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Minor injuries following diesel truck crash

Minor injuries following diesel truck crash

Westlock County firefighters had a leaking super B to deal with after a Petro-Canada truck ended up in a field last Wednesday after driving off the road. The incident occurred at around noon on Feb. 19 along Highway 44 just south of Township 630.
Internet drinking game leaves mark on Westlock

Internet drinking game leaves mark on Westlock

At least two Westlock high-school students have been disciplined and many more cautioned about taking part in an online drinking game. R.F.
Process ongoing to clean up Main Street house

Process ongoing to clean up Main Street house

Ten months after a fire destroyed a Main Street house, there’s still no word on when the structure will be torn down.
Changing road conditions and careless driving a recipe for disaster, say RCMP

Changing road conditions and careless driving a recipe for disaster, say RCMP

Spring’s variable weather can cause havoc on our roads and local RCMP officers and Alberta Transportation officials are advising drivers to be courteous and drive to the conditions.
SHREDDING THE PIPE

SHREDDING THE PIPE

Tawatinaw Valley Freerider Jaret Foster pulled out all the stops Feb. 16 at the end of a two-day super pipe training camp at the Tawatinaw Valley Ski Hill. Fifty athletes from around the region competed in the event. See next week's print edition of the Westlock News for more.
Seniors voice their concerns to the province

Seniors voice their concerns to the province

Prior to the start of the Golden Age Drop-in Centre’s Feb. 12 meeting, attendees were given the chance to have the provincial government hear their concerns about living as a senior citizen.
Retailers concerned about business prospects

Retailers concerned about business prospects

Local business owners have mixed feelings about the future prospects for business growth in Westlock, but in general the outlook isn’t overly optimistic.
Process begins to shutter Jarvie and Fawcett schools

Process begins to shutter Jarvie and Fawcett schools

A final decision on closing Jarvie School and W.R. Frose School in Fawcett will be made at the May 14 Pembina Hills school board meeting.
BREAK A LEG

BREAK A LEG

Sue Sandtrappe (Terry Steiestol) is all dolled up to flirt with Frank Lee Fairway (Dave Lent) in order to get him out of Cowpath, Arizony so she and her brother can empty the town's gold mine in the Hazel Bluff Community's performance of The Villain Took a Chip Shot on Feb. 7 at the Hazel Bluff Hall. For more photos, see this week's print edition.
Fire destroys barn, farm equipment near Dapp

Fire destroys barn, farm equipment near Dapp

A barn north of Dapp burned to the ground early last week, destroying several pieces of farm equipment in the process. Westlock County Regional Fire Chief John Biro said the call came in at about 8:20 p.m. last Monday, Feb. 3.
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