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Cardboard Conquerors

Kara Siegle, Melissa Sabourin, Delaney Miller and Emma Siegle cheer as they speed down the Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill during the cardboard sled races on Family Day, Feb. 21.
Community hall seeks assistance to survive

Community hall seeks assistance to survive

The fate of the Westlock and District Community Hall continues to be an issue the hall’s board has wrestled with since its completion in 1991. Hall past-president Guy Gokiert and current president Michael McIntyre attended the Feb.
Horner featured at PC meeting

Horner featured at PC meeting

If all the other Progressive Conservative Party associations were like that of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, Albertans would have no reason to doubt the party’s ability to govern them, according to one candidate in the PC leadership race.

Wildrose leaders to make Westlock stop

Agricultural producers in the region will have the chance to have their voices heard on the issues facing the industry at a Wildrose Alliance sponsored meeting March 1 in Westlock.

Music man

Brenden Watamaniuk takes centre stage at the St. Mary School's concert Feb. 17 at the Cultural Arts Theatre. The evening featured performances by the stage band, intermediate band and the wind ensemble, and was a fundraiser for the department's May 2012 trip to New York for an international music festival.

Reservoir will displace wetlands

A raw-water storage site in Westlock County will destroy about 67 acres of wetlands, but that loss will be compensated for with the creation of at least 200 acres of new wetland within the same river basin.

PC constituency meeting slated for Feb. 25

The current president of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Progressive Conservative (PC) Constituency Association says he is uncertain of how the upcoming leadership race will impact their upcoming AGM on Friday, Feb. 25.

Brenex new Spirit Centre contractor

The Town of Westlock has hired a new construction company to take over the Spirit Centre project, but it will still be several weeks before a final budget and timeline are confirmed. Brenex Construction Ltd.

Addicted to the piano

Jeffery Straker sings at the Cultural Arts Theatre on Feb. 11. He is described as "addicted to the piano,” and his infectious personality had the audience cheering and laughing all night. The Saskatchewan-born performer is constantly on the go, performing over 100 shows a year across the country for the past few years.
An eye for design

An eye for design

An architectural technology student originally from Westlock recently won the top prize in a competition to come up with an environmentally-sustainable design for the Canadian Western Bank’s new main branch in Edmonton.