Month: July 2012

NEWS- Sandcastle competition set for Hope Lake

July 30, 2012– For the second year in a row, Athabasca County’s Hope Lake campground will play host to a sandcastle building competition. Scheduled for Sunday August 4, the competition welcomes campers and day users to put their best architectural skills to use on the sandy beaches of Hope Lake. There is no entry fee…

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NOTICE- Roadside mowing program ongoing

July 30, 2012– Athabasca County’s roadside mowing program is ongoing, with shoulder cuts complete in divisions 1, 2, 4, 8 and 9. Currently County crews are working on shoulder cuts in division 3, with work scheduled for mid-August in divisions 6 and 7 Weather conditions in the County have lead to rapid vegetation growth along…

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Athabasca County Conversation #6

Miss out on our first Athabasca County Conversation on 94.1 The River? Give it a listen and be sure to stay tuned every other Wednesday at 8:20 am. Next show runs August 8. In this week’s episode, we thank everyone who supported this year’s Fly-In BBQ event. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/54100149″ params=”auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=0043c3″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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NEWS- Homecoming celebrations coming to Colinton

July 25, 2012– Residents of Colinton both past and present will gather in the hamlet this weekend for their annual homecoming celebration. The three-day slate of events hosted at the community hall includes a wiener roast, dance, midnight lunch and pancake breakfast and aims to bring together the community. To participate in the events, residents…

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NEWS- Thanks to sponsors and volunteers of 2nd Annual Fly-In BBQ

July 24, 2012– Athabasca County would like to thank all those that helped with the 2nd Annual Fly-In Barbeque hosted at the Athabasca Regional Airport on July 21, 2012. Terry Smith and the EPC Pacers football team The Athabasca Air Cadets The Athabasca Fire Department, Associated Ambulance and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Angela Betts of…

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NEWS- Elections Alberta closes investigation

July 19, 2012– Elections Alberta’s investigation of Athabasca County making illegal donations to political parties has been closed. In a letter to County Manager Gary Buchanan, Chief Electoral Officer, Brian Fjeldheim, explained that upon reviewing submitted documents, the organizations has closed the file on the matter. The investigation began in November of 2011, after allegations…

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NEWS- Federal government offering grants for community infrastructure

July 16, 2012– The federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) is now accepting funding applications for “rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure that is non-commercial and accessible to the public.” Examples of the type of community infrastructure that can be supported under CIIFinclude: community centres; cultural centres; parks; libraries; recreational facilities (e.g. local arenas,…

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NEWS- County donates pumper truck for foreign fire crews

July 11, 2012– Athabasca County was proud to hand over the keys of a retired pumper truck to a St. Albert charity dedicated to providing firefighting equipment to volunteer crews in developing countries. Protective Services Director Ron Jackson was on hand last week to transfer ownership of a 1980 pumper truck to Victor Ferdandez, the…

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Athabasca County Conversation #5

Miss out on our first Athabasca County Conversation on 94.1 The River? Give it a listen and be sure to stay tuned every other Wednesday at 8:20 am. Next show runs July 25. In this week’s episode, we talk Fly-In Barbeque. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/52540878″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=0043c3″ width=”100%” height=”81″ iframe=”false” /]

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NEWS- Wandering River going for grant

July 10, 2012– The hamlet of Wandering River needs your help in getting a $1,000 grant from the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN). The organization is currently holding a social media-based contest for communities. Through their Facebook page and Twitter account, ARDN is garnering votes from the four communities in the running. Log in to…

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