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City of Wetaskiwin kicks off “Light Up Wetaskiwin” with light display at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Making spirits ‘bright’: Light Up Wetaskiwin contest kicks off

Up to $3000 in cash prizes available to the top 11 decorated homes and businesses.

City of Wetaskiwin kicks off “Light Up Wetaskiwin” with light display at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union donates $500 to The Open Door, on Nov. 26, 2020. Deanna Beck (right) with Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton (left) with The Open Door.

Vision Credit Union donates to The Open Door

Deanna Beck with Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton with The Open Door.

  • Nov 30, 2020
Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union donates $500 to The Open Door, on Nov. 26, 2020. Deanna Beck (right) with Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton (left) with The Open Door.
Pipestone Community committee members and core rink volunteers each put in 600 hours of volunteer work to renovate the Pipestone Community Rink this year. From left to right: Andy Dansereau, Colton Huber, James Huber, and Dave Pockrant. Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer.

New renovations complete on Pipestone Community Outdoor Skating Rink

New boards and chain-link fence on sides of rink to reduce puck loss.

Pipestone Community committee members and core rink volunteers each put in 600 hours of volunteer work to renovate the Pipestone Community Rink this year. From left to right: Andy Dansereau, Colton Huber, James Huber, and Dave Pockrant. Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer.
Millet Fire Department 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

Millet Fire Department hosts “Light it Up for Liam” event

The Millet Fire Department is lighting up the fire hall this season with holiday spirit.

Millet Fire Department 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
From right to left: Bill Elliot, Chair of the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation, Frank Dyck, Mark Dyck, Rob Dyck, and Cam Dyck. Submitted/ Rob Dyck.

Local insurance agencies donate $100,000 to the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation

Dyck Insurance and Wawanesa partnered for the generous donation.

From right to left: Bill Elliot, Chair of the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation, Frank Dyck, Mark Dyck, Rob Dyck, and Cam Dyck. Submitted/ Rob Dyck.
Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86, Wetaskiwin RCMP, and City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam marched to the Cenotaph at 50 ave to lay wreaths and pay their respects for those who served for our freedom. Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Br.86.

Wetaskiwin remembers: virtual service held by Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion

The Wetaskiwin Legion held their annual Remembrance Day service virtually this year.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86, Wetaskiwin RCMP, and City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam marched to the Cenotaph at 50 ave to lay wreaths and pay their respects for those who served for our freedom. Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Br.86.
Photo/ Looking Back Photography

Loki’s Car Club hosted Monsters & Motors for Halloween

The event, held at Spruce View Car Wash, was a COVID friendly option for trick-or-treating

Photo/ Looking Back Photography
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Halloween spirit out in the City of Wetaskiwin

City of Wetaskiwin residents show off their Halloween decorations

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
City of Wetaskiwin Mayor presenting the AUMA Above & Beyond Award to John Maude and Susan Quinn. Ren Goode/ City of Wetaskiwin.

Wetaskiwin County residents win the AUMA Above & Beyond Award

John Maude and Susan Quinn are being recognized for their role in Wetaskiwin’s sustainability.

City of Wetaskiwin Mayor presenting the AUMA Above & Beyond Award to John Maude and Susan Quinn. Ren Goode/ City of Wetaskiwin.
Photo submitted/ Rita-anne Fuss

Distancing Diamond Project in Millet for mental health

Distancing Diamonds allow for social distancing community gathering.

Photo submitted/ Rita-anne Fuss
Pumpkins for the 46th Annual WDACS Pumpkin Ball on display at Vision Credit Union Wetaskiwin. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

46th Annual Pumpkin Ball held virtually this year

This year the pumpkins were sold over a six-day online auction.

Pumpkins for the 46th Annual WDACS Pumpkin Ball on display at Vision Credit Union Wetaskiwin. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Pumpkins for the 46th Annual WDACS Pumpkin Ball on display at Vision Credit Union Wetaskiwin. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

46th Annual Pumpkin Ball held virtually this year

This year the pumpkins were sold over a six-day online auction.

Pumpkins for the 46th Annual WDACS Pumpkin Ball on display at Vision Credit Union Wetaskiwin. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Photo submitted/ Millet In Bloom

Town of Millet declared Best Blooming Community

The Town of Millet is being recognized for their efforts to meet the challenges of 2020.

Photo submitted/ Millet In Bloom
Paved path to the accessible dock at Agur Lake Camp. Photo submitted/ Debbie Schneider.

B.C. Camp extremely grateful for a Calmar Business’ generous donation

B.C.’s only fully accessible campground floored by a Calmar Business’ generosity.

Paved path to the accessible dock at Agur Lake Camp. Photo submitted/ Debbie Schneider.
Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Former Wetaskiwin Peace Officer wins provincial award; gives back to Wetaskiwin community

Eric Christensen has won the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Award of Excellence.

Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Former Wetaskiwin Peace Officer wins provincial award; gives back to Wetaskiwin community

Eric Christensen has won the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Award of Excellence.

Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family ‘feeling the love’ with furnace and air conditioner donation

Kles-Air donated their time to a family in need by installing a furnace and air conditioner

Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)
Halloween posters to put on your house to let trick-or-treaters know where to go. Photo/ Alberta Health Services

Halloween in Alberta: What you need to know

What you should be aware of and how to stay safe this Halloween according to AHS.

Halloween posters to put on your house to let trick-or-treaters know where to go. Photo/ Alberta Health Services
Pipestone School grade 5-6 does a walk-through in the Firetruck. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Mulhurst Bay Fire Rescue teaches fire prevention at Pipestone Elementary School

Mulhurst Bay FD made their annual trip to Pipestone School Oct. 8, 2020 to teach fire prevention.

Pipestone School grade 5-6 does a walk-through in the Firetruck. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.