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Items seized by the RCMP during their search warrants as part of the investigation. Supplied/ Leduc RCMP.

UPDATE: Leduc RCMP investigate shooting

Male victim transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Items seized by the RCMP during their search warrants as part of the investigation. Supplied/ Leduc RCMP.
Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta minor hockey 2020-21 season officially cancelled

Alberta Hockey cancels season after restrictions make earliest return to play March 1.

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Leduc RCMP participate in 2nd annual Polar Plunge. Photo supplied/ Leduc RCMP.

Leduc RCMP participate in 2nd annual Polar Plunge

Leduc RCMP partnered with City of Leduc Fire Services to raise money for Special Olympics Alberta.

Leduc RCMP participate in 2nd annual Polar Plunge. Photo supplied/ Leduc RCMP.
South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

South Pigeon Lake fire walk across Pigeon Lake in fundraiser for Chief battling rare cancer

Firefighters from SPL and community members took to the lake for “Walk for Wayne”.

South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
The mens section and brand name men’s wear at Mini Mee Clothing was cleared out during the break ins. Submitted/ Kim Short.

Rimbey business broken into twice in 10 days, thousands worth of merchandise stolen

Mini Mee Clothing and Accessories in Rimbey was broken into and stolen from twice within 10 days.

The mens section and brand name men’s wear at Mini Mee Clothing was cleared out during the break ins. Submitted/ Kim Short.
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Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate fatal pedestrian collision

A 37-year-old man from Maskwacis has died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

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Maskwacis RCMP lay charges for attempted murder, kidnapping, and flight from police

Female victim remains in hospital in serious condition.

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Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit recovers valuable stolen property

Property valued at over $50,000 recovered by Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit.

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Facebook/ The Open Door 24/7 Integrated Response Hub- Wetaskiwin.

Wetaskiwin residents show support for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Wetaskiwin residents and City Council members showed support for Hub with positive signs.

Facebook/ The Open Door 24/7 Integrated Response Hub- Wetaskiwin.
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BREAKING: Wetaskiwin RCMP lay kidnapping charges for kidnapping at truck stop west of Wetaskiwin

Victim sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

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Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Police dog-in-training Mira has been working with Const. Tom Peters of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP since last September. (Submitted)

Alberta RCMP Police Dog Services had busy year responding to 2,800 calls to service

Alberta RCMP Police Dog Services responded to 2,800 calls and captured over 900 criminals.

Police dog-in-training Mira has been working with Const. Tom Peters of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP since last September. (Submitted)
COVID-19 numbers for the City of Wetaskiwin as updated Dec. 27, 2020 by the Government of Alberta. Screengrab/ https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial

City of Wetaskiwin surpasses 100 active COVID-19 cases

Post-Christmas numbers update by the provincial government shows more cases for Wetaskiwin.

COVID-19 numbers for the City of Wetaskiwin as updated Dec. 27, 2020 by the Government of Alberta. Screengrab/ https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial
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Snowfall warning in effect for central and southern Alberta

A snowfall of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

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3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation

Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation
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County of Wetaskiwin awarded $1.3 Million in Municipal Stimulus Funding

This funding will go towards new infrastructure in the County.

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Theresa Grandmond receiving the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award in the business category from MLA Rick Wilson- Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Submitted/ Theresa Grandmond.

Wetaskiwin business wins provincial award for their compassion during COVID-19

Ladybug Support Services Ltd. was recognized for their leadership and compassion during the pandemic

Theresa Grandmond receiving the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award in the business category from MLA Rick Wilson- Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Submitted/ Theresa Grandmond.
Millet Fire Hall lit up on Dec. 12, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Millet Fire Hall’s “Light it Up for Liam” drive-by event a success

Over 150 drove by and $9,000 fundraised.

Millet Fire Hall lit up on Dec. 12, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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One confirmed case of COVID-19 at Rimbey’s Valley View Manor

As COVID-19 cases rise within and surrounding the Town of Rimbey, the town is following all provincial mandates

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)