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Council disagrees on attendance at PC general meeting
At the regular town council meeting on Sept. 10, council disagreed over a recommendation to authorize council members attendance at the PC Alberta 2012 Annual General Meeting and Convention on Nov. 9 and 10.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-18 08:27:55



Robbery at Whitecourt 7-11
The Whitecourt RCMP are once again asking for the public's help in identifying suspects involved in a robbery at the 7-Eleven in town. Whitecourt RCMP were called to an armed robbery on Sept. 11 at 2:30 a.m.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-17 20:27:23



GAER votes to dissolve
The Grand Alberta Economic Region (GAER) has dissolved. The board met on Monday, Sept. 10, to formalize the plan that had been announced in July. In an interview on Wednesday, Sept. 12, Edson Mayor Greg Pasychny, who has served at the GAER chair for three years, said it was a unanimous decisions.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-17 20:27:22



Town council briefs - Sept. 10, 2012
A.V. Pettigrew Award recipient The Town of Whitecourt has been awarded the A.V. Pettigrew Award through Alberta Parks and recreation after applying for the award in July.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-17 20:27:21



Forest Fun is an experience for children and parents
Parents with children under the age of six might consider taking them on a forest adventure. The Forest Fun events at the Allan and Jean Millar Centre (AJMC) give children and parents a chance to enjoy a forest walk and then work on crafts together.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 12:39:38



Wolverines' roster ready for season
After a whirlwind few months, training camp and six exhibition games, the Whitecourt Wolverines have a finalized roster. "When you look at our roster going in [to the exhibition games], we've got a good nucleus of players from the old St.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 12:39:37



Keeping mind and body active with square dancing
There's much more to square dancing than banjo music and twirling. Beginners in square dancing learn more than 68 separate steps, which are used during the average four-and-a-half minute dance.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 12:39:36



Charity yoga class raises funds for Christmas Hamper
Yoga took over the Whitecourt Golf and Country Club on Sept. 4 and it was all in the name of a good cause. Marc Nyte, yoga, pilates and fitness trainer and newly qualified physiotherapist, was visiting his cousin Pauline MacKenzie and wanted to put on a class and donate the money raised to charity.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 12:39:35



Remembering once again with the Terry Fox Run
Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 and organizers are hoping to beat last year's amount raised. We raised about $8,000 last year and we're looking to beat it," said Kris McPherson, a Whitecourt Terry Fox Run organizer.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 12:39:34





Family and friends fundraise for boy with Leukemia
Family and friends of Dexter Druan were at the Whitecourt Wal-Mart this Sunday, Sept. 9, selling food and drinks as a fundraiser. The four-year-old from Lloydminster was diagnosed with leukemia three weeks ago.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 12:39:33



Pat Hardy School goes through major revamp
A revamp for Pat Hardy that has been in the works since February is finally coming to fruition. Pat Hardy is now an Early Childhood Education school, offering preschool for kids ages three and four, and kindergarten through to grade two.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:14



Diamond Jubilee medal recipient given to former cadet commanding officer
When Ian McDermid thinks about the fact that only 60,000 Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee medals are awarded across Canada, he can't help but feel immensely honoured. Rob Merrifield, MP for Yellowhead, had only 30 to give out.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:13



Blue Ridge Diamond Jubilee recipient honoured for work with Legion
Chan Duncan was more than a little surprised to find out he would be receiving Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee medal. The former military man knew he had been nominated a while ago, but hadn't expected to hear about it again.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:12



Summer youth art class showcases artwork
There is a new display at ARTickles Framing and Art Studio.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:12



Millar Western announces new bio-energy facility
Construction on a bio-energy facility is set to begin in Whitecourt this fall as a new initiative by Millar Western Forest Products.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:11



Woodlands County council briefs - Sept. 5, 2012
Predation workshop At the last Woodlands County Council meeting, the idea of predation workshops to deal with the wolf issue around the county was discussed.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:10



Road tour through Woodlands
Woodlands County council will be evaluating the state of roads in the county on Sept. 9 and 11. During its regular meeting on Sept. 4 in Fort Assiniboine, council confirmed the date of the tour.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:31:09



Alberta Mounties nab 'dangerous' suspect near Hinton
A reportedly dangerous man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant is in police custody after an arrest just outside Hinton Thursday.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:55



Firefighter rescues osprey during fishing trip
Dan Steinke didn't expect to do any rescuing during his fishing trip to Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park in early August. He also didn't expect to use his firefighter's rescue intuition to save one of Whitecourt's animal residents.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:54



Local rising country music star heads to CCMA's
Michaela Clarke is a hidden gem in the Canadian country music scene. It's only fitting then that on Sept. 8, she will be playing on the 'Diamonds in the rough' stage at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA's) in Saskatoon.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:53



ANC to build natural gas plant
Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC) has been approved by ownership for construction of a power generation plant at its newsprint operation in Whitecourt. The approximately 65 megawatt power plant will produce electricity fuelled by natural gas.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:52



Communities In Bloom about more than just gardening
The local Communities In Bloom (CIB) competition may be over for this year, but that doesn't mean the work stops there. The committee is actively seeking volunteers to help out in any way they can.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:52



Foreign skilled worker seminar coming to town
In an attempt to address the labour shortage in Whitecourt, a company called Skilled Worker Placements Inc. (SWP) will be hosting a seminar at the Forest Interpretive Centre on Sept. 12.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:51



New adult literacy office to open in September
Ever wanted reading and writing help but have been too embarrassed to ask? Whitecourt now has an adult literacy office to help with adult reading and writing needs. Carla Burkell, the new adult literacy coordinator, said the new office will give a presence in the community.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:49



New Living Waters model to ensure continuing improvement
The Living Waters School Division is in the process of designing a new, in-house education model called 'Made in Living Waters' to meet the new educational challenges the division will face in the future.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:28:48



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