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Rec Centre Closed

During the overnight between Saturday and Sunday, the Westlock Recreation Centre suffered a snow slide on the east side of its pyramid roof, tearing off part of its fascia, said community services director Danielle Snyder. For safety purposes, the facility will remain closed until an engineer can assess the extent of the damage. If the damage is found not to be structural, Snyder said they hope to reopen the facility as soon as possible.

Dancing in the New Year

Members of the Thorhild Ukrainian Dancers' Group 5, ages 14-16, provided a bit of inspiration to the younger Westlock dancers at last Saturday's Malanka celebration at the Westlock and District Community Hall. About 400 people attended the event.

Police catch alleged ATV thieves

A rash of vehicle thefts in Westlock County may have come to an end with the recent recovery of a large amount of stolen property and the arrest of five people believed to have been involved in the thefts.
Town communicates snow removal policy

Town communicates snow removal policy

Clearing the streets of snow can be a touchy subject for many municipalities, and residents are often left with the impression not enough is being done.

Local couple targeted by job scam

A Westlock couple are feeling frustrated and worried about the possibility of identity theft after falling prey to an employment scam advertised through the local paper.

Welcome to the world!

Kora Jane Blair, less then one day old in this picture, made her first appearance in Westlock, or anywhere, Jan. 1 at 4:47 p.m. Weighing in at six pounds, 14 ounces, she is the first baby for parents Khris and Leah Blair of Colinton.

W.R. Frose safe from further cuts

After the Grade 9 class was removed from W.R. Frose school in Fawcett effective September 2010, there have been no attempts to bring it back to the school, nor are there plans to further reduce the school’s class offerings.
Fire destroys garage, vehicles

Fire destroys garage, vehicles

An early afternoon fire on a rural property about 10 kilometres southeast of Westlock destroyed a garage and three vehicles last Thursday, but fortunately nobody was injured.
Westlock group makes time for the needy

Westlock group makes time for the needy

While it is often nice to receive greeting cards for Christmas, birthdays, graduations or virtually any other special event, one is often left with the dilemma of what to do with the cards once the event is finished.

Christmas morning fire destroys garage

Fifteen volunteer firefighters from the Busby and Pickardville departments left presents halfway opened Christmas morning and responded to a fire in a garage near Busby.