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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

Work slated to begin on 108th Street in Westlock May 1

Work slated to begin on 108th Street in Westlock May 1

Contractors hopeful massive $7.3 million reconstruction project will be completed in 2021
Vehicles ticketed and towed as town works to clear streets of snow

Vehicles ticketed and towed as town works to clear streets of snow

Town of Westlock crews will continue snow removal work Feb. 19
Rotary Spirit Centre and pool remain closed

Rotary Spirit Centre and pool remain closed

Town of Westlock waiting on Step 2 before making decision on reopening
Town of Westlock's capital budget tops $13M in 2021

Town of Westlock's capital budget tops $13M in 2021

Just under $10M will be spent on 108th Street rehab and west industrial stormwater project
Dress for the weather, RCMP advise

Dress for the weather, RCMP advise

Emergency kits and having extra clothing in your vehicle can be lifesavers
Protestors chant “End the lockdown” at Enough is Enough rally in Westlock

Protestors chant “End the lockdown” at Enough is Enough rally in Westlock

At least 75 people brave sub -30 C conditions Feb. 11
Protestors chant “End the lockdown” at Enough is Enough rally in Westlock

Protestors chant “End the lockdown” at Enough is Enough rally in Westlock

At least 60 people brave sub -30 C conditions Feb. 11; another rally planned for Barrhead Feb. 18
Commerce Building fire most challenging chief has faced in his time in Westlock

Commerce Building fire most challenging chief has faced in his time in Westlock

Loss of building saddens Dr. Georges Whissell’s children
Town of Westlock offering discount for residents who sign up for electronic utility bill

Town of Westlock offering discount for residents who sign up for electronic utility bill

Residents will get $1 monthly credit for signing up
Hockey and ringette are done for the year

Hockey and ringette are done for the year

Continuing provincial COVID-19 restrictions put Westlock-area associations on ice