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County needs to up rec funding: town

Westlock County is not paying its fair share for recreation services in town, according to information presented at the May 10 county council meeting. Westlock town Coun.
Slave Lake evacuees hosted at Westlock

Slave Lake evacuees hosted at Westlock

Hundreds of Slave Lake residents fleeing a major wildfire that has devastated their community are now being hosted in Westlock.

VIDEO: Dean gets dunked

R.F. Staples teacher Dean Fagnan gets dunked by Sharon Despins at the school's Carnival held May 13.

Test of stength

Hundreds of students at R.F. Staples took a break from their studies to take part in a variety of activities for the annual Mukluk Day. Pictured are Matthew Renkema (left) and Austin Plamondon testing their strength in the arm wrestling contest.
Nyal out as Clyde mayor

Nyal out as Clyde mayor

The Village of Clyde has a new mayor and deputy mayor after Doug Nyal submitted his letter of resignation May 3. At a special council meeting May 3, which Nyal did not attend, the four other councillors voted unanimously to install Coun.

Provincial politicians weigh in on election results

The federal Conservative party’s majority victory is good news for Alberta, several local provincial politicians say.

Rainbow Pipeline runs through Westlock County

What does a 4.5-million-litre oil spill in northern Alberta have to do with Westlock? As it turns out, there is a direct connection.

Crime rates drop in Westlock area

Crime within the Westlock RCMP detachment area is down significantly in the first quarter of 2011, the local top cop says, but the numbers don’t always reflect community concerns. Staff Sgt.
Jarvie School keeps building

Jarvie School keeps building

In the 10 years he has been at Jarvie School, principal Martin Cairns says he has not seen the school change so much as he has seen it evolve.
Brian Storseth re-elected in a landslide

Brian Storseth re-elected in a landslide

Incumbent Westlock–St. Paul MP Brian Storseth has been re-elected to the House of Commons with 78.4 per cent of the vote with 185 of 219 of polls reporting.