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Busby man faces murder and manslaughter charges

Busby man faces murder and manslaughter charges

A Busby man is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 8 to face charges related to the deaths of his son and another man.
Mayor sets 2014 agenda

Mayor sets 2014 agenda

Since being elected as the Town of Westlock’s new mayor, Ralph Leriger has been kept busy getting up to speed as his first term in office ramps up.

Last Show of the Season

St. Mary School closed out the Christmas concert season last Friday, Dec. 20 with its Nativity play. Students also used the event as a fundraiser to raise cash for a seminary in Nigeria headed up by Father Sabinus Iwu, formerly of the St. Mary Parish in Westlock. Pictured is Lanaya Wade playing the part of King Herod.
FCSS gets new director

FCSS gets new director

Westlock Family & Community Support Services has a full-time director at the helm in time for 2014.

Water commission holds emergency meeting

The Westlock Regional Water Services Commission held an emergency meeting last Thursday, Dec. 19, to change the wholesale water rate. The new rate will be $2 per cubic metre of water, effective March 1, 2014. This is up from last year’s rate of $1.
Town to maintain bus service for 2014

Town to maintain bus service for 2014

Bus service in Westlock will continue at least for another 12 months thanks to the town’s commitment to fund the service. Mayor Ralph Leriger made the announcement at the Dec.

Christmas Extravaganza

On Dec. 14, Silhouette Dance Productions held its annual dance showcase at the Cultural Arts Theatre. Akira Mortenson (left) and Leah Olsen go skulking around during the Predance group's performance of I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.

Town wants answers on lab privatization

Westlock town councillors are unhappy with a vaguely worded letter from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec about the future of laboratory services at the Westlock hospital. Council passed a motion at the Dec.
Storseth won’t represent Westlock in next election

Storseth won’t represent Westlock in next election

Westlock—St. Paul MP Brian Storseth will not represent the Westlock area following the next federal election.

Town to push for payment of ambulance deficit

Westlock town council stopped short of calling for legal action against Alberta Health Services, opting instead to make one final attempt to lobby Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec on the issue.