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New CAO selected for Athabasca

New CAO selected for Athabasca

The Town of Athabasca has named Ryan Maier as their new chief administrative officer (CAO) with a start date of September 17. Maier is the current assistant CAO in Rimbey, a small community (approximately 1,500 people) south west of Edmonton.

Hold On Tight

Skyler Bearchief went for a wild ride during the bareback event at the Roughstock Rodeo on Sunday, part of the M étis Nation of Alberta's 84th Annual Assembly in Athabasca.

Aspen View proposes new school in Athabasca

Building a new school in Athabasca is now Aspen View School Division’s number-one priority. Previously, Aspen View had prioritized the renovation of Landing Trail Intermediate School (LTIS), and Edwin Parr Composite (EPC).

Rhonda Cardinal found alive, well

After wandering in the wilderness for two weeks, Rhonda Cardinal was found safe and sound last week.
M étis elders share culture and good times at Assembly

M étis elders share culture and good times at Assembly

At the 84th Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Annual General Assembly (AGA) held in Athabasca last weekend, there were many activities for people of all ages, but for Métis elder Shirley Backstrom, the most important aspect of the assembly was the chance

Missing Calling Lake woman found alive after two weeks

Rhonda Cardinal has been found safe and sound after she went missing in the wilderness two weeks ago.

Remembering quilters past during Rochester Centennial

The Rochester Centennial Fair, held last weekend, was a celebration of history in many different ways. Alice Dzivinski (l) and Lil Fodchuk admire handmade quilts made many years ago by Dorothy Clow. Clow's daughter, Carrie Kushneryk, said her mother, who is 93 years old, has been quilting for as long as she can remember, and is still quilting today.
M étis come together for 84th Annual Assembly in Athabasca

M étis come together for 84th Annual Assembly in Athabasca

It’s a year of celebration for the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) as they prepare for the upcoming 84th Annual General Assembly (AGA), hosted by both the Town of Athabasca and Athabasca County, from Aug. 16-19.

County wants library and pool built at multiplex, and soon

Athabasca County wants a new swimming pool and library built at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex.
Calling Lake woman still missing; search continues

Calling Lake woman still missing; search continues

Athabasca RCMP are still searching for Rhonda Cardinal, a 41-year-old female from the Calling Lake area who went missing on July 31. Cardinal is described as a woman of native descent, 5’4 and weighing about 170 pounds with long black hair.