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Pembina Lodge expansion gets started

Pembina Lodge expansion gets started

The planned $14 million expansion of the Pembina Lodge took a huge step towards completion June 15 with the official sod turning.
Postal lockout set to end

Postal lockout set to end

Canadians should expect to see postal service resume early this week after the House of Commons and the Senate passed legislation forcing an end to Canada Post’s lockout of its nearly 50,000 employees.
Feds promise back-to-work legislation in postal strike

Feds promise back-to-work legislation in postal strike

The federal government plans to introduce back-to-work legislation today, June 20, to end the lockout at Canada Post.
Break-in alarms business owner

Break-in alarms business owner

A local business owner is losing sleep over concerns for his store’s security after not one but two incidents of vandalism or theft last week. Ali Jamaly, the owner of True Value Hardware on 107 St.
UPDATE: Drowning ruled a homicide

UPDATE: Drowning ruled a homicide

British Columbia RCMP are now treating the drowning death of a Westlock-area teacher last August as a homicide. "No arrests have been made nor have any charges been laid at this time, June 15,” said RCMP Cpl.

PC leadership hopefuls hitting the links

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock constituents will have an opportunity to meet at least some of the candidates for the province’s top job next weekend.

A day at the rodeo

The second annual Long Island Lake Amateur Rodeo took place June 11 at the Long Island Light Horse Association saddle club. Close to 800 people attended to participate and take in the show, said association activities director Adam MacDonald. The day featured many different rodeo activities, a vendors market and a dance in the evening. Pictured is Jordana of the Rough and Tough Trick Riding team performs one of several dangerous manoeuvres the team showcased in their special performance.
Future of northern Westlock-area schools bandied at Jarvie meeting

Future of northern Westlock-area schools bandied at Jarvie meeting

Parents, principals, trustees and county representatives gathered at Jarvie School on Wednesday to discuss the future of the three schools along Highway 44 north of Westlock, which are facing declining enrolment as time goes on.
Diabetes walk a huge success

Diabetes walk a huge success

The quest to find a cure for juvenile diabetes took another big step June 2 when 115 Westlock walkers raised more than $20,000 at the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes, surpassing the $17,000 goal.

Postal workers begin strike action

The ongoing strike action of the postal workers’ union will have a “minimal” effect on service in Westlock, a union official says.