• PHPS Supt. 'surprised' by board investigation - Westlock News

    PHPS Supt. 'surprised' by board investigation
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    Pembina Hills Public Schools (PHPS) Supt. Colleen Symyrozum-Watt says she was taken completely by surprise by an apparent investigation into a personnel issue relating to herself, the focus of which remains a complete mystery. “I was not given any ...and more »
  • Extra end needed to decide BP Cup champion - Westlock News

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    Extra end needed to decide BP Cup champion
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    Karrick Martin, Brendan Bottcher, Brad Thiessen and Darren Moulding of Team Bottcher hoist the BP Cup after defeating Team Appelman 6-5 in Sunday night's final at the Rotary Spirit Centre. Eric Bowling/WN. The best was saved for last. For five days the ...and more »
  • Boundaries commission making Westlock stop - Westlock News

    Boundaries commission making Westlock stop
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    The public will get a chance to share their thoughts on the constituency review next week as the legislative assembly gets set to redraw constituency boundaries in the fall. All are welcome to attend the public hearing at the Westlock Ramada Inn Feb ...
  • Sharks blanked at home tourney - Westlock News

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    Sharks blanked at home tourney
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    St. Mary Shark Dominic Terrault breaches a sea of Breton Cougars during their opening game at the W. J. Kallal Memorial Tournament Feb. 10. The young Sharks matched their opponents heart and work ethic but suffered a trio of losses during tournament at ...
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  • Club claims hardware - Westlock News

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    Club claims hardware
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    Sidney Platt blasts through a series of boards like they were twigs at the Whitecourt Taekwondo Tournament Jan. 28. Supplied. Westlock Family Taekwondo broke barriers and boards at the annual Whitecourt Taekwondo tournament Jan. 28, sending 21 ...
  • Veteran curler honoured at BP Cup - Westlock News

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    Veteran curler honoured at BP Cup
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    Ray Wildfong, ringed by sweepers Lamont Montgomery and Matthew Burchett, throws the first ceremonial rock of the 2017 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup during the event's opening ceremonies on Feb. 8 at the Rotary Spirit Centre. Les Dunford/WN. It truly was a ...
  • Tiny house builder branches out his hemp-crete business - Westlock News

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    Tiny house builder branches out his hemp-crete business
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    Dion Lefebvre poses in front of his hempcrete home which he completed last summer. Hempcrete is a concrete-like block made of hemp and lime mix. WN File. An area man behind a tiny house built out of hemp is seeing his idea grow. Since completing a ...
  • Family Movie Night at Westlock Gospel Chapel - Athabasca Advocate

    Family Movie Night at Westlock Gospel Chapel
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    Movie Night at the Westlock Gospel Chapel (10227-97 st, next to TD Bank). Showing “I'm Not Ashamed.” This movie is based on the true story & journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott, one of the 15 people killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.
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  • Atom Warriors provincial hopes dashed - Westlock News

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    Atom Warriors provincial hopes dashed
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    The Westlock Warriors Steve Andrusiak blasts ahead of a few Whitecourt Wolverines during the second game of the Hockey Alberta Zone 3 provincial tournament Jan. 30 at the Rotary Spirit Centre. The Warriors won 9-5 but were eliminated for losing the ...
  • Westlock Bowl hoping for February re-opening - Westlock News

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    Westlock Bowl hoping for February re-opening
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    Gary Lazowski (l) and Nelson Joseph measure the level of new flooring being installed at the Westlock Bowl. Eric Bowling/WN. There is a silver lining on everything. For Don Cloutier, owner of Westlock Bowl, the damage that occurred as a result of the ...
  • Friendships that transcend generations - Westlock News

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    Friendships that transcend generations
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    (l-r) Kylee Lemke, Jax Swingen and Logan Gibert play a game of snakes and ladders with Richard Schmaltz during 'buddy day' at Eleanor Hall Feb. 1. Eric Bowling/WN. A therapeutic program in Eleanor Hall is proving that you are never too old, or too ...
  • Regional collaboration study seeks public input - Westlock News

    Regional collaboration study seeks public input
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    Citizens of Westlock County, the Town of Westlock and the Village of Clyde are invited to attend one of three Regional Collaboration Study public workshops on Feb. 15-16. The Town of Westlock will host the first workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 7-9 ...
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  • Ready to rock - Westlock News

    Ready to rock
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    The 2017 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup is on our doorstep, with the rocks set to drop this Wednesday, Feb. 8. Anticipation for the provincial curling championship has been building inside and outside town since organizers made the announcement last fall.
  • Open and accountable? - Westlock News

    Open and accountable?
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    Is it you, the taxpayers who fund it? Maybe it's the parents whose children attend its schools? Could it be its teachers and the union which represents them? How about the provincial government, which outlines how education is administered in Alberta?and more »
  • Pee wee Warriors advance - Westlock News

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    Pee wee Warriors advance
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    Pee wee Warrior Kale Meinczinger lugs the puck over the blue line during a 3-3 tie versus the Wetaskiwin Lions at the Rotary Spirit Centre Jan. 29. Eric Bowling/WN. The Westlock Pee Wee Warriors have advanced to the second round of provincials.
  • Midgets win - Westlock News

    Midgets win
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    The Westlock Midget Warriors are off to the second round of the zone playoffs following a 10-3 Sunday night win over the St. Albert Flyers. The club trailed St. Albert 6-4 after Game 1 of the two-game, total-goals series played Jan. 22 in Westlock. The ...
  • Kids Go Global at PNCS - Westlock News

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    Kids Go Global at PNCS
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    PNCS Grade 9 students explore carbon pricing and the differences between urban and rural communities. Front row, L-R: Douglas Desranleau, Kingsley Wolff, Shay Chapotelle, Cole Paly. Back row, L-R: Kristopher Gibson, Megan Campbell, Mackenzie ...
  • BP Cup preparations ramp up - Westlock News

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    BP Cup preparations ramp up
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    The Rotary Spirit Centre will be the host site for the upcoming Boston Pizza Cup, Feb. 8-12. The rink will be converted into four curling lanes start-ing Feb. 3. Kevin Berger/WN. With the Alberta Boston Pizza Curling Cup just around the corner ...
  • Road projects announced - Westlock News

    Road projects announced
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    Representatives from the ministry told county council Jan. 24 that paving will get underway on Highway 661, from Highway 776 to the County of Barrhead border this summer. Michael Botros, regional director of the North Central Region, said he was hoping ...
  • Monthly town utility rates rise $16.50 per household - Westlock News

    Monthly town utility rates rise $16.50 per household
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    It's regular Jan. 23 meeting, town council passed a bylaw approving rate increases for water, sewer, and garbage. The breakdown for the average household that consumes 20 cubic metres would pay an additional $6.80 for water, $1.70 for sewer and $8 for ...
  • Warriors trail in provincial playdown - Westlock News

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    Warriors trail in provincial playdown
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    Midget Warrior Kestyn Dutchak heads for the St. Albert goal during a 6-4 provincial playdown loss Jan. 22 at the Rotary Spirit Centre. Game 2 goes in St. Albert Jan. 29. Olivia Bako/WN. It was a weekend of mixed emotions for the Midget Warriors at the ...
  • Junior T-Birds soar on the hardwood - Westlock News

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    Junior T-Birds soar on the hardwood
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    The R.F. Staples junior high boys took home gold at the Junior Strike Energy Service Tournament in Whitecourt Jan. 21. Back Row, L-R: Colby Gatzky, Suber Dahir, Max Benham, Carsten Bergeron, Trace Stewart, Durell Lefebvre and coach Matti Hurst.
  • Rules of the road - Westlock News

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    Rules of the road
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    Another year and yet another group of kids given the valuable lesson of how to stay safe on the road. On Jan. 17, the Town of Westlock fire department joined forces with Westlock County's fire department and peace officers to help educate the St. Mary ...
  • STARS called twice following pair of collisions - Westlock News

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    STARS called twice following pair of collisions
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    STARS Air Ambulance was called out twice to the Westlock area Jan. 16 following separate collisions on highways 18 and 44. The scene of the crash on Highway 18 near Range Road 12. As of Friday the female driver of the mini van is in stable condition.
  • Policing bill at least $500K - Westlock News

    Policing bill at least $500K
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    John Shoemaker, town councillor and town representative on the Police Consultation Committee, said the $500,000 estimate is based on paying 70 per cent of costs for five officers at $150,000 each. And if the federal census determines the town's ...
  • MP kicked out of meeting with federal minister - Westlock News

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    MP kicked out of meeting with federal minister
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    A meeting of elected officials shut out Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen when federal infrastructure ministry staff barred the MP from sitting in on discussions. The Conservative MP and Amarjeet Sohi, minister of Infrastructure and Communities ...
  • Police consultation committee sets priorities - Westlock News

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    Police consultation committee sets priorities
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    Members of the police consultation committee gather at the Westlock RCMP Detachment Jan. 18 to discuss policing issues and solutions. Clock-wise from top right: Kelly Patry, Jim Turnbull, Sylvia Yoder, Village of Clyde Coun. Matt White, Westlock County ...
  • Local, city ski clubs partner up for charity raffle - Westlock News

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    Local, city ski clubs partner up for charity raffle
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    Tawatinaw Valley Freerider Brett, 11, Batog and mom Wendy man the raffle booth at Sobeys Jan. 19. The ski club is selling $10 raffle tickets in con-junction with three other ski clubs and the Zebra Child Protection Centre. Olivia Bako/WN. The Tawatinaw ...
  • Bronze finish for Sharks - Westlock News

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    Bronze finish for Sharks
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    St. Mary Sharks' Eme Artemenko races for the ball during their game versus the Breton Cougars at the Peter Molesky Classic on Jan. 13. Eric Bowling/WN. The second annual Peter Molesky Classic played out at the Rotary Spirit Centre Jan. 13-14, hosted by ...
  • Westlock County passes second interim operating budget - Westlock News

    Westlock County passes second interim operating budget
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    Westlock County council unanimously passed a second interim operating budget Jan. 10 based on the 2016 operating budget so that its transportation services department can continue providing adequate service. Council passed its first interim budget Dec.
  • Town may face policing bill - Westlock News

    Town may face policing bill
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    Results of the upcoming federal census will determine whether the Town of Westlock will pay for its policing. Westlock has a population of 5,147 according to the 2015 municipal census, which under the Police Act requires the municipality to provide its ...and more »
  • Working together - Westlock News

    Working together
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    Small urban municipalities are the centres of their region and also the ones to pay for the accompanying infrastructure, like pools or arenas … meaning they end up with the short end of the stick. And turning to the Town of Westlock, depending how ...
  • Text 9-1-1 service now available locally - Westlock News

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    Text 9-1-1 service now available locally
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    The Text 9-1-1 service allows someone who is deaf, hard of hearing or has a speech impairment to use their cellphone to communicate with responders. The service is available in town and the Village of Clyde. Olivia Bako/WN. Emergency responders are ...
  • Garage burns south of town - Westlock News

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    Garage burns south of town
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    The scene following a Jan. 11 residential fire north of Pickardville. Due to the extreme cold, 32 firefighters wound up battling the blaze. Three vehicles were lost, but the home was saved. Eric Bowling/WN. Local fire crews had their work cut out for ...
  • Savage competes at World Sledge Hockey Challenge - Westlock News

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    Savage competes at World Sledge Hockey Challenge
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    Team Canada sledge hockey rookie Zach Savage will hit the ice in Italy in March before heading to South Korea for the Para Ice Hockey World Championship. Supplied. Local national sledge hockey player Zach Savage got a taste of international competition ...
  • Edson Ice slide by Warriors - Westlock News

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    Edson Ice slide by Warriors
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    Brady Ducharme (far left) takes a dive as he nails the Senior 'AA' Warriors first goal of the game in the second period. Sadly, it wasn't enough to overtake the Edson Ice as the club lost 4-3 at the Rotary Spirit Centre Jan. 7. Olivia Bako/WN. The ...
  • Welcoming the New Year's baby - Westlock News

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    Welcoming the New Year's baby
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    Proud parents Cody Bogacki and Krystin Barnett welcome baby Elissa Marie Rene Bogacki as big brother Ethan, 8, looks on (missing is big sister Elexus, 3). Elissa was born at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Westlock Healthcare Centre. Olivia Bako/WN. The stork ...
  • Shauna Biro named town's firefighter of the year - Westlock News

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    Shauna Biro named town's firefighter of the year
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    Westlock firefighter Shauna Biro was honoured with the title 'Firefighter of the Year' at the Town of Westlock Fire Department's Christmas party on Dec. 17. Eric Bowling/WN. Being a mother, working as a licensed practical nurse and battling fires may ...
  • Locals cry foul over municipal spending report - Westlock News

    Locals cry foul over municipal spending report
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    A recent report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) comparing municipal spending to population growth has left members of local governments shaking their heads. “With the discussion that the three municipalities are having in ...
  • No slowing down for 95-year-old volunteer - Westlock News

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    No slowing down for 95-year-old volunteer
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    Kay Nestorovich, 95, displays a clock she received unexpectedly from the Alberta government after volunteering with Alberta Health Services for 65 years. Eric Bowling/WN. They say that a good deed is its own reward, but for Kay Nestorovich her decades ...and more »
  • Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - Westlock News

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    Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
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    Julie Bourque crosses one of the many cold streams encountered on her 149 day Pacific Crest Trail hike from the Mexico/U.S. border to the Cana-da/U.S. border. The Westlock resident walked along the inland trail from April 18 to Sept. 14, covering over ...
  • Westlock Curling Club sweeps to a keen start - Westlock News

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    Westlock Curling Club sweeps to a keen start
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    The Westlock Curling Club will have its calendar full in 2017 with several bonspiels and a provincial championship booked for ice time at the Westlock Curling rink and Rotary Spirit Centre. “The next few months are going to be really busy,” said ...
  • Outdoor rink opens for season - Westlock News

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    Outdoor rink opens for season
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    Mild temperatures Dec. 27 brought out five-year-old Abbie Bennett (l) and her brother Hayden, 9, from the great indoors to enjoy some ice time at the Eastglen outdoor rink. Olivia Bako/WN. The Eastglen outdoor skating rink opened Dec. 21 just in time ...
  • There's gold in that thar basement! - Westlock News

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    There's gold in that thar basement!
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    Blair Kneller sifts through some crushed gravel in the basement of his Home Hardware store. Kneller recently discovered that he could pan for gold in the remains of his basement, which was ruined in the Aug. 22. flood. Eric Bowling/WN. The aftermath of ...
  • Reeve denies conflict of interest - Westlock News

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    Reeve denies conflict of interest
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    Westlock County reeve Don Savage says he has no financial stake in Tawatinaw's Pine Valley Resort. At a special Dec. 22 council meeting, Savage voted in favour of reinstating lease and tax payments owed to the county by DK Consulting, the firm leasing ...
  • Jarvie water treatment plant still paused - Westlock News

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    Jarvie water treatment plant still paused
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    Al Scott, Westlock County's director of engineering and infrastructure, told county council Dec. 13 that he and utility services manager Dwayne Keller are still sorting out whether the plant should be upgraded, or converted to a distribution plant ...
  • Scott Cook show goes Jan. 6 - Westlock News

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    Scott Cook show goes Jan. 6
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    Scott Cook plays some cards with his bandmates Bramwell Park and Melissa Walker of the Second Chances. The trio plays the Cultural Arts Thea-tre Jan. 6. Supplied. Most musicians are known for their non-stop work ethic, but Scott Cook is in a league of ...
  • Helping people a world away - Westlock News

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    Helping people a world away
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    Dr. Shideh Pejman helps out patients during a trip she took to Mexico. Pejman recently left to Afghanistan to help provide dental work for orphans and other persons in need of dental work. Supplied. Before she headed off to Kabul, Afghanistan to ...
  • TimBits featured at year-end tourney - Westlock News

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    TimBits featured at year-end tourney
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    The third annual TimBits Initiation tournament is set for Dec. 29. The puck drops at 9 a.m. at the Rotary Spirit Centre. WN File. On Dec. 29, all eyes will be on the Rotary Spirit Centre to watch the young rising hockey stars take to the ice to ...
  • Players relish pickleball - Westlock News

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    Players relish pickleball
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    George Oko backhands the ball over the net to Caren Gawryluk (left) and David Lent. Pickleball players matched off for an afternoon round robin game at the Rotary Spirit Centre Dec. 21. Olivia Bako/WN. What game could be sweeter than a match of ...
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