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On Guard For Halloween!

Darren Thibert readies his spear as a (possibly undead) Roman centurion while at the "Quest for Liberation” Halloween bash on Saturday night at the Westlock Memorial Hall. This was the second year for the fundraiser, which goes towards sending locals for an expensive medical treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.
Pembina Lodge expansion on track

Pembina Lodge expansion on track

The $14-million Pembina Lodge expansion project is well under way, with timeline and budget coming in right on target, according to chairman and Town of Westlock Coun. David Truckey.

Library access in question for Clyde residents

Putting $11,640 towards a library that only a quarter of residents use was just too much for Village of Clyde councillors, who rejected the Westlock Intermunicipal Library Board’s proposal at their Oct. 18 meeting.
Revitalizing downtown Westlock

Revitalizing downtown Westlock

Members of the downtown business community met last week to discuss their ideas for the $2.7-million downtown renovation project, which will see a complete repave of Main Street, widened sidewalks and many aesthetic improvements.
RCMP vow to double efforts

RCMP vow to double efforts

Westlock RMCP are “giving a double effort” to patrol the downtown area in light of a recent rise in break-ins to local businesses, Staff Sgt. Bryan Clayton says.

County used public funds to support PCs

Westlock County used public funds to back Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski for many years through sponsorship of a hole at his annual golf tournament.

Local school divisions net $1.4M in additional dollars

School divisions in the Westlock area will have a bit more breathing room with this year’s budget after last week’s announcement that $107 million dollars will be added to school budgets province-wide.

Sex offender will be sentenced in January

A man who broke into a Westlock woman’s home and waited for her to return before confining and assaulting her is facing four years in jail, or possibly more.
PC leadership vote delay came down to a single ballot

PC leadership vote delay came down to a single ballot

The results of the Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership election were not finalized until the early hours of Oct. 2, leaving many Albertans going to bed not knowing who their next premier would be.
New spray park makes a splash

New spray park makes a splash

After a $117,000 overhaul, the zero-depth pool at the Westlock Recreation Centre made a big splash last week. The facility’s new spray park opened to the public Oct.