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Westlock Remembers

Westlock Remembers

A small crowd of about 50 people were at the Westlock Cenotaph Friday afternoon to see about two dozen doves released. Earlier in the day about 1,000 people packed the Westlock & District Community Hall for the official Remembrance Day ceremony. Also on Nov. 11 more than 100 people packed the Clyde Community Hall for the village's Remembrance Day ceremony before moving outdoors to the cenotaph.
Candlelight vigil honours victims of violence

Candlelight vigil honours victims of violence

A candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence drew a crowd of about 30 to Main Street last Wednesday night.

Evergreen Catholic enrolment up

Enrolment at the area’s Catholic schools are up slightly for the 2011/12 school year, which is good news for the division even if registration numbers at St. Mary School in Westlock are down slightly.
Lights out in Westlock

Lights out in Westlock

A contractor putting up Christmas lights on behalf of the Town of Westlock caused a power outage around noon on Wednesday that affected 2,900 customers in the area, according to FortisAlberta.

RCMP say they have leads on business break-ins

Westlock RCMP say they may know who is behind the recent string of break-ins in downtown Westlock, which has left many residents and business owners questioning the local authorities.

Town and county unhappy with Clyde's library decision

Clyde’s refusal to buy in to the Westlock Intermunicipal Library Board left the board crunching numbers in hopes of pleasing town and county councillors as well as library users, but it won’t mean higher costs for the town or county.

On Guard For Halloween!

Darren Thibert readies his spear as a (possibly undead) Roman centurion while at the "Quest for Liberation” Halloween bash on Saturday night at the Westlock Memorial Hall. This was the second year for the fundraiser, which goes towards sending locals for an expensive medical treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.
Pembina Lodge expansion on track

Pembina Lodge expansion on track

The $14-million Pembina Lodge expansion project is well under way, with timeline and budget coming in right on target, according to chairman and Town of Westlock Coun. David Truckey.

Library access in question for Clyde residents

Putting $11,640 towards a library that only a quarter of residents use was just too much for Village of Clyde councillors, who rejected the Westlock Intermunicipal Library Board’s proposal at their Oct. 18 meeting.
Revitalizing downtown Westlock

Revitalizing downtown Westlock

Members of the downtown business community met last week to discuss their ideas for the $2.7-million downtown renovation project, which will see a complete repave of Main Street, widened sidewalks and many aesthetic improvements.