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Beckett murder charge big news Down Under

The arrest and first-degree murder charge against a Westlock man has made headlines all the way on the other side of the globe.

Moose blamed for fatal crash

Two people are dead following a single-vehicle collision with a moose late on Aug. 17 on Highway 18 just west of Rossington. The collision took place around 10:20 p.m., said Westlock RCMP Cpl. Dave Casey.
Family responds to murder charge

Family responds to murder charge

Westlock resident Peter Beckett appeared in Kelowna Provincial Court last week and put his matters over until Aug. 30 in Salmon Arm, according to a courthouse clerk.

Farm accident claims Thorhild man

A 58-year-old farmer in Thorhild County was killed on Wednesday when the tractor he was working on rolled over him. Cpl. Guy Perreault of the Thorhild RCMP said they received a report about the incident at 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Metal Mashers

Two demolition derby contestants collide during the first round of Sunday's derby at the Westlock Fair — the wind-up event of the 97th annual ag fair. See the Aug. 29 Westlock News for results of the event.

Fraud case in Crown's hands

The RCMP’s Commercial Crimes Unit has finished a report on a fraud investigation at the Pembina Hills school division and forwarded the information to provincial Crown prosecutors, Barrhead RCMP’s Sgt.
Beckett charged with murder

Beckett charged with murder

A Westlock man has been charged with first-degree murder in the drowning death of his wife nearly a year ago. Peter Ernest Edward Beckett, 54, was arrested Friday without incident after leaving a property near Christina Lake, B.C.
Kowalski will seek another term

Kowalski will seek another term

It’s official: Ken Kowalski intends to seek his 10th mandate as MLA for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock constituency. He made the announcement Sunday evening at the Barrhead Golf Club. He was scheduled to make the announcement just past 5 p.m.

Getting down and dirty

CATS upgraded

Westlock’s thespians, dancers, musicians and drama classes will have a new theatre floor to work on this year.