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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

Westlock course in good condition despite recent heat wave

Westlock course in good condition despite recent heat wave

Although the fairways have some brown patches, the greens are in great condition
Staffing gaps will be filled, says RCMP Staff Sgt.

Staffing gaps will be filled, says RCMP Staff Sgt.

Westlock detachment turning over four constables in the coming months
Westlock Red Lions maul Twins 8-3

Westlock Red Lions maul Twins 8-3

July 21 victory improves club to 6-2-1 in the NCABL
Hog barn fire not suspicious, says Westlock County fire chief

Hog barn fire not suspicious, says Westlock County fire chief

Structure was empty at the time of July 16 blaze
Red Lions look to rebound versus the Parkland Twins

Red Lions look to rebound versus the Parkland Twins

First pitch in July 21 contest at Keller Field is 7:15 p.m.
Thefts and B&Es down close to 50 per cent versus last year

Thefts and B&Es down close to 50 per cent versus last year

While Criminal Code files are dropping, Mental Health Act files have tripled since 2019
Homeland Housing to take over Westlock Place

Homeland Housing to take over Westlock Place

Deal includes $617,080 payment from Homeland to the town to retire debenture
No water ban on the horizon for Westlock

No water ban on the horizon for Westlock

Water usage in town is currently close to double
Construction delay on 108th Street will be weeks, not months, said CAO

Construction delay on 108th Street will be weeks, not months, said CAO

Updated timeline sees $7.3M reconstruction project back on track
Zoning for old coffee shop property to be debated Aug. 16

Zoning for old coffee shop property to be debated Aug. 16

Owner looking to change site back to residential zoning