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Alberta Transportation plans bypass open house

Alberta Transportation plans to hold a public open house Oct. 18 regarding a possible highway bypass around Athabasca.

Working It

Local men strapped on high heels and hit the pavement for the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event in support of Athabasca and Area Prevention of Relationship Abuse Action Committee (PRAAC) last Friday. The event raised almost $8,000 for PRAAC while supporting the fight to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Trevor Martin and Trevor Yurchak show off their shoes.

Gregg Distributors owner awaits approval of expansion

The owner of Gregg Distributors is keeping his eye on the status of his company’s planned expansion in Athabasca.
Walk a Mile raises thousands for PRAAC

Walk a Mile raises thousands for PRAAC

Athabasca played host to its second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event last Friday and raised almost $8,000 for the Athabasca and Area Prevention of Relationship Abuse Action Committee (PRAAC).
Highway 55 detour closed, bridge opened in Athabasca

Highway 55 detour closed, bridge opened in Athabasca

Alberta Transportation has closed the Highway 55 detour in Athabasca and opened the bridge that will eventually cross the soon-to-be diverted Tawatinaw River.

On The Run

The Edwin Parr Composite School Pacers football team opened the 2012 season with a 32-6 win over R.F. Staples from Westlock at home last Friday. Jeremy Major (34) evades an opposing player while teammate Cole Hamilton (76) follows.

Town to determine what to spend on new swimming pool

Athabasca town councillors will schedule a strategic planning meeting to address the cost of a new swimming pool, a joint project with Athabasca County.

Fatal collision on Highway 63

A fatal car crash on Highway 63 one kilometre north of Wandering River left two people dead and two others in critical condition on Sunday. Their identities have not been released. The cars collided at approximately 8:46 am.

Town council split on Gregg Distributors expansion plans

Athabasca town council tabled the discussion on expanding the Gregg Distributors building to their next meeting after a heated debate and several tied votes. Gregg Distributors is asking to expand its current location at the riverfront (5006 52 St.

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