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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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Photo by Shaela Dansereau

City of Wetaskiwin Responds to new COVID-19 cases

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week.

Photo by Shaela Dansereau
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
Madi Stephan, Photo submitted by Shannon Stephan.

Wetaskiwin family continues to honour daughter who passed in fatal Wetaskiwin intersection accident last year

The Stephan family is celebrating the life of Madison Stephan in their #LiveLikeMadi campaign.

Madi Stephan, Photo submitted by Shannon Stephan.
Jessica Hanks was the Canada Day decorating contest winner and received hate mail for including Pride in her decorations. Photo submitted.

Canada Day contest winner receives hate mail for including Pride in her decorations

Anonymous letter criticizes Grand Prize Winner Jessica Hanks for hanging a Pride flag in her yard.

Jessica Hanks was the Canada Day decorating contest winner and received hate mail for including Pride in her decorations. Photo submitted.
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
Jessica Hanks won the Grand Prize for the City of Wetaskiwin’s Canada Day decorating contest. Photo supplied by City of Wetaskiwin.

Grand Prize Winner chosen for the Canada Day decorating contest

Jessica Hanks took the top spot after receiving 6,117 votes for her decorating.

Jessica Hanks won the Grand Prize for the City of Wetaskiwin’s Canada Day decorating contest. Photo supplied by City of Wetaskiwin.
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
Jaren Brazell (left) and Caleb Baumert (right) have been offering their help for free to the community. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Two young Wetaskiwin men are tackling chores for strangers—for free

“We’ve just been wanting to spread love as much as we can.”

Jaren Brazell (left) and Caleb Baumert (right) have been offering their help for free to the community. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
One of the 10 finalists for the Canada Day decorating contest; 117 Park Grove. Submitted.

City of Wetaskiwin Canada Day decorating contest finalists

Voting is open July 7-12, 2020 to choose the grand prize winner.

One of the 10 finalists for the Canada Day decorating contest; 117 Park Grove. Submitted.
James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
City of Wetaskiwin Canada Day celebrations

City of Wetaskiwin Canada Day celebrations

From a pancake breakfast to a Canada flag scavenger hunt, Wetaskiwin was innovative in celebrating.

City of Wetaskiwin Canada Day celebrations