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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 […]

Voyageurs in Whitecourt

  by Susan Hofforth   On Tuesday June 27th, take part in the official landing of the Athabasca River Voyageur Canoe Brigade in Whitecourt and help commemorate the importance of the Athabasca River and the Voyageur canoes in the development of Canada.   “That was a big part of our history. We are doing this […]

Excellent intro to future careers with Gateway Summer Boot Camp

  by Susan Hofforth   There is an exciting opportunity to earn high school credits and learn about the careers of the future coming up with this summer’s Gateway Academy Summer Boot Camp. For two weeks, students can learn a bit more about what they might like to pursue after high school and get a […]

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 […]

When you flush, where does it go?

  By Susan Hofforth   Recently there was a significant sewer blockage in the Hilltop area. There was, fortunately, no spill but large costs were incurred to clean it out. Crews pulled out 16 cubic meters of solids blocking 95 per cent of the sewer pipe. The solids were made up of supposedly biodegradable rags, […]

Nominate an outstanding Albertan

  By Susan Hofforth   The deadline to nominate a volunteer who has made a significant contribution in a senior’s life is coming up soon. Nominations for the Minister’s Seniors Service Awards must be in by May 19, 2017.   The awards recognize an Albertan of any age who volunteers their time to make a […]

Whitecourt Air Cadets score scholarships

  By Marc Chayer   Cadets belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Cadet 721 Hawks Squadron (Whitecourt) blew the competition out of the sky winning two prestigious scholarships this past month. Making Whitecourt proud were cadets Rebecka Westling – Warrant Officer 1st Class and Daniel Taylor – Warrant Officer 2nd Class. Scholarships awarded were for […]

WHITECOURT TOWN COUNCIL UPDATE

    A significant sewer blockage has occurred in a trunk sewer main that services the Hilltop area. After inspection, the majority of the 750mm concrete sewer pipe was blocked by a variety of waste products improperly disposed of into the sewer system (i.e. rags, sanitary/baby wipes, sand, gravels, oils). Infrastructure Services crews have been […]

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 […]

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