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Fall pool league sign-up just around the corner
Billiard players who wanted to join the Whitecourt Pool Association's Summer league but were too late to sign up can take heart, the Fall league is just around the corner. Barb Fincaryk is one of the organizers and is a participant in the organization's Summer league.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:13



British Soccer Camp offers a taste of English football
A British Soccer Camp is coming to Whitecourt this August. The program, put on by Challenger Sports, is open to those aged three to 16 and is available for all abilities of soccer, from beginner to advanced.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:12



U of A study debunks bodychecking belief
Hockey players looking to get an advantage next year by learning how to bodycheck at an earlier age might want to rethink that strategy, according to new research from the University of Alberta.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:10



Welcome to the Alberta Summer Games
Two members of the Blue Dolphins Swim Club went on a little road trip on the weekend of July 27. However, this was not a regular site-seeing vacation. No this trip was a special one - to the Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:08



Bear spotted in residential Whitecourt
Whitecourt RCMP received several reports of a black bear in a garage in a residential area near Flats Road. The bear was later located under a deck, but soon after it quickly climbed a tree between the Flats Connector Road and Poplar Drive.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:07



Green space suggestions sent to council
Committee members forwarded a recommendation to council regarding proposed changes to land around the former Whitecaps Motel on Highway 43 on July 30, at a special Policies and Priorities committee meeting.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:06



Party in the Park receives federal funding
The Town of Whitecourt's sixth annual Party in the Park has received the green light for federal funding. Rob Merrifield, MP for Yellowhead, made the announcement that the federal government would contribute $23,400 to the Party in the Park committee on August 3.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:03



Wildrose Rodeo promises to be hootin' good time
The Wildrose Rodeo is coming from August 17 to 19 and there will be lots of events for those young and old. Taking place in the hamlet of Fort Assiniboine, the annual rodeo has some unique events this year.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:01



Survey will help businesses meet shopping needs
New businesses that are thinking about setting up shop in Whitecourt could benefit from completing the Business Visitation Survey.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:37:00





Pilot project aims to fill labour shortage in Alberta
Businesses that have been forced to turn down work due to increasing labour shortages in Whitecourt now have another option.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:36:59



Jet Boat Races coming to Whitecourt
It's the time of year for the Whitecourt Jet Boat Races. The races this year will be on the August 18 to 19 weekend and will take place at the Whitecourt Boat Launch. Richard Grant, president of the Whitecourt Riverboat Association, said it's unlikely the water will be too high to race this year.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:36:57



More detail a must for provincial online expense accounting
The provincial government's system for posting expenses online is anything but the transparency and accountability Albertans were promised.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:36:56



Shop where you want
Two new surveys have been introduced to Whitecourt and Woodlands County: the Business Visitation Survey and the Consumer Survey. The former aims to determine service gaps. The latter is to determine what influences residents to shop outside the region.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:36:55



Consumer survey to see why residents shop outside Whitecourt
The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County wants to know what its residents buy and where they go to get it. The Consumer Survey will give residents a chance to both have their say and win an iPad.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-08 10:36:54



Storm with winds close to 100 km cause severe property damage
Massive thunderstorms and high wind speeds hit Whitecourt and Woodlands County on Aug. 4, leaving behind an abundance of damage in its wake. The storm hit at approximately 5:51 p.m., moving from the west end of town eastwards into Woodlands County.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-07 14:54:29



Online road maintenance access improves communication
Finding out about road maintenance projects has just become easier for Woodlands County residents. During its regular meeting on July 17, council discussed road maintenance issues in the county.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-01 12:55:51



Woodlands discusses plans to revamp community infrastructure
Woodlands County is going to be applying for the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, and they have some ideas on the projects they would like to see completed. Council discussed the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) during its regular meeting in Fort Assiniboine on July 17.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-01 12:55:51



C.A.R.E. allows more youth to participate in recreational activity programs
Children who do not have the opportunity to take part in a recreational activities due to lack of financial resources may still have an opportunity to participate thanks to a program put on by Woodlands County.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-01 12:55:50



Snowbirds make their only Alberta visit of the season in Whitecourt
The only Snowbird pilot from Alberta is thrilled to be back in his home province. Brett Parker, a pilot for the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Team, better known as the Snowbirds.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-01 12:55:49



Inclusion was inspiration for Freedom Biker Church
Members of the Freedom Biker Church came to town on July 24 to help promote a new drug and alcohol recovery centre that has opened in Fort St. John, B.C. The Whitecourt Star sat down with one of the founders of the church to talk about it origins.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-01 12:55:48



Local boy raising funds for visit to Titanic cemetery
From the first time Alex Siudy saw the movie Titanic when he was six, he knew he was hooked. Since then, he has been attending Titanic exhibits in Alberta and collecting Titanic related memorabilia. Now at 11-years-old, he has a sizable collection of items relating to the ship and its sinking.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-07-31 20:55:50



Evacuation, state of local emergency lifted after floods
After torrential downpours last week, the Sagitawah RV Park was issued an evacuation order and the Town of Whitecourt was issued a flood advisory warning and put under a state of local emergency.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-07-31 20:55:49



Family takes flight in Hometown Hero's Air Show
Most people cringe at the thought of doing flips, twists and spins over a 1000 metres in the air, but for Bud and Ross Granley, it's just another day in the office. Bud lived in Mayerthorpe until age 10, and said he has many fond memories of life on the farm.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-07-25 20:29:25



Make the right choice
Life is all about choices. We can choose to drop trash on our streets and wait for public works staff to deal with it. Of course, we would have to hire a lot more public workers. In fact, it would raise taxes beyond our desire or even our ability to pay.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-07-25 20:29:24



Man arrested for exposing himself
Whitecourt RCMP arrested a man on July 13 after he allegedly exposed his genital area to passing young people in Rotary Park.[...]
Newspaper: White Court Star
Feed: Whitecourt Star's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-07-25 20:29:24



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