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New peat burning rules in the works

Westlock County is edging closer to resolving its peat burning issue. At the Nov. 5 council meeting, the Westlock Landowners Right to Farm and Improve Land Association presented a report to council through Coun. Jim Wiese.
Instant millionaires

Instant millionaires

A pair of lucky locals are carrying heavier wallets after cashing in on a $25-million jackpot. Dustin Gibson and Tristan Hodge, both of Jarvie, are two of the 15 CanElson Drilling coworkers splitting the Nov. 2 Lotto Max jackpot — each claiming $1.

We Remember

Chilly weather greeted the crowds of Westlock and Clyde residents who turned out on Sunday to observe Remembrance Day.Piper Brian Byrnell salutes as M. Cpl. Cisco Garcia plays Last Post at a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Westlock & District Community Hall last Sunday morning. The hall was picked with people who turned out for the annual service.

Westlock County maintains 25 per cent FCSS share

Westlock County has decided to contribute a 25 per cent share to Family and Community Support Services for 2013, despite having previously said it would only provide the minimum 20 per cent required by the province.

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected

One man is dead after being found inside a home with “extremely high” carbon monoxide levels. At around 3:50 p.m. on Oct. 28, Westlock RCMP responded to a residence about eight kilometres east of Pickardville.
Firefighters save home

Firefighters save home

An early-morning blaze just hours after trick-or-treaters called it a night last week has destroyed a fifth-wheel trailer and significantly damaged a Westlock home. Westlock fire fighters were called to an Eastglen residence at about 1:40 a.m.
Ag Society wants new track operational by 2014 fair

Ag Society wants new track operational by 2014 fair

The Westlock and District Agricultural Society plans to have its new track in place in time for the 100th edition of the fair in 2014.

Hope Resource Centre exploring merger options

With both the Hope Resource Centre and Family and Community Support Services facing financial pressures, a possible solution being bandied about is to have the two organizations fall under one banner.
Busby boil-water advisory is over

Busby boil-water advisory is over

Busby residents were forced to use bottled water for any purpose other than relieving themselves after the hamlet was put under a boil-water advisory that ran from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29.
Former Supt. charged with fraud

Former Supt. charged with fraud

Former Pembina Hills school division Supt. Richard Harvey has been charged with defrauding the division by submitting excessive expense claims. Alberta Justice spokesperson Jason Maloney confirmed Oct.