Whitecourt RCMP Investigating Bank Robbery

Whitecourt RCMP are investigating a bank robbery that occurred earlier today, February 15th.

At 12:30 pm, Whitecourt RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a financial institution on 50th Street in Whitecourt.

A lone male suspect entered the bank and approached the employee demanding cash. The suspect fled the bank on foot after making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured.

The male suspect is described as:


-5’10 to 6′

-Wearing a black toque and mitts, a camouflage jacket and black pants.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have any information about this incident to please call the Whitecourt RCMP at 780-779-5900, or your local police.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


Whitecourt Hosts Taekwondo Championship

The Allan and Jean Millar Centre was a busy place on Saturday, January 26th.

The 29th Annual Whitecourt Taekwondo Championship was held at the Millar Centre.

Whitecourt’s club had 45 students participating in the tournament, which saw about a 1000 people from across Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia competing.

There were two different divisions in the competition; sparring, and patterns. Each was broken up into groups of different age, size and belt levels.

Results from the competition should be posted later this week.


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