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Three options for Boyle Highway 63 twinning

Alberta Transportation is weighing their options in regards to twinning the Boyle section of Highway 63.

Making A List, Checking It Twice

During Moonlight Madness in Boyle last Friday, a very happy Easton Lockhart, 2, ran straight to Santa when he entered Boyle Central Sales and Service. The youngster wasted no time in telling Santa what he wants for Christmas this year.

New diamonds unfinished: AMBA

The Athabasca Minor Ball Association (AMBA) feels that the Athabasca Regional Multiplex did not meet their agreements with the newly constructed ball diamonds, and wants to use part of their pledged $100,000 to make the fields safe and ready to use.

Council wants more info on AEC funding request

Athabasca town council told Alberta Energy Corridor representatives last Tuesday that in order for council to commit to $30,000 each year for three years, they would have to see some numbers.
Moonlight Madness set for Friday

Moonlight Madness set for Friday

Athabasca Moonlight Madness fever continues, as stores around town get ready for the festivities this Friday. For participating Moonlight Madness merchants, giving back to the community is important, hence the Christmas Wish List Giveaway.

Friends 'Til The End

Edwin Parr Composite School's For Sale Theatre brought the groovy 1960's back to life with The Ghoul Friend last week at the Nancy Appleby Theatre. Drama unfolded as monstrous tall tales, told to keep a struggling hotel afloat, began to take on a life of their own. Dan Merrick (Vincent Major) comforts Marina (Lindsay Madden) during the show.
Fatal crashes on weekend

Fatal crashes on weekend

Boyle RCMP responded to two fatal crashes on Highway 63 over the weekend. The first occurred on Saturday at approximately 11:50 a.m. The crash occurred 45 kilometres north of Wandering River at kilometre marker 91.

Housing development requires rezoning

Athabasca town councillors showed their support for a new housing project by passing first reading of a rezoning at their Nov. 6 meeting and scheduling a public hearing for next month.
Collision on HWY 63 sends driver to hospital

Collision on HWY 63 sends driver to hospital

The driver of a GMC Sierra was airlifted to Edmonton after an early morning collision on Hwy 63 north of Boyle. A two-vehicle collision occurred at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on Hwy 63 just north of the Hwy 55 turnoff.

Honour Guard

Local communities recognized Canada's heroes with Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday. Joshua Thorburn of the 230 Athabasca Air Cadets guards the cenotaph in Boyle.