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Voting ends this week for Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards

Show support for outstanding local services and businesses and be entered to win a $300 gift card.

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Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards returns to the Pipestone Flyer

Show support for outstanding local services and businesses and be entered to win a $300 gift card.

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Alberta entrepreneur Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Sabrina Wilde in front of a recently purchased monster truck. Submitted.

Thorsby business women a finalist for 2021 Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurship Award

Sabrina Wilde with Lone Wolf Mechanical is a finalist for the entrepreneurial award.

Sabrina Wilde in front of a recently purchased monster truck. Submitted.
Georgina Schmaltz (left) is the new manager taking over AGAPE thrift store and community outreach from Kate Halas (right). Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

AGAPE thrift store and community outreach welcomes new management

AGAPE Manager Kate Halas is stepping down after five and a half years.

Georgina Schmaltz (left) is the new manager taking over AGAPE thrift store and community outreach from Kate Halas (right). Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Alberta premier Jason Kenney, right and Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, provide details about Bill 13, the Alberta Senate Election Act., in Edmonton Alta, on Wednesday June 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Minister Doug Schweitzer talks on Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit

Provincial government rolling out new benefit this April to better help small businesses.

Alberta premier Jason Kenney, right and Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, provide details about Bill 13, the Alberta Senate Election Act., in Edmonton Alta, on Wednesday June 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Wetaskiwin A&W partners with Mealshare. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Wetaskiwin A&W partners with Mealshare

Every Monday will be Mealshare Monday at A&W; $1 from menu item donated.

Wetaskiwin A&W partners with Mealshare. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Leduc RCMP participate in 2nd annual Polar Plunge. Photo supplied/ Leduc RCMP.

Leduc RCMP participate in 2nd annual Polar Plunge

Leduc RCMP partnered with City of Leduc Fire Services to raise money for Special Olympics Alberta.

Leduc RCMP participate in 2nd annual Polar Plunge. Photo supplied/ Leduc RCMP.
Small business COVID recovery grant applications are now open for City of Wetaskiwin businesses. Photo/ City of Wetaskiwin, https://covidwetaskiwin.ca/index.php/business-supports.

New COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program open to small businesses in Wetaskiwin

The grant is provided in partnership between the City of Wetaskiwin and Chamber of Commerce.

Small business COVID recovery grant applications are now open for City of Wetaskiwin businesses. Photo/ City of Wetaskiwin, https://covidwetaskiwin.ca/index.php/business-supports.
Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey cafe takes a stand and allows dine-in customers

Blue Bird Coffee Co. opened its doors on Wednesday, part of a movement by small business owners

Holly Schell, centre, poses for a photo along with a couple employees behind the counter of Blue Bird Coffee Co. in Rimbey early in the morning on Jan. 26 when the doors opened to dine-in customers. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
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Maskwacis apparel entrepreneurs share brand stories

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Theresa Grandmond receiving the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award in the business category from MLA Rick Wilson- Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Submitted/ Theresa Grandmond.

Wetaskiwin business wins provincial award for their compassion during COVID-19

Ladybug Support Services Ltd. was recognized for their leadership and compassion during the pandemic

Theresa Grandmond receiving the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award in the business category from MLA Rick Wilson- Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Submitted/ Theresa Grandmond.
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New Starbucks drive-through open in Wetaskiwin

The new Starbucks location opened for the first time Dec. 10, 2020.

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Hilgartner Pit Tender Results

County of Wetaskiwin awards Zulu Aggregates Crushing, Stockpiling and Other Work contract.

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Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union donates $500 to The Open Door, on Nov. 26, 2020. Deanna Beck (right) with Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton (left) with The Open Door.

Vision Credit Union donates to The Open Door

Deanna Beck with Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton with The Open Door.

  • Nov 30, 2020
Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union donates $500 to The Open Door, on Nov. 26, 2020. Deanna Beck (right) with Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton (left) with The Open Door.
The lawn behind Castle is consistently full of litter including drug and alcohol paraphernalia left behind by the loiterers. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
The lawn behind Castle is consistently full of litter including drug and alcohol paraphernalia left behind by the loiterers. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

Lacombe beekeepers give the buzz on winterizing hives

Winterizing a honeybee hive is not a simple task, local apiarists say

Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
Hawk Tail Brewery’s Kvieik Lemon Sour beer, which is available year round, won the bronze medal in the American Sour category. Photo/ Facebook: Hawk Tail Brewiery.

Three Central Alberta breweries win big at the Canadian Brewing Awards this year.

Hawk Tail Brewery among two other Central Alberta Breweries to bring home top accolades.

Hawk Tail Brewery’s Kvieik Lemon Sour beer, which is available year round, won the bronze medal in the American Sour category. Photo/ Facebook: Hawk Tail Brewiery.
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.
Susan Spyker at Spyker Art Studio. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Art Therapy coming to Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin local starts art therapy studio in the City

Susan Spyker at Spyker Art Studio. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.