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RCMP probe source of Demko allegations

RCMP probe source of Demko allegations

Athabasca RCMP are investigating the source of a series of anonymous allegations made last week against incumbent Athabasca County Division 9 candidate Mike Demko, which accused him of sexual harassment and distributing pornography, as well as challe
Fire at Flat Lake

Fire at Flat Lake

A grassfire set off by a malfunctioning hay baler burned through up to 70 hectares of farmland after first setting alight a row of trees near Flat Lake on last Monday. The Boyle Fire Department attended to the blaze that started at 3:30 p.m. on Oct.
Armfelt, Demko retain seats

Armfelt, Demko retain seats

Athabasca County council’s most beleaguered members successfully retained their seats in Monday night’s election.
Mayor, deputy go down to defeat

Mayor, deputy go down to defeat

Village of Boyle voters opted for significant change Monday night, as long-time mayor Bob Clark and deputy mayor Jim Giancola were both defeated.
Morrill town's new mayor

Morrill town's new mayor

Dr. Roger Morrill has unofficially won the mayor’s race in Athabasca, defeating incumbent Colleen Powell, 544 votes to 333.
Splane, Dowhaluk, Armfelt and Demko retain, Bahry defeated.

Splane, Dowhaluk, Armfelt and Demko retain, Bahry defeated.

In Division 3 (Boyle), incumbent Doris Splane is back for another term after gaining 174 votes. Challenger Wes Kowalchuk finished second with 168 votes, while Wayne Plamondon had 11.
First result: Ashbey defeated, Haines retains

First result: Ashbey defeated, Haines retains

Incumbent Athabasca County Division 2 (Colinton-New Pine Creek) councillor has lost his seat on council, defeated by challenger Denis Willcott, 166-118.
Two men found dead in Touchwood Lake

Two men found dead in Touchwood Lake

Lac La Biche RCMP have released few details about the deaths of two men — one from Buffalo Lake, one from Boyle — who bodies were found in Touchwood Lake earlier this month after a fishing trip went wrong.
Voters compare town candidates at election forum

Voters compare town candidates at election forum

Town of Athabasca election candidates came face to face with the public last Wednesday in a forum put on by the Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce, which saw incumbents and challengers alike vying to convince locals that they are the ones to vote
Former youth worker on trial

Former youth worker on trial

Former Athabasca youth worker Jason Andrew Keough went to trial in Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench last week on charges related to child pornography, voyeurism and sexual touching.
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