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Wabasca growth good for town

Wabasca growth good for town

The Town of Athabasca is in a unique position to capitalize on the growth in Wabasca. Athabasca town councillor George Hawryuk brought his thoughts on the opportunity to council last week.
Wide Load

Wide Load

A gigantic container was transported from Edmonton to Fort McMurray over the course of several days last week, passing through Boyle on Thursday. The container dwarfed other traffic on the road, and did most of its travelling overnight. It weighed as much as 290 pickup trucks and was nearly twice the length of an Olympic-sized pool according to Alberta Transportation.
TransCanada presents pipeline project to County

TransCanada presents pipeline project to County

Athabasca County Council got an update on TransCanadaís proposed Grand Rapids Pipeline Project straight from the project manager last week.
RCMP joining Sheriffs in former Boyle Village office

RCMP joining Sheriffs in former Boyle Village office

The village of Boyle has moved out, the Sheriffs are moving up and the RCMP will be moving in. Those are the general logistics of the changes being made at the old village office, since the municipality officially moved out on Feb.
AU president to retire early

AU president to retire early

Athabasca University president Frits Pannekoek has announced his early exit from the university. Pannekoek announced in a memo last week that he would be retiring before his contract is up in 2015.
VIDEO: "Stand Firm" performs for Grassland

VIDEO: "Stand Firm" performs for Grassland

Boyle farmers contest Hwy 63 twinning proposal

Boyle farmers contest Hwy 63 twinning proposal

A group of more than 150 local ratepayers are contesting CastleGlenn Consultants plan for the twinning of Highway 63 in Boyle.
Hees Estates paving

Hees Estates paving

The potential paving of 47 Street to Hees Estates has been met with some criticism.
Athabasca University the subject of speculation

Athabasca University the subject of speculation

Uncertainty swirled around Athabasca University last week after a number of executive personnel changes sparked rumours about the schoolís future.
Playing Around

Playing Around

Tricksters Theatre helped students at Smith School put on a show last Friday. Tia Graling and Joshua Li act in "Shocking Truth, " performed by Grades 5-9. For more pictures, see page 6A.
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