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Westlock pulls together for evacuated Slave Lake residents

Westlock pulls together for evacuated Slave Lake residents

Westlock residents’ response to the plight of their neighbours to the north has so far been “overwhelming,” town manager Darrell Garceau said.
Province Issues Fire Ban

Province Issues Fire Ban

Local firefighters from eight departments were on the scene of a deliberately set fire located about one mile north of Half Moon Lake just into Thorhild County on Tuesday afternoon.
Big cheque for Healthy Families

Big cheque for Healthy Families

Healthy Families Healthy Futures has been granted $1.1 million from the Alberta government to create a rural network to help reduce relationship violence in the Westlock, Barrhead and Athabasca areas.

Town forced to borrow $3M to complete Spirit Centre

Westlock town council has given first reading to a bylaw that will enable the municipality to borrow the additional $3 million needed to complete the Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre.

County needs to up rec funding: town

Westlock County is not paying its fair share for recreation services in town, according to information presented at the May 10 county council meeting. Westlock town Coun.
Slave Lake evacuees hosted at Westlock

Slave Lake evacuees hosted at Westlock

Hundreds of Slave Lake residents fleeing a major wildfire that has devastated their community are now being hosted in Westlock.

VIDEO: Dean gets dunked

R.F. Staples teacher Dean Fagnan gets dunked by Sharon Despins at the school's Carnival held May 13.

Test of stength

Hundreds of students at R.F. Staples took a break from their studies to take part in a variety of activities for the annual Mukluk Day. Pictured are Matthew Renkema (left) and Austin Plamondon testing their strength in the arm wrestling contest.
Nyal out as Clyde mayor

Nyal out as Clyde mayor

The Village of Clyde has a new mayor and deputy mayor after Doug Nyal submitted his letter of resignation May 3. At a special council meeting May 3, which Nyal did not attend, the four other councillors voted unanimously to install Coun.

Provincial politicians weigh in on election results

The federal Conservative party’s majority victory is good news for Alberta, several local provincial politicians say.