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Barbara Bell to host meeting at Multiplex

Barbara Bell has been circulating letters and information for quite some time now, and on July 13, she will be hosting a meeting at the Multiplex at 7 p.m.

Correction - River Rats Opening Ceremonies

The article ‘River Rats Festival this weekend’ on the front page of this week’s Advocate contained an error. The article stated that the event’s opening ceremonies were scheduled for Saturday morning. They will in fact be held Friday morning.

Hope Springs Eternal

A luminary sits in front of the message of hope at the Relay For Life in Athabasca last Friday. 210 participants walked and ran laps around Athabasca University and the track at the Multiplex for 12 hours to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Regular Advocate delivery resumes

Regular delivery to Athabasca Advocate subscribers resumes this week, after federal back-to-work legislation became law Sunday, ending the Canada Post lockout and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers strike that preceded it.
All Saints Anglican Church celebrates history with opening of museum

All Saints Anglican Church celebrates history with opening of museum

The establishment of a new museum featuring items from the 120 year existence of Athabasca’s All Saints Anglican Church will help connect present parishioners with those that came before them.

River's Edge Campground open for long weekend

River’s Edge Campground closed last week on June 23, at 6:00 a.m. because Alberta Transportation bought the property.

New fire chief appointed to Boyle

The Boyle Fire Department is under Joshua Anderson’s care after the Boyle council appointed him fire chief last Tuesday.
Water levels of Athabasca River continue to rise

Water levels of Athabasca River continue to rise

After many consecutive days of rain, the Athabasca River has risen to engulf the Rotary Way trail along the waterfront.

Citizens have their say

Athabasca town council held a public hearing last Tuesday at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex, for the purpose of discussing the possibility of installing streetlights along the west entrance to Hees Estates.

$1.6 million needed to balance school budget

Aspen View School Division needed $1.5 million from reserves to create a balanced budget for the 2011-2012 school year. With cuts to education across the province, rural Alberta schools are taking a beating.