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New Year's Feast

New Year's Feast

A chickadee is spotted hanging from a bird feeder in a property just just off of Highway 813 on the south side of the Athabasca River during the Dec. 27 Christmas Bird Count. The bird count bas been a part of the Athabasca tradition for 13 years and helps with the conservation of various species by keeping an eye on local bird populations.
Still barking, or barking up the wrong tree?

Still barking, or barking up the wrong tree?

Two animal shelters in the Athabasca area are left with more questions than answers after being served $100 tickets because they allegedly ìpermit dogs to become public nuisance by barking and howling excessively.
Aspen View administrators to review student safety

Aspen View administrators to review student safety

Aspen View Regional School Division trustees bowed their heads and gave a moment of silence during their Dec. 20 meeting for victims of the Newtown, Conn. school massacre.
Boyle council looking into electro-magnetic field protection

Boyle council looking into electro-magnetic field protection

Dayna Whitfordís presentation topped the agenda of items at Boyle Village Council Dec. 19, where the senior director of Momentis pitched her EnergyMizer power reduction product to council.
Near head-on collision on Hwy 2

Near head-on collision on Hwy 2

A man and his wife are lucky to be alive after a near head-on collision sent their black 2002 Chevy Trailblazer off of Highway 2 southbound at approximately 6:15 p.m. Wednesday night, crashing into the west tree line.
Fuel truck flips on Hwy 831, spills fuel

Fuel truck flips on Hwy 831, spills fuel

Boyle RCMP was called to the scene of a northbound semi transport truck full of diesel fuel that lost control at approximately 3:30 a.m. and flipped into the east ditch of Highway 831 between Highway 661 and Highway 663 in the early hours of Monday morning. The driver escaped uninjured.
The rollovers continue amid bad road conditions

The rollovers continue amid bad road conditions

“Slow down; it’s winter time. Buy snow tires,” insisted Athabasca RCMP Sgt. Brian Scott, moments after a single vehicle rollover on Highway 55 sent a senior to hospital with minor head injuries early Sunday afternoon.
Spirit Of The Season

Spirit Of The Season

Students at Grassland School welcomed the holidays with their Christmas concert last Friday. Ava Bossel masquerades as an elf while Mathew Evancusky plays the big guy himself.
63 twinning pleases councillor

63 twinning pleases councillor

Athabasca County councillor for the Boyle area, Doris Splane, was pleased with Alberta Transportation’s recent open house regarding the twinning of Highway 63.
Agriplex lease up for renewal

Agriplex lease up for renewal

The 20-year lease the Athabasca Lions Club and Athabasca Ag Society have on the Athabasca Agriplex and the surrounding grounds is up, and town council is debating the technicalities of granting another lease.
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