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Pickardville residents to be compensated

Westlock County council has approved compensation to residents of Pickardville affected by last summer’s sewer woes, but the issue will come back before council today, Nov. 26. Following the in-camera portion of the Nov.
Huge cache of weapons seized

Huge cache of weapons seized

Two Westlock men are facing 28 firearms-related charges each following the seizure of more than 13 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition last weekend. Barrhead RCMP Sgt.
Noon-hour vigil draws small crowd

Noon-hour vigil draws small crowd

About 20 people braved the cold in Westlock last Thursday for a noon-hour vigil to honour victims of domestic violence.

Pembina Hills asks province for modulars

Pembina Hills trustees passed a motion at their Nov. 12 meeting to ask the province for six modular classrooms for Dapp School and one at Busby School for the 2014-2015 school year.

Council salaries and expenses to be posted

Westlock County councillors’ salaries and expenses will be posted monthly to the municipality’s website beginning next year, but there will be no maximum expense claim. At the county’s Nov. 12 meeting, Coun.
Fire destroys Vimy trailer

Fire destroys Vimy trailer

A fire in a Vimy trailer park destroyed one home and damaged at least one more last Friday afternoon, causing at least one resident to raise concerns about the community’s fire hydrants.

Meeting the man in red!

The Festival of Christmas Wonder opened the festive season in Westlock over the weekend, complete with a heaping helping of snow. Trenton Dirks smiles when Santa tells him a little secret Friday night.

PAYING TRIBUTE

Cinnamon Forstey (left) and Mackenzie St. Louis carry the wreaths to lay at the cenotaph during R.F. Staples' Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 7. For more on local school Remembrance Day ceremonies turn to Page 5 of this week's print edition of the Westlock News.

John's Jewellers thief headed to jail

One half of the duo that broke into John’s Jewellers in downtown Westlock early on Oct. 25 will be spending the next 16 months in jail. Jesse R. Charbonneau, 23, appeared in Westlock Provincial Court Oct.
Culture minister tours Westlock

Culture minister tours Westlock

Westlock played host to a high profile guest last week when Alberta’s culture minister Heather Kilmchuk came for a visit. Klimchuk was in town on Nov.