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While attempting to gas up on Wednesday morning, a semi-trailer hauling a track feller buncher (a piece of equipment used in forestry) accidentally smacked into the canopy of the Petro-Canada gas station outside of Clyde. Clyde firefighters had to stay on the scene for a few hours to make sure the structure did not collapse while an engineer came to have a look at it.
Lodge expansion comes together

Lodge expansion comes together

The Pembina Lodge expansion is quickly becoming a reality, thanks to 30 modular units being lifted into place early last week. By the time the Westlock Foundation held its cube installation ceremony on Tuesday, Nov.
Chamber luncheon gets political

Chamber luncheon gets political

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski was the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Nov. 8 Chamber of Commerce meeting, where things got heated when he faced questions from political opponents and attendees.

County gets its man

Westlock RCMP Const. Jim Jimmo will be out on the county roads full time as he has been selected to fill the enhanced policing position with the county. Council approved creating the position through a series of meetings last spring.
Westlock Remembers

Westlock Remembers

A small crowd of about 50 people were at the Westlock Cenotaph Friday afternoon to see about two dozen doves released. Earlier in the day about 1,000 people packed the Westlock & District Community Hall for the official Remembrance Day ceremony. Also on Nov. 11 more than 100 people packed the Clyde Community Hall for the village's Remembrance Day ceremony before moving outdoors to the cenotaph.
Candlelight vigil honours victims of violence

Candlelight vigil honours victims of violence

A candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence drew a crowd of about 30 to Main Street last Wednesday night.

Evergreen Catholic enrolment up

Enrolment at the area’s Catholic schools are up slightly for the 2011/12 school year, which is good news for the division even if registration numbers at St. Mary School in Westlock are down slightly.
Lights out in Westlock

Lights out in Westlock

A contractor putting up Christmas lights on behalf of the Town of Westlock caused a power outage around noon on Wednesday that affected 2,900 customers in the area, according to FortisAlberta.

RCMP say they have leads on business break-ins

Westlock RCMP say they may know who is behind the recent string of break-ins in downtown Westlock, which has left many residents and business owners questioning the local authorities.

Town and county unhappy with Clyde's library decision

Clyde’s refusal to buy in to the Westlock Intermunicipal Library Board left the board crunching numbers in hopes of pleasing town and county councillors as well as library users, but it won’t mean higher costs for the town or county.