Category: Community

Campground Bookings Open Today

Athabasca County Council has authorized the opening of Forfar Park and Hope Lake Campground on July 1, 2020. Campground managers and staff have been hired to run the facilities and will be taking bookings for the remainder of the camping season. As of June 24, 2020, bookings can be made by calling the campgrounds directly:…

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Athabasca University 50th Anniversary Invite

Light the Night!   Fifty years ago on June 25, 1970, Athabasca University (AU) was established by an Order in Council of the Government of Alberta. And on June 25, 2020 AU officially turns 50! In celebration of this half century milestone, three AU locations in Alberta (Athabasca, Calgary, and Edmonton) will light the night sky…

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Fire Safety Tip – Grease Fires

Grease Fire in the kitchen? Never use water to put it out! Step 1:  While wearing an oven mitt, use the pot lid like a shield and slide it over the top of the pot. If you do not have a pot lid, a cookie sheet can be used instead. Step 2:  Turn off the…

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Social Services Support for COVID-19

The Government of Alberta is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable, and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID- 19. In the Athabasca Region funding applications will be submitted to the Athabasca County FCSS program. The funding being provided…

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BAILS Newsletter – Spring 2020

Athabasca County is sharing the latest newsletter from the Baptiste and Island Lake Stewardship Society (BAILS) to help raise awareness of the initiatives they have underway. Please be sure to click on the link to read the rest of the newsletter. BAILS NEWS – SPRING 2020 BAILS Receives the McIntosh Bulrush Award In October of…

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Athabasca County Conversation – November 20

The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment offers information about the County’s Residential Snow Clearing Program, winter driving safety, and a reminder to avoid removing snow across municipal roads.     …

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Committee Member Opportunities

Athabasca County is seeking Members At Large to serve on the following committees: Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (One) Member – 3 Year Term One County resident to serve as Members at Large on the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board for a 3 year term ending December 31, 2022. The purpose of the Board is…

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Baptiste Lake Fire Department Open House on Saturday

Come out to the Island Lake Fire Hall this Saturday August 3rd from 11am – 2pm for a hamburger and activities for the kids. There will be FireSmart and Voyent-Alert information displays as well as home sprinkler kits available for sale.

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Athabasca County Conversation – 2019 Seniors’ Symposiums

Two one-day conferences for seniors, their caregivers and the community          The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about the 2019 Seniors’ Symposiums taking place in Athabasca and…

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AU relocates convocation due to wildfires

Decision made to help increase safety for everyone     Today Athabasca County received word that Athabasca University made the tough decision to move its convocation ceremony from Athabasca to Red Deer. The event is an important one for our region and is one we all look forward to each year. Given the wildfires burning north…

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