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Fire Chief says, “Let’s all be fire smart”

Fire Chief says, “Let’s all be fire smart”

“We’re trying to save your homes and, in turn, we also save the town.”  Those words were spoken by Fire Chief Brian Wynn on Thursday, May 18 at the Forest Interpretive Centre during an open house for hilltop residents whose backyards line Centennial Park. Over the next few months vegetation management will be conducted in […]

Kub Kars and Beaver Buggies

Kub Kars and Beaver Buggies

  The 1st Whitecourt Scouts group held its annual race night on Monday, May 15 at the Whitecourt Legion. Complete with a long track that extended from the stage to the kitchen, the group, made up of both Beavers and Cubs, raced together using vehicles they created. Always a fan favourite, the Kub Kar and […]

Whitecourt and Woodlands staff battle it out, food bank comes out the winner

Whitecourt and Woodlands staff battle it out, food bank comes out the winner

  On Thursday, May 18, under a bright sunny sky, Town of Whitecourt staff joined Woodlands County staff for a lunchtime barbecue at the Forest Interpretive Centre. The two groups were together to celebrate a job well done after going head to head for bragging rights to see who could raise the most amount of […]

Wet, cold weather cancels ride but doesn’t stop the giving spirit

Wet, cold weather cancels ride but doesn’t stop the giving spirit

  It’s been 12 years since the very first Whitecourt Ride for Mom event took place in support of the Alzheimer Society. In those years, many riders suited up and joined the cruise helping to raise close to $150,000. Thanks to wet and cold weather, this year’s ride was cancelled due to safety reasons but […]

Lots to see and do at the Trade Fair

Lots to see and do at the Trade Fair

The 35th Annual Whitecourt and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair was held from May 12 to 14 at the Scott Safety Centre and the Whitecourt Curling Rink with 165 booths. “The first night we had about 820 people and on Saturday we had close to 2000,” said Chamber President Rand Richards which is double […]

Local U12 and U18 soccer teams, weekend action 

Local U12 and U18 soccer teams, weekend action 

  Whitecourt soccer players took to the field for regular travel team match-ups on Saturday, May 13. The U12 girls’ team played at Rotary Park and the U18 boys’ team held their games at Graham Acres. Teams played at least twice and on the U12 side, teams from Edson and Jasper took part against local […]

Public feedback for local forestry operators at Open House

Public feedback for local forestry operators at Open House

The annual Woodlands Open House was held at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre on May 2. Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC), Millar Western Forest Products, and Blue Ridge Lumber West Fraser each set up a booth which included their harvesting and reforestation maps. Community members were invited to ask any questions they may have. Tracey […]

Ninjas, sheep, and dinosaurs. Oh, my! Pumpjack Players Children’s play brings on the laughs

Ninjas, sheep, and dinosaurs. Oh, my! Pumpjack Players Children’s play brings on the laughs

Pumpjack Players have been pumping Whitecourt and Area with drama for over 30 years bringing stories to life on stage for the community to enjoy.  Run by a hardworking base of volunteers, the club is filled with people who love what they do and who want to share their love of drama with others. On […]

Whitecourt Blue Dolphins are ready to compete for 2017

Whitecourt Blue Dolphins are ready to compete for 2017

The Blue Dolphins are back in the pool for another season! May 1-4 was Rookie Week which gives kids the opportunity to try out the sport without a commitment and only paying one dollar a day to test the waters, so to speak. Head Coach Alice Boll says Rookie Week also gives them a chance […]

Whitecourt geocachers clean up Westward grounds for Earth Day

Whitecourt geocachers clean up Westward grounds for Earth Day

With roughly 100 geocaches hidden within Whitecourt area and another 500 or so more to find if you are willing to drive out into the province a bit, geocaching is definitely a fun hobby to get involved in. Just recently, the 3,000,000th active geocache in the world was placed showing just how popular and far […]

Water’s Edge Pub, billiards fun for the NOW event

Water’s Edge Pub, billiards fun for the NOW event

The April edition of the Night Out in Whitecourt (NOW) Event was a crowd favourite: billiards night! Held at the Water’s Edge Pub in the Quality Inn, members of the Whitecourt Pool League came out to teach skills to newbies and elevate techniques to those who already know how to play.  This is the third […]

Noxious weeds and invasive plants, Communities in Bloom workshop

Noxious weeds and invasive plants, Communities in Bloom workshop

Noxious weeds are a serious issue as they have the potential, among other things, to degrade habitats and reduce biodiversity. For these reasons, it is important for property owners and gardeners alike to understand the risks of certain plants and how to handle them properly. On Saturday, April 29 at the Forest Interpretive Centre, the […]

Whitecourt Legion celebrates milestone

Whitecourt Legion celebrates milestone

Ninety years have come and gone for the Whitecourt Royal Canadian Legion Branch #44. On Saturday, April 22, veterans, dignitaries, and community members came together to celebrate the building’s birthday and to remember those who gave everything for their country’s people. Those who took in the celebration were treated to entertaining performances by both the […]

Altogether Shredding Services partnered with the town, scam awareness initiative

Altogether Shredding Services partnered with the town, scam awareness initiative

Whitecourt residents were given a unique opportunity on Saturday, April 22 in the parking lot at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre. Local business, Altogether Shredding Services, partnered with the Town of Whitecourt to provide the shredding of household personal documents free of charge.  Owner Herman Hansen has been providing the service for the past […]

Fundraising has begun for the 2018 Yubetsu, Japan student exchange trip

Fundraising has begun for the 2018 Yubetsu, Japan student exchange trip

The Whitecourt International Friendship Society is planning to send another group of students to Yubetsu, Japan next summer and held its first fundraiser, a barbecue, on Saturday, April 22 at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre. Grade 10 students Sarah Mohler, Thanh Pham, and Samia Davidson took part in the barbecue fundraiser working hard to […]

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