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Landowner apologetic over smoke

Landowner apologetic over smoke

Many Westlock residents awoke to the sight and smell of wood smoke several days last week, as brush piles smoldered within town limits for several days.
Second World War vet gets prestigious honour

Second World War vet gets prestigious honour

It’s not likely that people will start calling him Sir Ernie Wood, but considering the prestigious honour he’s received it would be entirely appropriate.

County, union fail to make headway on severance dispute

The dispute between Westlock County and the union representing county employees is getting closer to a resolution, with a conference between the parties scheduled for Nov. 20.

County resident hopes for Municipal Affairs inquiry

A petition calling on the minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs to conduct and inquiry into the affairs of Westlock County is now circulating.

Bizarre airplane incident nets fine

A Westlock-area man has been fined $2,300 and ordered to complete a pilot-safety course after the airplane he was flying apparently struck two people on the ground. Adam C. Giesbrecht, 31, appeared in Westlock Provincial Court Nov.

Students pay tribute

In advance of Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, schools across the Westlock area paid tribute to veterans. Eleanor Hall School students Olivia Nyal and Zachary Groulx lay a wreath on the cenotaph during the school's Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 6.

Paging Dr. Zoidberg!

An array of colourful Halloween costumes could be seen at Westlock schools on Friday. Tyren Peever holds up his crab claws while waiting outside the Cultural Arts Theatre in R.F. Staples, where a costume contest was being held.

Former county employee faces theft and fraud charges

A payroll and accounting clerk formerly employed at Westlock County has been charged with fraud and theft. Westlock RCMP Staff Sgt. Dwayne Rawson issued a media release last Friday, Oct.
Pool could reopen in December

Pool could reopen in December

Westlock’s pool could reopen to the public within four or five weeks, if all goes according to plan, and the fix should last until the end of the pool’s lifespan. Town council passed a motion at its Oct.

Wiese responds to recall talk

Westlock County Coun. Jim Wiese has said whether a petition is considered legal or not, he will honour the wishes of residents of his division. He made the announcement at the Oct.