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Government invests millions into Al-Pac

Government invests millions into Al-Pac

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) is getting a significant investment from the Harper Government — $62.9 million to be exact.
Council should spend more money on travel to conferences

Council should spend more money on travel to conferences

An Athabasca town councillor suggested the town should increase its spending on councillors’ travel to conferences around the province and country to as much as $20,000 each year.
Boyle Mayor's 2011 Expectations

Boyle Mayor's 2011 Expectations

“We live and work in one of the greatest communities anywhere,” says Village of Boyle Mayor Don Radmanovich, who says he’s incredibly optimistic about what may lay ahead in the New Year.

Doctor recruitment committee hit by new policy on South Africa

The future recruitment of doctors from South Africa to Athabasca has become a much more difficult process, following a policy change by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Mayor has great hopes for 'beloved town' in 2011

Mayor has great hopes for 'beloved town' in 2011

Centennial celebrations will take centre stage in Athabasca in 2011.

Good deed for the day

(l-r) Boyle School students Christian Parsons and Colton Nikipelo shovel snow from a resident's driveway during the heavy snowfall on Dec. 15.

Town council abandons affordable housing project

Athabasca town council voted last Tuesday to abandon its affordable housing project. Councillors expressed concern during their meeting last Tuesday that too much time had passed without any decisions made on the project.

Council passes motion to draft non-smoking bylaw

Parents who smoke may have to butt out while they’re driving with their children, after Athabasca town council voted in favour of drafting a bylaw that would outlaw the practice.

Books for Babies rescued just in time

A local program promoting early childhood literacy, which looked set to end because of a funding shortfall, will survive another year.

Fatal accident on Hwy 55

A man died as the result of a vehicle fire east of Athabasca Dec. 9. Bruce Chester Howse, 43, lost his life when his vehicle went off the road on Hwy 55.