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Keyera Energy pipeline project in the works

A new $1.5 billion pipeline project will cross the southern portion of Westlock County and the company behind it is reaching out to the public to hear any concerns they may have.
New measures to combat rural crime unveiled

New measures to combat rural crime unveiled

The Alberta government is focusing on the “enforcement of rule of law” with new measures introduced last week to address rural crime.
R.F. Staples alumni put out fundraising challenge

R.F. Staples alumni put out fundraising challenge

The challenge is now official. The R.F.

Town crime stats inching up

According to the latest RCMP statistics, property crime is on the rise in the Town of Westlock. Westlock RCMP Detachment Staff Sgt. Al Baird presented his quarterly report to town council Oct.
Westlock United Church up for sale

Westlock United Church up for sale

With congregation numbers dwindling over the last few years, the United Church is now being sold due to a lack of funds. The Westlock United Church has put the building on 100 Ave.
Municipalities prepare for financial squeeze

Municipalities prepare for financial squeeze

The Town of Westlock, as well as Westlock County, will be receiving less in the way of provincial grants following Budget 2019 released Oct. 24.
Viersen rolls to riding win

Viersen rolls to riding win

Arnold Viersen has reclaimed his seat as a Member of Parliament and will return to Ottawa to represent the Peace River-Westlock riding. The incumbent Conservative MP didn’t have any trouble defeating his competitors in the Oct.
Coun. Dennis Primeau censured under county code of conduct

Coun. Dennis Primeau censured under county code of conduct

Westlock County Coun. Dennis Primeau has been censured by council. The issue will be revisited by council in the spring. It started with a letter to the reeve from Westlock County Coun.
Legalization one year later

Legalization one year later

While many of the benefits and consequences of allowing the adult use of recreational cannabis across the country are still being worked out, in Westlock, it doesn’t seem a lot has changed in the last year, but it actually has.
Town hall meeting on crime planned

Town hall meeting on crime planned

Westlock RCMP are organizing a town hall meeting on crime for Nov.