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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

Pembina Lodge dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

Pembina Lodge dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

One resident hospitalized and three others in isolation; facility remains open to visitors
Seniors’ Week underway in Westlock

Seniors’ Week underway in Westlock

FCSS handing out 100 special packages to seniors today, June 8
Nora McGaughey reflects on a lifetime at St. Mary School

Nora McGaughey reflects on a lifetime at St. Mary School

Set to retire this summer, McGaughey has been a student, teacher and administrator at SMS
Breast cancer survivor looks to help others

Breast cancer survivor looks to help others

Westlock’s Lorraine Forester has been cancer-free since 2013
Westlock's mayor responds to Enough is Enough rallies

Westlock's mayor responds to Enough is Enough rallies

Speaking on behalf of council, Ralph Leriger says rally organizer can continue to shout “freedom” into the wind
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
Westlock FCSS program aims to help the isolated

Westlock FCSS program aims to help the isolated

Community Connectors hoping to reach more people
Home designer comes home

Home designer comes home

Michelle Wiese opens Design Hall in Westlock
Provincial Administrative Penalties Act changes rules for first-time impaired drivers

Provincial Administrative Penalties Act changes rules for first-time impaired drivers

Police will be able to hand out fines and suspensions; court dates reserved for more serious cases
Virtual “Nelly’s Project” on tap for Sept. 26

Virtual “Nelly’s Project” on tap for Sept. 26

Livestreaming event to be hosted at foundation's Facebook page