Barry McDonald

HIGH PRESSURE - On August 16 Wetaskiwin Victims Services treasurer Cyrus Dastouri and executive director Petra Pfeiffer suited up in firefighter gear and were put through a rigorous training routine by the local fire department.

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.

HIGH PRESSURE - On August 16 Wetaskiwin Victims Services treasurer Cyrus Dastouri and executive director Petra Pfeiffer suited up in firefighter gear and were put through a rigorous training routine by the local fire department.
VICTIM SERVICES – (from left) Board member and RCMP officer Sgt Guy Perreault

MLA Hinkley visits Wetaskiwin Victim Services unit

Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley visits local victim services.

VICTIM SERVICES – (from left) Board member and RCMP officer Sgt Guy Perreault

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.

BIG ANIMAL - Local artist Edward Kitt works on his hostile looking grey elephant with tusks aggressively pointed towards the street

An elephant in a yard in Wetaskiwin

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

BIG ANIMAL - Local artist Edward Kitt works on his hostile looking grey elephant with tusks aggressively pointed towards the street
TOUGH AND COURAGEOUS - Despite an injury that appeared to paralyze him from the neck down

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.

TOUGH AND COURAGEOUS - Despite an injury that appeared to paralyze him from the neck down

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.

THAT’S DRY – A goose sized up a local barley field last week. Wetaskiwin County declared an agricultural state of disaster last week.

Recent showers not enough; County of Wetaskiwin declares ag disaster

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

THAT’S DRY – A goose sized up a local barley field last week. Wetaskiwin County declared an agricultural state of disaster last week.
MUSCLE CAR - Twelve year old Faith Luther displayed her Evolution CupCar (miniature racing car) at the carnival in Millet last weekend.

‘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.

MUSCLE CAR - Twelve year old Faith Luther displayed her Evolution CupCar (miniature racing car) at the carnival in Millet last weekend.
BEAUTY - Since the Pipestone Creek Land Trust was acquired by EALT in May

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.

BEAUTY - Since the Pipestone Creek Land Trust was acquired by EALT in May

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.

CRIME WATCH - From left to right are Dennis Thirsk

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.

CRIME WATCH - From left to right are Dennis Thirsk
RETIRING - City manager Ted Gillespie indicated on July 14 that he intended to retire from the position effective September 4.

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.

RETIRING - City manager Ted Gillespie indicated on July 14 that he intended to retire from the position effective September 4.
ALGE CONTROL - A new County of Wetaskiwin bylaw reducing the amount of nutrients that wash into the lakes will eventually reduce the frequency and intensity of blue-green algae blooms.

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.

ALGE CONTROL - A new County of Wetaskiwin bylaw reducing the amount of nutrients that wash into the lakes will eventually reduce the frequency and intensity of blue-green algae blooms.
HORSIN’ AROUND – Everyone gathered in Wetaskiwin Saturday

Showcasing summer at Summer Showcase in Wetaskiwin

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

HORSIN’ AROUND – Everyone gathered in Wetaskiwin Saturday

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.

MOTION DELAYED - Later in the June 29 meeting council was presented with a business case outlining the potential for creating a shared space within the existing curling facility.

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.

MOTION DELAYED - Later in the June 29 meeting council was presented with a business case outlining the potential for creating a shared space within the existing curling facility.