The Review Newspaper – July 24, 2018

MLA, Premier concerned about loss of Greyhound bus service

“Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater residents rely on the Greyhound bus service to get to medical appointments, visit family and friends, and to get to work. Premier Notley and I will keep fighting to extend Greyhound’s operations in our communities and across the province until there are other solutions in place. “

Town & Country – July 31, 2018 – Province calls for Greyhound bus service extension

Premier would like to see up to a 12-month extension

Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater MLA Colin Piquette also released a statement July 20 supporting the call to extend service, noting its importance in his constituency. 

“People did depend on the Greyhound coming through Grassland and the late night stop to Athabasca. For people that don’t have alternative types of transportation, it’s a real challenge for them.”

He said a creative approach would be needed to address rural transportation without Greyhound. 

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.”

Canada Day Celebrations! – July 1, 2018

It’s always an honour to participate in local parades. I was able to take some time and volunteer at Thorhild’s Canada Day Rodeo and then later at the Athabasca River Rats festival. I hope everyone had a happy Canada Day! 

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.