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Pleasant Valley Lodge cuts ribbon to new facility

Pleasant Valley Lodge cuts ribbon to new facility

The Greater North Foundation (GNF) cut the ribbon for the new and relocated Pleasant Valley Lodge last Friday, with several local and provincial officials on hand, including Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach.
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach gets warm reception at Premier's Dinner

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach gets warm reception at Premier's Dinner

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach entered the Rotary Fieldhouse at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex to the hum of a bagpiper and thunderous applause last Friday evening.

MLA says provincial budget's infrastructure investment important for area

“We’re going to continue to invest heavily in infrastructure,” said Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson, reacting the last Thursday’s release of the province’s 2011 budget.
Boyle RCMP want motorists strapped in

Boyle RCMP want motorists strapped in

March is ‘Occupant Restraint Month,’ and the Boyle RCMP, along with other local authorities, will promote the education and importance of buckling up with an increase of seatbelt check-stops throughout the region.

Federal government yet to approve Tawatinaw diversion

The new Highway 55/813 interchange still requires approval from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) before construction can legally begin, an official confirmed last week.

Interchange construction begins in May

Athabasca’s new Highway 813/55 interchange is slated to begin construction this May, said town chief administrative officer (CAO) Doug Topinka. Topinka met with Alberta Transportation Feb.

RCMP's performance plan reveals reduction in village crime

Crime has declined in the Village of Boyle. So states Boyle’s annual performance plan, presented by RCMP Cpl. Sonny Kim during last Wednesday’s council meeting. It revealed that overall, crime had declined in the community in 2010.

MLA Jeff Johnson heads to Louisiana to promote province's energy development

Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson is back on the road, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy.

Cool runnings

Over 100 snowmobiles were out on the trails on Sunday for the annual Athabasca River Runners Family Day Poker Run.

Boot Scootin' in Boyle

DJ Benita Pedersen leads the crowd in a line dance during the So You Think You Can Dance event in Boyle last Saturday. Close to 150 people attended to watch 25 different entrants.