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Emergency services in Wandering River suspended

Fire services in Wandering River have been suspended effective Feb. 15. “We had a critical shortage of volunteers,” said Athabasca County director of emergency services Ron Jackson. “We were down to two.
Tree of Hope campaign a success

Tree of Hope campaign a success

After a one-year hiatus, the Boyle Healthcare Centre Auxiliary has completed their eighth annual Tree of Hope campaign. “As always, the public has been very generous and supportive of our efforts,” said Lois Bourret of the auxiliary.

'Buyer Beware' author is suing town and others for $1.1 milion

The woman who hand-delivered a notice entitled ‘Buyer Beware’ to hundreds of homes in Athabasca has filed a lawsuit seeking $1.1 million after purchasing what she claims is a structurally unsound home on Hees Court in July 2009.

County council approves FCSS three-year plan

Athabasca and area Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) came before Atahabasca County council with a three-year business plan that was received warmly by council members.
New downtown strip mall could be here by fall

New downtown strip mall could be here by fall

Downtown Athabasca is getting a new strip mall and maybe some new big names in chain outlets by this fall.

MLA Jeff Johnson helping to promote Alberta's energy sector in US

Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson will join Alberta Energy Minister Ron Liepert in Minnesota and Illinois from Feb. 6-9 to help promote Alberta’s energy sector.

Aspen View staff cuts on the way

Staff cuts within the Aspen View School Division are now certain in the face of continually falling enrollment numbers. Speaking to the Advocate Thursday, Aspen View superintendent Brian LeMessurier said, “There will be staff cuts.
Associated Ambulance move into their own facility

Associated Ambulance move into their own facility

Excitement was not in short supply when Associated Ambulance moved into their new Boyle facility just over a week ago.

Alberta Food Bank Association wants to put Boyle chapter's mind at ease

The Alberta Food Bank Network Association (AFBNA) would like to reassure the Boyle Food Bank that they have not been forgotten.

Keough found guilty of possessing child porn, voyeurism

Former Athabasca youth worker Jason Andrew Keough was found guilty Monday on two counts of possessing child pornography, one count of voyeurism and one count of making voyeuristic material.