Shaela Dansereau

Photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson.

Alberta Justice Minister addresses federal firearm ban

Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer discusses Alberta’s standpoint on the issue.

Photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson.
A package that Salena Johnson received from a mystery wine ninja. Photo submitted by Salena Johnson.

Wine Ninja has hit Wetaskiwin and area

Wetaskiwin and area women are delivering anonymous gifts to each other as part of an online trend.

A package that Salena Johnson received from a mystery wine ninja. Photo submitted by Salena Johnson.
Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit arrest male following lengthy police dog track.
Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit arrest male following lengthy police dog track.
Debra Buffalo’s niece Mia Cutarm models one of the groups cloth masks. Photo/ Facebook-Masks4Maskwacis

Maskwacis women making masks for Elders and their community

They have been sewing masks for the vulnerable members of their community.

Debra Buffalo’s niece Mia Cutarm models one of the groups cloth masks. Photo/ Facebook-Masks4Maskwacis
The City of Wetaskiwin now has zero active cases and eight recovered according to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map. Photo/covid19stats.alberta.ca

Breaking: Only active case of COVID-19 in City of Wetaskiwin is now recovered.

The City of Wetaskiwin now has zero active cases and eight recovered.

The City of Wetaskiwin now has zero active cases and eight recovered according to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map. Photo/covid19stats.alberta.ca
Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a spring, summer long bottle drive

The club is trying to fundraise for new helmets and equipment for the upcoming season.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.
Gull Lake Golf Course re-opened this weekend and is operating following AHS mandates. Photo from Gull Lake Golf Course website.

Gull Lake Golf Course among Alberta golf courses that re-opened this weekend

Golf courses across Alberta re-opened this weekend following Alberta’s Re-launch Strategy.

Gull Lake Golf Course re-opened this weekend and is operating following AHS mandates. Photo from Gull Lake Golf Course website.
Rock man built by Bruce Olson. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin woman paints her sidewalk with vibrant artwork

Judi Olson took her artistry to the pavement in hopes of spreading a little joy.

Rock man built by Bruce Olson. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Dolores Demone and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church in Wetaskiwin sang hymns together April 27, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Sacred Heart Church parishioners sing hymns with Wetaskiwin woman battling cancer

The women gathered to sing with Dolores Demone who has been battling cancer for over four years.

Dolores Demone and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church in Wetaskiwin sang hymns together April 27, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
The City of Wetaskiwin’s Canada celebrations are just some of the events cancelled this summer due to COVID-19. Photo from Canada Day celebration in Wetaskiwin 2019. Photo by Pipestone Flyer staff.

All summer City of Wetaskiwin City-led events are cancelled

Alternative celebrations are being considered.

The City of Wetaskiwin’s Canada celebrations are just some of the events cancelled this summer due to COVID-19. Photo from Canada Day celebration in Wetaskiwin 2019. Photo by Pipestone Flyer staff.
Nashton Monea and his Grand Champion steer Tank. Photo submitted by Kyley Denshikoff.

Lakedell 4-H Beef Club’s first online show and sale marked a success

On April 27, the club held an online auction for their 4-H steers.

Nashton Monea and his Grand Champion steer Tank. Photo submitted by Kyley Denshikoff.
Effective June 30, 2020 New Humble Centre School will be permanently closing. This decision was made by the Board of Trustees of Black Gold School Division at its Regular Board Meeting on April 22, 2020. Black Press file photo.

New Humble Centre School won’t reopen its doors this fall

Black Gold School Division Board voted to close the rural school on April 22.

Effective June 30, 2020 New Humble Centre School will be permanently closing. This decision was made by the Board of Trustees of Black Gold School Division at its Regular Board Meeting on April 22, 2020. Black Press file photo.
Robert and Michelle Strohschein and their children. The Strohscheins recently received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for owning and operating their family farm for 100 years. Photo submitted by Michelle Strohschein.

Wetaskiwin family receives Century Farm and Ranch Award

The Strohscheins have owned and operated their family farm for 100 years.

Robert and Michelle Strohschein and their children. The Strohscheins recently received the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award for owning and operating their family farm for 100 years. Photo submitted by Michelle Strohschein.
Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP execute search warrant; seized illegal drugs and weapons. Black Press file photo.

Thirteen arrested in Wetaskiwin for illegal drug and weapon possession

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP execute search warrant; seized illegal drugs and weapons.

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP execute search warrant; seized illegal drugs and weapons. Black Press file photo.
Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is bringing pages to porches

Local bookstore is delivering sanitized books amid pandemic.

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)
Monday afternoon the woman was struck at the intersection of 50 Ave and 55 Street Wetaskiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

81-year-old woman walking her dog hit by taxi

Monday afternoon the woman was struck at the intersection of 50 Ave and 55 Street Wetaskiwin.

Monday afternoon the woman was struck at the intersection of 50 Ave and 55 Street Wetaskiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
A Wetaskiwin Retirement home is taking extra precautions against COVID-19

A Wetaskiwin Retirement home is taking extra precautions against COVID-19

Madyson Manor has banned visitors and is increasing precautionary measures for residents and staff.

A Wetaskiwin Retirement home is taking extra precautions against COVID-19
The Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion walked past York’s house with flags to commemorate his service in WWII and his 98 birthday. Photo submitted/(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0ARBOGShIc&feature=youtu.be)

WWII Veteran celebrated his 98 birthday from his porch with a community parade in his honour

COVID-19 didn’t stop Edgar York’s family and friends from saying Happy Birthday.

The Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion walked past York’s house with flags to commemorate his service in WWII and his 98 birthday. Photo submitted/(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0ARBOGShIc&feature=youtu.be)
Savannah Chaffey’s daughter waves to the Easter Bunny through her window. Photo by Savannah Chaffey.

The Easter Bunny visited the City of Wetaskiwin this weekend

Over Easter weekend the Easter Bunny could be seen running around the City spreading holiday cheer.

Savannah Chaffey’s daughter waves to the Easter Bunny through her window. Photo by Savannah Chaffey.
The Millet Fire Department drove through the streets of Millet with lights and sirens on spreading messages of encouragement and positivity while residents waved them on, practicing social distancing. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Fire Department turned on their lights and sirens to energize the community during COVID-19

Town of Millet residents braved the cold to show community support through social distancing.

The Millet Fire Department drove through the streets of Millet with lights and sirens on spreading messages of encouragement and positivity while residents waved them on, practicing social distancing. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.