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Remembering those who have fought for our freedom

Athabasca air cadet Chris Lapierre (l) helps women's Air Force veteran Dorothy Lane place a wreath in honour of all mothers at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex last Thursday.
Alberta Energy Corridor partners up with Portage College's heavy equipment operator's pilot project

Alberta Energy Corridor partners up with Portage College's heavy equipment operator's pilot project

The new Heavy Equipment Operation training pilot project Portage College implemented in late October isn’t just going to benefit the college and its students.

LTIS' "tire town " comes down

What used to be home to games of hide and seek, endless hours of fun and excitement for elementary school students (and the cause of several bumps and bruises) is now an empty, grassy piece of land, devoid of children’s laughter at Landing Trail Inte
Boyle-Wandering River water pipeline route selected

Boyle-Wandering River water pipeline route selected

Athabasca County chose a tentative route for the Aspen Regional Water System pipeline extension that will run from Boyle, up the Highway 63 Corridor to Wandering River, after meeting with engineers and Alberta Transportation officials in Edmonton on
Council approves funding for train station renovations

Council approves funding for train station renovations

Work to renovate and underpin the Athabasca Train Station began in earnest last week, just one day after Athabasca town council approved funding for the project on November 2.

Council adjusts water rates to help consumers

Athabasca town council last Tuesday proposed new water and sewer rates that are designed to reward those who conserve water.

Roaring 20s baby!

Debbie and Richard Popovich bring the house down in a storming performance of the Old West Tribute Show at the Athabasca Seniors Centre on Nov. 3. The Popviches played 1920s hits including 'Ain't She Sweet' and 'Has Anyone Seen My Girl', followed by a performance of wartime singer Vera Lynn's 'Keep on Smiling.'

Centennial Multiplex Project voted down by council

A major plan to expand the Athabasca Regional Multiplex with three outdoor soccer fields, complete with bleachers and connecting trails, was voted down by town council 5-2 during its meeting last Tuesday.
New Pleasant Valley Lodge nears completion

New Pleasant Valley Lodge nears completion

The new Pleasant Valley Lodge seniors home is on track to open at the end of this month with the first residents moving in before Christmas, as construction officially ended Monday.

Hague back with UFC

Tim "The Thrashing Machine " Hague is returning to the UFC for his third stint in the mixed martial arts league, as he signed a four-fight deal with the UFC on Monday night. Hague will take on Matt Mitrione on Jan. 22, 2011 in UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 in the heavyweight bout. Check next week's Advocate for full story details.