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No hurry to restrict cannabis consumption in Boyle

No hurry to restrict cannabis consumption in Boyle

The Village of Boyle Mayor Colin Derko said council agrees there is no hurry to put in regulations regarding public cannabis uses within their community.
A sea of orange

A sea of orange

Students at Boyle School donned their orange shirts Sept. 28 to commemorate Orange Shirt Day, a national day held annually Sept. 30 to promote awareness about the residential school system and the impact it had on Canada’s Indigenous communities.
Giving health services a helping hand

Giving health services a helping hand

The Boyle Healthcare Centre Auxiliary stepped out of its usual donation mandate by giving new equipment for village Community Health Services office for the first time.
Alberta Advantage Party hits signature target

Alberta Advantage Party hits signature target

The fight for the right will soon have a new contender. Born from the ashes of the Wildrose Party, the Alberta Advantage Party has submitted over 8,600 signatures to Elections Alberta — they needed 7,878 to qualify for party status.
Got a heart? No service

Got a heart? No service

A&W has stated its Cardston franchise's actions were not racially motivated after a Facebook post by Athabascan Nick Driedger went viral, describing an exchange where staff phoned police after people tried to purchase food for an Indigenous woman
Boyle Food Bank fights to keep doors open

Boyle Food Bank fights to keep doors open

When a clerical error left the Boyle Food Bank without food support from its provincial association for three months, volunteer Heather Colgan refused to let its doors close because of it.
100km further in the fight against cancer

100km further in the fight against cancer

Rob Williams and the Mudryk family raised over $20,000 for cancer patients with their biggest ever 100K for the Cross event at Skeleton Lake July 14.
Glenn van Dijken wins Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock UCP nomination

Glenn van Dijken wins Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock UCP nomination

Glenn van Dijken will vie to become MLA of the new Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock riding after earning its UCP nomination with 70 per cent of the vote July 14.
UCP nominees vie for votes in Athabasca

UCP nominees vie for votes in Athabasca

Editor's note: The printed version of this story states the wrong date of the nomination vote in Athabasca. The nomination vote for the Athabasca area will occur at the Athabasca and District Senior Citizens Society July 13 from 4-9 p.m.
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.