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Highway 813/55 interchange construction behind schedule

Construction of the new Highway 813/55 has yet to start, but it’s already behind schedule. That’s what chief administrative officer Doug Topinka told Athabasca town council last Tuesday.

Athabasca U wins export award

Athabasca University has been honored for its achievements in exporting. The University won the Export Award of Distinction from the Alberta Chamber of Commerce at its annual business awards on March 4. AU beat out Auto Star Compusystems Inc.

Don't try this at home

Megan Jackson performs a Celtic themed solo at the Athabasca Figure Skating Club's 2011 Winter Carnival on Sunday. The theme of the event was the centennial, with all of the performances evoking elements of Athabasca's history and heritage.

Long-awaited paving project on Highway 827 finally approved

The Alberta government is moving ahead with plans to complete the paving of Highway 827, north of Highway 661, after several years of the public pushing for the project.

Boyle crime watch "desperate " for new members

The executive made it clear at the Boyle and District Rural Crime Watch annual general meeting last Wednesday that they need new members.

Pioneer Years hits stage Sunday

Seacoast Theatre will be at the Nancy Appleby Theatre this Sunday evening, March 20, at 7:30 pm with its production of The Pioneer Years. Please note that the pre-printed tickets have the incorrect date. The poster date is correct.

And they're off

Landing Trail Intermediate School Grade 6 students (l-r) Kassi Congdon, Kelsey Haggerty, Alisa Markowski, Claire Wasel and Madison Roussy take off from the starting line during their race at the Aspen View Regional Cross Country Ski Championships last Wednesday.
Rotary Club exchange student safe after earthquake in Japan

Rotary Club exchange student safe after earthquake in Japan

Stephanie Krulicki, the Athabasca Rotary Club’s outbound exchange student in Japan, is safe and heading home following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated the country last Friday.

Wandering River resident faces murder charges

Wandering River resident Trevor Bobocel has been charged with second-degree murder and committing an indignity to the body of his common-law partner, Roxanne Bigelow.

Town water rates reduced

Athabasca residents are getting an unexpected break on the water bills. Water rates for the Town of Athabasca were amended last Tuesday, resulting in a rate decrease of about 15 per cent.