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RCMP busy over weekend

Despite a few out-of-the-ordinary collisions over the Labour Day long weekend, Staff Sgt. Bryan Clayton said the weekend was quite predictable compared to other summer weekends.
Business destroyed

Business destroyed

One Westlock business was gutted, while two others were damaged following a Wednesday night fire.

Three injured in ATV crash

A long-weekend ATV accident sent one adult and two children to hospital after a head-on collision north of Long Island Lake Saturday evening.

Letts Beckett memorial fund up to $10K

The death of Westlock resident Laura Letts Beckett and the subsequent murder charge laid against her husband Peter Beckett, as well as his ongoing court proceedings, has struck an emotional chord in this community.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Westlock RCMP arrested a local man earlier this month in connection with an armed robbery in Spruce Grove. According to an RCMP media release, at about 8:30 p.m. on Aug.
Tire fire set accidentally

Tire fire set accidentally

The large tire fire that burned for close to four hours in the east end of Westlock last Tuesday was started by two children who were playing with lighters, RCMP said.

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.