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Weather for Oct. 23 to Oct. 29

Weather for Oct. 23 to Oct. 29

Oct. 23 Day: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers this morning. Clearing this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 6. UV index 1 or low. Night: Increasing cloudiness late this evening. Wind up to 15 km/h.

Concerned citizens encourage letter campaign to regain AU jobs

A group of citizens has formed a loose coalition to petition the provincial government to have more executive positions from Athabasca University live in the area instead of urban centres like Edmonton or Calgary.
Weather Oct. 11 to Oct. 17

Weather Oct. 11 to Oct. 17

Oct. 11 - Clear. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill minus 7 overnight. Oct. 12 - Mainly sunny with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Winds up to 15 km/h. High 8. Wind chill minus 7 in the a.m. UV index 2 (low).

Sisters in Spirit walk draws a large crowd

Men, women, and children gathered on Oct. 4 to take part in the annual Sisters in Spirit walk. Starting at the Seniors’ Drop in Centre they made their way to the river via main street.
AU president confirms university here to stay

AU president confirms university here to stay

Athabasca University is not pulling up stakes and leaving town, according to AU president Dr. Neil Fassina . In a wide-ranging Oct. 3 interview Fassina expressed frustration over continually allaying fears of AU leaving the region.

Family feud nets $750 fine

A years-long fight between a pair of brothers has netted one a $750 fine after he was found guilty of Mischief Causing Damage under $5,000 after a trial Sept. 30. Glen Damus Miller appeared before Judge Clifton Purvis in Athabasca Provincial Court.

Change at the top at Town Office

The Town of Athabasca saw a bit of a shake-up Oct. 1 at its regular council meeting, as the community now has a new Interim Chief Administrative Officer running the town office. A motion made by Coun.

LTIS remembers residential schools with a special project

Orange Shirt Day is a national day of remembrance for the Indigenous people who lost their lives or survived residential schools and takes place on Sept. 30.

Quarter century and counting for AU program

Athabasca University is celebrating an online milestone this year. AU president Dr. Neil Fassina is proud of the online Master of Business Administration that AU offers and has offered for the past quarter century.
Accident near A and W causes traffic jam

Accident near A and W causes traffic jam

Emergency responders attended to a two-vehicle collision at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 5 at the intersection of Highway 55 and 34 Street at the top of Athabasca's east hill.