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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.

Spirit Centre price balloons

The Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre will cost the town $2.5 million more than originally expected. A town news release issued last week indicates that Brenex Building Corporation estimates the remaining work will be completed at a cost of $9.

For the win …

An April snowstorm isn't uncommon around these parts; many residents simply ignore them. Here, Josh Collins takes a shot as Mike Davis waits for a rebound outside R.F. Staples School on April 14, when Westlock was covered with several inches of soggy snow.

Spirit Centre delayed until 2012

It looks as though Westlock and area residents looking to hit the ice next winter will spend one more year in Jubilee Arena. The new Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre will not be completed until early 2012, town CAO Darrell Garceau said last week.
Family shares heart-wrenching cancer story

Family shares heart-wrenching cancer story

It’s always a tragedy when a family loses a loved one to cancer, but when that loved one is still a child who has not yet had a chance to fulfill her promise, that loss stings just a little bit more.

Halloween bandit gets house arrest

The man who robbed the Westlock Esso last Halloween will serve two years less one day under house arrest and then and be subject to strict probation conditions for another two years.

VIDEO: Revenge of the Housewives

A group of dancers from Westlock's Silhouette Dance Productions performs "Revenge of the Housewives " at the "Just Dance " festival in Westlock on April 9.

Sun and snow

With the ski season winding down, we took a trip out to the Tawatinaw Ski Hill April 2 to scope out how people were spending their final hours of ski time. Devin Prazak gets some gnarly air during the day.