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Fawcett and Jarvie will lose their schools

Pembina Hills school division trustees voted unanimously last Wednesday to close down Jarvie School and W.R.


The SING! choral group performed its seventh annual year-end concert May 9 at the Westlock United Church. Under the direction of Kerri-lee Kostiw, the 12-member choir performed songs from artists like the Dixie Chicks, Cyndi Lauper, Leona Lewis and Sting. Pictured on the violin during the event is Katya Kostiw.
Legacy Grants presented

Legacy Grants presented

Organizers of the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games held in Westlock and Barrhead last summer have wrapped up the last of the loose ends.

CAO’s severance package being negotiated

Former Westlock County chief administrative officer Edward LeBlanc will be receiving a severance after his employment with the municipality ended last month. However, how much that severance remains unknown.

Teen clocked at 172 km/h on Highway 44

A Westlock-area teen was fined $750 for driving 72 km/h over the speed limit, but will not have his licence suspended.


Addison Cornwell dances up a storm during the intermediate jazz performance 'Life of the Party' at the 22nd annual Silhouette Dance Productions' year-end recital on May 3. More than 300 dancers aged three to 60 took to the stage during three sold-out shows.
MLA talks TFWP moratorium

MLA talks TFWP moratorium

Local business owners and management upset with the federal government’s moratorium on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in the service industry met with Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec last week.

Shots fired at Best Western

Westlock RCMP have confirmed there are no reported injuries after an early-morning shooting last week, but are saying little else about the incident. RCMP Cpl.

County ramps up fire bans

Nearly all burning is being prohibited in Westlock County under a fire advisory issued last Friday. Only supervised campfires will be allowed — residents may not use burn barrels or do any other permit burning, regional fire chief John Biro said.
Storage shed burns down at Burchett Fuels

Storage shed burns down at Burchett Fuels

The thick plume of black smoke could be seen for miles last Friday as a storage shed full of petroleum products burned down near Dapp.