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Library access in question for Clyde residents

Library access in question for Clyde residents

Putting $11,640 towards a library that only a quarter of residents use was just too much for Village of Clyde councillors, who rejected the Westlock Intermunicipal Library Board’s proposal at their Oct. 18 meeting.
Revitalizing downtown Westlock

Revitalizing downtown Westlock

Members of the downtown business community met last week to discuss their ideas for the $2.7-million downtown renovation project, which will see a complete repave of Main Street, widened sidewalks and many aesthetic improvements.
RCMP vow to double efforts

RCMP vow to double efforts

Westlock RMCP are “giving a double effort” to patrol the downtown area in light of a recent rise in break-ins to local businesses, Staff Sgt. Bryan Clayton says.
County used public funds to support PCs

County used public funds to support PCs

Westlock County used public funds to back Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski for many years through sponsorship of a hole at his annual golf tournament.
Local school divisions net $1.4M in additional dollars

Local school divisions net $1.4M in additional dollars

School divisions in the Westlock area will have a bit more breathing room with this year’s budget after last week’s announcement that $107 million dollars will be added to school budgets province-wide.
Sex offender will be sentenced in January

Sex offender will be sentenced in January

A man who broke into a Westlock woman’s home and waited for her to return before confining and assaulting her is facing four years in jail, or possibly more.
PC leadership vote delay came down to a single ballot

PC leadership vote delay came down to a single ballot

The results of the Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership election were not finalized until the early hours of Oct. 2, leaving many Albertans going to bed not knowing who their next premier would be.
New spray park makes a splash

New spray park makes a splash

After a $117,000 overhaul, the zero-depth pool at the Westlock Recreation Centre made a big splash last week. The facility’s new spray park opened to the public Oct.
Search continues for man swept away by Pembina River

Search continues for man swept away by Pembina River

Emergency services personnel and search and rescue teams continue to comb the Pembina River in eastern Barrhead County in hopes of finding a second man who was swept away on Sept. 27.
Beckett remains behind bars

Beckett remains behind bars

Peter Beckett will remain remanded in custody as his first-degree murder charge was adjourned until later this month. The Westlock man was scheduled to have a bail hearing Sept. 27 in B.C.