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Residents return home after acid spill south of Boyle

Residents return home after acid spill south of Boyle

Residents of 10 homes south of Boyle were allowed to return home May 22 after an evacuation prompted by a hydrochloric acid spill on Highway 831.

MP says he doesn’t envy Alberta premier

Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen says he doesn’t envy premier Rachel Notley with respect to the ongoing dispute with British Columbia over the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Province gives Carillion additional $3.1 million

Province gives Carillion additional $3.1 million

Alberta is giving Carillion Canada $3.1 million to continue its day-to-day highway maintenance operations until June 30. A May 9 statement from Ministry of Transportation officials stated the government would extend its previous $8.
Village doubles Fortis franchise fees

Village doubles Fortis franchise fees

Boyle's Fortis Alberta customers can expect higher bills after village council decided to double its Fortis Franchise fee from three to six per cent. Village council voted unanimously in favour of a motion by Coun.
Boyle plans to keep taxes steady

Boyle plans to keep taxes steady

The Village of Boyle is planning to increase its residential tax rate by up to 1.9 per cent, but only to keep property taxes steady in the wake of declining assessment values.
Riding like the wind

Riding like the wind

Local riders put their horses to a test of speed and precision at the Boyle and District Agricultural Society's Spring Fling Barrel Racing Series May 6.
A structural response to a structural problem

A structural response to a structural problem

With a taste fried bannock and invitations for future visits, Alberta’s Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan enjoyed a warm welcome April 26 at the Athabasca Native Friendship Centre.

The year of economic challenges

The Village of Boyle was able to overcome economic adversity in 2017 thanks to good planning, said Mayor Colin Derko.
Slowing down on stop signs

Slowing down on stop signs

The Village of Boyle's council opted to delay a motion on a new four-way stop in the downtown core to get more information on possible parking reduction. Village council heard a report from Boyle public works during its Jan.

Spray park nears funding goal

The Greater Athabasca Community Foundation (GACF) is nearing its fundraising goal to build a new splash park in Boyle. The foundation has raised approximately $290,000 for the project over three years, according to chair Lindsey Stanton.