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Shot fired

The RCMP’s Emergency Response Team was called out to a rural residence northeast of Westlock Friday after a report of shots being fired.
Kyle Schole golden at Edmonton science fair

Kyle Schole golden at Edmonton science fair

Anyone who has been following the local science fair scene for the past couple years will not be surprised to learn Kyle Schole has once again earned the right to compete at the national fair.

Clyde mayor and administrator at odds

By the end of May, the Village of Clyde could have a new mayor, a new CAO, or possibly both. On March 28, CAO Melanie Beastall submitted her letter of resignation, effective May 20.

Talented duo

Stephanie Gurnett (front) and Victoria Breitkreuz perform their cover of Dala's Levi Blues at the R.F. Staples Small Town Big Dreams talent show April 21. The girls followed this song by covering Dala's Lennon and McCartney. The evening featured performances from many RF Staples students and teachers, all of whom brought their own flair to their performances. Proceeds from the evening went towards supporting the school's arts programs.

Foreign worker sentenced for dangerous driving

A man who was drunk behind the wheel and ran over a boy at a party in 2008 received a 19-month jail sentence.
Smith speaks

Smith speaks

Nearly 200 people came out to the Memorial Hall in Westlock to show their support for Link Byfield and the Wildrose Alliance, and to meet the party’s leader.

Spirit Centre price balloons

The Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre will cost the town $2.5 million more than originally expected. A town news release issued last week indicates that Brenex Building Corporation estimates the remaining work will be completed at a cost of $9.

For the win …

An April snowstorm isn't uncommon around these parts; many residents simply ignore them. Here, Josh Collins takes a shot as Mike Davis waits for a rebound outside R.F. Staples School on April 14, when Westlock was covered with several inches of soggy snow.

Spirit Centre delayed until 2012

It looks as though Westlock and area residents looking to hit the ice next winter will spend one more year in Jubilee Arena. The new Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre will not be completed until early 2012, town CAO Darrell Garceau said last week.
Family shares heart-wrenching cancer story

Family shares heart-wrenching cancer story

It’s always a tragedy when a family loses a loved one to cancer, but when that loved one is still a child who has not yet had a chance to fulfill her promise, that loss stings just a little bit more.