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Shaking baby leads to jail

A Westlock-area man will spend six months behind bars and another 24 months on probation for shaking his four-month-old daughter in 2009 and causing serious injuries to the child.
Fire damage over $500,000

Fire damage over $500,000

After fire ripped through a strip mall in Westlock’s west end earlier this month, causing over half a million dollars in damages, business owners were faced with the decision to rebuild or cut their losses.

Highway 801 paving will improve access

A big paving job being done this fall is good news for residents in the northern part of Westlock County.

RCMP busy over weekend

Despite a few out-of-the-ordinary collisions over the Labour Day long weekend, Staff Sgt. Bryan Clayton said the weekend was quite predictable compared to other summer weekends.
Business destroyed

Business destroyed

One Westlock business was gutted, while two others were damaged following a Wednesday night fire.

Three injured in ATV crash

A long-weekend ATV accident sent one adult and two children to hospital after a head-on collision north of Long Island Lake Saturday evening.

Letts Beckett memorial fund up to $10K

The death of Westlock resident Laura Letts Beckett and the subsequent murder charge laid against her husband Peter Beckett, as well as his ongoing court proceedings, has struck an emotional chord in this community.

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Westlock RCMP arrested a local man earlier this month in connection with an armed robbery in Spruce Grove. According to an RCMP media release, at about 8:30 p.m. on Aug.
Tire fire set accidentally

Tire fire set accidentally

The large tire fire that burned for close to four hours in the east end of Westlock last Tuesday was started by two children who were playing with lighters, RCMP said.

Beckett murder charge big news Down Under

The arrest and first-degree murder charge against a Westlock man has made headlines all the way on the other side of the globe.