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City and County of Wetaskiwin have less than 10 active COVID-19 cases combined

All public health restrictions were lifted across the province on July 1, 2021.

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UPDATE: Wetaskiwin RCMP seek assistance to locate missing female

Wetaskiwin RCMP are seeking public assistance to locate Tara Donna Arney.

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Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
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Mobile mammography service to visit Wetaskiwin this week

Women ages 50 to 74, the group most at risk of developing…

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Central zone reports one new COVID-19 death, 113 active cases

Red Deer at 24 active cases of COVID-19

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Yukon RCMP and other emergency responders were on the scene of a collision at Robert Service Way and the Alaska Highway on June 12. (Black Press file)

Leduc RCMP seek witnesses for stabbing incident

On July 1, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Leduc RCMP were…

  • Jul 2, 2021
Yukon RCMP and other emergency responders were on the scene of a collision at Robert Service Way and the Alaska Highway on June 12. (Black Press file)
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Wetaskiwin RCMP called to possible drowning at By-the-Lake Park

A 13-year-old girl went into the water and reportedly did not resurface.

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As daily case totals fall, there were two new COVID-19 deaths in the Central zone reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
As daily case totals fall, there were two new COVID-19 deaths in the Central zone reported to Alberta Health over the past 24 hours. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
Midway being set up in the Town of Calmar. Facebook/ Town of Calmar.

Canada Day events and activities in Wetaskiwin County and surrounding areas

Although many events are still cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic as…

Midway being set up in the Town of Calmar. Facebook/ Town of Calmar.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw gave her final scheduled COVID-19 update Tuesday. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Red Deer at 29 active COVID-19 cases, city adds 42nd COVID-19 death

Province has 1,132 active cases of the virus, the fewest since Aug. 26

  • Jun 29, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw gave her final scheduled COVID-19 update Tuesday. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Leduc RCMP Drug Unit charge male for drug trafficking

The arrest resulted in the seizure of 64 grams of cocaine and four grams of heroin.

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City of Wetaskiwin repeals Face Coverings Bylaw

Masks will no longer be required as of July 1, 2021 in the City of Wetaskiwin.

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There are currently 137 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta’s central zone. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
There are currently 137 active COVID-19 cases in Alberta’s central zone. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
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Heat warning in effect across the County of Wetaskiwin

Water restrictions in place across the City of Wetaskiwin and Town of Millet.

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Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The board of trustees of Edmonton Catholic Schools has voted unanimously to rename an elementary school bearing the name of a bishop who helped set up residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Trustees vote to remove Catholic bishop’s name from Edmonton elementary school

Officials decide to remove part of a mural depicting Vital-Justin Grandin from the school’s exterior

Flags and lights are seen as a vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The board of trustees of Edmonton Catholic Schools has voted unanimously to rename an elementary school bearing the name of a bishop who helped set up residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
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RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay charges after a murder and arson investigation in Wetaskiwin County

Three individuals have been charged with murder with disregard for human life.

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Allan Ferchuk, Central Alberta Sport Authority board chair, along with Scott Robinson, the new CEO of the organization. (BYRON HACKETT/ADVOCATE STAFF)

Central Alberta Sports Authority announces CEO

Scott Robinson will be the first CEO

  • Jun 26, 2021
Allan Ferchuk, Central Alberta Sport Authority board chair, along with Scott Robinson, the new CEO of the organization. (BYRON HACKETT/ADVOCATE STAFF)
Premier Jason Kenney thanked Albertans for getting vaccinated as the province surpassed four million doses administered. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta has administered more than 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Province reports approximately 100 new cases of COVID-19

  • Jun 25, 2021
Premier Jason Kenney thanked Albertans for getting vaccinated as the province surpassed four million doses administered. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
So far Alberta has administered nearly 3.6 million vaccine doses, with 71.1 per cent of the population 12 and over with at least one dose and 33 per cent fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
So far Alberta has administered nearly 3.6 million vaccine doses, with 71.1 per cent of the population 12 and over with at least one dose and 33 per cent fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta reports 73 new cases of COVID-19

The Central zone has just 159 active cases of the virus

  • Jun 24, 2021
So far Alberta has administered nearly 3.6 million vaccine doses, with 71.1 per cent of the population 12 and over with at least one dose and 33 per cent fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
So far Alberta has administered nearly 3.6 million vaccine doses, with 71.1 per cent of the population 12 and over with at least one dose and 33 per cent fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Water restriction in place for the City of Wetaskiwin

A stage 1 water restriction is in effect for the City of Wetaskiwin to conserve water resources.

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