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Wetaskiwin RCMP execute search warrant: Large police presence in Millet

Heavy police presence was in Millet the evening of Nov. 3, 2020.

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Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
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Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday afternoon the increasing active cases in the province are troubling . File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday afternoon the increasing active cases in the province are troubling . File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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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
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City of Wetaskiwin declares State of Local Emergency to provide immediate assistance to vulnerable persons in area

‘Council and Administration are committed to protecting our vulnerable population’

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Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers unavailable Monday

Alberta to provide an update Tuesday afternoon

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Josh Bishop is the new Reeve for the County of Wetaskiwin. Naomi Finseth/ County of Wetaskiwin.

County of Wetaskiwin has a new Reeve

New Reeve and Deputy Reeve were appointed at Oct. 27, 2020 County Council meeting.

Josh Bishop is the new Reeve for the County of Wetaskiwin. Naomi Finseth/ County of Wetaskiwin.
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Alberta Health Services' central zone jumped from 162 active COVID-19 cases to 178 on Friday. Five additional deaths were reported provincewide, bringing the toll to 323. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

622 new COVID-19 cases set another daily high Friday

Province confirmed 622 additional cases Friday

  • Oct 30, 2020
Alberta Health Services' central zone jumped from 162 active COVID-19 cases to 178 on Friday. Five additional deaths were reported provincewide, bringing the toll to 323. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
City of Wetaskiwin Mayor presenting the AUMA Above & Beyond Award to John Maude and Susan Quinn. Ren Goode/ City of Wetaskiwin.

Wetaskiwin County residents win the AUMA Above & Beyond Award

John Maude and Susan Quinn are being recognized for their role in Wetaskiwin’s sustainability.

City of Wetaskiwin Mayor presenting the AUMA Above & Beyond Award to John Maude and Susan Quinn. Ren Goode/ City of Wetaskiwin.
Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.

477 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Thursday

Changes being made to the COVID-19 symptom list for school-age children

Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.
There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)

Alberta records 410 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Central zone dropped to 160 active cases

  • Oct 28, 2020
There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)
Shaun Isaac, owner of Woodchucker Firewood in Trochu, is awaiting a new shipment during a firewood shortage in the province. All of the wood he has left is being saved for long-time customers who need it to heat their homes. (Contributed photo).

Firewood shortage in central Alberta caused by rising demand, gaps in supply

‘I’ve said “No” to more people than ever’: firewood seller

Shaun Isaac, owner of Woodchucker Firewood in Trochu, is awaiting a new shipment during a firewood shortage in the province. All of the wood he has left is being saved for long-time customers who need it to heat their homes. (Contributed photo).
Sharon Hickin, general manager of the Days Inn Sylvan Lake and the new Lake House Diner, poses for a photo outside the new restaurant. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Pandemic puts extra hurdles in place for new Sylvan Lake businesses

Over the past seven months numerous new businesses have opened in Sylvan Lake, despite the pandemic

Sharon Hickin, general manager of the Days Inn Sylvan Lake and the new Lake House Diner, poses for a photo outside the new restaurant. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
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Maskwacis RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Collision on Highway 2A causing fatality still under investigation.

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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Montana First Nations councillor gives back to youth

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Reggie Rabbit is a newly elected…

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City of Wetaskiwin cases rapidly climbing

City of Wetaskiwin reporting 11 active cases of COVID-19

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Distancing Diamond Project in Millet for mental health

Distancing Diamonds allow for social distancing community gathering.

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Wetaskiwin Hospital staff join AUPE walk outs across the province Monday Oct. 26, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ The Pipestone Flyer.

City of Wetaskiwin health-care workers strike in protest of province-wide cuts

Wetaskiwin Hospital staff join other front line hospital workers across the province in walk-outs.

Wetaskiwin Hospital staff join AUPE walk outs across the province Monday Oct. 26, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ The Pipestone Flyer.
Front-line hospital workers have walked off the job at the Rimbey Hospital, and across the province. Photo Submitted

Front-line health care workers on strike across the province, including Rimbey Hospital

The strike is due to cut of 11,000 health care jobs in the province, according to AUPE

Front-line hospital workers have walked off the job at the Rimbey Hospital, and across the province. Photo Submitted