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Fire department forced to repair first response truck after councils come up short

Fire department forced to repair first response truck after councils come up short

Athabasca Volunteer Fire Department Chief Denis Mathieu says his department feels underfunded. The department recently asked both the Town of Athabasca and Athabasca County for $15,000 to buy a new first response truck.
Look Up... Look Way Up

Look Up... Look Way Up

Scott Woods casts his eyes skyward during his Fiddle Legends show at the Nancy Appleby Theatre on Saturday. The show was filled with classic fiddle songs for the enjoyment of the packed house.
Divided town council meant no meeting on Tuesday

Divided town council meant no meeting on Tuesday

Most Athabasca town councillors say they were embarrassed by last Tuesday’s cancelled council meeting, caused when a split council tied on three separate votes to accept the agenda.
Town books in good shape

Town books in good shape

According to the Town of Athabasca’s chief administrative officer Doug Topinka, the town is in a good financial situation after an audited financial statement for 2011 was provided. “We have relatively very little debt,” Topinka said.
Town council meeting cancelled over agenda disagreement

Town council meeting cancelled over agenda disagreement

In a bizarre turn of events, Athabasca town council’s regular meeting Tuesday night was abruptly cancelled when three motions to approve the agenda were defeated on tied votes.
Fundraiser for Shane Czwil

Fundraiser for Shane Czwil

When Shane Czwil was diagnosed with Meningitis of the cerebral area almost three years ago, he lost the ability to speak, walk, and function independently. But after one treatment of stem cell rehabilitation, he has learned to talk again.
Jeff Johnson the new Education Minister

Jeff Johnson the new Education Minister

Jeff Johnson, the recently re-elected Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater, has been named the new Minister of Education in Premier Alison Redford’s new cabinet.
Teaming up to watch crime in Boyle, Athabasca, area

Teaming up to watch crime in Boyle, Athabasca, area

The Athabasca and Boyle rural crime watch organizations have joined together to form the Boyle & Districts Crime Watch Association. Peace officer for Athabasca County, Terry Jordan, has been named as an executive.
Wildfire rages northeast of Al-Pac

Wildfire rages northeast of Al-Pac

In the early afternoon hours on May 13, a wildfire started burning just northeast of Grassland towards Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac). The fire is located approximately 17 kilometres northwest from the mill site.
Giving It A Twirl

Giving It A Twirl

Mary Coleman goes for a twirl at the Boyle Twilight Twirlers square dancing anniversary event at the Ellscott Community Hall on Saturday.
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