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WES to get modular classroom

WES to get modular classroom

Westlock Elementary School has been approved to receive a modular classroom to increase its capacity, but when that classroom will arrive has not been determined. At the Pembina Hills school division’s June 29 meeting, Supt.

Shine 'em up!

Ron Leslie wipes down his 1978 King Cobra Ford Mustang at the Westlock Wheels of Class Show N' Shine July 10. He's had the car since August 2010, after his first car was damaged on the way home to Slave Lake after last year's show.
Royal couple boosts Slave Lake spirits

Royal couple boosts Slave Lake spirits

The people of Slave Lake got the royal treatment last week, with a short visit from the most famous couple in the world. The couple, of course, was the one and only Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, newlyweds Will and Kate.

Relationship abuse program gets up and running

A new program is being implemented in the Westlock, Barrhead and Athabasca region to address relationship violence.
Tourney raises money and spirits

Tourney raises money and spirits

One of the organizer’s of last weekend’s Breast Friends Slow Pitch Tourney and Fundraiser said she was once again impressed with the level of support in the Westlock area.

Cops make arrest in attempted break-in

Westlock RCMP have arrested a man for breaking and entering, but say at this point there’s no evidence the incident is related to a series of other recent thefts from local businesses. “At this point in time, it’s an isolated incident,” Const.

Happy birthday, eh!

Hundreds of Westlock residents took in an impressive fireworks display to celebrate Canada's 144th birthday last Friday night. Communities in every corner of Westlock County held their own celebrations, as well. See Page 5 for more photos from the day.
Spirit Centre gets $75K boost

Spirit Centre gets $75K boost

The Westlock Spirit Centre Foundation took another big step towards meeting its fundraising goal June 24 when it received a $75,000 donation from the Servus Credit Union.
Stelmach lauds local volunteers

Stelmach lauds local volunteers

The mood in the Westlock & District Community Hall last Wednesday night was substantially different than the one that hung in air just over a month ago.
Postal lockout ends

Postal lockout ends

Canadians should expect to see postal service resume today, Tuesday June 28, after the House of Commons and the Senate passed legislation forcing an end to Canada Post's lockout of its nearly 50,000 employees.