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Grand Opening of Water Works Studios in Wetaskiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Water Works Studios in Wetaskiwin officially open

Water Works Studios had their grand opening Sept.15, 2020.

Grand Opening of Water Works Studios in Wetaskiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Dancers on top of the hill in Centennial Park gave a performance to round off the Peace Rally Sept. 16. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Multiple voices heard at Ponoka for Peace rally

Peace rally held to ‘highlight the best of Ponoka’

Dancers on top of the hill in Centennial Park gave a performance to round off the Peace Rally Sept. 16. Photos by Emily Jaycox
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City of Wetaskiwin approves 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

The shelter will provide 24/7 supports and is set to open November 1, 2020.

File photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Firefighters walk across Pigeon Lake in show of support for Chief battling cancer
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City of Wetaskiwin and Town of Millet partner to ensure continued recreation access for all residents

Partnership to ensure residents have a variety of recreational activities this season.

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City of Wetaskiwin back to full transit service

City Council approved the motion to re-instate City transit to full service.

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Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake gathers to honour the fallen at annual Flags of Remembrance ceremony

The smaller-than-normal ceremony starts the “season of remembrance” in Sylvan Lake

Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
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Drive in movie Sept. 18, 2020 at Wetaskiwin Mall for charity

All proceeds from the film will be donated to the Wetaskiwin Food Bank.

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On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
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Manluk Centre re-opening to the public for September long weekend

The Manluk Centre: Wetaskiwin Regional Aquatics & Fitness will re-open Sept. 5, 2020.

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Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Grand opening of Family Resource Network in Wetaskiwin

Family Resource Network will provide services for Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey, and surrounding areas.

Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Grand opening of Family Resource Network in Wetaskiwin

Family Resource Network will provide services for Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey, and surrounding areas.

Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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New Millet Light Horse 4-H Club starting this fall

‘We look forward to a fun filled year of growth, new friends and best of all, a new 4-H family.’

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Second Manluk Centre employee tests positive for COVID-19. File photo.

Second Manluk Centre employee tests positive for COVID-19

Staff member was in close contact with the first City employee who tested positive for the virus.

Second Manluk Centre employee tests positive for COVID-19. File photo.
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Powwow held at Camp 2 Ma-Me-O Beach Saturday Aug. 22

Individuals from across Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan participated.

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Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
The Goddard family bottle collection trailer with their contact information and how much money has been raised towards their goal for Harper Hanki’s treatment so far. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.                                 The Goddard family bottle collection trailer with their contact information and how much money has been raised towards their goal for Harper Hanki’s treatment so far. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin County locals collecting bottles for little girl in need of miracle treatment

The money is being raised for a miracle $2.8 million treatment for one-year-old Harper.

The Goddard family bottle collection trailer with their contact information and how much money has been raised towards their goal for Harper Hanki’s treatment so far. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.                                 The Goddard family bottle collection trailer with their contact information and how much money has been raised towards their goal for Harper Hanki’s treatment so far. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Powwow held at Ma-Me-O

Individuals from across Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan participated.

Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.
‘Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards’ 2020. Submit your votes today and be entered to win a $200 Canadian Tire gift card!

First annual Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards

Enter to win a $200 gift card for Canadian Tire.

‘Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards’ 2020. Submit your votes today and be entered to win a $200 Canadian Tire gift card!
Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.

Local car show at Spruce View Car Wash

Over 50 cars showed up Aug. 23, 2020 for the Loki’s Car Club car meet.

Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.                                 Car show at Spruce View Car Wash held by Loki’s Car Club Aug.23, 2020. Photo by Dorothy Monteith.