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Roaring 20s baby!

Debbie and Richard Popovich bring the house down in a storming performance of the Old West Tribute Show at the Athabasca Seniors Centre on Nov. 3. The Popviches played 1920s hits including 'Ain't She Sweet' and 'Has Anyone Seen My Girl', followed by a performance of wartime singer Vera Lynn's 'Keep on Smiling.'

Centennial Multiplex Project voted down by council

A major plan to expand the Athabasca Regional Multiplex with three outdoor soccer fields, complete with bleachers and connecting trails, was voted down by town council 5-2 during its meeting last Tuesday.
New Pleasant Valley Lodge nears completion

New Pleasant Valley Lodge nears completion

The new Pleasant Valley Lodge seniors home is on track to open at the end of this month with the first residents moving in before Christmas, as construction officially ended Monday.

Hague back with UFC

Tim "The Thrashing Machine " Hague is returning to the UFC for his third stint in the mixed martial arts league, as he signed a four-fight deal with the UFC on Monday night. Hague will take on Matt Mitrione on Jan. 22, 2011 in UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 in the heavyweight bout. Check next week's Advocate for full story details.

Halloween Hi-jinx

Freshly-chopped fingers, anyone? Richard Betts (l) relishes his role as the sinister chef at the Athabasca Train Station haunted house last Saturday. Kids and families lined up to see a vile display of flesh, blood, ghosts, demons and even a mad scientist on Oct. 30.
Athabasca town council offically sworn in

Athabasca town council offically sworn in

Athabasca’s new mayor, Roger Morrill, and the rest of the council, including its two newest members, Richard and Tim Verhaeghe, were sworn in at the organizational meeting last Thursday evening.
New Village of Boyle Council takes office

New Village of Boyle Council takes office

The new Boyle village council took the oath of office last Wednesday evening with Don Radmanovich taking the reigns as mayor and Mike Antal nominated as his deputy.

Boyle councillors reflect on election results

The Village of Boyle’s mayor and his deputy were voted off council last Monday, in a seismic political shift that reflects a desire for change. The Oct.
Alberta health minister tours Athabasca and Boyle hospitals

Alberta health minister tours Athabasca and Boyle hospitals

Staff at the Athabasca and Boyle hospitals got a chance to voice their concerns over equipment and staff shortages to Alberta Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky and Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson as they toured facilities across the region last Thur

Morrill ready to take reins

Athabasca woke up last Tuesday morning to a new mayor, as Roger Morrill beat incumbent Colleen Powell, 544 votes to 333. Mayor-elect Morrill is due to take office on Oct.