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County of Wetaskiwin Peace Officers Dan Rabel (left), Nick Sahl (centre) and Associated Ambulance Paramedic Shawn Moffitt (right) at the 2019 Free our Finest event. They are all part of the Wetaskiwin Free our Finest team participating in the Polar Plunge this year. Submitted/ Nick Sahl.

Wetaskiwin area first responders team up to Polar Plunge; fundraising for Special Olympics Alberta

This is the 10th Anniversary of the Polar Plunge and will be done virtually by the teams.

County of Wetaskiwin Peace Officers Dan Rabel (left), Nick Sahl (centre) and Associated Ambulance Paramedic Shawn Moffitt (right) at the 2019 Free our Finest event. They are all part of the Wetaskiwin Free our Finest team participating in the Polar Plunge this year. Submitted/ Nick Sahl.
Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Curling rink on Pigeon Lake has massive popularity and support

One of the rink creators, Corey Kozack, says rink is already booked into March 2021.

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Curling rink on Pigeon Lake has massive popularity and support

One of the rink creators, Corey Kozack, says rink is already booked into March 2021.

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Museum summer programs limited paper waste through activities like painting and planting a flowerpot, and tie dying their own shirts. Submitted/ Millet Museum

Millet Museum Awarded Outstanding Stewardship Award

The Museum was nominated for several stewardship initiatives.

  • Feb 9, 2021
Museum summer programs limited paper waste through activities like painting and planting a flowerpot, and tie dying their own shirts. Submitted/ Millet Museum
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)

Balzac Billy predicts more winter

The Groundhog’s Day tradition continued at the Blue Grass Nursery with a live video

  • Feb 2, 2021
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)
South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

South Pigeon Lake fire walk across Pigeon Lake in fundraiser for Chief battling rare cancer

Firefighters from SPL and community members took to the lake for “Walk for Wayne”.

South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
A member of the South Pigeon Lake fire department carries the “Walk for Wayne” flag. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

South Pigeon Lake fire walk across Pigeon Lake in fundraiser for Chief battling rare cancer

Firefighters from SPL and community members took to the lake for “Walk for Wayne”.

A member of the South Pigeon Lake fire department carries the “Walk for Wayne” flag. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
'The Coronavirus Isn't Scary' by Kristy Walker.

Sylvan Lake author pens first children’s book about COVID-19

“The Coronavirus Isn’t Scary” by Kristy Walker teaches children to take care of themselves

'The Coronavirus Isn't Scary' by Kristy Walker.
Leaders of Tomorrow kick-off 2019 at the Reynolds Alberta Museum.

Wetaskiwin Leaders of Tomorrow to be announced this February

COVID-19 has impacted the regular nomination and award season this year.

Leaders of Tomorrow kick-off 2019 at the Reynolds Alberta Museum.
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 Facebook/ Jocelyne Pepin Young
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 Facebook/ Jocelyne Pepin Young

Millet Couple share their COVID project, Little Free Library, with the community

They took inspiration from others doing similar book shares around Millet and Wetaskiwin.

Facebook/ Jocelyne Pepin Young
 Facebook/ Jocelyne Pepin Young
 Facebook/ Jocelyne Pepin Young
 Facebook/ Jocelyne Pepin Young
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Pigeon Lake Santa’s Elves celebrates 21 years of donated food hampers

Community donations from 4-H groups, Mulhurst Fire and local businesses key to this years success.

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Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad Jessop as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad Jessop as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Photo/ Wetaskiwin Community Engagement Committee

Light Up Wetaskiwin Contest winners announced

Voters have made their decision on winners of the Light Up Wetaskiwin contest.

Photo/ Wetaskiwin Community Engagement Committee
Wetaskiwin’s Santa Claus Parade took place Dec. 19, 2020. Photo/ Shannon Cymbaluk.

Wetaskiwin’s Santa Claus Parade lights up City Streets

Santa and his reindeers visited the City of Wetaskiwin for the Santa Claus.

Wetaskiwin’s Santa Claus Parade took place Dec. 19, 2020. Photo/ Shannon Cymbaluk.
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
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VIDEO: Ermineskin First Nation Candy Cane Lane drive-thru

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Ermineskin First Nation created a two-day…

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Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
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Family Resource Network offering support on parenting during COVID-19

Family Resource Network of Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey and surrounding areas shares helpful resources

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