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Div. 5 byelection under scrutiny

A scrutineer for one of the candidates in the Sept. 17 Div.
Arnold Viersen dominates Peace River-Westlock

Arnold Viersen dominates Peace River-Westlock

Arnold Viersen has reclaimed his seat as Member of Parliament and will return to Ottawa as the representative of the Peace River-Westlock riding when Parliament resumes.

Communications survey results delivered

Westlock County council and staff will strive to employ better communication practices with residents acting on recommendations from a recent public survey.
Rotary Spirit Centre going solar

Rotary Spirit Centre going solar

The Town of Westlock is officially getting into the solar energy business after council approving a solar panel project for the Rotary Spirit Centre and will go ahead with a debenture for $672,967 from ENMAX to help make it happen.

Province wants county to pay for policing

A proposal from the province that would see rural municipalities start paying for policing services will only stretch Westlock County thinner as they cope with a myriad of expenses that continues to grow and only a single revenue stream from which to
Little interest for "Stop Crime" forum

Little interest for "Stop Crime" forum

“All things start small, but they get bigger.” At least that’s the hope of the organizers of a “Stop Crime” forum held Oct. 3 at Outriders Smokehouse.
Peace River-Westlock candidates have their say

Peace River-Westlock candidates have their say

Roughly 200 residents turned out to learn more about the candidates in the Peace River-Westlock riding during the all-candidates forum Oct. 2 at the Barrhead Senior’s Drop-in Centre.
Town and county present draft IDP

Town and county present draft IDP

The Town of Westlock and Westlock County are making headway on their shared intermunicipal development plan (IDP) and presented a draft document for the public to view and comment on last week. The two municipalities held a joint open house Oct.
Municipal Affairs minister meets with local politicians

Municipal Affairs minister meets with local politicians

Officials from Westlock County and the Town of Westlock were recently offered an opportunity to sit down with Alberta’s new Municipal Affairs minister Kaycee Madu to share some of their concerns on various issues affecting municipalities.
County comms survey accidently left online

County comms survey accidently left online

Results of the Westlock County communications survey undertaken this summer to gauge the opinions of residents regarding the municipality’s communication methods have been available for nearly a month on the county’s website, but it seems nobody knew