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Town looks for new Spirit Centre contractor

Town looks for new Spirit Centre contractor

The Spirit Centre project could go over budget and be delayed as a result of the town seeking to replace the project’s contractor, mayor Bruce Lennon said Friday.
Vimy girl wants to help others

Vimy girl wants to help others

A 10-year-old Vimy girl is selling her paintings to help send kids who have undergone brain surgery to camp. Rachelle Zadunayski, 10, recently underwent surgery to treat a cyst on her brain, which inspired her to help others.
Disaster averted at Terminals

Disaster averted at Terminals

A disaster was narrowly averted at Westlock Terminals early Friday morning after a fire broke out in the main elevator by the office. The fire was discovered just after 7 a.m.
Rec centre reopens

Rec centre reopens

The Westlock Recreation Centre re-opened Tuesday after a heavy load of snow caused part of the roof to collapse.
Rain creates havoc on highways

Rain creates havoc on highways

Nearly a dozen vehicles slid off Highway 18 east of Clyde last Wednesday, prompting Westlock RCMP to shut down a section of the highway for a few hours in the morning.

Measuring Up

Boone and Crockett official measurer Bob Daudelin measures a set of non-typical whitetail deer antlers at the Busby & District Fish and Game Association's third Antler and Horn Scoring show on Jan. 29 at Memorial Hall. Daudelin said this set of antlers would be "a buck of a lifetime” for the hunter who bagged them. The show gave area hunters a chance to show off their catches, and have them scored for a chance to be entered in the Boone and Crockett record book.

Town will walk away from ambulance service

The Town of Westlock will no longer run the ambulance service in town, and will hand off control to Alberta Health Services effective April 1, 2012. During an in-camera session at the Jan.
Snow dump not slowing county cleanup

Snow dump not slowing county cleanup

While this winter’s snow dump has tested residents in the Town of Westlock, it’s important to remember it has also had an effect on those people living and driving through the county’s roads.
Rotary gets Spirit Centre naming rights

Rotary gets Spirit Centre naming rights

The Westlock Rotary Club has earned the right to name the new Spirit Centre, with its more than $250,000 in donations and continued fundraising efforts.

Rec Centre Closed

During the overnight between Saturday and Sunday, the Westlock Recreation Centre suffered a snow slide on the east side of its pyramid roof, tearing off part of its fascia, said community services director Danielle Snyder. For safety purposes, the facility will remain closed until an engineer can assess the extent of the damage. If the damage is found not to be structural, Snyder said they hope to reopen the facility as soon as possible.