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City of Wetaskiwin awarded $5.1 million grant for additional RCMP officers

10 Additional RCMP officers to serve the City of Wetaskiwin as a result of the grant.

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Millet Fire Department monitoring bale fire after morning of fighting flames

Smoke and flames clearly visible from the QEII and Hwy 616 as the MFD battled the blaze this morning

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Grass fire season ablaze this spring in the County of Wetaskiwin

Fire Departments across Wetaskiwin County have been feeling the effects of a dry spring.

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There are 1,311 active cases of COVID-19 in the Central zone, while the Calgary zone has 6,802, the Edmonton zone has 3,688, the North zone has 1,970 and the South zone has 949. (Black Press file image)
There are 1,311 active cases of COVID-19 in the Central zone, while the Calgary zone has 6,802, the Edmonton zone has 3,688, the North zone has 1,970 and the South zone has 949. (Black Press file image)
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)
Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Alberta identifies 1,183 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

50.5% of all active cases are variants of concern

Asymptomatic testing will now be available for "priority groups" who are most likely to spread the COVID-19 virus to vulnerable or at-risk populations. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Alberta reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since December 16 on Friday. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta reports 1,521 additional COVID-19 cases, 674 new variant cases

Daily case total the highest since mid-December

  • Apr 9, 2021
Alberta reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since December 16 on Friday. (NIAID-RML via AP)
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County of Wetaskiwin office closed to the public due to COVID-19

County Administrative Building and County Public Works Shops will be closed until further notice.

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province will allow any close contacts of positive cases to be tested twice on Thursday. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Variant strains are now dominating Alberta’s COVID cases, top doctor says

Highest daily case total since mid-December

  • Apr 8, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province will allow any close contacts of positive cases to be tested twice on Thursday. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases as the province announced a walk-back of COVID-19 restrictions. (NIAID-RML via AP)
Alberta continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases as the province announced a walk-back of COVID-19 restrictions. (NIAID-RML via AP)
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County of Wetaskiwin reports three COVID-19 positive staff members

Active COVID cases in County and City of Wetaskiwin continue to rise.

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Premier Jason Kenney said based on data and trends, the province could hit 2,000 daily cases by the end of April. File photo from The Canadian Press

Kenney adds new COVID-19 restrictions, Alberta surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 deaths

Alberta adds 931 new cases of COVID-19

  • Apr 6, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney said based on data and trends, the province could hit 2,000 daily cases by the end of April. File photo from The Canadian Press
Ten Red Deer-based Scouts, Venturers and leaders were recently honoured with a Medal for Meritorious Conduct for their efforts in getting a Scout leader who broke his leg in a remote area near Siffleur Falls to hospital. Photo contributed

Central Alberta Scouts, Venturers and leaders honoured for back country rescue

Group came to aid of Scout leader who broke leg during overnight camp in West Country

Ten Red Deer-based Scouts, Venturers and leaders were recently honoured with a Medal for Meritorious Conduct for their efforts in getting a Scout leader who broke his leg in a remote area near Siffleur Falls to hospital. Photo contributed
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she is concerned about rising cases in the province, including variants. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 variant outbreak ‘confined’ to three work sites in Alberta’s central, north zones

More than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases identified over the Easter weekend in province

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she is concerned about rising cases in the province, including variants. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Spring Road bans in effect for County of Wetaskiwin

Spring Road bans came into effect as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday…

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There were six additional deaths across Alberta reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,926 since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)

1,100 estimated COVID-19 cases identified in Alberta Saturday: Hinshaw

Alberta investigating ‘significant’ COVID-19 outbreak involving P.1 variants of concern

There were six additional deaths across Alberta reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,926 since the beginning of the pandemic. (File photo)
Some Alberta doctors are warning that a third wave of COVID-19 is hitting the province and new restrictions need to be put in place. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Alberta identifies 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 300 additional variant cases

Highest daily case total since early January

  • Apr 2, 2021
Some Alberta doctors are warning that a third wave of COVID-19 is hitting the province and new restrictions need to be put in place. (NIAID-RML via AP)