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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.
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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
Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
Gary and Tracey walked from the Saskatchewan border to the BC border to raise money and awareness for Chrohns and Colitis Canada. (Submitted/ Gary Mason)

Two Wetaskiwin locals walk 376 km for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Gary Mason and Tracey Paluck walked from the Saskatchewan border all the way to the B.C. border.

Gary and Tracey walked from the Saskatchewan border to the BC border to raise money and awareness for Chrohns and Colitis Canada. (Submitted/ Gary Mason)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Community tack sale at Porto Bello Community Hall

Community tack and yard sale to take place Oct. 3, 2020.

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Founding members of Black and Indigenous Alliance. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Black and Indigenous Alliance at Wetaskiwin City Hall

The Alliance gathered Saturday for a peaceful protest on City Hall grounds.

Founding members of Black and Indigenous Alliance. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Photo by Shaela Dansereau

30th Anniversary of twinning of City of Wetaskiwin and Ashoro Japan celebrated

Wetaskiwin Friendship Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of the cities’ twinning Sept. 19, 2020.

Photo by Shaela Dansereau
Melissa Berg (left) and Simone Bredlow (right). Photo submitted by Simone Bredlow.

Ladies Golf Scramble raises $3,355 for local charity

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Education Plus Fund for the WRPS district.

Melissa Berg (left) and Simone Bredlow (right). Photo submitted by Simone Bredlow.
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)