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Ski chalet may not open in 2014

Ski chalet may not open in 2014

Westlock County council has raised the possibility the new Tawatinaw Valley ski chalet might not be ready in time for this year’s ski season — and the old chalet may not be usable either. Coun. Jim Wiese raised the issue at a Sept.
Jim Prentice elected new Tory leader

Jim Prentice elected new Tory leader

Alberta has a new premier. On Sept. 6, Jim Prentice was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta to replace Alison Redford, who resigned the post in March. Dave Hancock filled the void on an interim basis until Saturday’s vote.
County hires former Halifax mayor as CAO

County hires former Halifax mayor as CAO

Westlock County's new CAO Peter Kelly may bring a wealth of municipal governance to the county, but that experience is tempered by some past financial scandals. Council passed a motion at a special meeting Sept.

New Westlock County CAO hired

Municipality to crush $1.6M-plus in gravel

Westlock County has approved a bid to provide the municipality with gravel for its roads, but the cost remains to be finalized. At the Aug. 26 council meeting, councillors approved a quote from Barsi Enterprises Ltd.
Celebrating St. Mary’s 50th

Celebrating St. Mary’s 50th

About 300 former students and teachers of St. Mary School returned to their old stomping grounds last weekend to share memories and celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

New chalet at least $100K over budget

The new Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill chalet has just over $100,000 in council-approved cost overruns, according to a change order record. The Aug.
Storseth retiring from federal politics

Storseth retiring from federal politics

Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth will not be running for elected office in the 2015 federal election. “My wife and I, after much contemplation, have decided that I’m not going to run in the next federal election in 2015,” he said.
Trustees updated on Jarvie and Fawcett schools

Trustees updated on Jarvie and Fawcett schools

Pembina Hills school division trustees received an update regarding the disposition of Jarvie School and W.R.
THE KING RULES BUSBY

THE KING RULES BUSBY

Once again, the Blue Suede Music Festival outdid itself.