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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

Town shelves policing committee

Town shelves policing committee

Bylaw and policy were created in 2018, but were never used
Thunderbirds grounded until August

Thunderbirds grounded until August

Upped provincial COVID-19 restrictions will keep football team on the sidelines
Pedersen’s Public Health Act tickets back in court June 2

Pedersen’s Public Health Act tickets back in court June 2

Freedom rally organizer faces more than $10K in fines
Crime down significantly in Westlock for first quarter of 2021

Crime down significantly in Westlock for first quarter of 2021

Property crimes, including thefts and assaults, down by 99 files compared to 2020
Jon Kramer adds his name to town council ballot

Jon Kramer adds his name to town council ballot

Kramer is the second person in Westlock to declare for this fall’s municipal election
RSC, pool to close May 9

RSC, pool to close May 9

Ramped up provincial restrictions force three-week closure
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
Town, Homeland Housing talk Westlock Place

Town, Homeland Housing talk Westlock Place

“We’ve asked administration to explore if there were any opportunities with Homeland Housing and see what they are,” says mayor
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
RCMP take aim at prolific offenders, crime houses

RCMP take aim at prolific offenders, crime houses

Crime reduction is priority No. 1 for Westlock RCMP