Shaela Dansereau

In May, Wetaskiwin’s emergency shelter, was given notice that its lease in the Civic Building was revoked and that the building needs to be vacated by Aug. 10. (Shaela Dansereau/Black Press news services)

Wetaskiwin emergency shelter moving to outreach model following revoked lease

The 24/7 Integrated Response Hub and emergency shelter has not found a new location.

In May, Wetaskiwin’s emergency shelter, was given notice that its lease in the Civic Building was revoked and that the building needs to be vacated by Aug. 10. (Shaela Dansereau/Black Press news services)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.

Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre receives funding for emergency department and medical device processing renovations

The Government of Alberta and AHS has designated $6 million for the upgrades.

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.
Wetaskiwin area cowboy Keegan Elder has been competing nearly every weekend in the past two months. (Photo by Mark Elder/Jaspers Studio)

Central Alberta cowboy finds success first year on the rodeo circuit

Keegan Elder is cleaning up in his first year as a bareback bronc rider.

Wetaskiwin area cowboy Keegan Elder has been competing nearly every weekend in the past two months. (Photo by Mark Elder/Jaspers Studio)
Flags at half-mast at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

City of Wetaskiwin flags lowered to honour loss of local firefighter

‘His dedication and devotion to the protection of our community will live on.’

Flags at half-mast at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
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Possible drowning at Wizard Lake; efforts to recover adult male continue

A 49-year-old male was lost and feared drowned after rescuing a nine-year-old family member.

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Chicken dancers performed to Northern Cree’s musical talents at the Canada Day ceremony. Shaela Dansereau/Black Press news services

Ceremony in Wetaskiwin for Every Child Matters takes place Canada Day

A convoy from Enoch Cree Nation travelled to Wetaskiwin Canada Day for the ceremony.

Chicken dancers performed to Northern Cree’s musical talents at the Canada Day ceremony. Shaela Dansereau/Black Press news services
Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis

‘Masks 4 Maskwacis’ wins Northern Lights Volunteer Award

The group received recognition for their efforts to support their community during COVID-19.

Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis
Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Breton RCMP investigate fatal house fire

A one-year-old male and four-year-old female died in the house fire.

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Video of bear captured by John Norton.

‘It was surreal’: Black bear wanders through yards in Millet

Millet resident captures video of bear wandering through residential Millet, Alta.

Video of bear captured by John Norton.
Mayflies cover a wall at a Pigeon Lake Property. Photo/ Stephen and Dannah Cote.

Something out of a nightmare: Mayflies take over villages surrounding Pigeon Lake

Residents say that they are seeing more bugs this year than years past.

Mayflies cover a wall at a Pigeon Lake Property. Photo/ Stephen and Dannah Cote.
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Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay charges in homicide on Ermineskin Cree Nation

An additional arrest has been made in relation to the homicide of Albert Dean Wildcat.

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Black bear cub spotted crossing Highway 13 on May 26, 2021. Photo/ County of Wetaskiwin.

Black bear cub spotted in County of Wetaskiwin crossing Highway 13

A County employee spotted the black bear cub at Highway 13 and Range Road 222 May 26, 2021.

Black bear cub spotted crossing Highway 13 on May 26, 2021. Photo/ County of Wetaskiwin.
McAuley with the dragon created entirely out of utensils. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Central Alberta artist gains huge TikTok following with sculptures from thousands of recycled utensils

Based in Falun, Alta., TheeUpCycler only creates his sculptures from 100 per cent recycled materials

McAuley with the dragon created entirely out of utensils. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Albertans urged to take precautions when driving ATVs

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is urging Albertans to make ATV safety a priority this summer.

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Alberta RCMP focus on enforcing sober driving over Victoria Day long weekend

Alberta RCMP will be out patrolling and removing impaired drivers from the roads this long weekend.

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City of Camrose Mayor, Norm Mayer, issued a challenge to the City of Wetaskiwin over Facebook to compete with the City of Camrose for the highest vaccine uptake rate in the province. Facebook/ City of Camrose, Alberta

City of Camrose issues friendly COVID-19 vaccination challenge to the City of Wetaskiwin

The two cities have engaged in a friendly competition to see who can boast higher vaccination rates.

City of Camrose Mayor, Norm Mayer, issued a challenge to the City of Wetaskiwin over Facebook to compete with the City of Camrose for the highest vaccine uptake rate in the province. Facebook/ City of Camrose, Alberta
Pigeon Lake at Silver Beach. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Pigeon Lake environment gets a boost from new technology

A “smart buoy” will be implemented that will provide essential data to understand lake health.

Pigeon Lake at Silver Beach. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Cari McDonnell with Newfoundland Pony filly M7 Sweet Silver who was born on April 16, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Central Alberta Ranch home to rare pony breed

In 2020 only 15 Newfoundland Pony foals were born worldwide, two on a ranch near Millet, Alta.

Cari McDonnell with Newfoundland Pony filly M7 Sweet Silver who was born on April 16, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.