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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

Meth, cocaine and unstamped smokes seized in Northern Alberta raid

Meth, cocaine and unstamped smokes seized in Northern Alberta raid

A 44-year-old Westlock woman faces four charges of drug trafficking, plus one count of possession of unstamped cigarettes.
Alberta family wants answers following workplace fatality

Alberta family wants answers following workplace fatality

Mid-August accident at Trouw Nutrition in Westlock claimed the life of 65-year-old Morinville resident Greg Bucknell.
Short police chase lands Alberta man weekends in jail

Short police chase lands Alberta man weekends in jail

58-year-old man from Westlock will serve 75-day sentence on weekends at Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre.
Parents who failed to provide necessaries of life to toddler get conditional sentence

Parents who failed to provide necessaries of life to toddler get conditional sentence

Child ended up in the intensive care ward of the Stollery Children’s Hospital “severely malnourished” and on the verge of death.
Driver who led police on 90-minute chase gets conditional sentence

Driver who led police on 90-minute chase gets conditional sentence

30-year-old Edmonton man sentenced to three months of strict house arrest, followed by three months under a curfew.
Man charged in 2020 homicide yet to enter plea

Man charged in 2020 homicide yet to enter plea

20-year-old suspect in Westlock murder was arrested in June after a two-year RCMP investigation.
Woman faces huge fine and restitution following dog attack

Woman faces huge fine and restitution following dog attack

Court rules a Central Alberta woman must pay close to $3,500 in fines and restitution after her dog attacked a passerby and killed another dog.
Organizers vow to bring back three-day Northern Alberta music fest

Organizers vow to bring back three-day Northern Alberta music fest

Crowds weren’t as big as they would have liked, but organizers are promising Music Mash 2023 will be "bigger and better."
Man pleads guilty to seven-year-old drunk driving charge

Man pleads guilty to seven-year-old drunk driving charge

Alberta man who blew off multiple court appearances faces $1,500 in fines and is barred from driving for a year.
Police raid leads to 64 charges against a single suspect

Police raid leads to 64 charges against a single suspect

Rifles, shotguns and a crossbow, along with a bevy of illicit drugs, seized by police in Northern Alberta community.