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Put students first

Put students first

Staff of Aspen View Schools will no doubt be dismayed to read that positions are about to be cut in the face of declining student enrolments.
Athabasca has the stuff to battle long-term care trend

Athabasca has the stuff to battle long-term care trend

It’s likely that quite a few readers’ heads nodded knowingly as they read of the Sale family’s struggles with the long-term care system.
Barrhead needs its society

Barrhead needs its society

No matter the city in which you live, in any part of the world, there are animals in need of rescue. Animals aren’t able to speak up for themselves, so the onus is on us to step up and make sure cats and dogs are safe.
BCHS students bring Wizard of Oz to life

BCHS students bring Wizard of Oz to life

Bravo! That goes out to the cast and crew from Barrhead Composite High School who staged their production of The Wizard of Oz. I caught the Thursday show, and it was truly an entertaining experience.
Take it easy

Take it easy

It can seem like such asinine advice, but it’s advice we all get all the time. Every time you leave someone’s place, especially in the winter months, chances are they’ll suggest you drive safely, or drive carefully.
Work to save high school program

Work to save high school program

Parents and residents of Fort Assiniboine have found themselves at odds with Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7 over the proposed closure of the senior high school program at the school.
What's with all the snow?

What's with all the snow?

Honestly, I thought that when I left Northern Ontario and headed west to Barrhead, I would see less snow than I was used to. Alas, that is not the case.
Taking a chance pays off at Boyle Employment Centre

Taking a chance pays off at Boyle Employment Centre

It’s interesting to hear Jan Bridal, human resource coordinator for the Boyle Employment Centre, admit that she didn’t have high hopes when the facility first opened up last July.
The elephant in the intersection

The elephant in the intersection

You’ve heard of the ‘elephant in the room’ … euphemism for an uncomfortable topic that everyone’s aware of, but no one wants to address? Well, at last week’s Athabasca County council meeting, Fred Martin exposed the elephant in the intersection.
Money well spent

Money well spent

While some people may look at every expense the town runs up with concern for the taxpayer’s dime, there are some costs that cannot be avoided.
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