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Kristine Jean

Kristine Jean

Kristine Jean joined the Westlock News as a reporter in February 2022. She has worked as a multimedia journalist for several publications in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and enjoys covering community news, breaking news, sports and arts.

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Recent Work by Kristine

Rainbow crosswalk removed in Alberta town where residents voted to ban them

Rainbow crosswalk removed in Alberta town where residents voted to ban them

Town of Westlock CAO Simone Wiley said the town was following the required process and that the removal was “not a spectacle” or “anything that needed to be a big show.”
Ransomware attack in small Alberta municipality compromised about a third of residents information

Ransomware attack in small Alberta municipality compromised about a third of residents information

Cybersecurity expert said hackers don’t care what size of organization or company they attack, including small, rural towns.
Alberta bear cub captured on Halloween ready to return to the wild

Alberta bear cub captured on Halloween ready to return to the wild

Bear cub seized in October and sent to rehabilitation facility in Southern Alberta will be released in late June
Alberta family of five-year-old killed in crash grateful for support

Alberta family of five-year-old killed in crash grateful for support

Westlock community members blew bubbles to heaven for five-year-old Lexah Makey, who died in a car crash May 14
Five-year-old girl dies in Northern Alberta collision

Five-year-old girl dies in Northern Alberta collision

Collision on Highway 2 north of Clyde Tuesday evening kills youngster
Remains of Northern Alberta woman killed in Scotland arrive in Canada

Remains of Northern Alberta woman killed in Scotland arrive in Canada

Emotional homecoming for murdered Westlock woman brings closure, says family
Westlock RCMP release pictures of suspects in attempted firehall break-ins

Westlock RCMP release pictures of suspects in attempted firehall break-ins

Police looking for silver 2008 Dodge 1500 with a burnt-out taillight in suspected break-ins at Northern Alberta fire halls.
Alberta doc applauds rural health care expansion but says more needed

Alberta doc applauds rural health care expansion but says more needed

More is needed for physician recruitment and retention, says a rural Alberta doctor
Westlock Pride group forms weeks after Pride flags, crosswalks banned

Westlock Pride group forms weeks after Pride flags, crosswalks banned

Peer-support group for allies, supporters and parents of the gay-straight alliance (GSA) Thunder Alliance has formed in Northern Alberta town that voted to ban Pride flags and crosswalks.
Westlock passes crosswalk bylaw, mayor says inclusion important

Westlock passes crosswalk bylaw, mayor says inclusion important

Bylaw banning Pride flags and crosswalks “in the books against council’s better judgement,” says Westlock mayor
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