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County unhappy with town rec funding request

Westlock County’s reeve is “disappointed” with the town’s request for additional recreation funding, he said following a closed-door discussion at the May 24 council meeting.

Hats Off!

St. Mary School's graduating class of 2011 did the traditional hat toss Friday morning following a service at the St. Mary Church. The grad supper was held later that evening at the community hall.
We got the Games!

We got the Games!

The communities of Westlock and Barrhead have been successful in their bid to co-host the Alberta 55-Plus Summer Games in 2013.

Residents open their hearts and homes

With dozens of evacuees from Slave Lake taking up temporary residence in Westlock, the local community has banded together to make the stay as smooth and stress free as possible.
Westlock pulls together for evacuated Slave Lake residents

Westlock pulls together for evacuated Slave Lake residents

Westlock residents’ response to the plight of their neighbours to the north has so far been “overwhelming,” town manager Darrell Garceau said.
Province Issues Fire Ban

Province Issues Fire Ban

Local firefighters from eight departments were on the scene of a deliberately set fire located about one mile north of Half Moon Lake just into Thorhild County on Tuesday afternoon.
Big cheque for Healthy Families

Big cheque for Healthy Families

Healthy Families Healthy Futures has been granted $1.1 million from the Alberta government to create a rural network to help reduce relationship violence in the Westlock, Barrhead and Athabasca areas.

Town forced to borrow $3M to complete Spirit Centre

Westlock town council has given first reading to a bylaw that will enable the municipality to borrow the additional $3 million needed to complete the Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre.

County needs to up rec funding: town

Westlock County is not paying its fair share for recreation services in town, according to information presented at the May 10 county council meeting. Westlock town Coun.
Slave Lake evacuees hosted at Westlock

Slave Lake evacuees hosted at Westlock

Hundreds of Slave Lake residents fleeing a major wildfire that has devastated their community are now being hosted in Westlock.