• 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 »
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  • 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 ...
  • Water commission woes continue - Westlock News

    Water commission woes continue
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    Town council is eager for a meeting with its Westlock Regional Water Services Commission (WRWSC) partners to address Westlock County's concerns, after they sent a letter to the minister of Municipal Affairs outlining grievances with the running of the ...
  • Trustees want to meet with MLA - Westlock News

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    Trustees want to meet with MLA
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    Peminba Hills trustees want a a face-to-face meeting with Barrhead-Morinville.Westlock MLA Glenn van Dijken. WN File. Pembina Hills Public Schools trustees want to meet with Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Glenn van Dijken to seek clarification on the ...
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  • The game we love - Westlock News

    The game we love
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    Whether we're watching Hockey Night in Canada on a Saturday night in the cozy confines of our living room, or spending an afternoon at the Rotary Spirit Centre to cheer on our kid's team, hockey is a unifying force from coast to coast. This past ...
  • Senior Warriors in two-game hole versus Morinville - Westlock News

    Senior Warriors in two-game hole versus Morinville
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    Game 3 in first-round NCHL playoff series between the Warriors and Kings goes Jan. 26 in Westlock. Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 06:00 am. By: Chris Zwick. Comments |. A A. The Westlock Senior 'AA' Warriors face an uphill climb following back-to-back losses in ...
  • T-Birds rule the floor at home tourney - Westlock News

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    T-Birds rule the floor at home tourney
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    R.F. Staples senior girl Delaiya Dutchak makes her way around an opponent from Vegreville as the team won the first-ever RFS Basketball Invitational at the Rotary Spirit Centre Jan 19-20. Chris Zwick/WN. R.F. Staples School's senior basketball teams ...
  • Hempcrete pioneer taking his tiny house on the road - Westlock News

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    Hempcrete pioneer taking his tiny house on the road
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    Dion Lefebvre shows off his hempcrete house Jan. 19. Lefebvre is designing a second hempcrete building as part of a sustainable housing contest in Calgary. Eric Bowling/WN. Dion Lefebrvre's hempcrete house project will be on full display at an Alberta ...
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  • Meals on Wheels needs drivers - Westlock News

    Meals on Wheels needs drivers
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    Getting healthy, nutritious meals to some of the area's most vulnerable residents is a worthy cause, but drivers for the Meals on Wheels program are in short supply. There's no danger of the program shutting down but as it stands, Family and Community ...
  • Business as usual for Carillion - Westlock News

    Business as usual for Carillion
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    Fallout from the collapse of British construction giant Carillion PLC will not impact Westlock County residents as the Canadian branch of the company is still in operation, while its contract with the province covers only numbered highways. “We don't ...
  • 'Misinformation' over ride times focus of meeting - Westlock News

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    'Misinformation' over ride times focus of meeting
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    The purple portion of this map shows the northeast boundary of Pembina Hills Public Schools. As indicated, Pembina Hills extends beyond the northern border of Westlock County into the MD of Lesser Slave River. Supplied. Representatives of the MD Lesser ...and more »
  • County wants town to stop charging library rent - Westlock News

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    County wants town to stop charging library rent
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    Westlock County has sent a letter to the Town of Westlock asking to not be charged rent on the building, arguing that it's a municipal service in a public building. WN File. Westlock County wants the Town of Westlock to stop charging rent to the ...
  • Warriors break through for first win of 2018 - Westlock News

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    Warriors break through for first win of 2018
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    Westlock Warriors Ryan Nelles attempts to backhand a shot while captain Mike Ivey readies for the rebound during a 6-3 loss to the Eckville Eagles Jan. 13. The club will now face Morinville in the first round of the NCHL playoffs. Eric Bowling/WN. The ...
  • Skijoring video tops two million views - Westlock News

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    Skijoring video tops two million views
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    Patty Kramps (above) says a video of her miniature horse Tonka pulling her business partner Kelly Miller has received two million views online. The exposure has been a boon for her business, Patty's Pony Place. Eric Bowling/WN. A local entrepreneur and ...
  • MP looks back on a busy 2017 - Westlock News

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    MP looks back on a busy 2017
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    Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen is on a mini-tour in an effort to connect with the municipalities in his constituency. On Jan. 2, it was the County of Barrhead's turn. Barry Kerton/WN. For Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen, the highlight of ...
  • Vrozhay dance club prepares for annual celebration - Westlock News

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    Vrozhay dance club prepares for annual celebration
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    The Vrozhay Ukrainian Dance Club will set the Westlock and District Community Hall hopping with its annual new year's celebration on Saturday, Jan. 13. WN File. While most have already taken down their Christmas trees, Westlock's Vrozhay Ukrainian ...
  • Kaeshammer kicks off CATS for 2018 - Westlock News

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    Kaeshammer kicks off CATS for 2018
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    Award winning singer, composer and pianist Michael Kaeshammer will make his first appearance in Westlock in 20 years this coming Friday, Jan. 12. Supplied. He was played to audiences across the globe and now he's coming back to Westlock. The multi ...
  • Senior Warriors open 2018 winless - Westlock News

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    Senior Warriors open 2018 winless
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    Westlock Senior Warriors' Scott Ivey gets in close on the Daysland goalie during an 8-1 Jan. 5 loss at the Rotary Spirit Centre. The loss, coupled with an 8-1 defeat in Bonnyville Jan. 6, leaves the club with a 2-8-0 record in the NCHL. Chris Zwick/WN ...
  • County reeve excited for 2018 - Westlock News

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    County reeve excited for 2018
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    “Being elected to council and becoming the reeve, that was probably the biggest event of my year,” she said. “The six councillors, administration staff and I have spent a lot of time together in the last two months. It's been wonderful, everybody has a ...
  • Mayor looks back on busy 2017 - Westlock News

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    Mayor looks back on busy 2017
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    While the Town of Westlock secured a grant to cover the $8.9 Eastglen Water Tower replacement and inked a deal that should lead to a pair of developments, mayor Ralph Leriger said 2017 will be the year the community stood out by hosting numerous events ...
  • Fawcett water line shelved indefinitely - Westlock News

    Fawcett water line shelved indefinitely
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    A regional confrontation is boiling over after Phase 3 of the Westlock Regional Water Services Commission's (WRWSC) waterline north project was postponed indefinitely, prompting Westlock County to send a letter to Municipal Affairs asking for ...and more »
  • Police investigate child luring complaint - Westlock News

    Police investigate child luring complaint
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    Westlock RCMP are investigating a Dec. 18 report that a man in a vehicle approached a young girl walking by Westlock Elementary School and offered her a ride. Cpl. Ron Bumbry, media relations for the RCMP, said the girl's mother called the Westlock ...
  • Firefighter takes to the sky - Westlock News

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    Firefighter takes to the sky
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    Town of Westlock Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Brian Hegedus sits back and relaxes atop a ladder truck for the Firefighter in the Sky fundraiser Dec. 17. The fire department has been working tirelessly to collect funds and food for the Westlock and ...
  • Sustaining the food bank - Westlock News

    Sustaining the food bank
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    Let us preface this editorial by saying the Westlock and District Food Bank is an essential community service and the volunteers who not only run it, but beat the bushes for donations, are equally indispensable. But food banks were created as a stopgap ...
  • Dean Krause resigns as town CAO - Westlock News

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    Dean Krause resigns as town CAO
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    Town of Westlock CAO Dean Krause has tendered his resignation. He last day is Jan. 19. WN File. After four years as the Town of Westlock's chief administrative officer, Dean Krause is moving to the Rocky Mountains when he takes over as CAO of Rocky ...and more »
  • PHPS class sizes remain below provincial average - Westlock News

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    PHPS class sizes remain below provincial average
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    Pembina Hills Public Schools has now posted the 2017-2018 Class Size Survey results online, which details class sizes throughout the division. At Westlock Elementary School there was an average of 17.9 students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 and an average ...
  • Barn lost in Dec. 15 blaze - Westlock News

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    Barn lost in Dec. 15 blaze
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    Busby Volunteer Department Chief Jared Stitsen battles a massive fire that destroyed a barn and multiple vehicles south of Clyde Dec. 15. Four fire departments sent 16 firefighters to battle the blaze. Eric Bowling/WN. A huge fire incinerated a barn ...
  • Exchange student reflects on life in Canada - Westlock News

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    Exchange student reflects on life in Canada
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    Rotary Youth Exchange student Moa Johansson, who hails from Sweden, pauses during a presentation at the Cultural Arts Theatre on Dec. 15 as part of the “R.F. Staples Talks” series. Johansson has been in town since August. Eric Bowling/WN. It's been ...
  • Marathon weekend for midget Warriors - Westlock News

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    Marathon weekend for midget Warriors
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    Club suffers back-to-back home losses before posting a 5-3 road win over the Ponoka Wolves Dec. 17. Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 06:00 am. By: Eric Bowling. Comments |. A A. Westlock's Addison Weir attempts to backhand a shot while teammate James Oloske ...
  • Warriors shelled in Eckville - Westlock News

    Warriors shelled in Eckville
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    The Westlock Senior 'AA' Warriors will head into the Christmas break pondering an 8-2 Dec. 16 road loss to the Eckville Eagles. The defeat leaves the club with a 2-6 record in the North Central Hockey League with four games to go until playoffs. Team ...
  • Commercial tippage revenue down $90K - Westlock News

    Commercial tippage revenue down $90K
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    The Westlock Regional Waste Management Commission's commercial tippage revenue has taken a $90,000 hit as waste collectors are hauling more garbage to landfills outside the region. Waste commission manager Tom Moore said there has been a 60 per cent ...
  • County extends airport contract to March 31 - Westlock News

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    County extends airport contract to March 31
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    Westlock County council has extended its airport contract with the Town of Westlock until March 31, 2018. Olivia Bako/WN. Westlock County has extended the deadline of its airport contract with the Town of Westlock to March 31, 2018 to give the new ...
  • Bantam Warriors cage Hawks - Westlock News

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    Bantam Warriors cage Hawks
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    Westlock Warrior Blain Rinas fends off an attack from an Athabasca Hawk at Saturday night's game at the Rotary Spirit Centre. The Warriors crushed the Hawks 6-0. Olivia Bako/WN. The Westlock Bantam Warriors shut out the Athabasca Hawks 6-0 in a battle ...
  • T-Birds net fourth at season-opening tourney - Westlock News

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    T-Birds net fourth at season-opening tourney
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    T-Bird Dalton Greanya leaps past a swarm of defenders in a league game against Morinville Composite High School at R.F. Staples School Dec. 6. The boys lost their tilt, while the girls also dropped their match against Morinville. Eric Bowling/WN. R.F ...
  • Firefighters collecting food and clothes for charity - Westlock News

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    Firefighters collecting food and clothes for charity
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    L-R: Darcy Plamondon, Hertha Hauch, Brian Hegedus, Helen Renaud, Mike Walmsley and Joanne Plamondon show off a delivery of food collected by the Town of Westlock Fire Department Dec. 7. Eric Bowling/WN. The Christmas spirit is alive and well as the ...
  • Rottier ready for bounceback following injury-shortened campaign - Westlock News

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    Rottier ready for bounceback following injury-shortened campaign
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    Edmonton Eskimos offensive lineman Simeon Rottier is optimistic that he will reach his goal of playing 10 years in the Canadian Football League after missing most of his ninth season to due to a lingering knee injury. Supplied. Despite only playing ...
  • A fix nobody needed - Westlock News

    A fix nobody needed
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    If you go to this week's Town & Country and read the article on Page 6, you'll find a classic example of that old saying in an article concerning the mess the NDP has gotten into with veterinarians across the province. On Nov. 29, the province ...
  • Renegade Station to headline hall's Dec. 9 show - Westlock News

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    Renegade Station to headline hall's Dec. 9 show
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    The band Renegade Station, formerly known as Domino, will be back in Westlock for the Westlock and Community Hall Christmas fundraiser dinner and dance Dec. 9. WN File. The Westlock and District Community Hall is hosting its annual fundraising dinner ...
  • Hospital fundraising for pediatric monitor - Westlock News

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    Hospital fundraising for pediatric monitor
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    Loraine Oleski shows off the Tree of Hope in the lobby of Westlock Healthcare Centre Dec. 1. The hospital is hoping to fill the tree to help pay for a $12,000 pediatric monitor. Eric Bowling/WN. Lots of children hope to find some new tech under the ...
  • Plebiscite decision on hold - Westlock News

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    Plebiscite decision on hold
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    Despite the results of the October plebiscite, Westlock County will not make a decision on the Tawatinaw Ski Hill until 2018. WN File. It's been seven weeks since the results of the Tawatinaw Ski Hill plebiscite were released, but Westlock County ...
  • County gets $4.8M for 2016 flooding - Westlock News

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    County gets $4.8M for 2016 flooding
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    Westlock County will get $4.8 million in Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) funding for the 2016 overland flood. WN File. Westlock County has been approved for $4.87 million of Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) funding for the 2016 overland flood. Alberta ...
  • High winds lead to multiple accidents - Westlock News

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    High winds lead to multiple accidents
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    Blowing snow and icy roads created poor driving conditions that resulted a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2 near Township Road 582 around 1 p.m. Nov. 27. The high winds created black ice that resulted in a second collision on Highway 44 north of town ...
  • Warriors capture bronze at Gord Smith tourney - Westlock News

    Warriors capture bronze at Gord Smith tourney
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    Westlock Warriors Aiden Schmidt fires a bullet at Barrhead Steelers goaltender Ty Steinbring during a shootout at the conclusion of the opening game of the Gord Smith Memorial Tournament Dec. 1. Although the game ended in a 3-3 tie, the Warriors won ...
  • Senior Warriors score big OT win - Westlock News

    Senior Warriors score big OT win
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    Hard work and determination paid off for the Westlock Senior 'AA' Warriors who came back from a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Devon Barons 4-3 in overtime. With the Dec. 2 road win, the Warriors are 2-5-0 in the North Central Hockey League and manager Joe ...
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  • RCMP hit the streets - Westlock News

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    RCMP hit the streets
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    RCMP Const. Pavinder Grewal chats with a driver during a Dec. 2 checkstop on Highway 18 just past the golf course. RCMP are reminding drivers to stay sober this holiday season. Eric Bowling/WN. Westlock RCMP conducted surprise checkstops throughout the ...and more »
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