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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.

Recent Work by George

Thunderbirds ready to take flight

Thunderbirds ready to take flight

Football team hosting event Aug. 3; mini camp slated to start Aug. 20
Brian Coleman won’t seek re-election

Brian Coleman won’t seek re-election

First elected in 2017, Div. 4 Westlock County councillor wants to spend more time with his family
Provincial ministers and local MLA pay visit to Westlock stormwater project

Provincial ministers and local MLA pay visit to Westlock stormwater project

Ministers and mayor laud $4-million-plus project slated to be finished this fall
MLA still awaiting word on re-opening of Alberta Supports offices

MLA still awaiting word on re-opening of Alberta Supports offices

Offices provincewide have been closed to in-person traffic for over a year due to the pandemic
Grey Lions aiming for Top 4 league finish

Grey Lions aiming for Top 4 league finish

Senior club stands with 7-3 record in the AWCBA
Ten acute care beds at Westlock hospital temporarily closed

Ten acute care beds at Westlock hospital temporarily closed

Staffing shortage blamed for closures, which will last until Aug. 29
Renovated Westlock Golf Course clubhouse now open

Renovated Westlock Golf Course clubhouse now open

Official grand opening ceremony slated for Wednesday, July 28
Westlock course in good condition despite recent heat wave

Westlock course in good condition despite recent heat wave

Although the fairways have some brown patches, the greens are in great condition
Staffing gaps will be filled, says RCMP Staff Sgt.

Staffing gaps will be filled, says RCMP Staff Sgt.

Westlock detachment turning over four constables in the coming months
Westlock Red Lions maul Twins 8-3

Westlock Red Lions maul Twins 8-3

July 21 victory improves club to 6-2-1 in the NCABL