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Rainbow Pipeline runs through Westlock County

What does a 4.5-million-litre oil spill in northern Alberta have to do with Westlock? As it turns out, there is a direct connection.

Crime rates drop in Westlock area

Crime within the Westlock RCMP detachment area is down significantly in the first quarter of 2011, the local top cop says, but the numbers don’t always reflect community concerns. Staff Sgt.
Jarvie School keeps building

Jarvie School keeps building

In the 10 years he has been at Jarvie School, principal Martin Cairns says he has not seen the school change so much as he has seen it evolve.
Brian Storseth re-elected in a landslide

Brian Storseth re-elected in a landslide

Incumbent Westlock–St. Paul MP Brian Storseth has been re-elected to the House of Commons with 78.4 per cent of the vote with 185 of 219 of polls reporting.

Shot fired

The RCMP’s Emergency Response Team was called out to a rural residence northeast of Westlock Friday after a report of shots being fired.
Kyle Schole golden at Edmonton science fair

Kyle Schole golden at Edmonton science fair

Anyone who has been following the local science fair scene for the past couple years will not be surprised to learn Kyle Schole has once again earned the right to compete at the national fair.

Clyde mayor and administrator at odds

By the end of May, the Village of Clyde could have a new mayor, a new CAO, or possibly both. On March 28, CAO Melanie Beastall submitted her letter of resignation, effective May 20.

Talented duo

Stephanie Gurnett (front) and Victoria Breitkreuz perform their cover of Dala's Levi Blues at the R.F. Staples Small Town Big Dreams talent show April 21. The girls followed this song by covering Dala's Lennon and McCartney. The evening featured performances from many RF Staples students and teachers, all of whom brought their own flair to their performances. Proceeds from the evening went towards supporting the school's arts programs.

Foreign worker sentenced for dangerous driving

A man who was drunk behind the wheel and ran over a boy at a party in 2008 received a 19-month jail sentence.
Smith speaks

Smith speaks

Nearly 200 people came out to the Memorial Hall in Westlock to show their support for Link Byfield and the Wildrose Alliance, and to meet the party’s leader.