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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, […]