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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

Thirty-eight pounds of illegal grass and 170 cartons of unstamped smokes seized

Thirty-eight pounds of illegal grass and 170 cartons of unstamped smokes seized

Forty-eight-year-old Athabasca man now faces a handful of charges
Sharks crowned WJ Kallal tourney champs for second-straight year

Sharks crowned WJ Kallal tourney champs for second-straight year

Senior boys wrap 3-0 weekend with 74-64 victory over the Worsley Central School Wildcats
Two weekend search warrants end in arrests in Calling Lake

Two weekend search warrants end in arrests in Calling Lake

RCMP also recover numerous stolen vehicles in separate bust at the end of January
RCMP say fire that gutted Old Timers Cabin is “suspicious”

RCMP say fire that gutted Old Timers Cabin is “suspicious”

Police investigation into early-morning Jan. 31 blaze ongoing
Warriors facing elimination in opening-round NCHL playoff series

Warriors facing elimination in opening-round NCHL playoff series

Club down 0-2 to the Red Deer Rustlers, with Game 3 to be played in Westlock Feb. 8
Distracted driving in focus for February

Distracted driving in focus for February

In 2022, Alberta RCMP charged 5,231 motorists with the offence
Development and building permits rise in 2022

Development and building permits rise in 2022

Town of Westlock issued 81 development permits with a value of just over $23 million last year
Man fingered by RCMP in Jarvie crime spree makes first court appearance

Man fingered by RCMP in Jarvie crime spree makes first court appearance

Second man slated to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court Feb. 13
Area man gets three-month jail sentence for savage assault in Busby

Area man gets three-month jail sentence for savage assault in Busby

James George Wilgus, 45, pleads guilty to assault causing bodily harm
AU gets new president

AU gets new president

Dr. Alex Clark replaces Dr. Peter Scott to become the 11th president in the school’s history