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PC leadership hopeful pays a visit

PC leadership hopeful pays a visit

Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Jim Prentice says he can restore Albertans’ confidence in the government because of his position as a party outsider.

Former CAO’s severance figure still not public

The severance for former Westlock County CAO Edward LeBlanc has been finalized, reeve Bud Massey said last week, but he has not made the figure available to the public.


The Truc Lam Monastery north of Busby held its grand opening over the weekend, kicked off with a ceremony Saturday night that saw the statue of the Avalokitesvera bathed in coloured light. During the ceremony, monastery members and members of the public held small lotus flower tea lights while various incantations in Vietnamese were read out. Statues all around the central square were also bathed in light. On Sunday, the monastery continued its grand opening with a second ceremony.
Kubinec  "surprised " by Auditor General report

Kubinec "surprised " by Auditor General report

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec says she was as surprised as anyone by the auditor general’s damning report released last week, but does not believe it reflects on the government as a whole.
Peter Beckett trial date set

Peter Beckett trial date set

Peter Beckett will go to trial for the murder of his wife Laura Letts Beckett starting Jan. 6, 2015 in Kamloops Superior Court.

County looking at ski chalet options

The new ski chalet at Tawatinaw Valley has had some problems, but it’s nothing that can’t be overcome.

Council concerned with county infrastructure

Westlock County councillors have raised concerns about how and when the county’s roads are being graded, graveled and repaired.
The party of the century

The party of the century

The hamlet of Jarvie was packed with people like never before last weekend as the community celebrated its 100th anniversary during the annual Jarvie Days festival.

Time to build an ark

The heavy rains that fell on the Westlock area last Friday caused some headaches for town staff. Here, an employee works to clear a storm drain near Westlock Elementary School.
Wildrose leader makes Westlock stop

Wildrose leader makes Westlock stop

Westlock-area Wildrose Alliance Party of Alberta supporters were out in full force last Wednesday when party leader Danielle Smith paid a visit to the Memorial Hall.