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A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for a Maskwacis family who lost their home in a fatal fire on April 14. A 19-year-old died from his injuries in hospital the following day. (Photo from GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for central Alberta family who lost home in fatal fire

19-year-old died in hospital day after early-morning April 14 fire

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for a Maskwacis family who lost their home in a fatal fire on April 14. A 19-year-old died from his injuries in hospital the following day. (Photo from GoFundMe)
Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge on Friday July 3, 2020. Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously to ask the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

P.E.I. asking Ottawa to change name of Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing

Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously Friday to ask…

Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge on Friday July 3, 2020. Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously to ask the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
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City of Wetaskiwin moves forward with wastewater treatment plant improvement project

City of Wetaskiwin Council has officially approved the funding for the construction…

  • Apr 29, 2022
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Maskwacis residents held a special walk Sept. 28, 2017 to raise awareness of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. (File photo/Tara Cutarm)

Ermineskin Women’s Shelter holding walk May 5 for MMIWG

Ermineskin Women’s Shelter is hosting a walk in recognition of Missing and…

Maskwacis residents held a special walk Sept. 28, 2017 to raise awareness of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. (File photo/Tara Cutarm)
A total of 6,569 COVID cases were reported in Alberta over the latest seven-day period, and 565,052 were confirmed so far during the pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML)
A total of 6,569 COVID cases were reported in Alberta over the latest seven-day period, and 565,052 were confirmed so far during the pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML)
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Students return to Pigeon Lake Regional School after student stabbed in library

Students returned to Pigeon Lake Regional School (PLRS) Wednesday April 27, 2022,…

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Cree county music singer Shane Yellowbird from Maskwacis passes away

Multiple media outlets have reported that Cree country music artist Shane Yellowbird…

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)
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Leduc RCMP charge one man after armed robbery

One male is following multiple charges after being arrested for an armed…

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Central Alberta RCMP seize shotgun and drugs

Ponoka RCMP respond to a report of a suspicious person

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April 23, 2022 Professional Bullriding was back in Westrose after two years for Lakedell Ag Society’s Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’ event. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Lakedell Ag Society’s Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’ makes a triumphant return

After two years of the event being cancelled due to COVID-19, professional…

April 23, 2022 Professional Bullriding was back in Westrose after two years for Lakedell Ag Society’s Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’ event. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Marvin Rotrand, National Director of the League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada, speaks about the increase in antisemitic incidents in Canada during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada sees record rise in antisemitism in 2021, surge in violence toward Jews

Record levels of antisemitism were recorded in Canada last year, with sharp…

Marvin Rotrand, National Director of the League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada, speaks about the increase in antisemitic incidents in Canada during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, April 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
RCMP at Pigeon Lake Region School following a serious incident the morning of April 25, 2022, which resulted in a student being airlifted to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

UPDATE: Pigeon Lake Regional School student airlifted to hospital after stabbing; charges laid

UPDATE — Wetaskiwin RCMP have laid charges in relation to the stabbing…

RCMP at Pigeon Lake Region School following a serious incident the morning of April 25, 2022, which resulted in a student being airlifted to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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County of Wetaskiwin clarifies their role regarding confined feed operations

The County of Wetaskiwin is clarifying their role when it comes to…

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County of Wetaskiwin makes changes to fire billing policy

The County of Wetaskiwin has made important changes to the fire billing…

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The Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 hopefuls from L-R: Martina Hotlkamp, Codi Wilson, Harleigh Zack, Naomi Akkermans (reigning queen), Mackenzie Skeels, Emily Roessler and Ashley Gillespie. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 hopefuls from L-R: Martina Hotlkamp, Codi Wilson, Harleigh Zack, Naomi Akkermans (reigning queen), Mackenzie Skeels, Emily Roessler and Ashley Gillespie. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping urges all eligible Albertans to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases rising. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

Vaccination urged as COVID-19 cases on the rise

Latest variant appears less dangerous but health minister urges all to get vaccinated

  • Apr 20, 2022
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping urges all eligible Albertans to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases rising. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
RCMP Cpl. Kevin Krebs presented a print print to celebrate the 25th anniversary on behalf of the RCMP and Victim Services of Alberta to the Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services celebrates 25th anniversary

Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services celebrated their 25th anniversary on April 12,…

RCMP Cpl. Kevin Krebs presented a print print to celebrate the 25th anniversary on behalf of the RCMP and Victim Services of Alberta to the Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
A few brave souls were out and about on Monday as the deep freeze returned after a weekend break. The cold, with overnight lows around -40 C with wind chill factored in, is expected to stick around until the weekend.
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Snowfall warning for Red Deer and Central Alberta

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Red Deer and most…

A few brave souls were out and about on Monday as the deep freeze returned after a weekend break. The cold, with overnight lows around -40 C with wind chill factored in, is expected to stick around until the weekend.
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City of Wetaskiwin approves 2022 budget

On March 28, 2022, after four days of deliberations, two virtual open…

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Community members gathered at the Mulhurst Bay Community Centre April 16, 2022 for an Easter egg hunt and other family fun activities to celebrate the Easter holiday. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Mulhurst celebrates Easter with community egg hunt

Mulhurst, Alta., community members celebrated the Easter weekend on Saturday April 16,…

Community members gathered at the Mulhurst Bay Community Centre April 16, 2022 for an Easter egg hunt and other family fun activities to celebrate the Easter holiday. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)