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Spirit Centre price balloons

The Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre will cost the town $2.5 million more than originally expected. A town news release issued last week indicates that Brenex Building Corporation estimates the remaining work will be completed at a cost of $9.

For the win …

An April snowstorm isn't uncommon around these parts; many residents simply ignore them. Here, Josh Collins takes a shot as Mike Davis waits for a rebound outside R.F. Staples School on April 14, when Westlock was covered with several inches of soggy snow.

Spirit Centre delayed until 2012

It looks as though Westlock and area residents looking to hit the ice next winter will spend one more year in Jubilee Arena. The new Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre will not be completed until early 2012, town CAO Darrell Garceau said last week.
Family shares heart-wrenching cancer story

Family shares heart-wrenching cancer story

It’s always a tragedy when a family loses a loved one to cancer, but when that loved one is still a child who has not yet had a chance to fulfill her promise, that loss stings just a little bit more.

Halloween bandit gets house arrest

The man who robbed the Westlock Esso last Halloween will serve two years less one day under house arrest and then and be subject to strict probation conditions for another two years.

VIDEO: Revenge of the Housewives

A group of dancers from Westlock's Silhouette Dance Productions performs "Revenge of the Housewives " at the "Just Dance " festival in Westlock on April 9.

Sun and snow

With the ski season winding down, we took a trip out to the Tawatinaw Ski Hill April 2 to scope out how people were spending their final hours of ski time. Devin Prazak gets some gnarly air during the day.
Clyde woman beats cancer - twice

Clyde woman beats cancer - twice

It’s no secret that cancer has a tremendous impact on our society — there are few among us who haven’t been touched in a personal way by the disease. There’s no doubt, however, that some are affected more deeply and more personally than others.

County may borrow cash for Westlock Foundation

Westlock County will look into helping the Westlock Foundation fund the Pembina Lodge expansion by indirectly financing the project. The expansion, which is scheduled to begin this summer, will need about $7.

Harvey's departure remains a mystery

It’s been roughly seven months since former Pembina Hills school division Supt. Richard Harvey left and residents of the area are not much closer to learning why.