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EPC senior Angels' Sarah Windeler (c) and Amanda Phaneuf (r) stuff a Barrhead Gryphon player during one of their Friday night matches at the EPC senior Volleyball Tournament, held this past weekend at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex and the EPC Gym. Unfortunately, the Pacers and Angels didn't make it past the round-robin portion of the tournament.

Kevin Haines faces off against Wendy Jewell

Current Athabasca County councillor Kevin Haines is aiming for his second term representing Division 5 (Athabasca East), while Wendy Jewell is trying to make her mark on the council for the first time as the Oct. 18 election approaches.

Trial of former youth worker on child porn charges begins

The trial on child pornography charges of former Athabasca youth worker Jason Andrew Keough began Monday in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.

Mayor Powell warns water rates could double

Athabascans are facing the prospect of their water bills rising by as much as 100 per cent under a ‘pay as you use’ scheme, to be implemented once the new water treatment plant opens next month.

Boyle council candidate hits back at anonymous critics

A Boyle village council candidate who’s running his election campaign on a platform of greater government transparency is himself being accused of having a hidden agenda.

Powell and Morrill face off in mayoral race

The local economy and the environment are just two of the hot-button issues faced by Colleen Powell and her rival Roger Morrill in the mayoral race that could see Athabascans choosing a new leader next month.

County Ward 9 gears up for local election campaign

Candidates in Athabasca County Ward 9 (Richard Park) are gearing up for next month’s elections and getting their campaign platforms rolling.

Village of Boyle aquires land for industrial, commercial and airport development

Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Hector Goudreau on Sept. 10 signed off on legislation to annex a portion of land to the Village of Boyle, which will present the village with future developmental opportunities.

Stoking the flames of the past

Sharon Harding (back) tries to get a better look while Ralph Gilmore stokes the flames in order to get a medal red hot during the blacksmith demonstration that was held Saturday morning on the riverfront as part of the Athabasca Heritage Art Days Sept. 18-19.

County councillors face opposition

Almost all the current Athabasca County councillors will have to turn back challengers if they hope to retain their seats. Following Monday’s close of nominations for the Oct.