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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.
Boyle house fire; councillor Sam Assaf saves the day

Boyle house fire; councillor Sam Assaf saves the day

As Village of Boyle councillor Sam Assaf stood outside a burning house Dec. 12, no one yet knew he was a hero, with one exception: the family he rescued, who were safely by his side. Peering out his front window at 1 a.m.

AEC on shaky ground over $30,000 price tag

Support amongst some members of Athabasca town council for the Alberta Energy Corridor (AEC) initiative appears to be waning ahead of a budgetary decision on the town’s participation in the partnership.
Community generousity on display ahead of Lodge opening

Community generousity on display ahead of Lodge opening

A project seven years in the making was finally realized yesterday when the first residents moved into the new Pleasant Valley Lodge.

Going up for the shot

Jordan Kamprath of the senior boys' Boyle Huskies goes up to shoot a two-pointer during their first tournament game against Lamont in the Boyle Huskies Invitational Basketball Tournament on Friday in Boyle. Lamont won 43-28.
Boyle Food &Clothing Bank

Boyle Food &Clothing Bank

The Boyle and Community Food & Clothing Bank has finally found a new home. “Today is the official opening of the Boyle Food Bank Association,” vice president Steve Wilcox proudly stated at their opening day last Tuesday.

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Burn permits withdrawn after smoke cloaks town

Fire permits are being withdrawn across the county after smoke hanging over the town of Athabasca prompted numerous complaints from the public.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.