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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.
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
SPL fire department: Chief Wayne Benson, Deputy Chief Fred Gainer, Capt. Ken Hanson, Capt. John Bleys, Lt. Brett Stewart, Lt. Michael Patterson, Firefighter (medical officer) Kara-Lee Alan, Firefighter Abbey Vossler, Firefighter Brandon Stewart, Firefighter Austin Cummings, Firefighter Clayton Lesoway, Firefighter Cade Johnston, Firefighter Kimberly Green, Firefighter Cody Mantai, Firefighter Philemon Germain, Firefighter Levis Peters, Administration Dave Meuser FIREFIGHTER RESERVE Warren Stark, Dave Noak, Bill Moure, Stu Raven, Grant Churchill MEDICAL TEAM Shawn Moffitt, Dan Jackson, Brie Repchinsky, Kieth Tyers

South Pigeon Lake Fire Department has had a busy year

Chief Wayne Benson speaks on fire prevention.

SPL fire department: Chief Wayne Benson, Deputy Chief Fred Gainer, Capt. Ken Hanson, Capt. John Bleys, Lt. Brett Stewart, Lt. Michael Patterson, Firefighter (medical officer) Kara-Lee Alan, Firefighter Abbey Vossler, Firefighter Brandon Stewart, Firefighter Austin Cummings, Firefighter Clayton Lesoway, Firefighter Cade Johnston, Firefighter Kimberly Green, Firefighter Cody Mantai, Firefighter Philemon Germain, Firefighter Levis Peters, Administration Dave Meuser FIREFIGHTER RESERVE Warren Stark, Dave Noak, Bill Moure, Stu Raven, Grant Churchill MEDICAL TEAM Shawn Moffitt, Dan Jackson, Brie Repchinsky, Kieth Tyers
Wetaskiwin Fire Department 2019. Starting from the back row working left to right: BACK ROW FF Thomas Wyllie, FF Merv Gurnett, FF Siegfried Hofmann, FF Marco Vanderburg, PFF Mitchell Lyle, FF Kevin Resendes, FF Tyrone McDonald. CENTER ROW FF Kyle Kinnunen, Candidate Nathan Demoline, Candidate Josh Chamberlain, Candidate William Woytowich, FF Johan Dizon, FF Lucas Recknagle, FF Scott Wallace, Candidate Tyler Phillips, FF Roxanne Kasianchuck, Candidate Barry Johnson Jr., FF Jason Roberge. FRONT ROW Lt. Brandon Wyllie, Lt. Wade Ruff, Capt. Mark Callum, Deputy Chief Alex Plant, Fire Chief Jamie Wilkinson, Capt. Alain Ouellette, Lt. Phil Houle, Lt. Jason Moore. Missing from photograph Capt. Tyler Gandam, FF Roger Christies, Candidate Mariam Siemens. Photo/ Stu Salkeld.

Fire Prevention Week in the City of Wetaskiwin

Fire Prevention Week this year is Oct. 4, 2020 to Oct. 10, 2020.

  • Oct 8, 2020
Wetaskiwin Fire Department 2019. Starting from the back row working left to right: BACK ROW FF Thomas Wyllie, FF Merv Gurnett, FF Siegfried Hofmann, FF Marco Vanderburg, PFF Mitchell Lyle, FF Kevin Resendes, FF Tyrone McDonald. CENTER ROW FF Kyle Kinnunen, Candidate Nathan Demoline, Candidate Josh Chamberlain, Candidate William Woytowich, FF Johan Dizon, FF Lucas Recknagle, FF Scott Wallace, Candidate Tyler Phillips, FF Roxanne Kasianchuck, Candidate Barry Johnson Jr., FF Jason Roberge. FRONT ROW Lt. Brandon Wyllie, Lt. Wade Ruff, Capt. Mark Callum, Deputy Chief Alex Plant, Fire Chief Jamie Wilkinson, Capt. Alain Ouellette, Lt. Phil Houle, Lt. Jason Moore. Missing from photograph Capt. Tyler Gandam, FF Roger Christies, Candidate Mariam Siemens. Photo/ Stu Salkeld.
SPL firefighters Levi Peters, Cade Johnston, and Brandon Stewart rescue Apollo after he spends five days in the Devlin’s tree. Photo submitted/ Jasmine Devlin.

Cat stuck in tree for five days rescued by local fire department

South Pigeon Lake fire department got creative to rescue feline stuck in tree for five days.

SPL firefighters Levi Peters, Cade Johnston, and Brandon Stewart rescue Apollo after he spends five days in the Devlin’s tree. Photo submitted/ Jasmine Devlin.
Mulhurst Bay Fire and Rescue Department.

Mulhurst Bay Fire and Rescue Department says fire prevention starts young

The department is set to make their annual visit to Pipestone School Oct.8 teaching fire prevention.

Mulhurst Bay Fire and Rescue Department.
Millet Fire Rescue 2019: Fire Chief Stephen Moen, Deputy Fire Chief Ronald Brown, Fire Marshal David Monahan, Captain Brett Jevne, Captain Gregory Pyle, Lieutenant Kyle McNichol, Lieutenant Matthew Baynes, Captain Trevor Palmer, Captain Derek Day, Firefighter Adam Walters, Firefighter Dale Hofstra, Firefighter Jason Seeney, Firefighter Brayden Sinclair-Smith, Firefighter Todd Vogelesang, Firefighter Emily Rumak,Firefighter Jason Jaffray, Firefighter Greg Wiancko, Firefighter Ken van Diemen, Firefighter Tessa Farn, Firefighter Gavin Franson, Firefighter Luke Jevne, Firefighter Garrett Rempel, Firefighter Tim Bruun, Firefighter Mark Bruun, Firefighter Ken Atkinson, Firefighter Cody Lever, Firefighter Ear Mardy. Millet Fire department always recognizes Fire Chief (retired) Al Kilborn. Photo/ Stu Salkeld.
Millet Fire Rescue 2019: Fire Chief Stephen Moen, Deputy Fire Chief Ronald Brown, Fire Marshal David Monahan, Captain Brett Jevne, Captain Gregory Pyle, Lieutenant Kyle McNichol, Lieutenant Matthew Baynes, Captain Trevor Palmer, Captain Derek Day, Firefighter Adam Walters, Firefighter Dale Hofstra, Firefighter Jason Seeney, Firefighter Brayden Sinclair-Smith, Firefighter Todd Vogelesang, Firefighter Emily Rumak,Firefighter Jason Jaffray, Firefighter Greg Wiancko, Firefighter Ken van Diemen, Firefighter Tessa Farn, Firefighter Gavin Franson, Firefighter Luke Jevne, Firefighter Garrett Rempel, Firefighter Tim Bruun, Firefighter Mark Bruun, Firefighter Ken Atkinson, Firefighter Cody Lever, Firefighter Ear Mardy. Millet Fire department always recognizes Fire Chief (retired) Al Kilborn. Photo/ Stu Salkeld.
Photo/ Darlene Hildebrandt

MMIWG2S Sisters in Spirit Vigil and Walk held in Wetaskiwin

Oct. 4, 2020 guest speakers and supporters gathered in Wetaskiwin for MMIWG2S vigil and walk.

Photo/ Darlene Hildebrandt
Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman thankful to neighbour who replaced stolen bike

Randel Braceros’s bike was stolen and was then surprised by his neighbour when he replaced it

Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted
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Alberta RCMP urges citizens to safe ‘gourd’ their cabins

There were over 650 reported seasonal property break and enters in Alberta in 2019.

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Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Onsy and Rosemary Tawadrous immigrated to Canada in 2011 and made their home in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta