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Dancing up a storm at dance recital

Dancing up a storm at dance recital

The Wildside dance troupe along with instructors Brie Haugen and Tash Daniels were all smiles at this year’s annual Illusion Dance recital that was held at Westward Community Hall. A total of 47 groups performed, including Goodship Lollipop (in white and blue) and the Sunshine Girls (in yellow).

Local beauty queen gets ready for the Miss Canada Pageant

Local beauty queen gets ready for the Miss Canada Pageant

  Nicole Podgurney was recently crowned as Miss Alberta and is now is preparing for her next pageant adventure: the Miss Canada/Miss Teen Canada event in Toronto. Nicole did a Q&A with Whitecourt Press about her success in the pageant world thus far.   How long have you been doing pageants? This was my first […]

WLSA offers GED course

  By Reed Clements   The Whitecourt and Lac Ste Anne Adult Learning Centre is offering a GED prep course from March 28th through June 15th this year, on Tuesdays and the Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.   The course costs $235, as well as an additional $25 for the course manual. In addition […]

Fox Creek Nordic and Trail Club approaches $1 million mark

  By Reed Clements   Since its founding in 2013, the Fox Creek Nordic and Trail Club has completed many projects, the total cost of which is approaching $1 million.   Before the founding of the Nordic and Trail Club, the old growth boreal forests around Fox Creek had no trails for hiking, snow-shoeing, and […]

Family Fun Night a hit at Central School

Family Fun Night a hit at Central School

Every year, the School Council at Central School puts on a Family Fun Night. Over the years, the fun night has changed from being a game night to being a dance, but no matter what, the same idea of getting families out to have fun together has remained the top priority. This year’s event was […]

More great support for local cancer patients

More great support for local cancer patients

The Whitecourt Cancer & Wellness Society has been playing a big role in helping local cancer patients since it was founded in 2002. One of their most successful programs is the Gas & Grocery Card Program which provides every newly-diagnosed cancer patient with $500 in gas and grocery gift cards. “Facing cancer in rural communities, […]

What a series for the Wolverines!

What a series for the Wolverines!

 The first round of the AJHL playoffs was a clean sweep after three fantastic games against the Grande Prairie Storm. Let’s break down the action. On Thursday, March 9 at the Scott Safety Centre, the Wolverines and the Storm hit the ice to officially begin the post-season games. From start to finish it was all […]

Mayor Chichak “very satisfied” with attendance at Budget Info Open House

Mayor Chichak “very satisfied” with attendance at Budget Info Open House

The Whitecourt Town Council & Administration Budget Information Open House was held at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre on March 8. Held for the first time last year, the event is a way for community members to learn about the projects and initiatives that are planned for the year. With Mayor Chichak and councillors […]

Four grant deadlines are fast approaching

  By Laura Bohnert Are you eligible for any of the four fast-approaching Whitecourt grant deadlines? Time is running out to apply for the Community Cleanup Grant, the Enhancement Grant, the Vitalization Grant, and the Beautification Grant. Applications for the Community Cleanup Grant, valued at $1000 for 100 hours of community cleanup, are due at […]

Geocaching, the world’s largest treasure hunt

Geocaching, the world’s largest treasure hunt

On Thursday, March 2, the Whitecourt and Area Cachers (WAC) met at Trimline to take part in a satellite event for CARW2017 which stands for Catch and Release Winter. The Edmonton Geocachers put on the event which stretches into the surrounding areas of the city, getting people to leave the city and explore. This year’s […]

Community Lunchbox recognizes its volunteers and community champions

Community Lunchbox recognizes its volunteers and community champions

The 5th Annual Community Lunchbox Celebration Night was held on Saturday, March 4 at Central School. Founder Tara Baker was beaming because even though a winter storm roared outside dumping snow across the region, the room in front of her was packed. The weather didn’t keep anyone away! The evening featured a huge selection of […]

Whitecourt Fire Department debuts new Rescue 1 truck

Whitecourt Fire Department debuts new Rescue 1 truck

The Whitecourt Fire Department celebrated the official arrival of its new Rescue 1 truck on the evening of February 28 at the fire hall. The evening started off with a birthday celebration as Captain Larry Lopes turned 76. As the longest-standing member ever, Captain Lopes is highly regarded by those who work alongside him and, […]

That’s it for the regular season, folks

That’s it for the regular season, folks

The Whitecourt Wolverines took on the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Sunday afternoon in a battle for first place in the Viterra AJHL North. The Scott Safety Centre was packed for the final regular season game with boisterous fans excited for the upcoming playoffs. The March 5 game, sponsored by Eagle River Casino & Travel […]

Toilet paper dresses and live music at Bridal Fair 2017

Toilet paper dresses and live music at Bridal Fair 2017

The 11th Annual Whitecourt & District Ag. Society Bridal Fair was held at the Westward Hall on Sunday, February 26. This year’s show featured 50 vendors, the most in the past eight years, and organizers promised there would be something for everyone, engaged or not. An exciting aspect for engaged ladies is the gift bags […]

Wolverines silence the Thunder

Wolverines silence the Thunder

The Whitecourt Wolverines kicked off a two-day home stand in style with a high-scoring game against the Drayton Valley Thunder on Friday, February 24 at the Scott Safety Centre. Both the first and second periods saw the Wolverines notching four goals on the board which helped stretch their lead very quickly. Joseph Nardi was first […]

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