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Senior calls for more care facilities

Senior calls for more care facilities

A 77-year-old woman’s fight to keep her husband in the community where they spent their lives together and raised a family came to a happy conclusion this week.

Man shot by RCMP east of Grassland

A Boyle RCMP member shot a man in his 40’s at a rural residence east of Grassland on Saturday evening while responding to a firearms complaint. At approximately 7:15 p.m.

In the limelight

Edwin Parr Composite music student Davis Weber got his first taste of the limelight on stage at the Nancy Appleby Theatre during a concert last Thursday to raise funds for his school's new music program.
Boyle Employment Centre gets new home and additional funding

Boyle Employment Centre gets new home and additional funding

Not only has the Boyle Employment Centre moved into its very own building, but due to its increasing success, the Alberta government has extended its funding until March 2012.

Police make grim discovery after blaze at abandoned cabin

The identity of a man, believed to be local, who perished two weeks ago in a fire at an abandoned cabin near the community of West Baptiste, is still unconfirmed.
Boyle Foodbank begins year with a bang

Boyle Foodbank begins year with a bang

The Boyle Community Food & Clothing Bank started their new year in style, accepting the Community Spirit Award for 2010.
Government invests millions into Al-Pac

Government invests millions into Al-Pac

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) is getting a significant investment from the Harper Government — $62.9 million to be exact.
Council should spend more money on travel to conferences

Council should spend more money on travel to conferences

An Athabasca town councillor suggested the town should increase its spending on councillors’ travel to conferences around the province and country to as much as $20,000 each year.
Boyle Mayor's 2011 Expectations

Boyle Mayor's 2011 Expectations

“We live and work in one of the greatest communities anywhere,” says Village of Boyle Mayor Don Radmanovich, who says he’s incredibly optimistic about what may lay ahead in the New Year.

Doctor recruitment committee hit by new policy on South Africa

The future recruitment of doctors from South Africa to Athabasca has become a much more difficult process, following a policy change by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.