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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.

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‘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.
Rosie Gregg and her father Phil Houle-Gregg finished the challenge in just under an hour and won the prize for being the first to finish. Photo submitted by Scott Kyba.

Wetaskiwin’s own Amazing Race style challenge has strong first event turnout

‘The Challenge’ Wetaskiwin is a free activity that encourages outdoor activity with prizes.

Rosie Gregg and her father Phil Houle-Gregg finished the challenge in just under an hour and won the prize for being the first to finish. Photo submitted by Scott Kyba.
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Anti-racism protesters march in Ponoka

Anti-racism protesters march in Ponoka

Group was led by Black and Indigenous Alliance Alberta

Anti-racism protesters march in Ponoka
Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the RCMP?

Canada’s national police force marks its 100th anniversary in 2020

Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
Volunteers from the community and SAGA painting Jessica Hanks’ fence July 26, 2020. Photo by Jessica Hanks.

Wetaskiwin residents paint fence rainbow in response to homophobic letter

The Hanks painted their fence the colours of Pride with the help of community volunteers Sunday.

Volunteers from the community and SAGA painting Jessica Hanks’ fence July 26, 2020. Photo by Jessica Hanks.
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Sylvan Lake’s Yuletide Festival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of concerns stemming from COVID-19 sparked the decision to cancel the holiday festival

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