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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

Highway 44 upgrades in front of Westlock County industrial park gets council approval

Highway 44 upgrades in front of Westlock County industrial park gets council approval

Project now in the hands of Alberta Transportation; county on the hook for $440,000
Man involved in January crime spree in Westlock gets time served

Man involved in January crime spree in Westlock gets time served

Travis L. Jean spent 205 in jail and now faces an 18-month probation order
Numbers up at Town of Westlock advance polls, but down on election day

Numbers up at Town of Westlock advance polls, but down on election day

Only 29 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots at the Oct. 18 municipal election, which is up slightly over 2017
Westlock County voting numbers down slightly compared to 2017

Westlock County voting numbers down slightly compared to 2017

Counting of Senator and referendum questions slowed process, says returning officer
Jared Stitsen ready to start new chapter at Westlock County

Jared Stitsen ready to start new chapter at Westlock County

Stitsen and Isaac Skuban are the only two incumbents returning to council following the Oct. 18 election
Westlock's mayor “excited” to work with new council

Westlock's mayor “excited” to work with new council

Three incumbents will be joined by trio of newcomers on council
Westlock County sharpens focus on its industrial park

Westlock County sharpens focus on its industrial park

Council approves $110,000 for feasibility study; upgrades also coming to Highway 44 in front of park
Dennis Primeau’s eight-year Westlock County council career ends with fireworks

Dennis Primeau’s eight-year Westlock County council career ends with fireworks

At his final meeting admin asks his removal; looking back Primeau calls his tenure a “a one-man battle”
Edmonton woman gets 26-month jail sentence for ramming police car in Fawcett

Edmonton woman gets 26-month jail sentence for ramming police car in Fawcett

Carli Macphee led RCMP on an hour-long, high-speed pursuit in 2019
Incoming Town of Westlock council will be a mix of old and new

Incoming Town of Westlock council will be a mix of old and new

Residents return three incumbents along with three newcomers