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alberta.ca status map on Nov. 13.
alberta.ca status map on Nov. 13.
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New public health measures in place for City of Wetaskiwin

New COVID-19 measures in place as of Nov. 13, 2020.

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County of Wetaskiwin is now under enhanced status for COVID-19

County under new mandatory health measures as ordered by AHS.

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Manny's demolition under way this week
Mulhurst Bay Fire Rescue teaches fire prevention at Pipestone Elementary School
City of Wetaskiwin honours orange shirt day
Alberta Conservative leader Jason Kenney. (Twitter)
Alberta Conservative leader Jason Kenney. (Twitter)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86, Wetaskiwin RCMP, and City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam marched to the Cenotaph at 50 ave to lay wreaths and pay their respects for those who served for our freedom. Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Br.86.

Wetaskiwin remembers: virtual service held by Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion

The Wetaskiwin Legion held their annual Remembrance Day service virtually this year.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86, Wetaskiwin RCMP, and City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam marched to the Cenotaph at 50 ave to lay wreaths and pay their respects for those who served for our freedom. Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Br.86.
There were 672 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to data released by the provincial government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

7 new deaths, 672 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta Wednesday

217 cases in hospital and 46 in the ICU

  • Nov 11, 2020
There were 672 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to data released by the provincial government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
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County of Wetaskiwin responds to pause on proposed assessment model changes

Provincial government announced pause on assessment for oil and gas wells and pipelines.

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President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ken Schubert, City of Wetaskiwin Mayor, Tyler Gandam, and Corp. Michael Dennys of 3CDSG Signal Squadron CFB Edmonton to laid the wreaths donated by No Stone Left Alone Wetaskiwin and paid their respects for our fallen soldiers. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

No Stone Left Alone Wetaskiwin pays respect to local veterans

Poppies and wreaths laid in Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery leading up to Remembrance Day.

President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ken Schubert, City of Wetaskiwin Mayor, Tyler Gandam, and Corp. Michael Dennys of 3CDSG Signal Squadron CFB Edmonton to laid the wreaths donated by No Stone Left Alone Wetaskiwin and paid their respects for our fallen soldiers. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Medavie Health Services donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army Wetaskiwin Food Bank. John Barry of Medavie presented the cheque to Major Don Grad of the Wetaskiwin Salvation Army. Submitted/ Major Don Grad.

Wetaskiwin Salvation Army Food Bank receives $10,000 donation

Medavie Health Services West donates to local food bank.

Medavie Health Services donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army Wetaskiwin Food Bank. John Barry of Medavie presented the cheque to Major Don Grad of the Wetaskiwin Salvation Army. Submitted/ Major Don Grad.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

713 additional COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

Central zone drops to 317 active cases

  • Nov 10, 2020
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The Government of Alberta is reporting that there is an outbreak, which is classified as two to four active cases, at Wetaskiwin Composite High School. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

COVID-19 cases up in the City and County of Wetaskiwin

Alberta confirmed 644 new cases Monday Nov. 9, 2020.

The Government of Alberta is reporting that there is an outbreak, which is classified as two to four active cases, at Wetaskiwin Composite High School. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province surpasses one million COVID-19 tests Friday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Central zone cases up Monday

Due to technical issues with Alberta website, testing data unavailable

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province surpasses one million COVID-19 tests Friday. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Maskwacis RCMP seek public assistance to locate missing male

Matthew Moonias as last seen in Maskwacis on Nov. 6

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Maskwacis engage RCMP Major Crimes Unit in suspicious death investigation

Ashton Lloyd Saddleback has been charged with the second-degree murder of his mother.

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COVID-19: Alberta reports 727 virus cases Sunday

‘Critical juncture’ says province’s top doctor

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City of Wetaskiwin suspends enforcement of Plastic Bag Ban Bylaw until May 2021

‘COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the province and in Wetaskiwin.’

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Kenney extends mandatory 15-person gathering limit to all communities under COVID-19 watch

Also recommends all Albertans wear a mask in indoor settings

  • Nov 6, 2020
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County of Wetaskiwin supports WRPS request for Highway 13 speed reduction

WRPS would like the speed of Highway 13 reduced to 80 km/h in front of Lakedell School.

  • Nov 6, 2020
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An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who was attacked in his Red Deer walk-in clinic Aug. 5, was created in the hours and days after his death. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor wants trial ‘as early as possible’

Deng Mabiour said he wants to go straight to trial without a preliminary hearing

An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who was attacked in his Red Deer walk-in clinic Aug. 5, was created in the hours and days after his death. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Thorsby/ Breton RCMP respond to double fatality

A collision on Highway 39 at the intersection of Range Road 52 resulted in the death of two males.

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