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County bans peat burning

Burning peat moss in Westlock County is no longer allowed. That was the declaration made by county councillors following an in camera session at their June 26 meeting.

Proposed federal boundary change ridiculous, says MP

Westlock could end up in the same federal riding as Peace River and High Level if the first draft of a proposed boundary redistribution is adopted.

Hot Wheels!

Henry Lipka polishes up the engine of his 1935 Chevy pickup at the Westlock Wheels of Class Show and Shine on Sunday. It took Lipka two years and hundreds of hours to restore the truck to its former glory. It does have a hood, but he said he prefers to drive without it because he likes the look and the reactions he gets from people he drives past. For results from the show, see the July 16 print edition of the Westlock News.
Suspicious dog murder worries county resident

Suspicious dog murder worries county resident

Having her dog stolen from her family’s property and then killed a few kilometres away in southwestern Westlock County has caused a Gibbons woman to warn other dog owners to keep an eye on their pets.

Gault tenders resignation

There are now two empty Clyde council seats that need to be filled after Coun. Bob Gault tendered his resignation last week.

Happy 145th!

Hundreds of people gathered in the field behind the rec centre last Sunday night to help celebrate the 145th anniversary of Confederation. A musical performance preceded an impressive fireworks display. See Pages 12-13 of the print edition for more photos of the day's festivities.

Crash claims woman

A 21-year-old Westlock woman is dead following a weekend collision on Highway 2 north of Clyde. In the morning of June 30, Westlock RCMP responded to a report of a collision about one kilometre north of the Clyde turnoff.
Wiese dominates Division 3 byelection

Wiese dominates Division 3 byelection

Jim Wiese has been elected the new Westlock County councillor in Division 3. Wiese won the June 25 vote with 134 votes, or 68 per cent of the 197 votes cast.
Research project lands in Westlock

Research project lands in Westlock

Westlock played host to an important cancer study last week when the Tomorrow Project set up its community study centre in the Westlock Inn on June 19-20.

Clyde headed for byelection

Village of Clyde Coun. Diana Vosseler has resigned her seat at the council table, prompting a probable summer byelection. Vosseler first announced her resignation in a letter to village interim CAO Annette Schwab on June 1.