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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.

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.

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.

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

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis has seen a number of…

  • Jan 12, 2021
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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.
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

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.
Wetaskiwin RCMP were on scene of reported business break and enters the morning of August 4, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin businesses robbed tail end of August long weekend

Multiple businesses off of 56 Street in Wetaskiwin, Alta. were broken into.

Wetaskiwin RCMP were on scene of reported business break and enters the morning of August 4, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Wetaskiwin City Council approves Tax Incentives Bylaw for New Industrial Developments

Council approved a new bylaw to encourage industrial growth and expansion in Wetaskiwin

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Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs
A community parking lot picnic took place in the Huckleberry’s Cafe parking lot in Wetaskiwin June 5, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Parking lot picnic at Huckleberry’s Café in Wetaskiwin

Community members including Mayor Gandam enjoy a Huckleberry parking lot picnic.

A community parking lot picnic took place in the Huckleberry’s Cafe parking lot in Wetaskiwin June 5, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.