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Federal government yet to approve Tawatinaw diversion

The new Highway 55/813 interchange still requires approval from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) before construction can legally begin, an official confirmed last week.

Interchange construction begins in May

Athabasca’s new Highway 813/55 interchange is slated to begin construction this May, said town chief administrative officer (CAO) Doug Topinka. Topinka met with Alberta Transportation Feb.

RCMP's performance plan reveals reduction in village crime

Crime has declined in the Village of Boyle. So states Boyle’s annual performance plan, presented by RCMP Cpl. Sonny Kim during last Wednesday’s council meeting. It revealed that overall, crime had declined in the community in 2010.

MLA Jeff Johnson heads to Louisiana to promote province's energy development

Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson is back on the road, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy.

Cool runnings

Over 100 snowmobiles were out on the trails on Sunday for the annual Athabasca River Runners Family Day Poker Run.

Boot Scootin' in Boyle

DJ Benita Pedersen leads the crowd in a line dance during the So You Think You Can Dance event in Boyle last Saturday. Close to 150 people attended to watch 25 different entrants.

Government of Canada gives thousands toward Athabasca Centennial

The Athabasca Centennial Committee will be collecting a $32,200 grant from the Government of Canada to be used for the town’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
Boyle Girl Guides feed the hungry

Boyle Girl Guides feed the hungry

A caring group of young girls have lent a helping hand to their community. Two weeks ago, the 1st Boyle Girl Guides toured the new Boyle Community Food and Clothing Bank at the Gateway Community Church.

On top of the world

Rhianna Osachie (top) of the Edwin Parr Composite junior high cheer team is lifted up by teammate Amy Vershoor during their performance at the 2011 EPC Cheerfest on Saturday.

Wildrose leader visits Athabasca

The leader of the party taking aim at Alberta’s ruling Progressive Conservatives had an action-packed day in Athabasca during her visit here on July 29.