• Westlock County imposes fire ban as Alberta's wildfire threat grows - Toronto Star

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    Westlock County imposes fire ban as Alberta's wildfire threat grows
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    EDMONTON—Extremely dry and windy conditions led Westlock County, a district of 7,220 residents about 100 minutes north of Edmonton, Alta., to issue a fire ban Monday morning, as crews continue to battle a handful of fires in east central Alberta.
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  • Fire crews battling massive wildfire in Westlock County, families on alert for evacuation - Edmonton Journal

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    Fire crews battling massive wildfire in Westlock County, families on alert for evacuation
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    A large unit of fire crews is battling a massive fire in Westlock County that broke out just after 3 p.m. Saturday. Two helicopters and four provincial air tankers and five provincial wildland firefighters were called in to assist crews from Westlock ...
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  • From floods to fires - Westlock News

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    From floods to fires
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    If it's not one thing it's another this spring in Westlock County. The Local State of Emergency due to overland flooding was called off April 30, the same day the municipality announced a fire restriction to try to avoid accidental fires. Permits for ...
  • Be thankful - Westlock News

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    Generally speaking, the community of Westlock seems relatively insulated from major disaster. We've never been threatened by a calamity that caused thousands of deaths or forced the whole town to evacuate. There's no chance of us being hit by an ...
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  • Pee wee girls stay perfect - Westlock News

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    Pee wee girls stay perfect
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    The Westlock Pee Wee girls Rock took their perfect 2-0 Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council record into their April 28 game against the Sherwood Park Titans and played to a 1-1 draw. After beating the Parkland Posse 5-0 on the road April 20, and the ...and more »
  • Volunteers pitch in to get golf course open - Westlock News

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    Volunteers pitch in to get golf course open
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    Overland flooding is closing roads and flooding farmland, but it's also cutting into tee times after the Wabash Creek jumped its banks and flooded a portion of the Westlock Golf Course. However, the worst-case scenario was avoided after waters receded ...
  • A pat on the back - Westlock News

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    A pat on the back
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    You've seen a lot of coverage about volunteers in these pages in the last few weeks and rightly so. In this issue alone we have three separate stories about volunteers and the work they do. We featured two volunteer recognition events, one in Westlock ...and more »
  • Drivers ignoring road closures - Westlock News

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    Drivers ignoring road closures
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    With the State of Local Emergency and grass fire season here, Westlock County has its hands full. However, the municipality is also having a problem with a few residents who are ignoring road closures and even damaging, or removing barriers.and more »
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  • SUV crashes through collapsed road - Westlock News

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    SUV crashes through collapsed road
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    What was supposed to be a simply grocery run turned into a nightmare for an area mother and her daughter as floodwaters overtook roads in Westlock County April 23. Several hours before the county declared a state of local emergency, Jessica Lafleur was ...
  • Residents pay tribute to Humboldt bus crash victims - Westlock News

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    Residents pay tribute to Humboldt bus crash victims
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    Mayor Ralph Leriger shows the book of condolences, signed by residents of Westlock, at the town office last week. The pages will be compiled and sent to the City of Humboldt to show Westlock's support. Chris Zwick/WN. The Westlock area joined with the ...
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  • Council approves new fire truck purchase - Westlock News

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    Council approves new fire truck purchase
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    The Town of Westlock will purchase a new fire truck for up to $1.5 million to replace the 1987 Ford that is currently in service. Council voted unanimously to make the purchase at its April 9 meeting after a presentation by fire chief Stuart Koflick ...and more »
  • Dean Dumbeck wins Glenn Latimer award - Westlock News

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    Dean Dumbeck wins Glenn Latimer award
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    Busby Volunteer Fire Department deputy chief Dean Dumbeck (left) received the 2018 Glenn Latimer Memorial Com-munity Service Award April 14 in Clyde. Making the presentation are Westlock County reeve Lou Hall and county CAO Leo Ludwig. Chris Zwick/WN ...
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  • It's worth a shot - Westlock News

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    It's worth a shot
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    We can hear the groans already. If you haven't gotten there yet, read our story on the town agreeing to fund and operate a new golf simulator to the tune of $87,000. Let it sink in and read it again if you need to. Many are going to poo-poo the idea ...
  • Town prepares to salute volunteers - Westlock News

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    Town prepares to salute volunteers
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    The town and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) will be holding the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Westlock Inn April 25. There will be supper, awards fun and games and a ventriloquist as entertainment. WN File. The Town of ...and more »
  • Positive outlook on life key for local cancer patient - Westlock News

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    Positive outlook on life key for local cancer patient
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    Westlock's Elaine Kochmarski was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, which spread to her skull by 2012. Despite this, she approaches each day with a smile and a positive outlook on life. Chris Zwick/WN. To say Elaine Kochmarski is suffering ...and more »
  • Community comes through for Heart for Haiti fundraiser - Westlock News

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    Community comes through for Heart for Haiti fundraiser
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    Haitian-born pastor Ricot Leon speaks during the sixth annual Heart for Home fundraiser at Clyde Hall April 7. The fundraiser netted $17,150, including $5,000 donations from the Westlock Rotary and Interact Clubs. Eric Bowling/WN. Clyde Hall was filled ...and more »
  • Community comes through for Heart for Haiti fundraiser | Lifestyle ... - Westlock News

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  • Positive outlook on life key for local cancer patient | Lifestyle | The ... - Westlock News

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  • Better to wait - Westlock News

    Better to wait
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    It's a shame that Westlock won't be hosting the 2019 Boston Pizza Cup, but the decision made by the Westlock Curling Club was probably for the best as the opposition from Westlock and District Minor Hockey was both strong and valid. After successfully ...
  • Pickleball dominates Rotary Spirit Centre - Westlock News

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    Pickleball dominates Rotary Spirit Centre
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    Sherwood Park's Louie Fournier, 75, makes an underhand save April 7 as 145 pickleball players from across the province were in town for a fun tournament. Eric Bowling/WN. The Field House of the Rotary Spirit Centre was bustling with activity as ...and more »
  • NcNelly will play in Alberta Cup | Local Sports | The Westlock News - Westlock News

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    NcNelly will play in Alberta Cup | Local Sports | The Westlock News
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    The Westlock News, your source for Westlock news, events, and community.and more »
  • Roads top concerns for county ratepayers - Westlock News

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    Roads top concerns for county ratepayers
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    Westlock County reeve Lou Hall introduces Westlock County council during the Strategic Plan Open House at Hazel Bluff Community Hall April 4. Over 50 residents came out to hear the municipality's plans for the next three-plus years. Eric Bowling/WN ...and more »
  • 2020 BP Cup bid in the works - Westlock News

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    2020 BP Cup bid in the works
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    Westlock will not host the 2019 men's provincial curling championships, the Boston Pizza Cup, after members of the Westlock Curling Club decided against it and opted instead to explore a 2020 bid. “We're going to focus our efforts more on the 2020 bid ...
  • Town hires new CAO - Westlock News

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    Town hires new CAO
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    Dwight Dibben will be joining town administration April 23, coming off three years as CAO for the Town of Drayton Valley. “From past and recent visits to Westlock, I see a vibrant town rich in history and community spirit,” said Dibben in a press ...
  • Westlock wants another BP Cup - Westlock News

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    Westlock wants another BP Cup
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    Westlock may once again host the men's provincial curling championship, known as the Boston Pizza Cup, as soon as next year after town council passed a motion to lend its support. Deputy mayor Murtaza Jamaly was the lone voice against hosting the ...
  • Remembering Sandy Latimer - Westlock News

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    Remembering Sandy Latimer
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    Sandy Latimer at the Westlock Cenotaph in November 2009 in full dress uniform with all of his service medals and ribbons. Latimer passed away March 9 and a memorial service for him goes April 5 at the Legion. WN File. With each passing year, fewer and ...
  • New three-year capital plan approved by trustees - Westlock News

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    New three-year capital plan approved by trustees
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    Westlock Elementary School, which received a fresh coat of paint last summer, plus some other minor renos, remains second on Pembina Hills Public Schools' capital plan for a full modernization. WN File. For a third-straight year, Pembina Hills Public ...
  • Town eyes new $1.3M fire truck - Westlock News

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    Town eyes new $1.3M fire truck
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    Town of Westlock council will decide whether to add another item to the capital budget and replace one of the town's fire trucks at its March 26 meeting. This, after a presentation at council's March 19 committee of the whole meeting by fire chief ...and more »
  • UCP leader makes Westlock stop - Westlock News

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    UCP leader makes Westlock stop
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    United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney spoke at Memorial Hall March 23 during a party fundraiser. If elected premier, Kenney vowed to repeal the carbon tax, halt the province's curriculum overhaul and cut oil shipments to B.C., if the ...
  • MLA no fan of Budget 2018 - Westlock News

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    MLA no fan of Budget 2018
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    Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Glenn van Dijken criticized the NDP for passing yet another high-deficit budget, arguing the province should do more to scrutinize expenses and cut costs. “It's concerning to me that the government has not been able to ...
  • Bantam Warriors cap historic season with league crown - Westlock News

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    Bantam Warriors cap historic season with league crown
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    The Westlock Bantam Warriors are 1660 Tier 1 champions following their 2-1 series win over the Stony Plain Preda-tors, which was capped by a 6-3 win March 25 at the Rotary Spirit Centre. Back row, L-R: coach Paul Gerig, coach Mike Towle, Owen Jespersen ...and more »
  • Midget Warriors rule 1660 - Westlock News

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    Midget Warriors rule 1660
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    The Westlock Midget Warriors are Tier 2 1660 Hockey League champions following their 2-1 series win over Wetaski-win. Back row, L-R: assistant coach Braden Conquergood, manager Joanna Schmidt, James Oloske, Ryley Booth, Dylan Gable, Jayden ...and more »
  • Atom 2s skate to final four - Westlock News

    Atom 2s skate to final four
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    The Atom 2 Warriors travelled north to Spirit River March 15-18 in their quest to become provincial champions, but came up just short, losing in the semifinals to Drumheller. The Warriors opened March 16 against their rivals from New Sarepta. Coby St ...and more »
  • Town passes capital budget - Westlock News

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    Town passes capital budget
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    Words like repair, replace and rehabilitate loom large in the Town of Westlock's 2018 capital budget. The $9,389,812 capital budget passed unanimously by council March 12 and will not only see the replacement of the water tower, which is by far the ...
  • GOING FOR GOLD! - Westlock News

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    GOING FOR GOLD!
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    Warrior Thomas Oloske heads to the net March 9 during the club's 10-2 win over the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers in Game 1 of a best-of-three series. The Warriors won Game 2 6-0 and move on to the third round of the 1660 Hockey League playoffs. The club ...
  • Throne Speech little more than posturing, says MLA - Westlock News

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    Throne Speech little more than posturing, says MLA
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    Alberta's NDP government took a few pages from the United Conservative playbook in its Speech from the Throne March 8, says Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Glenn van Dijken. “One thing that I'll say is that I think the Official Opposition has been ...
  • Women's Symposium hailed a huge success - Westlock News

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    Women's Symposium hailed a huge success
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    Women's Symposium organizers Leslie Phillips (left) and Sylvia Yoder share a moment at the completion of the event March 8 at the Westlock Inn. This was the fifth annual symposium and was attended by about 130 women from around the region. Chris Zwick ...
  • Still making discoveries after 49 years - Westlock News

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    Still making discoveries after 49 years
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    The Westlock Community Hall hosted the 49th annual Westlock Local Science Fair March 7. About 115 students from around the region participated by devising science projects to impress the judges in categories ranging from physi-cal science to chemistry ...
  • Westlock gets new top cop - Westlock News

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    Westlock gets new top cop
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    Sgt. Al Baird started his new job at the Westlock RCMP Detachment Feb. 26. Baird was previously posted in Smoky Lake and looks forward to meeting residents and hearing their concerns. Chris Zwick/WN. The Westlock RCMP Detachment has a new commanding ...
  • Westlock-area artist releases first album - Westlock News

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    Westlock-area artist releases first album
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    Local singer/songwriter Rhonda O'Connell shows off her latest work, The Butterfly Project, which she recently pub-lished on CD and electronically. The album is a compilation of songs she has been working on since the early 1980s. Eric Bowling/WN. It ...
  • Locals to be featured at FASD conference - Westlock News

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    Locals to be featured at FASD conference
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    Yvette Kraychy (left) of the FASD Network and Cindy Olchowy of FCSS will travel to Vancouver April 18-21 for the In-ternational Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. They will share their presentation entitled “Creation of a FASD ...
  • RF scores impressive medal haul at zones - Westlock News

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    RF scores impressive medal haul at zones
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    R.F. Staples Colton Dubovsky looks on as teammates Mack Hay and Ryley Letts sweep during the Alberta School Ath-letic Association North Central Zone Championships held Feb. 23 at the Westlock Curling Club. Eric Bowling/WN. With Whitecourt double-booked ...
  • Disqualification case won't impact village's viability - Westlock News

    Disqualification case won't impact village's viability
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    Municipal Affairs has confirmed the Village of Clyde's viability as a municipality will not be affected by the result of the Court of Queen's Bench application to remove Coun. Doug Nyal from office. “The decision on viability will be determined based ...
  • Assessment freeze costs county $400K - Westlock News

    Assessment freeze costs county $400K
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    Westlock County is out $400,000 in projected, albeit unbudgeted, revenue due to the province freezing Assessment Year Modifiers (AYM), which determines the amount of taxes municipalities collect on linear infrastructure like oil and gas wells ...
  • MP disappointed in anthem change - Westlock News

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    MP disappointed in anthem change
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    In all thy sons command changed to In all of us command after Jan. 31 vote in the Senate. Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 06:00 am. By: Eric Bowling. Comments |. A A. MP Arnold Viersen says he's opposed to changing O Canada. WN File. Peace River-Westlock MP ...and more »
  • Lt.-Gov. pays special visit to WES - Westlock News

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    Lt.-Gov. pays special visit to WES
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    Alberta's Lieutenant-Governor Lois Mitchell answers questions from Westlock Elementary School students in the school's library during a Jan. 29 visit. Eric Bowling/WN. Students at Westlock Elementary School received a royal visitor Jan. 29. Alberta's ...
  • Family grateful for help following fire - Westlock News

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    Family grateful for help following fire
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    Dale and Debbie Marshall lost their shop to a fire Dec. 30 due to an electric heat gun. Pictured is the blaze as it hap-pened. Supplied. Dale Marshall learned Dec. 30 that it only takes a minute for a whole building to go up in flames as he watched his ...
  • Edmonton-based rink claims Mixed Bonspiel - Westlock News

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    Edmonton-based rink claims Mixed Bonspiel
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    Vernon Glebe and Ann-Marie Carnegie of the Terry Sheehan rink hurry hard in the 'C' event final during the Open Mixed Bonspiel held Feb. 2-4 at the Servus Curling Centre. Sheehan's rink beat a high school team from Barrhead to win the match. Chris ...and more »
  • Warriors post .500 weekend - Westlock News

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    Warriors post .500 weekend
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    Midgets follow-up Feb. 2 home loss to the league leaders with a 9-2 win in Ponoka the following night. Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 06:00 am. By: Chris Zwick. Comments |. A A. Midget Warriors captain Sheldon McCoy does his best to get around the Wetaskiwin ...
  • Soul Sisters bringing former NHLer to town - Westlock News

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    Soul Sisters bringing former NHLer to town
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    Clint Malarchuk will talk about his battles with mental illness at Soul Sisters-sponsored event Feb. 23. Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 06:00 am. By: Chris Zwick. Comments |. A A. The Soul Sisters Memorial Foundation is bringing former NHL goalie Clint ...
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