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George Blais

George Blais

George Blais is the publisher of the Westlock News. He started as a sports reporter in Westlock in 1994 and made stops in Barrhead, Athabasca and Lac La Biche before returning to Westlock in 2003.

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Recent Work by George

Homeless man freezes to death in rural Central Alberta town

Homeless man freezes to death in rural Central Alberta town

Sixty-year-old was living in an open-air shelter in Westlock, Alberta.
Two men face more than $4K in fines for speeding

Two men face more than $4K in fines for speeding

Edmonton man loses his licence for 30 days and fined $2,400 after being caught going 182 km/h on Highway 44
Pedersen’s Public Health Act tickets now over until 2022

Pedersen’s Public Health Act tickets now over until 2022

Pre-trial conference slated for Dec. 9; next court date is Jan. 5, 2022
Spring brings motorcyclists, walkers and children on to the streets

Spring brings motorcyclists, walkers and children on to the streets

Motorists need to take extra caution with the additional traffic, says Westlock Staff Sgt.
Westlock's mayor responds to Enough is Enough rallies

Westlock's mayor responds to Enough is Enough rallies

Speaking on behalf of council, Ralph Leriger says rally organizer can continue to shout “freedom” into the wind
Protestors chant “End the lockdown” at Enough is Enough rally in Westlock

Protestors chant “End the lockdown” at Enough is Enough rally in Westlock

At least 75 people brave sub -30 C conditions Feb. 11
Home designer comes home

Home designer comes home

Michelle Wiese opens Design Hall in Westlock
Provincial Administrative Penalties Act changes rules for first-time impaired drivers

Provincial Administrative Penalties Act changes rules for first-time impaired drivers

Police will be able to hand out fines and suspensions; court dates reserved for more serious cases
Virtual “Nelly’s Project” on tap for Sept. 26

Virtual “Nelly’s Project” on tap for Sept. 26

Livestreaming event to be hosted at foundation's Facebook page
Westlock won’t enact mask bylaw

Westlock won’t enact mask bylaw

Municipality will instead focus on providing COVID-19 information to residents