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THE END OF AN ERA

THE END OF AN ERA

After 32 years representing constituents in and around the Westlock and Barrhead areas, MLA Ken Kowalski will not seek another term.
BREAKING NEWS: Egbert Stang out as Pembina Hills Supt.

BREAKING NEWS: Egbert Stang out as Pembina Hills Supt.

Egbert Stang is no longer superintendent of the Pembina Hills school division. A four-sentence media release issued late Monday, Dec. 5, said Stang's last day with the division was Sunday, Dec. 4. It did not say if Stang resigned, or was terminated.

Pembina Hills fraud investigation ongoing

The year-old investigation into a fraud allegation at the Pembina Hills school division headquarters is still underway and is not complete as was previously reported, Barrhead RCMP Sgt. Bob Dodds said last week.
Proposed Southview development rejected

Proposed Southview development rejected

Westlock town council rejected a rezoning application after a public hearing Nov. 28 that saw close to 30 residents attend and voice opposition to it.
Tawatinaw fire victim identified

Tawatinaw fire victim identified

Westlock RCMP have revealed the identity of the man killed in the Nov. 22 Tawatinaw-area blaze as 75-year-old Andrew Lukach. The home near Township Road 614 and Range Road 245 burned to the ground overnight, undetected by neighbours.

Burning down the house

Westlock County firefighters spray water on trees adjacent to a house the was burned to the ground as part of a live-fire exercise about five miles north of town last Wednesday night.
Collisions rise as winter descends

Collisions rise as winter descends

Since the snow began to fall earlier this month, the region’s emergency services workers have been a bit busier on the region’s roadways. As of Nov.
Overnight house fire claims Tawatinaw man

Overnight house fire claims Tawatinaw man

One man is dead after a Tawatinaw-area home burned to the ground last week. Police got a call Tuesday, Nov. 22 at around 8:30 a.m. from a passerby who noticed the house near Township Road 614 and Range Road 245 was no longer standing.

Dapp School lauded for science success

A Westlock-area school was among 54 Alberta schools to be recognized for excellence in education at an awards ceremony in Calgary earlier this month.

Police make big pot bust

Two Alberta men will face a judge in the new year after a routine traffic stop allegedly found them in possession of marijuana with the purpose of trafficking, RCMP say. Sgt.