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Martin Long Wins UCP Nomination in West Yellowhead

The West Yellowhead Constituency officially has their United Conservative Party nominee heading into the next provincial election.

Martin Long of Whitecourt won the election on Thursday night over Ray Hilts, Paul Chauvet, and Stuart Taylor to represent the West Yellowhead

11 hundred and 32 votes were counted in the constituency, making for a good overall turnout.

Long on winning the vote and his fellow contestants.

Long says for his campaign he went out and told people who he was as a person and why he got involved, which was to give a voice to people who might not always be heard. He credits his fellow competitors for running such great campaigns.

Long added that he looks forward to what’s next and is ready for the next phase of the process.

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Whitecourt Wolverines and Whitecourt Agree to New Arena Extension

Some exciting news was announced on Friday between the Town of Whitecourt and their Junior A hockey team, the Whitecourt Wolverines.

The two will be partnering to build a 3000 square foot extension to the Scott Safety Centre, which will include a dressing room for exclusive use by the Wolverines, a reception area, offices, washrooms and showers, and a laundry room.

Mayor Maryann Chichak on the announcement.

Owner of the Whitecourt Wolverines, Brent Stark, says the new upgrades to the arena will help to attract future players to town.

Now that the agreement is signed, a Request for Proposals will be sent out for a design-build that will then be discussed with the team before construction starts.

The add-on will be at the front of the building to the left of the doors near the dressing rooms.

The extension, which is budgeted at $650,000, is expected to be completed for the start of the 2019 hockey season next September.

           

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