Athabasca Advocate – July 10, 2018 Fifteen Boyle School students take a bow as they finish their high school education

Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquettte was one of the proud parents. He said he was very happy for his son, Luke. 

“I was really fortunate to see him share his moment with his classmates,” Piquette said. “Being a kid with special needs, it was not an easy thing for him to do.  He usually has some difficulties with crowds, but he managed to do a great job, and I was really impressed that he won an award too. I am very proud of him.”

Athabasca Advocate – June 26, 2018 Making splash park dreams a reality

Local officials and members of the Greater Athabasca Community Foundation (GACF) participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new splash park project in Boyle June 21. Front row L to R: GCAF treasurer Terryl Turner, GACF board member Terra Maloney, GACF board member Amy Boutette, GACF president Lindsey Stanton, Boyle Mayor Colin Derko, Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquette, GACF splash park president Olga Sehalin, AGLC director Sheena Clyburn. Back row L to R: Boyle Coun. Barbara Smith, Boyle chief administrative officer Charlie Ashbey, Boyle Counc. Patrick Ferguson, GACF splash park vice president David Splane.

Athabasca Advocate – May 15, 2018 – Ag minister tours region

Agriculture and forestry minister visits Boyle, Athabasca

…Boyle Crop Production Services manager Robert Kiteley said meeting with Carlier was very informative.

‘It means he’s accessible, he’s willing to come out and meet with the producers of Alberta,’ Kiteley said in an interview. ‘That he knows there are definite issues that producers deal with in Alberta.’



Town & Country – February 6, 2018 Pipeline training centre progressing despite lack of provincial funding

Athabasca-Sturgeon- Redwater MLA Piquette said in an interview the project “makes huge sense” for the province and for Boyle, due to it being a focal point of pipelines in the province. “Considering the kilometres of pipeline we have across North America, and how important it is not only environmentally – but also politically — to be able to demonstrate that pipelines really are the safest way to transport oil and bitumen, having a worldclass training facility to make sure the next generation of pipeline workers and inspectors have the best training they can get, i think it makes a lot of sense and that’s what I’ve been communicating,” he said.
The current New Democratic government has not announced funding for the project to date. Piquette said he has highlighted funding for the PTC as a priority in Budget 2018, and he is “hoping for the best.