Skip to content

Westlock News

Slick roads blamed for Thursday collision

Freezing rain led to treacherous road conditions for the Thursday, Dec. 29 morning commute, resulting in an accident south of Westlock that sent one man to hospital. Westlock RCMP were called at 7:16 a.m.
Seatter will shoot for PC nomination

Seatter will shoot for PC nomination

The line-up to replace MLA Ken Kowalski just got a bit longer. Westlock County Coun. Bert Seatter said he’ll seek the Progressive Conservative nomination for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock constituency. He made the announcement on Thursday, Dec.
Early-morning blaze guts Whissellville shop

Early-morning blaze guts Whissellville shop

An early morning blaze on Christmas Eve left one homeowner picking up the pieces of his home-based business after flames ripped through a shop at the north end of Whissellville. The town fire department responded at 12:40 a.m. on Dec.

KidSport may be coming

A popular Canadian charity that aims to get all kids playing sports regardless of financial barriers may soon get a local chapter.

FOIP request filed

The ball is now rolling to gain insight into the Dec. 4 departure of former superintendent Egbert Stang from the Pembina Hills school division.
Third candidate in the mix for PC nomination

Third candidate in the mix for PC nomination

There are now three declared candidates to replace Ken Kowalski as the Progressive Conservative representative in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock after Barrhead’s Tim Schultz threw his hat in the ring last week.

Fire guts garage

A fire destroyed this garage and shop on a property at the north end of Whissellville in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 24. Westlock firefighters were called to the scene around 1 a.m. Later that morning, the aftermath of the blaze was apparent. The house appeared to be unaffected by the blaze. See next week's News for more.

Kubinec throws her hat in the ring

Westlock County Coun. Maureen Kubinec has announced her intention to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination for this riding.

New MLA will have big shoes to fill

The consensus amongst Westlock-area municipal leaders is in. Whoever replaces MLA Ken Kowalski will have “big shoes to fill.
Stang sheds no light on abrupt departure

Stang sheds no light on abrupt departure

Egbert Stang is done talking about his time as superintendent of the Pembina Hills school division.