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20+ inches of hair and over $1000 generously donated to the Canadian Cancer Society

20+ inches of hair and over $1000 generously donated to the Canadian Cancer Society

  For women undergoing cancer treatments, losing your hair is a symptom that can be emotional, bring down self-esteem and make survivors feel as though they have lost a part of what makes them who they are. With every hurdle they must bound over, treatment they must endure, pill they must swallow and ounce of […]

Boys & Girls Club is in need of new members

Boys & Girls Club is in need of new members

  The Boys & Girls Club of Whitecourt & District held its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, February 7 in the club at the Carlan Services Community Resource Centre. The group spoke about the importance of fundraisers and grants to support the services they provide. 60% of the revenue at the club comes from grants, […]

Bonspiels coming up for local curlers

Bonspiels coming up for local curlers

  Local curlers are gearing up for a couple of bonspiels that are approaching within the next two months. First up is the Whitecourt Ladies Bonspiel which starts Friday, February 23 and runs until Sunday, February 25. The three-day event always has a fun theme and this year that theme is Mardi Gras. You can […]

Lots and lots of snow: Snow clearing update

Lots and lots of snow: Snow clearing update

by Susan Hofforth   That was a lot of snow! That’s the refrain that was heard almost everywhere last week and Whitecourt was certainly no exception. Crews were hard at work last week clearing away it all out of the way. This week, it’s very likely that they are still at it.   The Town […]

FireSmart project is removing 30% of fuel from the forest behind new school, only 2% of trees affected

    Within a month since it began, the latest FireSmart project in the forest behind the new St. Joseph’s School is already well into its treating process. “They’ve probably treated about 25% of the area. They are well into it now. They have the mulchers working and they are making a couple of fire […]

MP Viersen on combating child sexual abuse

  Last Monday, Parliament held its first Abuse Awareness Day to educate legislators & leaders about reducing the long-term impact of trauma on abused children.   I was joined by my colleagues’ Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, NDP MP Christine Moore, Bloc MP Rheal Fortin and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.   Starting in the morning, […]

Whitecourt Community Band members are gearing up for a busy March

Whitecourt Community Band members are gearing up for a busy March

  The Whitecourt Community Band is made up of like-minded individuals ranging from children to adults who love music and enjoy playing together as a group. They are welcoming to a variety of different instruments and, whether you played in high school and haven’t touched an instrument since or you still play regularly, they would […]

Whitecourt Hotshots host another fantastic weekend of hockey, despite snowy conditions

Whitecourt Hotshots host another fantastic weekend of hockey, despite snowy conditions

  The Whitecourt Hotshots hockey team hosted their annual Tournament of Hearts at the Scott Safety Centre over the weekend, with 15 teams taking part.  Despite treacherous roads, after up to 30cm fell on the region, only one team was forced to back out, making for three full days of great hockey. Tournament organizer and […]

Cruz and Chase Wheeler are Snow Stars and you can be one too!

Cruz and Chase Wheeler are Snow Stars and you can be one too!

  The Town of Whitecourt Snow Star program is looking for more people to join them in their mission of helping clear walkways and driveways, of elderly and disabled homeowners, around the community.  Simply by signing up through the Allan & Jean Millar Centre, volunteers, aged 12 and up, will be matched up with a […]

A fantastic way for parents to make new friends while their children have a blast

A fantastic way for parents to make new friends while their children have a blast

  If you have young children and would love an opportunity to relax and chat with other adults, while your little ones safely play, then the Parent Link Parent’s Time Out event might just be something you would enjoy.  Held at Bugz & Beanerz, on February 1, from 2-3pm, the free program gives parents some […]

Eagle River Casino celebrates ten years

Eagle River Casino celebrates ten years

  It’s been ten years since the Eagle River Casino was little more than a dream and a pile of sand. The Casino opened its doors in January of 2008 and it’s been a party ever since.   January 31 kicked off with ceremonies in the banquet room just after 10 a.m. There were many […]

Let’s Talk about Death

  by Susan Hofforth   “Come in, sit down, have a cup of tea and some cake and let’s talk about dying.” If this sounds like a great invitation, come to Whitecourt’s first Death Cafe on February 27 at 7:00 p.m., held at The Orchard Cafe, and get involved in a discussion that we don’t […]

Community Lunch Box gears up for Celebration Night

  By Vicki Winger   On Saturday, February 24, starting at 5:30 PM, The Community Lunch Box Society will host its annual Celebration Night. A dinner sponsored by Eagle River Casino, a silent auction and a show from the Dueling Pianos are part of the planned festivities.   Celebration Night represents approximately 30 per cent […]

Another top-notch tournament for Whitecourt Taekwondo

Another top-notch tournament for Whitecourt Taekwondo

  The 28th Annual Whitecourt Taekwondo Championship, in loving memory of Master Rennie Sr, took place at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre on Saturday January 27.  The full-day event featured athletes from Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and across Alberta, including over 70 local participants. “We had 290 fighters take part which is […]

Four young boys with hearts of gold, and a table full of sweets, raised money for cancer research

Four young boys with hearts of gold, and a table full of sweets, raised money for cancer research

  On Wednesday, January 24, the elementary wing of St. Joseph’s School had a little more activity than normal.  Four friends, three of whom play on a hockey team together, were set up for a fantastic reason.  Harper Peach (9), Kallum Larsen (10), Austin Cote (9) and Anthony Eltawil (9) were on a mission to […]

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