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Hicks sits at the table looking at the laptop while completing his school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake mom says transition to at-home learning going well

Melissa Hicks’ sons, Jackson and Parker, are students at École Our Lady of the Rosary School

Hicks sits at the table looking at the laptop while completing his school work at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo Submitted.
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Wetaskiwin Food Banks are preparing for a surge in need due to COVID-19

Layoffs are expected to play a major role in need for the Food Bank.

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A family of “gangsters” pose for a porch portrait. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography

Sylvan Lake photographer captures family life from the front steps

Deb McNeil is taking porch portraits to share the uniqueness of families during COVID-19

A family of “gangsters” pose for a porch portrait. Photo by Deb McNeil Photography
Dancer’s Edge has moved to online dance classes during the pandemic. (Photo Submitted)

Dancer’s Edge studio moves to online classes due to COVID-19

Studio looks to bring normalcy to dance students

Dancer’s Edge has moved to online dance classes during the pandemic. (Photo Submitted)
The Front Steps Project. Photo by Vanessa Kerkere (simplyvphotography).

The Front Steps Project

Local photographer Vanessa Kerkere is capturing history with families from their own front steps.

The Front Steps Project. Photo by Vanessa Kerkere (simplyvphotography).
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QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

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Linda Schmidt standing next to her signed happy birthday well wishes from her friends in Luther Manor that hangs on her couch. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

A birthday pandemic

Wetaskiwin woman celebrates 100th birthday during COVID-19.

Linda Schmidt standing next to her signed happy birthday well wishes from her friends in Luther Manor that hangs on her couch. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Sewing for safety during COVID-19

Sewing for safety during COVID-19

A Wetaskiwin local is sewing face masks for the vulnerable and front line workers.

Sewing for safety during COVID-19
Switchback Mercantile, Millet, Alta. Submitted.

Local businesses try to find their ‘new normal’ during COVID-19

COVID-19 is pushing local businesses to their breaking point.

Switchback Mercantile, Millet, Alta. Submitted.
Wetaskiwin Composite High School’s graduates final year is not what they hoped

Wetaskiwin Composite High School’s graduates final year is not what they hoped

Coronavirus has derailed the WCHS grads’ plans to celebrate their final year.

Wetaskiwin Composite High School’s graduates final year is not what they hoped
Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?

Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?

City of Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban still stands amidst coronavirus reusable bag concerns.

Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?
Town of Millet declares a State of Local Emergency

Town of Millet declares a State of Local Emergency

In the afternoon of Mar. 24, 2020 the Town of Millet declared a State of Local Emergency.

Town of Millet declares a State of Local Emergency
Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?

Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?

City of Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban still stands amidst coronavirus resuable bag concerns.

Will COVID-19 affect Wetaskiwin’s single-use plastic ban?
All Millet playgrounds are closed

All Millet playgrounds are closed

The Town of Millet has released a statement in their efforts to…

All Millet playgrounds are closed
Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Store creates viral video and toilet paper contest to encourage Food Bank donations

Nowco Home Hardware supports Lacombe Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic
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Sylvan Lake support groups cancel in-person meetings

AA and TOPS will continue to offer support online and by phone during outbreak

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Bonnie Quast’s daughter paints an Easter Egg printout. Photo submitted by Bonnie Quast.

The social distancing Easter egg hunt

Some families are getting crafty in self-isolation

Bonnie Quast’s daughter paints an Easter Egg printout. Photo submitted by Bonnie Quast.
Millet Fresh Market keeps positive through coronavirus crowds

Millet Fresh Market keeps positive through coronavirus crowds

Fresh Market credits teamwork and their incredible community with their success during the pandemic.

Millet Fresh Market keeps positive through coronavirus crowds
Hannah Ballhorn in front of a snow sculpture in Sapporo, Japan.

Life in Ashoro

A letter from a Canadian living in Japan.

  • Mar 20, 2020
Hannah Ballhorn in front of a snow sculpture in Sapporo, Japan.
Manager Colleen Kruger holding the President’s award trophy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin A&W ranked first in Canada

Out of over 950 stores across Canada, Wetaskiwin’s A&W has come out on top.

Manager Colleen Kruger holding the President’s award trophy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.