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30-year-old Camrose man dies in single-vehicle collision

A lone occupant of a vehicle travelling westbound on Highway 617 has…

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In May, Wetaskiwin’s emergency shelter, was given notice that its lease in the Civic Building was revoked and that the building needs to be vacated by Aug. 10.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In May, Wetaskiwin’s emergency shelter, was given notice that its lease in the Civic Building was revoked and that the building needs to be vacated by Aug. 10.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)
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
From left: Montana First Nation councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation councillor Shannon Buffalo and Samson Cree Nation chief Vern Saddleback were present during the painting of the Maskwacis Pride crosswalk. (Contributed photo)

Being gay made him contemplate suicide: Councillor in Maskwacis opens up

Maskwacis got a bit mote colourful over the weekend. Volunteers spent Saturday…

From left: Montana First Nation councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation councillor Shannon Buffalo and Samson Cree Nation chief Vern Saddleback were present during the painting of the Maskwacis Pride crosswalk. (Contributed photo)
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.
Wetaskiwin RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence on Thursday morning. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Wetaskiwin RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence on Thursday morning. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Wetaskiwin RCMP seized weapons and drugs in Jan 20 traffic stop
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Weapons and fentanyl seized in Wetaskiwin RCMP traffic stop

Two people are facing charges after getting pulled over on Jan. 20

  • Jan 28, 2021
Wetaskiwin RCMP seized weapons and drugs in Jan 20 traffic stop
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Wetaskiwin RCMP say a Maskwacis man died after he was struck by a vehicle. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Wetaskiwin RCMP say a Maskwacis man died after he was struck by a vehicle. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Police are asking the public to help identify two men who broke into the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum. Courtesy, Wetaskiwin RCMP.

Wetaskiwin museum thieves caught on video

Wetaskiwin RCMP is seeking help from the public to identify two suspects.

  • Jul 14, 2020
Police are asking the public to help identify two men who broke into the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum. Courtesy, Wetaskiwin RCMP.
May 23, Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming. Photo submitted by RCMP Alberta.

Alleged impaired driver charged after he rams police car

The suspect vehicle purposefully crashed into a parked police vehicle, pushing it into the ditch.

  • May 25, 2020
May 23, Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming. Photo submitted by RCMP Alberta.
May 23, Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming. Photo submitted by RCMP Alberta.

Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming

The suspect vehicle purposefully crashed into a parked police vehicle, pushing it into the ditch.

May 23, Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming. Photo submitted by RCMP Alberta.
Charges were laid last week in connection to the fire at Manny’s Hotel in Wetaskiwin in January. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Murder charges laid in arson investigation

January fire at Manny’s Hotel in Wetaskiwin

Charges were laid last week in connection to the fire at Manny’s Hotel in Wetaskiwin in January. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Drive-by shooting in Wetaskiwin on Sunday
Drive-by shooting in Wetaskiwin on Sunday
Wetaskiwin RCMP said three people have been charged in connection with a stolen vehicle on Monday. (File photo)
Wetaskiwin RCMP said three people have been charged in connection with a stolen vehicle on Monday. (File photo)
Wetaskiwin RCMP and fire department are investigating a fire that destroyed a homeless shelter on Tuesday. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Wetaskiwin RCMP and fire department are investigating a fire that destroyed a homeless shelter on Tuesday. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Philpott vows to settle school bus dispute, but First Nations critics skeptical

Philpott vows to settle school bus dispute, but First Nations critics skeptical

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says the Liberal government expects…

Philpott vows to settle school bus dispute, but First Nations critics skeptical