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WFGA Ladies’ League learned valuable self-defence lessons from Whitecourt Karate black belts

WFGA Ladies’ League learned valuable self-defence lessons from Whitecourt Karate black belts

    One of the first things that the women taking part in the Wildlife Fish & Game Association’s (WFGA) Ladies’ League’s self-defence course learned were the three A’s of self-defence. They are Awareness, Avoidance, and Action. Being aware of your surroundings, knowing how to avoid a potentially dangerous situation, and being able to defend […]

Former CFL coach brought his championship thinking and business positivity to Whitecourt

Former CFL coach brought his championship thinking and business positivity to Whitecourt

  The Whitecourt Business Support Network celebrated its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, April 18 with a full house at the Whitecourt Golf & Country Club. Hosted by the Business Support Network, Community Futures Yellowhead East and the Whitecourt Chamber of Commerce, the lunch hour event featured a very special guest: Tom Higgins. If you are […]

Local children take the stage next month for the Pumpjack Players spring play

Local children take the stage next month for the Pumpjack Players spring play

  The children’s spring production for Pumpjack Players is right around the corner. Hitting the stage on May 5 and 6 at Central School, the cast and crew are currently hard at work with final preparations. This year there are 43 children between eight and 18 who are taking part and they have been practicing […]

Team building exercise between Whitecourt Fire and Agriculture & Forestry helps build comradery and knowledge of available resources

Team building exercise between Whitecourt Fire and Agriculture & Forestry helps build comradery and knowledge of available resources

  The Whitecourt Fire Department and Agriculture & Forestry joined up for a cross training exercise on Tuesday, April 17 as part of an ongoing relationship builder between the two groups. In a wildfire situation, both departments would be working simultaneously and supporting each other which would include utilizing the same equipment. Normally, the crews […]

Whitecourt’s Wellspring Housing Continuum Project needs your support

Whitecourt’s Wellspring Housing Continuum Project needs your support

  Situated where it is, Whitecourt provides services for other communities simply based on its proximity. When it comes to emergency shelters such as the Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre, the nearest communities with similar centres are Grande Cache, Hinton, and Slave Lake. For second-stage shelters, the nearest ones available to the region are […]

Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club tournament a success

Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club tournament a success

  From April 13 to 15, the Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club held its 16th Annual Clinic and Tournament. The tournament portion of the three-day event was held at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre on Saturday while both Friday and Sunday featured clinics for various levels. Juniors and adults attended clinics on Friday while […]

Whitecourt vigil honours those devastated by bus crash

Whitecourt vigil honours those devastated by bus crash

  Odds are, most people hadn’t heard of the Humboldt Broncos prior to Friday, April 6. With hundreds of hockey clubs across the country, it would be next to impossible to know them all by name and pinpoint them on a map. That isn’t the case now, though, as not only do most Canadians know […]

Lots of laughs, spills, and nachos at the Scott Safety Centre for monthly N.O.W. event

Lots of laughs, spills, and nachos at the Scott Safety Centre for monthly N.O.W. event

  On the evening of Wednesday, April 11, a variety of skating enthusiasts came together at the Scott Safety Centre for the free monthly Night Out in Whitecourt (N.O.W.) and it’s a great opportunity for adults to get together, make new friends, and try something new. The event often takes place on Fridays but due […]

Ducks Unlimited Canada feels the love from Whitecourt after a fantastic fundraiser on Saturday, April 14

Ducks Unlimited Canada feels the love from Whitecourt after a fantastic fundraiser on Saturday, April 14

  Since 1938, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has influenced 7.3 million acres of wetlands in Alberta alone. As a not-for-profit registered charity, DUC conserves, restores, and manages wetlands which is critical to the survival of waterfowl, wildlife and, ultimately, the environment. The group works together with landowners, industry, government and its partners to protect the […]

Forest Interpretive Centre to undergo restoration work following water leak, will remain closed until further notice

Forest Interpretive Centre to undergo restoration work following water leak, will remain closed until further notice

    On Tuesday, March 20 the Forest Interpretive Centre featured a new, and very unwelcomed guest: a bubbly waterfall. Director of Community Services Chelsea Grande said the water was running down the middle of the building. “The water supply line from the town main that runs underneath the building sprang a leak which came […]

Whitecourt Wolverines wrap up the playoffs, and will look different next season

Whitecourt Wolverines wrap up the playoffs, and will look different next season

  The Whitecourt Wolverines ended their playoff run earlier than hoped after a tough loss in the North Division Finals against the Spruce Grove Saints. The games were very close goal-wise, with three of the four having been settled by only a single point. The series started off great for the Wolverines on the road […]

Mayor Chichak drops political bomb, puts her name forward for UCP nomination

Mayor Chichak drops political bomb, puts her name forward for UCP nomination

  There was a bit of a shake up in Whitecourt politics last week as Mayor Maryann Chichak announced on April 3 that she has put her name forward for the United Conservative Party and, specifically, for the West Yellowhead riding. The widespread area was newly reconfigured to include Whitecourt, Edson, Hinton, Jasper, and Grande […]

Saturday night beach party at the AJMC proves popular

Saturday night beach party at the AJMC proves popular

  The ATB Financial Fieldhouse at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre was filled with squeals, laughter, and excitement on the evening of Saturday, April 7 as the monthly Tim Hortons’ Community Fun Night was in full swing. The free event is always a big hit with children and parents as the AJMC staff makes […]

A wealth of information about being FireSmart can be found at your fingertips

A wealth of information about being FireSmart can be found at your fingertips

  When it comes to having information about wildfire safety, more is better. In simple terms: the more you know, the more likely you are to succeed in keeping your home and family safe. That may mean retrofitting your house with fire-resistant products such as siding and roofing or planting fire-resistant species and keeping your […]

Grade six student, Rowen Camps-Daly, was mayor of Whitecourt for a day last week

Grade six student, Rowen Camps-Daly, was mayor of Whitecourt for a day last week

  What would you do if you had the opportunity to be mayor for a day? Most people likely have an idea of something they would like to see changed but if you did have the chance to take over the reigns you would learn that a mayor is just one piece of the puzzle. […]

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