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George Blais

George Blais is the publisher of the Westlock News. He started as a sports reporter in Westlock in 1994 and made stops in Barrhead, Athabasca and Lac La Biche before returning to Westlock in 2003.

Recent Work by George

RCMP will enforce COVID-19 rules

RCMP will enforce COVID-19 rules

Westlock Staff Sgt. says they’ll focus on education initially
Small businesses in a fight for their lives

Small businesses in a fight for their lives

COVID-19 has led to mass layoffs and an uncertain future for many
Inaugural Westlock Chamber of Commerce gala postponed

Inaugural Westlock Chamber of Commerce gala postponed

Event had been set for April 18
Churches doing their best during coronavirus pandemic

Churches doing their best during coronavirus pandemic

Many offering online services and outreach
Town of Westlock ratepayers face 1.95 per cent tax increase

Town of Westlock ratepayers face 1.95 per cent tax increase

Council passes municipality’s operating and capital budgets at its Dec. 9 meeting
Red Lions will need help to make NCABL playoffs

Red Lions will need help to make NCABL playoffs

The Westlock Red Lions will be scoreboard watching this week following back-to-back losses that have them out of the North Central Alberta Baseball League playoff picture.
RCMP Musical Ride in Westlock Aug. 7

RCMP Musical Ride in Westlock Aug. 7

The countdown is on as the world-renowned RCMP Musical Ride returns to the Town of Westlock this week. Westlock’s shows, the first in the community since 2006, go Aug. 7 at the race track next to the Rotary Spirit Centre at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Road Apple Carnival hits new heights

Road Apple Carnival hits new heights

The fifth-annual Road Apple Carnival continues to grow, raising $6,200 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, while providing a full day of free family-friendly fun for the community.
Town offers tentative spray park support

Town offers tentative spray park support

The Town of Westlock has earmarked land, and will pen letters of support to the Westlock Community Enhancement Society for its proposed $550,000 outdoor splash park, but say the project won’t become a reality unless the other area municipalities are
And the survey says?

And the survey says?

While no decision has been made on a possible classroom cellphone ban for R.F Staples high school students, the results of a recent online survey are undeniable. The overwhelming majority of the 154 students who participated in the 10-day www.