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Emergency response on Highway 63 takes a hit

A remote stretch of road, known as Alberta’s deadliest highway, is becoming an ever more serious and dangerous challenge for local fire emergency volunteers, following the announcement by Lac La Biche County that the Plamondon Fire Department is with

Burn permits withdrawn after smoke cloaks town

Fire permits are being withdrawn across the county after smoke hanging over the town of Athabasca prompted numerous complaints from the public. The smoke began drifting over the town and surrounding area four days ago.

Water treatment plant now free of restrictions

As of Nov. 22, all restrictions have been lifted from Boyle’s water treatment plant and truck fill, which was put on close watch by Alberta Environment in 2007 due to its water-use limit being overstretched.

Johnson calls for end to 'circus' act

Cookie monsters, opposition members sleeping in shifts in the Alberta legislature, smear campaigns, resignations and accusations.
Ken Gwozdz no longer with village

Ken Gwozdz no longer with village

Ken Gwozdz is no longer employed as chief administrative officer of the Village of Boyle. Boyle Mayor Don Radmanovich confirmed Gwozdz’s departure Friday. “He’s no longer working in the village, it’s a personnel matter,” said Radmanovich.
Oh, the Madness!

Oh, the Madness!

Athabasca’s annual Moonlight Madness lived up to its title Friday night as hundreds of residents packed 49th and 50th street to take in the parade, fireworks and lighting of the Christmas lights on the riverfront.

On The Razzle makes its hilarious debut at the Nancy Appleby Theatre

(l-r) Marie (Sarah Johnson) sips champagne while arm-in-arm with her fiance Saunders (Vincent Major), while her uncle Zangler (Zakk MacDonald), a hot-headed grocery store owner, takes a break from going ballistic as he enjoys the company of his own fiance, Madame Knorr (Michaela Summers) in On the Razzle. The 19th Century Austrian farce was performed last Friday and Saturday in the Nancy Appleby Theatre by the Edwin Parr Composite School drama department, and will show again this weekend.

Boyle battles coyote influx

Coyotes are roaming the streets and parks of Boyle in search of food, with residents being warned to lock up their trashcans and not leave food scraps lying around in a bid by village authorities to discourage scavenging before Fish and Wildlife offi

Aspen View approves 2010-2011 deficit budget

The Aspen View Regional Public School Division board approved the 2010-2011 school year budget at its Nov. 18 regular meeting. and as reported in last week’s Advocate, the school division will run a deficit for the second year in a row.
Moonlight Madness kicks off this Friday

Moonlight Madness kicks off this Friday

Athabasca and area residents know it’s getting close to Christmas when they hear these two words: Moonlight Madness.