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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.
Spirit Centre more than halfway done

Spirit Centre more than halfway done

Although from the outside it doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot of progress being made on the Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre, that’s just because the work is now all being done on the inside of the facility.

Oops!

While attempting to gas up on Wednesday morning, a semi-trailer hauling a track feller buncher (a piece of equipment used in forestry) accidentally smacked into the canopy of the Petro-Canada gas station outside of Clyde. Clyde firefighters had to stay on the scene for a few hours to make sure the structure did not collapse while an engineer came to have a look at it.
Lodge expansion comes together

Lodge expansion comes together

The Pembina Lodge expansion is quickly becoming a reality, thanks to 30 modular units being lifted into place early last week. By the time the Westlock Foundation held its cube installation ceremony on Tuesday, Nov.
Chamber luncheon gets political

Chamber luncheon gets political

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Nov. 8 Chamber of Commerce meeting, where things got heated when he faced questions from political opponents and attendees.

County gets its man

Westlock RCMP Const. Jim Jimmo will be out on the county roads full time as he has been selected to fill the enhanced policing position with the county. Council approved creating the position through a series of meetings last spring.