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Alberta to run fifth-straight deficit budget

The most recent provincial budget has been both lauded as the fulfillment of premier Alison Redford’s leadership campaign promises, and criticized as showing too little in the way of fiscal restraint.

Pembina Hills byelection planned

A byelection to fill the vacant Westlock seat at the Pembina Hills board table, held by the late Doug Fleming, is slated for March 26.

Clyde CAO to resign

After just a year and a half on the job, Clyde CAO Melanie Beastall will leave the village for greener pastures. She declined last week to elaborate on her intentions, since her resignation has yet to be formally accepted by the village council.

Soaring

Dapp's Levi Foster gets some big air during Saturday afternoon's slopestyle event at the 2012 Alberta Winter Games which was being hosted at the Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill. Westlock-area athletes failed to make the podium at the skiing and snowboarding events.

Kubinec led wire-to-wire in PC race

The vote totals are in from the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party’s Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock nomination where Westlock County Coun. Maureen Kubinec was chosen to take over for Ken Kowalski.
Rottier returns

Rottier returns

Westlock’s Simeon Rottier will return to Alberta to play for the Edmonton Eskimos for the 2012 season in the Canadian Football League after recently signing a free-agent deal with the club.
Main Street hit again by thieves

Main Street hit again by thieves

Todd Arth is a remarkably positive man, considering his store has been broken into three times in the past three weeks.

Surplus spent on school improvements, technology

Pembina Hills’ Co-op Pool Operating Reserve will soon be cut in half, with funds being used towards school improvement and technology upgrades. At the Wednesday, Jan.
Former Supt. got $120K golden handshake

Former Supt. got $120K golden handshake

Former Pembina Hills Supt. Egbert Stang received a six-figure severance payment after being terminated from the school division without cause.
Kubinec crowned constituency champ

Kubinec crowned constituency champ

Westlock County Coun. Maureen Kubinec will replace Ken Kowalski as Progressive Conservative (PC) nominee for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock riding. There were 1,233 ballots cast throughout the constituency Saturday, Jan.