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New spray park makes a splash

New spray park makes a splash

After a $117,000 overhaul, the zero-depth pool at the Westlock Recreation Centre made a big splash last week. The facility’s new spray park opened to the public Oct.

Search continues for man swept away by Pembina River

Emergency services personnel and search and rescue teams continue to comb the Pembina River in eastern Barrhead County in hopes of finding a second man who was swept away on Sept. 27.

Beckett remains behind bars

Peter Beckett will remain remanded in custody as his first-degree murder charge was adjourned until later this month. The Westlock man was scheduled to have a bail hearing Sept. 27 in B.C.
Seven more businesses hit

Seven more businesses hit

A spree of break-ins last week has left many business owners with shattered windows to clean up and a lot of frustration to go with it.
Four businesses hit by thieves

Four businesses hit by thieves

A handful of local businesses were hit by thieves last week, who broke in and stole cash during a spree of early-morning break and enters. The businesses affected by the Sept.
Clyde must sign up to sign out

Clyde must sign up to sign out

Signing out materials from the Westlock Library could soon get a lot harder for Clyde residents.
Tim Horton's and Highway 18 lights discussed at meeting between town and province

Tim Horton's and Highway 18 lights discussed at meeting between town and province

A meeting between Westlock’s administration and Alberta Transportation representatives last week was a productive one, CAO Darrell Garceau says. Progress was made on two fronts.
Highway 18 head-on crash claims two

Highway 18 head-on crash claims two

Two Westlock-area residents died Tuesday afternoon as a result of a head-on collision on Highway 18 near Clyde.
Downtown revitalization still on town's agenda

Downtown revitalization still on town's agenda

Revitalization of Westlock’s downtown core is still on the agenda and a three-dimensional digital model of the proposed changes will soon be available.

Cyclist hit by truck

An area woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a pickup truck during an early-morning bicycle ride. The collision occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 on Sunniebend Road, just west of Range Road 11.