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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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gblais@westlock.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by George

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.
Judge goes easy on woman charged in Alberta butcher store break-in

Judge goes easy on woman charged in Alberta butcher store break-in

44-year-old woman with no criminal record and two kids gets year of probation after judge rejects plea deal.
Father who whipped his kids and shot them with BB gun gets CSO

Father who whipped his kids and shot them with BB gun gets CSO

Former Northern Alberta man pleads guilty to pair of assault charges after whipping kids with a leather belt.
Schizophrenic woman who stabbed man gets time served

Schizophrenic woman who stabbed man gets time served

Northern Alberta woman also faces 18 months of probation for string of bizarre crimes.
BREAKING: Man charged in June 2020 homicide in Westlock

BREAKING: Man charged in June 2020 homicide in Westlock

Eddy Trindle, 20, faces second-degree murder charges in a 2020 murder in Northern Alberta after victim found in condo lobby.