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George Blais

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.

Email
gblais@westlock.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by George

T-Bird girls score silver at home tourney

T-Bird girls score silver at home tourney

Senior girls fall in Sept. 24 final to St. Albert Catholic High School, while the senior boys only netted one victory over the weekend
Inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event on tap

Inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event on tap

Sept. 28 gathering at Memorial Hall in Westlock will include traditional meal and dance performance and a presentation from a Kipohtakaw (Alexander) First Nation elder
Town of Westlock public survey wraps Sept. 30

Town of Westlock public survey wraps Sept. 30

Survey asks 39 questions ranging from satisfaction with town services, to household demographics
Jubilee Arena demo date now unknown

Jubilee Arena demo date now unknown

Town working with contractors to nail down date
Pickardville Canada Post Office to close this week

Pickardville Canada Post Office to close this week

Canada Post officials are hopeful the office, which opened Oct. 1, 1907, can eventually be reopened
Man who led police on chase gets conditional sentence

Man who led police on chase gets conditional sentence

Justin Gerald Niehaus-Studivan faces three months of strict house arrest, followed by three months under a curfew
County councillors want to review scholarship policy

County councillors want to review scholarship policy

Westlock County had 15 applications in 2022 for the program, compared to only one last year
County will spend $35K on protection barrier at main office

County will spend $35K on protection barrier at main office

Existing barrier at Westlock County's administration building not suitable in case of “dangerous encounter”
Man charged in 2020 homicide yet to enter plea

Man charged in 2020 homicide yet to enter plea

20-year-old suspect in Westlock murder was arrested in June after a two-year RCMP investigation.
Mountie Park Campground posts big year

Mountie Park Campground posts big year

Town-run facility approaching $49K in booking receipts for 2022