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Romanchuk to lead Games board

When former Westlock town councillor Henry Romanchuk first brought the idea of hosting the 2013 55 Plus Alberta Summer Games to council and administration, he probably wasn’t expecting to chair the board of directors.

VIDEO: National Sport Jumping Competition in Westlock

Competitors aim for a dime-sized target in the classic accuracy competition at the National Sport Jumping Competition, which began Saturday and runs all week at the Westlock Airport. After jumping from 2,800 feet (853 metres), most competitors landed within centimetres of the tiny yellow dot.
Rain hampers annual STARS ride

Rain hampers annual STARS ride

Despite the heavy rains that fell over Westlock and area late last week and into the weekend, the third annual Ride for STARS fundraiser carried on its tradition, albeit with smaller numbers.
WES to get modular classroom

WES to get modular classroom

Westlock Elementary School has been approved to receive a modular classroom to increase its capacity, but when that classroom will arrive has not been determined. At the Pembina Hills school division’s June 29 meeting, Supt.

Shine 'em up!

Ron Leslie wipes down his 1978 King Cobra Ford Mustang at the Westlock Wheels of Class Show N' Shine July 10. He's had the car since August 2010, after his first car was damaged on the way home to Slave Lake after last year's show.
Royal couple boosts Slave Lake spirits

Royal couple boosts Slave Lake spirits

The people of Slave Lake got the royal treatment last week, with a short visit from the most famous couple in the world. The couple, of course, was the one and only Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, newlyweds Will and Kate.

Relationship abuse program gets up and running

A new program is being implemented in the Westlock, Barrhead and Athabasca region to address relationship violence.
Tourney raises money and spirits

Tourney raises money and spirits

One of the organizer’s of last weekend’s Breast Friends Slow Pitch Tourney and Fundraiser said she was once again impressed with the level of support in the Westlock area.

Cops make arrest in attempted break-in

Westlock RCMP have arrested a man for breaking and entering, but say at this point there’s no evidence the incident is related to a series of other recent thefts from local businesses. “At this point in time, it’s an isolated incident,” Const.

Happy birthday, eh!

Hundreds of Westlock residents took in an impressive fireworks display to celebrate Canada's 144th birthday last Friday night. Communities in every corner of Westlock County held their own celebrations, as well. See Page 5 for more photos from the day.