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Last Show of the Season

Last Show of the Season

St. Mary School closed out the Christmas concert season last Friday, Dec. 20 with its Nativity play. Students also used the event as a fundraiser to raise cash for a seminary in Nigeria headed up by Father Sabinus Iwu, formerly of the St. Mary Parish in Westlock. Pictured is Lanaya Wade playing the part of King Herod.
FCSS gets new director

FCSS gets new director

Westlock Family & Community Support Services has a full-time director at the helm in time for 2014.
Water commission holds emergency meeting

Water commission holds emergency meeting

The Westlock Regional Water Services Commission held an emergency meeting last Thursday, Dec. 19, to change the wholesale water rate. The new rate will be $2 per cubic metre of water, effective March 1, 2014. This is up from last year’s rate of $1.
Town to maintain bus service for 2014

Town to maintain bus service for 2014

Bus service in Westlock will continue at least for another 12 months thanks to the town’s commitment to fund the service. Mayor Ralph Leriger made the announcement at the Dec.
Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza

On Dec. 14, Silhouette Dance Productions held its annual dance showcase at the Cultural Arts Theatre. Akira Mortenson (left) and Leah Olsen go skulking around during the Predance group's performance of I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.
Town wants answers on lab privatization

Town wants answers on lab privatization

Westlock town councillors are unhappy with a vaguely worded letter from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec about the future of laboratory services at the Westlock hospital. Council passed a motion at the Dec.
Storseth won’t represent Westlock in next election

Storseth won’t represent Westlock in next election

Westlock—St. Paul MP Brian Storseth will not represent the Westlock area following the next federal election.
Town to push for payment of ambulance deficit

Town to push for payment of ambulance deficit

Westlock town council stopped short of calling for legal action against Alberta Health Services, opting instead to make one final attempt to lobby Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec on the issue.
Swingin' Singin'

Swingin' Singin'

Chandelle Rimmer accompanies the River City Big Band during their performance as part of the Cultural Arts Theatre Series on Dec. 6. Rimmer was born and raised in Westlock, and now heads up the voice department at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton.
Second teen sentenced in arson case

Second teen sentenced in arson case

A second Westlock-area teen has been sentenced to two years of probation for his role in setting a fire that destroyed a house on Main Street and killing several pets inside.
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