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New Village of Boyle Council takes office

New Village of Boyle Council takes office

The new Boyle village council took the oath of office last Wednesday evening with Don Radmanovich taking the reigns as mayor and Mike Antal nominated as his deputy.

Boyle councillors reflect on election results

The Village of Boyle’s mayor and his deputy were voted off council last Monday, in a seismic political shift that reflects a desire for change. The Oct.
Alberta health minister tours Athabasca and Boyle hospitals

Alberta health minister tours Athabasca and Boyle hospitals

Staff at the Athabasca and Boyle hospitals got a chance to voice their concerns over equipment and staff shortages to Alberta Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky and Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson as they toured facilities across the region last Thur

Morrill ready to take reins

Athabasca woke up last Tuesday morning to a new mayor, as Roger Morrill beat incumbent Colleen Powell, 544 votes to 333. Mayor-elect Morrill is due to take office on Oct.

Incumbent trustees do well

Incumbent Aspen View School Division trustees fared well in Monday night’s election as all but one retained their seat. In Athabasca Ward 1 (Smith) Edgar Koehler was re-elected over Lewis Semashkewich, 424 votes to 331.

Morrill claims mayor's chair

Dr. Roger Morrill is set to become Athabasca’s new mayor. Morrill defeated incumbent Colleen Powell Monday night, 544 votes to 333. “Basically I just have to thank the voters for coming out, I think that’s a good vote total,” Morrill said.
New water plant opens in Athabasca

New water plant opens in Athabasca

The brand-new Aspen Regional Water Treatment Plant was officially opened in Athabasca by town and county representatives last week, and is now pumping high-grade water across the region using state-of-the-art technology.

RCMP probe source of Demko allegations

Athabasca RCMP are investigating the source of a series of anonymous allegations made last week against incumbent Athabasca County Division 9 candidate Mike Demko, which accused him of sexual harassment and distributing pornography, as well as challe
Fire at Flat Lake

Fire at Flat Lake

A grassfire set off by a malfunctioning hay baler burned through up to 70 hectares of farmland after first setting alight a row of trees near Flat Lake on last Monday. The Boyle Fire Department attended to the blaze that started at 3:30 p.m. on Oct.

Armfelt, Demko retain seats

Athabasca County council’s most beleaguered members successfully retained their seats in Monday night’s election.