Shaela Dansereau

Government of Alberta COVID-19 aggregate data map April 7, 2020. The City of Wetaskiwin has seven confirmed cases. (Photo/file-https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/)

Wetaskiwin County COVID-19 confirmed cases remain within the City of Wetaskiwin

The City of Wetaskiwin has three active cases and four recovered.

Government of Alberta COVID-19 aggregate data map April 7, 2020. The City of Wetaskiwin has seven confirmed cases. (Photo/file-https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/)
“We are also now truly concerned about our health and wellbeing—yet we have no access to protective equipment,” says owner and pharmacist Michelle Reid at Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin Pharmacists are facing mask and glove shortages while working the front lines

Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy is quickly running out of necessary PPE with no restock in sight.

“We are also now truly concerned about our health and wellbeing—yet we have no access to protective equipment,” says owner and pharmacist Michelle Reid at Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Cotton bags designed for scrubs made by the Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club. Photo submitted.

Community compassion: The Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club is getting creative with their homemade donations

The club is making scrub bags to help COVID front line workers reduce the spread in their homes.

Cotton bags designed for scrubs made by the Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club. Photo submitted.
Alberta RCMP are asking citizens to consider helping crime prevention in their spring gardening plans.

Alberta RCMP are asking citizens to consider helping crime prevention in their spring gardening plans.

“Consider planting prickly plants such as raspberries or roses for a natural barrier.”

Alberta RCMP are asking citizens to consider helping crime prevention in their spring gardening plans.
Maskwacis RCMP are seeking assistance to locate Travis Roasting.

Maskwacis RCMP seek public assistance to locate wanted man

Police are seeking assistance to locate a man wanted for discharging a firearm with intent.

Maskwacis RCMP are seeking assistance to locate Travis Roasting.
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools return from Spring Break to face provincial education cuts

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools return from Spring Break to face provincial education cuts

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools made approximately $850,000 worth of cuts.

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools return from Spring Break to face provincial education cuts
(Facebook/WetaskiwinSalvationArmy)

Wetaskiwin Food Banks are preparing for a surge in need due to COVID-19

Layoffs are expected to play a major role in need for the Food Bank.

(Facebook/WetaskiwinSalvationArmy)
2019 Rimbey Rodeo Royalty. (Photo/Rimbey Rodeo Royalty Facebook.)

Applications to be Rimbey Rodeo Royalty are now open

Rimbey Rodeo Royalty is looking for submissions for Rodeo Queen, Princess and Jr. Miss.

2019 Rimbey Rodeo Royalty. (Photo/Rimbey Rodeo Royalty Facebook.)
The Front Steps Project. Photo by Vanessa Kerkere (simplyvphotography).

The Front Steps Project

Local photographer Vanessa Kerkere is capturing history with families from their own front steps.

The Front Steps Project. Photo by Vanessa Kerkere (simplyvphotography).
Millet Fas Gas Plus is showing their support for hospital and emergency service workers.

Millet Fas Gas Plus is showing their support for hospital and emergency service workers.

Millet Fas Gas Plus is offering hospital and emergency service workers $10 off every fill up.

Millet Fas Gas Plus is showing their support for hospital and emergency service workers.
Linda Schmidt standing next to her signed happy birthday well wishes from her friends in Luther Manor that hangs on her couch. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

A birthday pandemic

Wetaskiwin woman celebrates 100th birthday during COVID-19.

Linda Schmidt standing next to her signed happy birthday well wishes from her friends in Luther Manor that hangs on her couch. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
UPDATE: City of Wetaskiwin amends plastic bag bylaw amidst COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE: City of Wetaskiwin amends plastic bag bylaw amidst COVID-19 pandemic

All City of Wetaskiwin playgrounds are also closed.

UPDATE: City of Wetaskiwin amends plastic bag bylaw amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Sewing for safety during COVID-19

Sewing for safety during COVID-19

A Wetaskiwin local is sewing face masks for the vulnerable and front line workers.

Sewing for safety during COVID-19
Switchback Mercantile, Millet, Alta. Submitted.

Local businesses try to find their ‘new normal’ during COVID-19

COVID-19 is pushing local businesses to their breaking point.

Switchback Mercantile, Millet, Alta. Submitted.
Wetaskiwin County has four confirmed COVID-19 cases

Wetaskiwin County has four confirmed COVID-19 cases

These growing numbers in the County add to the 61 new cases in Alberta.

Wetaskiwin County has four confirmed COVID-19 cases
Wetaskiwin Composite High School’s graduates final year is not what they hoped

Wetaskiwin Composite High School’s graduates final year is not what they hoped

Coronavirus has derailed the WCHS grads’ plans to celebrate their final year.

Wetaskiwin Composite High School’s graduates final year is not what they hoped
Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?

Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?

City of Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban still stands amidst coronavirus reusable bag concerns.

Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?
Update: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wetaskiwin County

Update: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wetaskiwin County

The patient in question is currently isolated in Edmonton.

Update: Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wetaskiwin County
Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wetaskiwin County

Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wetaskiwin County

New coronavirus testing procedures as Alberta’s cases continue to rise.

Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wetaskiwin County