Barry McDonald

Victim Services Executive Director and board member are firefighters for a day

It was only a short time ago that Victim Services was challenged with the pending retirement of Jennie Blakely.

MLA Hinkley visits Wetaskiwin Victim Services unit

Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley visits local victim services.

County of Wetaskiwin highlights for August 18

The engineering firm RPM Consultant Services are the prime consultants for the Winfield Agriplex project.

City of Wetaskiwin Highlights – August 17

The Legion Arms challenged council for the Wetaskiwin Community Transportation Society Walker-thon fundraiser at the Wetaskiwin Mall.

An elephant in a yard in Wetaskiwin

Nestled among trees on the corner of 45th Avenue and 55th Street in Wetaskiwin is an elephant.

I just knew I had to do it – even though paralyzed from neck down

On March 17 Ian Koop was lying in a hospital bed in the intensive care unit in the University of Alberta Hospital contemplating his future.

Lots happening within City of Wetaskiwin

The City of Wetaskiwin engineering and development department has been active since February 23, their last report presented to council.

County of Wetaskiwin Highlights – August 5, 2015

The following are brief highlights of the City of Wetaskiwin meeting. For more detailed information contact Frank Coutney, CAO 780-361-6223.

Recent showers not enough; County of Wetaskiwin declares ag disaster

Wetaskiwin County has declared an agricultural disaster to draw attention to drought conditions.

‘Do Something’ in Millet for an afternoon

The bonus; on July 19, Do Something, a not-for-profit organization, was hosting a toonie carnival at the spray park location.

EALT Pipestone Creek property offers new challenge

Just west of Coal Lake and southeast of Edmonton is a 104-acre (42 hectares) parcel of land.

City prepares for marihuana production

The City of Wetaskiwin Land Use Bylaw 1804-13 does not identify medical marihuana production facilities (MMPF) as a use.

Law enforcement dilemma at Peace Hills Park

Peace Hills Park is located outside of the City of Wetaskiwin corporate limits and therein lies the crux of the problem.

Rural Crime Watch members honoured for 30 years service

Three board members were recognized at the Association’s AGM for providing the Rosebrier Crime Watch with 30 years of service.

Wetaskiwin city manager resigns, passes credit for achievements on to staff

City manager Ted Gillespie indicated on July 14 that he intended to retire from the position effective September 4.

Cosmetic lawn fertilizer – washed away from the County of Wetaskiwin

Reducing the amount of nutrients that wash into the lakes will eventually reduce the frequency and intensity of blue-green algae blooms.

Showcasing summer at Summer Showcase in Wetaskiwin

The Chamber of Commerce claimed, “A carnival atmosphere will electrify the city with our Wetaskiwin Summer Festival.”

County of Wetaskiwin Highlights – July 7, 2015

For more detailed information contact Frank Coutney, CAO (780) 361-6223.

The 2013 Recreation Master Plan…did it curl away?

It’s important to acknowledge there is a limit to how much the taxpayer can subsidize recreation.

Recreational space: has the city Recreation Master Plan gone wrong?

The Wetaskiwin Curling Club and the Wetaskiwin Gymnastics were justifying why they were vying for the same recreational space.