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Flags at half-mast at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

City of Wetaskiwin flags lowered to honour loss of local firefighter

‘His dedication and devotion to the protection of our community will live on.’

Flags at half-mast at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Lacombe frustrated with rail company foot dragging

Lack of information following derailment and cluttered right-of-way among issues frustrating council

Trains are allowed to go 80 km/h, in the City of Lacombe, which many feel is too fast. The city has a laundry list of issues with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Frank Krepps, who landed in France on D-Day, holds a photo of himself taken in 1942. (Advocate file photo)

Two central Alberta D-Day veterans have died

Joseph Young and Frank Krepps fought through Europe in Second World War

Red Deer’s Frank Krepps, who landed in France on D-Day, holds a photo of himself taken in 1942. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)

Red Deer has 18 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta identifies 41 new COVID-19 cases Friday

Red Deer County has four active cases of the virus, Lacombe County has one and Clearwater County sits at two. (Black Press file image)
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County of Wetaskiwin reporting zero active COVID-19 cases

The County of Wetaskiwin is currently COVID-19 free.

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Possible drowning at Wizard Lake; efforts to recover adult male continue

A 49-year-old male was lost and feared drowned after rescuing a nine-year-old family member.

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Red Deer’s COVID cases up two to 17 active on Wednesday

The provincial trend is still downward to 569 new cases

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Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)
Photos and flowers can be found at a memorial at the fatal Wetaskiwin-area rail crossing. (Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer staff)
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UPDATE- Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking assistance locating missing male

Isaiah Joseph Okeynan may be in the Wetaskiwin or Maskwacis area; RCMP want to confirm his wellbeing

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County Council makes decision on previous oiled and paved roadways

Council directed Administration to fund the provision of dust control as contained within the 2021 Strategic and Tactical Plan.

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Red Deer down to 17 active cases of COVID-19

New provincial COVID cases drop to 624

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Leduc RCMP seek public assistance to locate subject on warrant

Leduc RMCP are trying to locate 36-year-old Harvey Francis Moosomin of Maskwacis, Alta.

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Leduc RMP respond to report of a stolen vehicle; male injured

Leduc RCMP have charged Isaac Joseph Raymond, 23, of Thorsby Alta., with 19 offences

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Wetaskiwin closes out the 2021 Central Alberta Air Tour

Planes a plenty landed in Wetaskiwin on July 10, 2021 for the final stop of the Air Tour.

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Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to fatal collision between train and SUV

One adult was pronounced deceased on scene; seriously injured child taken to hospital via EMS.

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Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the best thing Albertans can do is get vaccinated. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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County of Wetaskiwin implements water restrictions and bans for multiple county communities

Communities on water restrictions include Dorchester Ranch and Village Lane Condos.

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Red Deer down to 16 active COVID cases

Alberta identified 23 more cases to bring active cases to 697

  • Jul 8, 2021
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Wetaskiwin hospital. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

New funding for dialysis care allocated to Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre

The hemodialysis unit will be expanding its patient capacity and hours of operation.

Wetaskiwin hospital. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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