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Advocate Dec. 17 issue delayed

Advocate Dec. 17 issue delayed

Due to a printing problem, the Athabasca Advocate issue scheduled for distribution on Monday, Dec. 17 has been delayed, and is now expected to be distributed at its normal time on Tuesday, Dec. 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Crime up in Athabasca, down in Village of Boyle

Crime up in Athabasca, down in Village of Boyle

Crime rates are up in the Town of Athabasca, but they’re down in the Village of Boyle. That’s what Sgt. Kevin McGillivray from Boyle RCMP and Sgt.
Another rollover drives home road safety

Another rollover drives home road safety

Athabasca RCMP responded to a call at approximately 1:40 p.m. of a sedan traveling westbound that lost control on Hwy 55, 17 km east of Athabasca, which rolled two times and slid to a stop in the ditch.
It's An Elf Life

It's An Elf Life

Last weekend, local youth and Rural Notes Music Services put on a production of The Elves and The Shoemaker at the Nancy Appleby Theatre. During the performance, Daryl-Lynn Jimmo (front) takes the stage as Maya McDonald (playing Gremlo) looks on.
Town of Athabasca ceases AEC funding

Town of Athabasca ceases AEC funding

The Town of Athabasca has decided they are not going to renew their contract with the Alberta Energy Corridor. Over the last three years the town was locked into a contract to commit $30,000 each year towards the economic development group.
Town pledges $5 million for new swimming pool

Town pledges $5 million for new swimming pool

The Town of Athabasca has committed up to $5 million towards the construction of a new swimming pool. Town council voted 5-1 in favour of the funding commitment last Tuesday.
Athabasca municipal review begins

Athabasca municipal review begins

The Municipal Corporate Review of the Town of Athabasca is underway. Two advisors from Municipal Affairs were in town last Monday and Tuesday.
Naughty And Nice

Naughty And Nice

One-year-old Ashnah Thomas and six-year-old Josiaa Thomas were all dressed up for photos with Santa at Servus Credit Union during the Moonlight Madness celebration in Athabasca last Friday. Josiaa was all smiles, but Ashnah wasn't too thrilled to be handed off to a stranger in a red suit.
Alberta Transportation prepares for eventual bridge replacement

Alberta Transportation prepares for eventual bridge replacement

When the time comes to replace the bridge over the Athabasca River on Hwy 813, Alberta Transportation has an idea of where to put the new one.
Attainable housing project underway in town

Attainable housing project underway in town

A local developer sees the need for attainable housing in Athabasca, and has designed a subdivision to meet that need. Michael Mallock’s new housing development will be located down Woodheights Road.
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