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  • McNelly sticks with WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds - Westlock News

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    McNelly sticks with WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds
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    Westlock's Cade McNelly will patrolling the blue line for the defending WHL champions, the Seattle Thunderbirds. Supplied. Westlock's Cade McNelly, will lace'em up for the 2016-17 Western Hockey League (WHL) champions, the Seattle Thunderbirds.
  • Jury finds Beckett guilty of murdering his wife - Westlock News

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    Jury finds Beckett guilty of murdering his wife
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    Peter Beckett, 62, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a Kelowna jury Sept. 16. Beckett, who's been in custody since his arrest in August 2011, faces a minimum of 25 years in jail. WN File. More than seven years after drowning his wife Laura ...
  • Etiquette sorely lacking at county - Westlock News

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    Etiquette sorely lacking at county
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    The bad behaviour of Westlock County councillors and administration reported over the last several years has infected office culture, according to the 116-page municipal inspection report. From fights within council chambers to councillors threatening ...
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  • Kirk Pollard joins Div. 4 battle | Lifestyle | The Westlock News - Westlock News

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  • Victor Julyan announces Div. 1 candidacy - Westlock News

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    Victor Julyan announces Div. 1 candidacy
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    “When I read the municipal inspection report, I was a little alarmed about what has been going on,” he said. “I had not realized that things had come to such as serious state,” said Julyan, who has listed off the 27 issues highlighted by the report in ...
  • Time to serve? - Westlock News

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    Time to serve?
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    We are less than a week away from Nomination Day in advance of the Oct. 16 Municipal Election, which means those interested in running need to be at their respective council office between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 18. If you follow the politics of ...
  • Coleman seeks Div. 4 seat - Westlock News

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    Coleman seeks Div. 4 seat
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    Brian Coleman, the former head of a local seniors housing organization, has announced his candidacy for Westlock County's Div. 4. Coleman grew up on a family farm near Sexsmith but has lived in Westlock County for 13 years, currently residing in ...and more »
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  • "Environment ripe for chaos" at Westlock County - Westlock News

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    "Environment ripe for chaos" at Westlock County
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    The Aug. 30 municipal inspection report says weak leadership from council and administration on the Horizon North deal created an environment ripe for chaos. Various county officials told inspectors that project cost estimates ranged from $375,000 to ...
  • Daycare gets special visitor - Westlock News

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    Daycare gets special visitor
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    Sept. 5 visit by Children's Services minister the “epitome” of everything they've worked for, says daycare executive director. Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 06:00 am. By: Olivia Bako. Comments |. A A. Alberta's Minister of Children's Services Danielle Larivee ...
  • Thunderbirds soar to season-opening win - Westlock News

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    Thunderbirds soar to season-opening win
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    Big 48-22 Sept. 8 road victory comes with a price as three players are lost with season-ending injuries. Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 06:00 am. By: Eric Bowling. Comments |. A A. Thunderbird Deano Allcock goes for a run during a 48-22 victory against the ...and more »
  • Terry Fox Run goes Sept. 17 - Westlock News

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    Terry Fox Run goes Sept. 17
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    Westlock's annual Terry Fox Run hits the trails Sept. 17. Runners take off from the tennis courts behind the Rotary Spirit Centre. WN File. It's as Canadian a tradition as maple syrup and hockey. Since 1981, Canadians have taken to the streets for the ...and more »
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  • Westlock County mismanaged, say inspectors - Westlock News

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    Westlock County mismanaged, say inspectors
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    Westlock County councillors were still parsing through the inspection report an hour after they first laid eyes on it. All of council, pictured during the public presentation at Memorial Aug. 30, attended the meeting. L-R: reeve Don Savage, Ray ...and more »
  • Former CAO calls inspection a “witch hunt” - Westlock News

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    Former CAO calls inspection a “witch hunt”
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    The report said former CAO Peter Kelly acted without council resolution on the Horizon North deal and breached the Municipal Government Act. WN File. The municipal inspection report released by Municipal Affairs Aug. 30 put Westlock County under the ...and more »
  • Former councillor declares for Div. 7 - Westlock News

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    Former councillor declares for Div. 7
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    Bert Seatter will run for Div. 7, but his potential competition, incumbent Dennis Primeau, has yet to announce his intentions publicly. Seatter had been a councillor for three terms — 2004-2013 — and had filled nomination papers in the last election ...
  • Thunderbirds face tough pre-season test - Westlock News

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    Thunderbirds face tough pre-season test
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    Thunderbird quarterback Aiden Walker (7) hands the ball off to Robert Bokenfohr (32) during the opening quarter of an exhibition game against the Bellerose Bulldogs at Riel Park in St. Albert Aug. 31. Chris Colbourne/WN. The Westlock Thunderbirds are ...
  • Come try ringette - Westlock News

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    Come try ringette
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    Pembina Ringette hosts free one-hour camp Sept. 9 to introduce sport to kids and teens. Tuesday, Sep 05, 2017 09:00 am. By: Olivia Bako. Comments |. A A. Ringette is gearing up for a new season in Westlock and young players who may be interested in ...
  • What now for Westlock County? - Westlock News

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    What now for Westlock County?
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    Coral Murphy of Municipal Affairs announces the province's Nov. 28 deadline for the county to come up with an action plan, as inspector Ted Gillespie, of Strategic Steps Inc., listens on Aug. 30. Olivia Bako/WN. The results are out. Municipal Affairs ...and more »
  • Peter “Irregular Matter” Kelly's reign of error in Westlock County, Alberta: Morning File, Friday, September 1, 2017 - Halifax Examiner (subscription)

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    Peter “Irregular Matter” Kelly's reign of error in Westlock County, Alberta: Morning File, Friday, September 1, 2017
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    The review looked at a wide range of governance issues that don't concern us here in Halifax, but it also includes a detailed analysis of former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly's term as CAO of Westlock County from September 2014 to March 2016. The report ...and more »
  • Sharing services key in collaboration report - Westlock News

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    Sharing services key in collaboration report
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    The Westlock Collaboration Study is done and proposes a number of areas where local municipalities can work together. The full document is available online at: http://cms.westlock.ca/_docs/WestlockRegionalCollaborationStudyFINALREPORTAugust9 ...and more »
  • Municipal inspection goes public Aug. 30 - Westlock News

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    Municipal inspection goes public Aug. 30
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    The long anticipated Municipal Affairs inspection report of Westlock COunty will be released this Wednesday, Aug. 30. Eric Bowling/WN. More than a year after Westlock County called for a Municipal Affairs inspection, councillors and residents will get ...
  • John Zeise steps forward for Div. 4 - Westlock News

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    John Zeise steps forward for Div. 4
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    “I'm not just running for Div. 4; I'm running for the county,” says Zeise. Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 06:00 am. By: Olivia Bako. Comments |. A A. With only a few weeks before Nomination Day, John Zeise has put his name forward in Div. 4. Olivia Bako/WN. Div.
  • Div. 6 now has three candidates - Westlock News

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    Div. 6 now has three candidates
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    Fred Slobodian is the third man who'll let his name stand in Div. 6 in this fall's Municipal Election. Olivia Bako/WN. A third candidate has stepped up to the municipal election plate for Div. 6. Fred Slobodian will be vying for a Westlock County ...
  • Red Lions are NCABL champs! - Westlock News

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    Red Lions are NCABL champs!
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    The Westlock Red Lions claimed their 18th NCABL title Aug. 26 with a two-game sweep of the Sherwood Park Athletics at the RE/MAX Field in Edmonton. ABOVE: Back row, L-R: Nathan Brown, Jordan Brand, Curtis Burlet, Aaron Watamaniuk, Ryan Teske, ...
  • Grey Lions dominate AWCBA final - Westlock News

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    Grey Lions dominate AWCBA final
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    Following their 15-5 win over the Spruce Grove Eagles Aug. 22, the Westlock Grey Lions gathered for a photo with the AWCBA trophy. Back row, L-R: Ryan Rau, Rick Sereda, Brad Sharun, Dean Fagnan, Carmen Brown, Jeff Calkins and Troy Grandburg.
  • Red Lions will play for NCABL crown - Westlock News

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    Red Lions will play for NCABL crown
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    Red Lion Austin Watamaniuk slides into home during their 3-0 Game 2 win over the Stony Plain Mets in the NCABL semifinals Aug. 19. After los-ing Game 1, the Red Lions posted two-straight wins over the Mets and will now play for the NCABL championship.
  • Grey Lions open league championship with win - Westlock News

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    Grey Lions open league championship with win
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    Grey Lions' pitcher Carmen Brown winds up to throw a bullet during a Game 1 win over the Spruce Grove Eagles in the AWCBA championship at Keller Field Aug. 17. Eric Bowling/WN. The Westlock Grey Lions are a win away from the Alberta West Central ...
  • Cycling to conquer cancer - Westlock News

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    Cycling to conquer cancer
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    Wanda Keyser, Wilma Roelofs, Kelsey Roelofs, Shayanne Cairns and Lori Cairns raised over $16,700 for cancer research at the ninth annual Ride to Conquer Cancer between Calgary and Okotoks Aug. 12-13. Supplied. Five area women cycled the ...
  • Celebrating 50 years of NCABL history - Westlock News

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    Celebrating 50 years of NCABL history
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    The NCABL Hall of Fame inductees from the last 50 years gather at the meet and greet on Friday, Aug. 18. From left to right are Al Balen, Dwaine Jolliffe, Rod Lewis, Dale Lewis, Mark Trela, Mike Gonas, Justin Pysar, Mike Cote and Regan Hoet. Missing is ...
  • Worth keeping - Westlock News

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    Worth keeping
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    The 103rd Westlock and District Agricultural Fair has rolled through town, bringing in a massive boost to our local economy and showcasing the finer points of our community. Running entirely on the backs of volunteers, the fair is undoubtedly the ...and more »
  • Fox-Robinson declares for Div. 6 - Westlock News

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    Fox-Robinson declares for Div. 6
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    The Oct. 16 Municipal Election has its first race, with challenger Stuart Fox-Robinson throwing his hat in the ring for the Westlock County Division 6 title against incumbent Mel Kroetsch. Saying that Westlock County has been no stranger to drama in ...
  • Bazin seeks Div. 2 seat - Westlock News

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    Bazin seeks Div. 2 seat
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    Lavern Bazin is running for the Westlock County Division 2 seat in the Oct. 16 Municipal Election. Eric Bowling/WN. With the municipal election less than two months away, Westlock County resident Lavern Bazin will let his name stand for the Division 2 ...
  • Red Lions look back on dramatic season - Westlock News

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    Red Lions look back on dramatic season
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    Red Lions player Jordan Brand slides into home plate during a regular season game. The Red Lions played a playoff game against the St. Albert Cardinals at Keller Field Aug. 14. Results of the game were posted to the Westlock News Facebook and Twitter ...
  • Jarvie Days a honkin' success - Westlock News

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    Jarvie Days a honkin' success
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    Dustin Gibson smokes the competition during the weight-pull portion of the lawnmower race. ABOVE: Classic cars lead off the parade through the hamlet. ERIC BOWLING/WN. The streets of Jarvie were packed Aug. 12 for the hamlet's annual tradition, Jarvie ...
  • Ag fair rides into town this weekend - Westlock News

    Ag fair rides into town this weekend
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    The Westlock & District Agricultural Fair running Aug. 18-20 has plenty of options for entertainment for the whole family, from horseshoe tosses to midway rides and a petting zoo. Westlock News file. Thousands are expected to flock to the area for a ...and more »
  • Ag fair rides into town this weekend | Lifestyle | The Westlock News - Westlock News

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    Ag fair rides into town this weekend | Lifestyle | The Westlock News
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    The Westlock & District Agricultural Fair running Aug. 18-20 has plenty of options for entertainment for the whole family, from horseshoe tosses to midway rides ...and more »
  • Westlock County applies for disaster relief funding - Westlock News

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    Westlock County applies for disaster relief funding
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    Westlock County has applied for the province's Disaster Recovery Program (DRP), due to excessive precipitation levels that have accumulated since last fall. The data at right, taken from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, shows the precipitation level ...
  • Ski hill repairs go ahead - Westlock News

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    Ski hill repairs go ahead
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    To ward off any potential lawsuits for a breach of contract, Westlock County will complete repairs at the Pine Valley Resort in Tawatinaw. On Aug. 8, councillors voted unanimously to accept a report on the ski hill's 2017 projects, which assured the ...
  • Minister of Seniors visits Smithfield Lodge - Westlock News

    Minister of Seniors visits Smithfield Lodge
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    Minister of Seniors and Housing Lori Sigurdson receives a bouquet of flowers from 99-year-old Wes Stewart while visiting the Smithfield Lodge Aug. 9. Sigurdson was in town to hear concerns from residents about a host of issues. ERIC BOWLING/WN.
  • Westlock RCMP charge St. Albert man with posing as a peace officer - Edmonton Sun

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    Westlock RCMP charge St. Albert man with posing as a peace officer
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    Mark Andrew Capowski St. Albert resident Mark Andrew Capowski, 36, has been charged with two counts of personation of a peace officer after initiating traffic stops near Fawcett, Albert. RCMP Handout/photo supplied. Article ...
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  • School board seats are opening up - Westlock News

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    School board seats are opening up
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    Jackie Comeau will be seeking re-election for another term as a Pembina Hills school trustee Oct. 16. Westlock News. Both the Evergreen Catholic and Pembina Hills school boards will have some new faces at the table this fall, with only one sitting ...
  • Residents tired of repeated basement floodings - Westlock News

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    Residents tired of repeated basement floodings
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    Residents are hoping for relief after a severe July 27 thunderstorm flooded roads on 102 Ave. and 105 St. and felled trees throughout the town. The Town of Westlock is awaiting an engineer's report on how to deal with its aging drainage system ...
  • Four Westlock County councillors will run again - Westlock News

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    Four Westlock County councillors will run again
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    Bud Massey and Albert St. Louis won't run again, while Dennis Primeau says he <br />won't announce his intentions until the municipal inspection report is released. Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 02:15 pm. By: Eric Bowling. Comments |. A A. Four Westlock County ...
  • Open process - Westlock News

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    Open process
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    Our past editorials on how Pembina Hills has publicly released information that might make the school division look bad have been rightfully critical. So the editorial staff at the Westlock News was frankly surprised when the usually tight-lipped ...and more »
  • Grey Lions open playoffs with win - Westlock News

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    Grey Lions open playoffs with win
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    Grey Lions pitcher Rainie Gervais fires a bullet during a July 31 game against the Edmonton Pirates. The Grey Lions won their last regular season match 12-2 and went on to win Game 1 against the Edmonton Heat 8-0. ERIC BOWLING/WN. Having finished ...
  • Westlock painter with natural gift August artist - Barrhead Leader

    Westlock painter with natural gift August artist
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    Rita VanRoodselaar shows two of her paintings which will be on display at the Barrhead Art Gallery from Aug. 4 to Aug. 26. Rick De Vries. A Westlock woman has her artwork on display in Barrhead. Rita VanRoodselaar, a special needs educational assistant ...
  • Summer storm wreaks havoc - Westlock News

    Summer storm wreaks havoc
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    This tree came to rest on the roof of an unoccupied house on 98 Avenue and 107 Street July 27 after heavy winds uprooted it. Eric Bowling/WN. Westlock residents were once again cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm rolled through town July 27 ...
  • MLA ecstatic with right-wing merger - Westlock News

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    MLA ecstatic with right-wing merger
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    Days after Alberta's two right-leaning parties merged, the United Conservative Party is wasting no time getting the ball rolling with full-fledged support from a local MLA. Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Glenn van Dijken signed a letter to the ...
  • County ratepayers heard at open house - Westlock News

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    County ratepayers heard at open house
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    Westlock County auditor Tina Viney explains a portion of the statements to Bevin McNelly at the municipality's July 27 open house held at the Westlock and District Community Hall. Olivia Bako/WN. Westlock County's open house to review the 2016 audited ...
  • Westlock the focus for NCABL's 50th anniversary celebration - Westlock News

    Westlock the focus for NCABL's 50th anniversary celebration
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    Keller Field will again play host the NCABL semifinal series, which runs as part of the fair Aug. 19-20. WN File. The North Central Alberta Baseball League is counting down the weeks to its 50th anniversary celebrations. And commissioner Paul Riopel ...