down a request to accompany the Aspen View School Division..
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Survey Asking Residents For Wishlist At The New Swimming Pool
December 3...There's a survey going around town, that is asking people what they would like to see in the new swimming pool complex.
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Rural Transportation School Bus Funding Still a Concern
November 28...The Aspen View School Division will be part of an ad hoc group,
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Snowfall Warning Still in Effect, Expected to Taper
November 28...The Pacific weather system which brought large amounts of snow to parts of Alberta yesterday,
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Two Thefts in the Athabasca Area
November 28...A couple of thefts in the Athabasca area to tell you about.
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Snowfall Warning for November 27 and 28
November 27...There is a snowfall warning for parts of the Athabasca
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New Spray Park, Play Park Possible in Boyle
November 25...A new spray park and play park could soon be in the Village of Boyle.
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Operation Christmas Child Brings in 224 Boxes
November 25...The Athabasca and area stepped up when it came to the Operation Christmas Child 2014.
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New School Announcement Imminent
November 24...The new Athabasca School is possibly days away from being officially approved by the Alberta Government.
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Theft From Vehicle At Day's Inn
November 21...The Athabasca RCMP are looking for help in solving a theft in town.
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Future of Steam Tractor Still Not Clear
November 21...The fate of the Garr Scott Steam Tractor Engine is still not clear.
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