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RCMP on high alert after rash of break-ins

Local police officers are on the hunt for the perpetrators of five potentially connected break and enters at downtown businesses in the last three weeks.

River Rats looking for new blood

The Magnificent River Rats Festival is a staple of summer in Athabasca, but without an organizing crew, there would be no festival. “Pretty much the entire executive has retired,” Robin Dosenberg said.

Multiplex sports park to go ahead

At Athabasca’s centennial dinner in late July, Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach announced that Athabasca had received a grant to help complete the Multiplex sports park project.

Happy Campers

Over 70 local kids took part in the Athletes In Action soccer camp at Landing Trail Intermediate School in Athabasca last week. Jacob Hayward controls the ball during a scrimmage game.

VIDEO: Bow-Drill Fire

Centennial Weekend Fire Demonstration

Stelmach announces $600,000 to Multipex Society

Athabasca received quite a gift at its centennial dinner party last Friday. Premier Ed Stelmach brought word that $600,000 from the Community Facility Enhancement Program would be provided to the Athabasca Regional Multiplex Society.

AU unveils academic and research centre

All hands were on deck for the grand opening of Athabasca University's $30 million academic and research centre.

Centennial Fun

Folks of all ages had plenty to see and do during last weekend's centennial celebrations. If you were at the riverfront at the right time, you could even see canoeists arrive, just like in the old days.

Made Of Steel

58 kids took part in the Kids Of Steel event at the 2011 Billy Loutit Despatch Triathlon last weekend. Danton Davis crosses the finish line.

Bell gets boost from Safety Codes Council

Things are looking up for Barbara Bell after she received a letter from the Safety Codes Council on July 15, which stated the retaining wall built behind her Hees Estates property was actually a decorative wall.