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Truckey will seek council and trustee seats

Truckey will seek council and trustee seats

Rumours that current Town of Westlock councillor David Truckey had his eye on the mayor’s seat were put to rest over the weekend.
Brett joins mayoral race

Brett joins mayoral race

Less than a month after mayor Bruce Lennon announced he would not be running in this fall’s municipal election, Town of Westlock Coun. Robin Brett has declared his intention to replace him.

Busby's Blue Suede Festival

Elvis Tribute Artist Adam Fitzpatrick joined the Blackwood Brothers Quartet on Sunday at the Blue Suede Music Festival in Busby. His third time at the festival, the Penticton, B.C. resident won first in the Elvis Festival there, and recently came in second at Memphis two weeks ago to become the world's second-best Elvis tribute artist.

Westlock hires new CAO

Starting Sept. 16, Westlock will have a new chief administrative officer — current High Level, Alta., CAO Dean Krause. During a special town council meeting on July 30, councillors voted to offer Krause the position, and on Aug.
New STARS helicopter makes Westlock appearance

New STARS helicopter makes Westlock appearance

STARS Air Ambulance’s new helicopter, the AW139, made its first appearance in Westlock on Aug. 23 as part of a publicity tour and training run. The aircraft landed at the Westlock hospital’s helipad at around 11:20 a.m.

New town councillor candidate emerges

A new name has emerged in the race to be a Westlock town councillor. Curtis Snell, 48, announced his intention to run for town council on Aug. 23, explaining the time had come to take the plunge.
Lennon looks back

Lennon looks back

After nine years as mayor, and another 19 years in other political offices, Westlock mayor Bruce Lennon is stepping away from the limelight.
County alters Tawatinaw ski chalet plans

County alters Tawatinaw ski chalet plans

Work on the new Tawatinaw ski chalet is set to begin after Westlock County councillors did some cost cutting. At the Aug. 13 council meeting, BRZ Partnership Architecture Inc.

Amalgamation raised at county meeting

Having Westlock County and the Town of Westlock merge into one municipality was a topic of discussion at county council last week. At the Aug.

Sunday-night traffic jam

The 99th annual Westock & District Agricultural Society Fair came to close Sunday night with the annual demolition derby. Cam Kochmarski took top honours at the derby and the grand prize of $2,000. For more on the fair see Page 12-13 of the print edition of this week's Westlock News.