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Voters compare town candidates at election forum

Town of Athabasca election candidates came face to face with the public last Wednesday in a forum put on by the Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce, which saw incumbents and challengers alike vying to convince locals that they are the ones to vote

Former youth worker on trial

Former Athabasca youth worker Jason Andrew Keough went to trial in Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench last week on charges related to child pornography, voyeurism and sexual touching.

Keough pressured couple to make sex tapes, court hears

Jason Andrew Keough invited a Nova Scotia couple to move to Athabasca to live with him, then pressured them to film themselves having sex, according to testimony presented in Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench Wednesday.

Keough kept, didn't destroy sex tape, court told

The trial on child pornography-related charges of former Athabasca youth worker Jason Andrew Keough, 36, continued Tuesday with testimony that Keough provided a friend with video cameras to make a sex tape with his underage girlfriend, then kept the


EPC senior Angels' Sarah Windeler (c) and Amanda Phaneuf (r) stuff a Barrhead Gryphon player during one of their Friday night matches at the EPC senior Volleyball Tournament, held this past weekend at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex and the EPC Gym. Unfortunately, the Pacers and Angels didn't make it past the round-robin portion of the tournament.

Kevin Haines faces off against Wendy Jewell

Current Athabasca County councillor Kevin Haines is aiming for his second term representing Division 5 (Athabasca East), while Wendy Jewell is trying to make her mark on the council for the first time as the Oct. 18 election approaches.

Trial of former youth worker on child porn charges begins

The trial on child pornography charges of former Athabasca youth worker Jason Andrew Keough began Monday in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton.

Mayor Powell warns water rates could double

Athabascans are facing the prospect of their water bills rising by as much as 100 per cent under a ‘pay as you use’ scheme, to be implemented once the new water treatment plant opens next month.

Boyle council candidate hits back at anonymous critics

A Boyle village council candidate who’s running his election campaign on a platform of greater government transparency is himself being accused of having a hidden agenda.

Powell and Morrill face off in mayoral race

The local economy and the environment are just two of the hot-button issues faced by Colleen Powell and her rival Roger Morrill in the mayoral race that could see Athabascans choosing a new leader next month.