Community

Gardening at the cemetery. Submitted/ Millet in Bloom.

Town of Millet wins National Outstanding Achievement Award for community gardens

Millet has won the 2021 National Community of Gardener’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Paul Kalke/ Huckleberry’s Cafe Facebook

Community mourns loss of local business man and friend

Paul Kalke’s family announced the sad news of his passing on Sept. 18, 2021.

Paul Kalke/ Huckleberry’s Cafe Facebook

Wetaskiwin mourns loss of Huckleberry’s Cafe owner

Paul Kalke’s family announced the sad news of his passing on Sept. 18, 2021.

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Photo Gallery: Lakedell Country Fair brings community together Labour Day weekend

Activities included pie eating contests, horse shows and mutton bustin’.

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
A senior from Peace Hills Lodge takes a ride at the bike rally held Aug. 30, 2021. Photo/ Darlene Brubacher.

Seniors at Peace Hills Lodge take a ride on the wild side

Bike rally at Peace Hills Lodge Aug. 30, 2021 brings out the youth in local seniors.

A senior from Peace Hills Lodge takes a ride at the bike rally held Aug. 30, 2021. Photo/ Darlene Brubacher.
Photo/ Debbie Herman

Food drive in Millet collects over 3,000 lbs of food for local food bank

Donations from food drive enough to sustain food bank through entire holiday season.

Photo/ Debbie Herman
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Photos: Thorsby Show and Shine kicks off the end of summer

Show and Shine took place Saturday Aug. 28, 2021.

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Millet Harvest Fair 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Millet enjoys end of summer fun with Millet Harvest Fair

Millet residents took to the Millet Agriplex grounds to enjoy the Millet Harvest Fair

Millet Harvest Fair 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
City council and residents discuss illegal homeless encampment that popped up at Rock Soup Greenhouse and Food Bank and the neighbouring property following eviction of the shelter from the Wetaskiwin Civic Centre. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Wetaskiwin City Council votes to relocate encampment to southside of Wetaskiwin

City council makes a decision on where to temporarily relocate local homeless encampment.

City council and residents discuss illegal homeless encampment that popped up at Rock Soup Greenhouse and Food Bank and the neighbouring property following eviction of the shelter from the Wetaskiwin Civic Centre. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards returns to the Pipestone Flyer

Show support for outstanding local services and businesses and be entered to win a $300 gift card.

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Tents set up outside of Rock Soup Greenhouse and Food Bank following the closure of the local shelter. Shaela Dansereau.

Tension in Wetaskiwin rises after homeless encampment sets up at local food bank

Homeless encampment sets up at a Wetaskiwin food bank after eviction from local shelter.

Tents set up outside of Rock Soup Greenhouse and Food Bank following the closure of the local shelter. Shaela Dansereau.
Deanna Cutknife speaking at the peace rally. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Bring our Children Home Peace Rally held in Jubilee Park

The rally was to honour the children lost to the Canada Indian Residential Schools and the survivors

Deanna Cutknife speaking at the peace rally. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
Three local Elders led dances throughout the event at the Village at Pigeon Lake on June 20, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

National Indigenous Peoples Day events held around Pigeon Lake

The events honoured survivors of the residential school system and showcased Indigenous culture.

Three local Elders led dances throughout the event at the Village at Pigeon Lake on June 20, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Participants in Rock Soup Food Bank’s fundraising drag race that took place on June 20, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ PipestoneFlyer.

Rock Soup Food Bank fundraises with literal drag race down main-street

Participants ran in drag down Wetaskiwin’s main street as a fundraiser for the food bank.

Participants in Rock Soup Food Bank’s fundraising drag race that took place on June 20, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ PipestoneFlyer.
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
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Wetaskiwin’s newest street sweeper gets a name

The City recently hosted a naming contest online for their new Public Works street sweeper.

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association