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Thanks for the memories Barrhead

They say time flies when you’re having fun.

New non-smoking bylaw: costs vs. benefits

Athabasca town councillor Tim Verhaeghe presumably has the best of intentions in proposing that council pass a bylaw that would outlaw smoking in vehicles when children are present.

Better together

There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming year. One of the things that tops that list, on the local scene, is an increased level of co-operation between the town and county.

Abandon the project, not the problem

Athabasca town council’s decision last Tuesday to abandon its proposed affordable housing project should not come as a surprise.

Caring hearts to the rescue

One week, the Athabasca Words Work Literacy Society announces it has to shut down its well-received Books for Babies program due to a lack of funding.

Town should stay at AEC table

Some members of Athabasca town council seem to suggest that they’ve been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the Alberta Energy Corridor; that somehow the project is something different than what they were led to believe.

Province must act on Highway 63 concerns

The volunteer fire departments that serve communities along Highway 63 are in over their heads. That’s not a knock against any of these departments or their members, who selflessly give their time and energy to help protect their communities.

Hopefully, a page turned

Boyle village council members are remaining tight-lipped about the departure last week of chief administrative officer Ken Gwozdz, and rightly so.

Aspen View faces number crunch

Hey kids, here’s a good reason why you should pay attention in math class: Someday you’ll be a taxpayer and will need to figure out where all the money you’re shelling out for education is going.

Let's get out and support this year's Christmas Festival Parade

It’s hard to believe Christmas is just over six weeks away.