May 16...Funding continues to come in for the 55 + Summer Games with more events on the way.
May 14 ... Barrhead area parents are being encouraged by Alberta Health Services to attend a free child car seat inspection clinic.
May 15... Team Brick Alberta will have two Whitecourt players on the team when they begin the tournament.
May 15... Whitecourts cemetery has been vandalized numerous times over the years, and still no one has done anything.
May 13 ... Thefts, impaired driving charges and a domestic dispute to report over the past two weeks from the Barrhead detachment.
May 9 ... Giving County of Barrhead Councillors a full tour of County roads to see the issues and strengths of each area.
May 9 ... Hockey Alberta is defending its decision to ban bodychecks at the PeeWee level.
May 7 ... A fatal single vehicle collision near Calahoo last night on Highway 37 has claimed the life of a 58 year old semi truck driver.
May 6 ... A 77 year old man from Morinville and a 18 year old man from St. Albert have been identified as the deceased from a Saturday crash on Highway 16 near Wildwood.
May 6 ... As apart of National Music Monday across Canada, Westlock and Barrhead's high school band programs have joined forces, and Whitecourt Schools are having their own events as well.
May 6 ... With a high of 30 for today, you can call it a heat wave for early May.
May 6 ... The North Central Hockey League is welcoming Whitecourt into their league for the upcoming season.
May 6 ... A 49 year old man is dead following an incident at a skydiving site north of Stony Plain in Lac Ste Anne County.
May 6 ... The Edson Fire Department responded to a call concerning Edson's Landmark restaurant Ernie O's.
May 6 ... The Edson Habitat for Humanity Build still needs to raise $360,000 to complete their affordable housing project.
May 3 ... Yellowhead MP Rob Merrifield has announced Federal funding to improve safety at railway crossings in Yellowhead County, Parkland County and Whitecourt.
May 3 ... The Provincial Government has introduced a bill, which will support the recently announced Metis Settlements Long Term Arrangements and promotes accountability and good governance.
May 3 ... The Edson "Take it or Leave it" has reopened with a brand new space that's bigger and more organized.
May 1 ... The 72 year old Neerlandia Public Christian School is getting replaced by a brand new school.
May 1 ... A two vehicle collision near Valleyview last night claimed the life of a 40 year old from Grande Prairie.
May 1 ... Spruce Grove RCMP are still asking for the public's help to find a 23 year old man who hasnt been seen since mid March.
Apr 30 ... A man from the Westlock County hamlet of Busby is wanted by the RCMP after an alleged stabbing in Devon.
Apr 29 ... Thieves are still very active in the Barrhead area and the RCMP encourage you to contact them if you notice suspicious activity.
Apr 29 ... Two men are facing assault charges after separate incidents last week.
Apr 26 ... Hinton RCMP are still investigating after discovering remains found in a remote area near Brule, just west of Hinton.
Apr 26 ... Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP are looking for information regarding a butchered sheep carcass found in a liquor store parking lot.
Apr 26 ... The snow is almost all melted and the RCMP are reminding motorists to drive safe this spring.
Apr 26 ... On April 18th, 2013, Spruce Grove/Stony Plain Drug Unit executed several search warrants and seized drugs relating to an ongoing investigation.
Apr 25 ... Fox Creek RCMP are attempting to locate a stolen control wave Bristal RTU stolen from a well site near the K3 Semcam Plant.
Apr 25 ... Westlock County Fire Services are reminding everyone of the dangers including drowning, that come with the snow melting.
Apr 25 ... The travellers building and RV dumping station east of Edson in HWY 16 is closed for repairs until mid-May.
Apr 25 ... Alberta ESRD is preparing for wildfire season a little thankful for the late snowfall areas experienced recently.
Apr 25 ... Sangudo Community School is re-open Thursday morning, after closing for a day when a water main broke in the town.
Apr 24 ... Northern Gateway Regional Division is reporting that Sangudo Community School is closed Wednesday due to a water main break. [UPDATED]
April 24 ... Mill rates are not changing much, but County of Barrhead ratepayers will be paying more taxes this year.
Apr 24 ... The Alberta Government is spending nearly 31 million dollars on senior accommodations.
Apr 24 ... Two men await their court appearances following police seizing 28 grams of cocaine and 115 grams of marijuana.
Apr 23 ... More people are arrested and charged in the recent Hinton Drug Bust from April 5.
April 22 ... A ruling has come down regarding fees stemming from a journalist asking for information from Pembina Hills on a former School Superintendent.
Apr 22 ... RCMP are reminding Albertans that those who choose to drink and drive, will be caught, as seven drivers face charges of impaired driving.
Apr 22 ... Alberta ESRD has a new app that provides up to the minute information about wildfires throughout the province.
Apr 22 ... Barrhead RCMP arrested and charged a man in the Lac La Nonne area after he allegedly punched his wife. Numerous theft complaints continue to come in to the detachment.
Apr 19 ... Woodlands County is boasting a modest increase in their mill rate, raising it 2.34% for Budget 2013.
Apr 19 ... Coalspur has concluded a funding arrangement for up to 350 million dollars, for the development of Vista Phase One.
Apr 19 ... A couple planned power outages in Whitecourt will be affecting up to 189 customers.
Apr 18 ... A handful of residents living in the Whitecourt West riding of Woodlands County are upset with a redesign to the Old Ferry Loop Water Project.
Apr 18 ... An arrest has been made by Slave RCMP in connection with he stabbing that occurred within town last week.
Apr 18 ... Blue Heron Support Services is waiting on word from the Provincial Government on how the 2013 Budget will affect them.
Apr 18 ... Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP have a few stranger danger tips to reiterate, following a man approaching at least six females near a high school.
Apr 18 ... Family, relatives, friends and supporters will be holding a candlelight vigil for Gary Francis Rain on Thursday night.
Apr 17 ... MP Rob Merrifield says a new 10-page form will ensure legitimate concerns are heard during pipeline project hearings.
Apr 17 ... Barrhead and District Rural Crime Watch Association is inviting newcomers to the Barrhead County, Fort Assiniboine and Swan Hills area to join the fight against crime.
Apr 17 ... Pembina Hills buses now have cameras, GPS, and Child Check Mate, as well as new website information showing late or cancelled buses.
Apr 17 ... Woodlands County residents will receive their tax notices with time to spare, after Council holds a special meeting Thursday to finalize the mill rate.
Apr 16 ... Edson's marathon organizer weighs in on the Boston Marathon bombing.
Apr 16 ... Drivers in Whitecourt are experiencing deja vu at the intersection of 51st Street and 49th Avenue.
Apr 16 ... Whitecourt Mayor Trevor Thain feels positive following a $210K cheque from the Alberta Government, and further discussions about the hospital.
April 15 ... The Pembina Hills Board of Trustees has approved changes to student fees.
Apr 15 ... Whitecourt reported 29 CM of snow this weekend, capping six months of snow on the ground.
Apr 13 ... A 20 year old man from the Onoway area is dead after being hit by an oncoming vehicle on Highway 43.
Apr 13 ... Barrhead RCMP responded to a domestic dispute on Thursday April 4th, where a 35 year old Barrhead area woman went on a rampage.
Apr 12 ... The Pembina Hills Board of Trustees has voted to support the recent deal reached between the Province and the Alberta Teachers' Association.
Apr 12 ... Living Waters Catholic School Board is preparing for penny pinching with their upcoming 2013/2014 budget.
Apr 12 ... Upgrades to 53rd Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues in Edson came in at a higher price than first expected.
Apr 12 ... A modelling agency coming through Whitecourt this weekend is defending their business, amid allegations online this company is a fraud.
Apr 12 ... Environment Canada is calling for 20 CM of snow to fall in the region by Sunday.
Apr 11 ... Honda Canada is recalling more than 107,000 vehicles with possible airbag problem.
Apr 11 ... Northern Gateway teachers are siding with Living Waters Teachers, as both boards now approve the Provincial Framework Agreement between the Alberta Government, and the ATA.
Apr 11 ... Drivers are being asked to slow down May 4, as crews work to clean up the highways.
Apr 11 ... The word is getting out about provincial cutbacks to pharmacies, but a Barrhead pharmacy owner says people aren't realizing the full consequences.
Apr 10 ... Parkland County and RCMP are requesting that the Chief Firearms Officer temporarily cease the permit authorizing long gun discharges, after numerous complaints about the Gun Range.
Apr 10 ... Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth is seeing progress when it comes to the Provincial Government working with farmers affected by Paddle River flooding problems in Barrhead County.
Apr 10 ... Close to two hours of discussion last night in Legal between Alberta Health Services and residents concerned about the loss of their Ambulance Service.
Apr 10 ... Whitecourt Town Council is meeting with the man with the money on Monday, discussing the $10 million the province budgeted for the hospital.
Apr 9 ... Students at Fox Creek School were briefly evacuated to handle an electrical fire.
Apr 9 ... Jake MacIntyre and Clayton Ness will return to court in over a month, as the mental health assessment still is not complete.
Apr 9 ... Devon RCMP are hoping the public can help them locate a man believed to be involved in a stabbing Sunday morning.
Apr 9 ... Whitecourt residents can expect a 2.76% tax increase in Budget 2013, to account for the difference in taxation and projects in the budget.
Apr 9 ... The Barrhead Animal Rescue Society needs the support of residents as they work with the Town to help control the cat population.
Apr 9 ... Seven area teachers are being recognized by students, peers, and community members as they make the 100 person short-list for the Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Apr 9 ... The federal government is investing in the future of Yellowhead with the announcement of over $180K in CIIF, including $133K for Rotary Park.
Apr 8 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines are saying farewell to their 20-year-olds, after losing the North Finals to Spruce Grove.
Apr 8 ... Whitecourt Central School students return to class today a little more philanthropic, after raising $410 for the Whitecourt Cancer Support Group.
Apr 8 ... RCMP are reminding motorists to slow down in school zones and near buses.
Apr 8 ... Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP are investigating a collision over the weekend that trapped a driver in their vehicle on Highway 16A.
Apr 6 ... The Barrhead RCMP are warning about the latest Internet scam that has hit the Barrhead area.
Apr 5 ... Seven Hinton residents will appear in court later this month to answer to charges of drug trafficking.
Apr 5 ... The Town of Edson and Alberta Health Services is announcing a new doctor, bringing their total number of practising physicians to 12.
Apr 5 ... Sangudo Community School students are returning from an extended Spring Break on Monday.
Apr 5 ... Alberta Health Services is now assuming the direct delivery of local emergency medical services in Swan Hills.
Apr 4 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines are heading into Spruce Grove next, hoping to keep their season alive after a 6-3 defeat in Game Four.
Apr 4 ... Two men are charged and an elderly woman is recovering after pepper spray was used against a Walmart employee in Spruce Grove Tuesday night before 11:00 PM.
Apr 3 ... A former Hinton Royal Bank employee's case is adjourned, following charges of fraud.
Apr 3 ... Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP hope the public can help them locate a Peterbilt and possible F-350 involved in two thefts worth $144 000 in late March.
Apr 2 ... STARS transported an injured worker to hospital in Edmonton from a site near Edson Monday night, with limb threatening injuries.
Apr 2 ... Woodlands County is using a new fee schedule for development permits being applied for in the county.
Apr 2 ... OHV riders and owners be aware: the Town of Whitecourt's bylaw that allows the use of OHVs in town as a means to reach the trails is now over.
Apr 2 ... Ryan Berlin sent the puck in twice for Whitecourt in the Wolverines 4-3 win over Spruce Grove in Game Three of their AJHL North Finals series.
Apr 1 ... A truck was stolen from the parking lot of the Edson Best Western early Monday morning.
Apr 1 ... The AJHL Whitecourt Wolverines are hoping to record a win in their best-of-seven north finals series with the Spruce Grove Saints.
Apr 1 ... Wildlife on Highway 16 are believed to have caused a fatal accident over the holiday weekend near Obed Lake.
Mar 31 ... STARS Air Ambulance confirms that they assisted in a search and rescue Sunday morning on the Athasbasca River north of Whitecourt.
Mar 28 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines travel to Spruce Grove Thursday night for the first time since October 17, 2012.
Mar 28 ... Whitecourt residents have taken a sneak peak into the possible future for the downtown and highway corridor.
Mar 27 ... Yellowhead County is currently upgrading many of the facilities and sites in the Entwhistle and Evansburg region.
Mar 27 ... Drayton Valley-Devon MLA Diana McQueen says the government is working with the feds to reduce emissions, after a new study says coal-fired power can cause early deaths in Alberta.
Mar 27 ... Whitecourt Town Council is wishing they were a little bit younger, so they could enjoy the fantastic new playground heading to Rotary Park this summer.
Mar 27 ... A man charged with murder will soon speak to bail, a man involved in an eye-gouging case hopes to work for his son, and a local hockey player is caught stunt driving.
Mar 27 ... No new information is available this morning regarding a man who fell in Edson Tuesday morning, and was then transported via STARS to an Edmonton hospital.
Mar 26 ... Whitecourt RCMP are focusing on speed in April, especially in school and playground zones.
Mar 26 ... Whitecourt Central School is "Rocking Out For Cancer" this month, as students donate $2 to hear a song of their choice over the intercom.
Mar 26 ... Edson RCMP are trying to find two missing Bombardier Summit snowmobiles, as well as some snowmobile clothing, missing from Pine Shadow Estate.
Mar 26 ... Dog owners in Whitecourt could soon see fines increase for offences such as barking, and leaving a mess on public or private property.
Mar 25 ... A 15-year-old boy is wanted in relation to an armed robbery attempt Sunday night at a liquor store in Stony Plain.
Mar 25 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines kick off the AJHL North finals on Thursday in Spruce Grove, as the full schedule is released.
March 25... The Gainford Hotel located along Highway 16 between Edson and Edmonton is temporarily closed after an inspection by Alberta Health Services.
Mar 25 ... 23-year-old Gary Francis Rain is still missing, and his family has yet to hear from him since March 12 as they reach out now on Facebook for help.
Mar 25 ... A family in Fox Creek watched their newly renovated home be engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon.
Mar 22 ... A few customers downtown may be off the grid on Sunday morning.
Mar 23 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines are moving on to the AJHL North Finals, after beating Bonnyville 2-1 Friday night in Pontiac territory.
Mar 23 ... Westlock RCMP are charging a Slave Lake man in relation to the crash on Highway 44 Thursday morning that killed three and injured three more.
Mar 22 ... A 51-year-old resident of Winfield is dead after being hit in the head at a compressor station in Clearwater County Monday afternoon.
Mar 22 ... Dennis Cheeseman, convicted in the deaths of four Alberta Mounties outside of Mayerthorpe, is not applying for early parole.
Mar 22 ... The AA Midget Whitecourt Wolverines tied Fort Saskatchewan 1-1 in the first game of provincials, which is feeling the effects of heavy winter weather.
Mar 22 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines lead their second round AJHL Playoff series with Bonnyville 3-1, heading into Pontiac territory Friday night for Game Five.
Mar 22 ... HRH Students heard from Bob Bainbridge, a survivor of testicular cancer and resident of Hinton, as part of their March 4 A Cure events.
Mar 22 ... The Federal Budget for 2013 will improve infrastructure, and address the Labour Force shortage.
Mar 22 ... Three people passed away and three are injured after a Highway 44 collision north of Westlock.
Mar 21 ... Barrhead RCMP arrested Barrhead men who are believed to be responsible for numerous thefts, a man hauling horses is arrested and a father/son argument goes overboard.
Mar 21 ... The Whitecourt Music Festival is in full swing, ramping up for their Grand Finale concert on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 21 ... Volunteers at last year's Whitecourt Hometown Heroes Airshow are being cited as the reason behind the Airshow's recent award from the Northwest Council of Airshows.
Mar 21 ... The Grande Yellowhead Public School Division has agreed to support the proposed Framework Agreement proposed by the Minister of Education and the Alberta Teachers Association.
Mar 21 ... Rita Lyster along with her staff and other pharmacists will be marching on the Alberta Legislature Thursday to protest changes to drug prices as outlined in Budget 2013.
Mar 20 ... The Federal Government is implementing new safety measures towards a world class Tanker Safety System.
Mar 20 ... Spruce Grove/Stony Plain RCMP are asking for public assistance locating 23-year-old Gary Francis Rain, missing since March 12.
Mar 20 ... Environment Canada is forecasting a winter storm to blow through Barrhead, Westlock, Athabasca, and Slave Lake tonight.
Mar 20 ... The Town of Whitecourt, Woodlands County, and POWER Whitecourt are seeking nominations for their Spirit of Youth Awards.
Mar 20 ... Tanner Kovacks stopped 27 shots for a 1-0 shutout in Game Four between Whitecourt and Bonnyville.
Mar 19 ... The Barrhead Bantam Pirates won the league championship Sunday afternoon in Barrhead, beating Vegreville 5-3.
Mar 19 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines are hosting Game Four Tuesday night, after beating the Bonnyville Pontiacs 6-1 Monday night at home.
Mar 18 ... The Whitecourt Bantam Wolverines are home from a great experience in Stettler at the Provincial Bantam A Championships.
Mar 18 ... The Barrhead Senior Boys Basketball team finished Provincials in Spruce Grove with a pair of wins for seventh place.
Mar 18 ... Onoway claimed silver at at Female Bantam B Provincials in Cold Lake this weekend.
Mar 18 ... The Midget A Steelers won the league championship Saturday night in Vegreville.
Mar 18 ... The Alberta government fired back at The New York Times with an ad promoting Keystone XL in Sunday's edition of the paper.
Mar 18 ... The Town of Edson has an opportunity for a free accessibility assessment from the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
Mar 18 ... The Town of Whitecourt is preparing for more downtown development, with the approved demolition of the Whitecourt Scout House on 52nd Avenue.
Mar 16 ... The Bonnyville Pontiacs will be in Whitecourt on Monday night for Game Three of a split series in the second round of AJHL playoffs.
Mar 16 ... A family affected by the livestock deaths in Parkland County last summer was in court Friday, to catch a glimpse of one of the accused: a 15-year-old boy.
Mar 15 ... Yellowhead MP is proud to announce over $86 000 being invested in the Evansburg Arena for energy efficient lighting.
Mar 15 ... 60 complaints kept the Barrhead RCMP fairly busy this past week, including 17 complaints of theft or break and enter.
Mar 15 ... Former hockey coach and teacher from Stony Plain is sentenced to 45 days in jail for sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old male.
Mar 15 ... The Barrhead Midget A Steelers lead their series with Vegreville 1-0 heading into Game Two.
Mar 15 ... Yellowhead MP Rob Merrifield continues to bring Community Infrastructure Improvement funds into the riding, including Hinton and Evansburg.
Mar 15 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines looking for a come back in Bonnyville, after losing 4-2 to the Pontiacs Thursday night.
Mar 15 ... The Barrhead Senior Boys Gryphons face Spruce Grove Friday at Provincials.
Mar 15 ... Alberta ESRD is reminding residents to obtain their free fire permits before the snow melts.
Mar 15 ... Environment Canada continues the snowfall warning in areas east of Whitecourt, while the warning has ended locally and to the west.
Mar 14 ... Barrhead High School Basketball Provincials, Midget A Steelers League playoffs, and Onoway starts Provincials in Cold Lake.
Mar 14 ... The Whitecourt Hospital continues to be revisited by the Official Opposition, this time during Question Period.
Mar 14 ... Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 CM to fall in the Whitecourt, Edson, Fox Creek and Swan Hills areas.
Mar 14 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines continue their journey to the Gas Drive Cup Thursday night, starting second round of AJHL playoffs in Bonnyville.
Mar 13 ... A fundraiser for Neerlandia Public Christian School raised over $26, 000 Saturday night.
Mar 13 ... The Niton Junction service road along Highway 16 will be widened to accommodate extra traffic, and allow for more parking.
March 12 ... The Revenue Sharing Agreement between Yellowhead County and the Towns of Edson and Hinton has officially been signed.
Mar 13 ... An attempted abduction case, eye-gouging case, and drug bust are held over until April 9 at the Whitecourt Courthouse.
Mar 12 ... Northern Lakes College is hoping to engage more youth in the community with a reclamation project that has just received a $300 000 funding boost from Shell Canada
Mar 12 ... The two men that fled from the Whitecourt Courthouse after a sheriff was shot did not make a plea Tuesday in Whitecourt Courthouse, as their cases are held over.
Mar 12 ... The Intermunicipal Development Plan between Whitecourt and Woodlands County is now signed, with an agreement for the long haul.
Mar 12 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines are heading to Bonnyville for the second round of AJHL Playoffs, after knocking out Fort McMurray 4-3.
Mar 12 ... Swan Hills intends to seek dissolution, most likely to become a hamlet within the MD of Big Lakes, similar to Kinuso.
Mar 11 ... GYPSD's unique Family School Liaison program has ten workers supporting students, staff, and parents with academic, social, and behavioural challenges.
Mar 11 ... The Midget A Steelers won their third and decisive game of their league playoff series and the Atom A Warriors had a good weekend as well.
Mar 11 ... The Senior Boy Basketball Zone Finals came down to the host team from Westlock facing the #1 ranked Barrhead Gryphons in the final.
Mar 11 ... The County of Barrhead is preparing to manage a resource that industry is after: gravel.
Mar 11 ... Wildrose Health Critic Heather Forsythe says Whitecourt residents deserve concrete answers, not possibilities, about the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre.
Mar 11 ... The County of Barrhead and the Barrhead RCMP continue communication to keep residents safe.
Mar 11 ... Barrhead RCMP keep busy with milk-throwing, fourteen thefts and break and enters, and a couple who got in a very heated argument.
Mar 11 ... The Whitecourt Wolverines host the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in Game Five in their first round playoff series.