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Welcome to the world!

Kora Jane Blair, less then one day old in this picture, made her first appearance in Westlock, or anywhere, Jan. 1 at 4:47 p.m. Weighing in at six pounds, 14 ounces, she is the first baby for parents Khris and Leah Blair of Colinton.

W.R. Frose safe from further cuts

After the Grade 9 class was removed from W.R. Frose school in Fawcett effective September 2010, there have been no attempts to bring it back to the school, nor are there plans to further reduce the school’s class offerings.
Fire destroys garage, vehicles

Fire destroys garage, vehicles

An early afternoon fire on a rural property about 10 kilometres southeast of Westlock destroyed a garage and three vehicles last Thursday, but fortunately nobody was injured.
Westlock group makes time for the needy

Westlock group makes time for the needy

While it is often nice to receive greeting cards for Christmas, birthdays, graduations or virtually any other special event, one is often left with the dilemma of what to do with the cards once the event is finished.

Christmas morning fire destroys garage

Fifteen volunteer firefighters from the Busby and Pickardville departments left presents halfway opened Christmas morning and responded to a fire in a garage near Busby.

Christmas Angels

Students from Busby School performed their annual Christmas concert at the community hall last Monday, Dec. 20. Here, Grade 1 students Kasyn Pipke (left), Brooke Morgan and Kadin Chamzuk perform the song Chatter with the Angels.

School bus ends up in ditch

A Pembina Hills school division bus ended up in a ditch along Highway 651 on Monday morning, delaying the school day for many children for nearly an hour.

Alleged Esso robber still in Remand

Funding and staff shortages at Alberta Hospital, the province’s main psychiatric facility, are having a detrimental effect on the administration of justice, local lawyer Bruce Lennon says.

Chamber elects new executive

The Westlock and District Chamber of Commerce will continue on in 2011 with a new executive.

Councils mull funding options for Pembina Lodge expansion

The Westlock Foundation is planning a 61-bed expansion to the Pembina Lodge in Westlock, but how the $5 million expansion will be financed is still up for discussion.