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CATS upgraded

CATS upgraded

Westlock’s thespians, dancers, musicians and drama classes will have a new theatre floor to work on this year.
Fire destroys ATVs at campground

Fire destroys ATVs at campground

A destructive fire struck a campsite at the Long Island Lake Municipal Campground on the holiday Monday, destroying three quads and a boat before being put out.
Councillors await full iPad adoption

Councillors await full iPad adoption

At Westlock County’s July 18 meeting, councillors voted to go ahead with buying nine Apple iPads, but before they made that decision, it was necessary for two councillors to test-drive the machines to make sure they were what the councillors would ne
House destroyed in early morning blaze

House destroyed in early morning blaze

An early-morning fire ripped through a Westlock home last week, completely gutting the building and rendering it uninhabitable. RCMP Staff Sgt. Bryan Clayton said the exact cause of the fire, which started around 5 a.m.
County residents have weed woes

County residents have weed woes

It can be frustrating to look at a neighbour’s yard full of weeds, especially after you’ve put a lot of effort into beautifying your own property.
Long weekend crash claims Edmonton man

Long weekend crash claims Edmonton man

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 44 half a mile south of the county line has left one man dead and several others injured. The collision occurred on July 29, at around 3:30 p.m. just south of Township Road 572, said Westlock RCMP Const.
County not prepared to declare ag disaster

County not prepared to declare ag disaster

Despite the unusually heavy rainfall in the area, at this point Westlock County is not likely to declare an agriculture disaster. Around the region, however, other municipalities have made such declarations.
Crime down across the nation

Crime down across the nation

Although Statistics Canada is reporting that national crime rates have dropped to their lowest levels since the 1970s, Westlock RCMP say they are not seeing as drastic a drop within the county’s borders.
Building permits steady in town and county

Building permits steady in town and county

Building permit numbers as of July 21 in Westlock County are down from the same time last year, but they are still ahead of the number of permits issued prior to 2007.
Pedal power!

Pedal power!

A group of riders heads north along Highway 44 during the 185-km Tour de l'Alberta July 24. The cyclists left Morinville in the morning and travelled through St. Albert before heading north through Westlock and Clyde before returning to Morinville. See more on the ride in next week's Westlock News.
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