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Urban poling is back in action until June at Rotary Park

Urban poling is back in action until June at Rotary Park

  Have you heard of Nordic walking (urban poling)? It’s a sport that has been known and loved in Europe for decades and has recently made its way into Canada becoming a fast favourite for many. Described as cross-country skiing without the skis, urban poling offers muscle toning, posture benefits, and is a calorie burner. […]

The Wolverines have their sights set on another great season

The Wolverines have their sights set on another great season

It’s officially hockey season, folks! The Whitecourt Wolverines kicked off the 2017/2018 season with a match-up against the Spruce Grove Saints on Friday night at the Scott Safety Centre. Pre-game, a tailgate barbecue fundraiser was held in the centre’s parking lot with all funds raised donated to Whitecourt Minor Hockey’s R&R Memorial Scholarship Fund. A […]

Fun in the mud and money towards a great cause

Fun in the mud and money towards a great cause

The 3rd Annual Big Bang Mud Run was held on Saturday, September 16. The popular event always draws in a big crowd of participants who want to challenge themselves on the course. With everything from inclines to forest paths and obstacles, the run tests the stamina and physical endurance of racers. It also gets them […]

An afternoon of fun at the Whitecourt Hilltop Community Church

An afternoon of fun at the Whitecourt Hilltop Community Church

  The 7th Annual Family Fall Carnival was held on Saturday, September 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Whitecourt Hilltop Community Church. Posters said rain or shine, and the group certainly stayed true to their words as they kept up the festivities regardless of the wet conditions. Many members of the community came […]

Caribou, Forestry and You

Caribou, Forestry and You

A jam-packed parking lot and a hall filled with over 300 people was a welcomed sight by local officials at the Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce Caribou, Forestry and You, Public Information Awareness Panel Session on Thursday, September 7, at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. The evening was set up to provide information to residents […]

Exhibition play is complete, it’s time to play for keeps

Exhibition play is complete, it’s time to play for keeps

  The Whitecourt Wolverines have wrapped up exhibition play and are gearing up for the 2017/2018 season with high hopes for another long run into the post. They started off the week with their first home game of the pre-season against the Lloydminster Bobcats on September 5. Even though the Cats managed to get onto […]

To turf or not to turf

To turf or not to turf

A Whitecourt resident brought his case (Application 17-086) to the table at the August 31 general meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission concerning artificial turf the applicant had placed on his property in response to an official request by the town. In the fall of 2015, the Residential Boulevard Program began with the goal of […]

Fun at the Pony Club

Fun at the Pony Club

The River Valley Pony Club met on Thursday, August 31 at the Westward Hall indoor riding arena. The group first started by leading their horses around the arena before moving into walking between poles laid on the ground and progressing to jumping or stepping over platforms that slowly increased in height. The curriculum taught is […]

Grand opening bike park

Grand opening bike park

The Whitecourt Mountain Bike Association is excited about its September 9th grand opening for phase one of the new bike park. From 11 AM to 3 PM, guests can enjoy burgers and hot dogs while they watch jumping demos and biking competitions. Bring your bike so you can test out the park and the trails, […]

Second year for Boobs on Bikes motorcycle ride, over $2,000 raised

Second year for Boobs on Bikes motorcycle ride, over $2,000 raised

  Cancer has touched so many people that, these days, everyone knows someone who has fought against it. On Saturday, August 26, the 2nd annual Boobs on Bikes event took place to raise money for those battling against the monster that is breast cancer.  “This thing is near and dear to a lot of people’s […]

Ending the summer with Arts in the Park

Ending the summer with Arts in the Park

The final installment of this year’s Arts in the Park took place on August 23 at Rotary Park. Though a bit of rain came down and mosquitoes came out to play, plenty of residents were still able to take part in the festivities. Courtney Milford, the Arts and Culture Co-ordinator for the Town of Whitecourt, […]

A dream come true for Josie

A dream come true for Josie

Josie MacKinnon is a bright young girl with a big smile and, in just over a week, she will be joining her peers as she enters grade two, full of excitement and curiosity. It hasn’t always been such a normal routine for Josie, however. “Two years ago, Josie ended up in the Stollery from a […]

Whitecourt Blue Dolphins Club celebrates fantastic showings at Regionals and Provincials

Whitecourt Blue Dolphins Club celebrates fantastic showings at Regionals and Provincials

“All the swimmers are really excited and I know as a coach, I am really excited,” exclaimed Alice Boll, head coach of the Whitecourt Blue Dolphins, in speaking about her group having competed in Provincials on August 19 and 20. Held at the Kinsmen Centre in Edmonton, the Provincials are a big deal for all […]

Challenger Sports holds annual soccer camp at Rotary Park

Challenger Sports holds annual soccer camp at Rotary Park

  The most popular soccer program in North America was in Whitecourt from August 14 to 18 at Rotary Park. Challenger Sports has been conducting a summer camp locally for years giving area children the opportunity to hone their skills. Christopher Barnett, 19, is in his second year with Challenger Sports and spent last summer […]

Camp Caroline test drives new experience at Whitecourt Baptist Church

Camp Caroline test drives new experience at Whitecourt Baptist Church

The Whitecourt Baptist Church hosted Camp Caroline’s City Camp from August 14 to18 and was one of only two Alberta Baptist churches to have such an opportunity with the second being Brentview Baptist Church in Calgary. Over the course of five days, 26 to 30 local children enjoyed activities including laser tag, tie dyeing, and […]

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