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Cindy Plant, Macki Rumak, and Claire Leger with Wetaskiwin FCSS. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Wetaskiwin FCSS prepares for busy spring and summer with new programs

Wetaskiwin FCSS has a full schedule this spring and summer with a…

Cindy Plant, Macki Rumak, and Claire Leger with Wetaskiwin FCSS. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
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County of Wetaskiwin first responders train ice rescues March 26-27, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

County of Wetaskiwin first responders train ice rescues

Over the March 26-27 weekend first responders from around the County of…

County of Wetaskiwin first responders train ice rescues March 26-27, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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Stettler RCMP, county peace officers work together to recover vehicle, apprehend suspect

Stettler County peace officers working jointly with the Stettler RCMP were able…

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A man carries the Ukrainian national flag as members of the Ukrainian Catholic community gather in prayer outside the White House, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Washington. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that Russia could invade Ukraine “any day,” launching a conflict that would come at an “enormous human cost.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Falun raises thousands for Ukraine in fundraiser dinner

The Falun community came out in droves on March 18, 2022, to…

A man carries the Ukrainian national flag as members of the Ukrainian Catholic community gather in prayer outside the White House, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Washington. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that Russia could invade Ukraine “any day,” launching a conflict that would come at an “enormous human cost.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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RCMP arrest wanted suspect in Bashaw

Arrest made in partnership with Stettler, Bashaw RCMP and Central Alberta Crime Reduction Unit

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Boo is back in care after surviving a harrowing 4 month ordeal after escaping care from a foster home near Ponoka in November. (photo submitted)

Rescue dog takes Hollywood-like, four-month journey from Ponoka to Stettler

A dog by the name of Boo has just finished a journey…

Boo is back in care after surviving a harrowing 4 month ordeal after escaping care from a foster home near Ponoka in November. (photo submitted)
Red Deer MLAs Adriana LaGrange and Jason Stephan (back right) stand behind Premier Jason Kenney during the last election campaign. On Thursday, Stephan called on the premier to resign because of a bungled leadership review. (Advocate file photo)

‘Spectacle and a circus’: Red Deer MLA calls on Premier Jason Kenney to resign

Red Deer-South MLA Jason Stephan says premier lost confidence of Albertans

Red Deer MLAs Adriana LaGrange and Jason Stephan (back right) stand behind Premier Jason Kenney during the last election campaign. On Thursday, Stephan called on the premier to resign because of a bungled leadership review. (Advocate file photo)
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)

The Ponoka Stampede is on this year and will feature new events

Stampede dates are June 27 to July 3

  • Mar 24, 2022
The junior jockeys of Flying Cross Ranch race at top speed in front of the grandstand at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. (File photo)
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Alberta reports 1,881 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths over four days

Latest COVID statistics cover last Friday through Monday

  • Mar 23, 2022
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Coronation lay multiple charges stemming from multiple investigations against suspect

The members of the Coronation RCMP have laid multiple charges against a…

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RCMP charge one in latest break and enter at County of Paintearth shop

It’s not often members of the RCMP are able to catch someone…

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Coronation RCMP charge three with possession of stolen property

With recent property crime in the County of Paintearth, residents have been…

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Stettler RCMP recover stolen vehicle near Gadsby

During the evening of March 16 and into the early morning hours…

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A blaze takes over an abandoned residence at the Samson Townsite in Maskwacis, Alta. (Supplied/ Maskwacis RCMP)

Maskwacis RCMP investigate series of house fires in the Samson Townsite

Since the middle of February, Maskwacis RCMP have responded to seven residential…

A blaze takes over an abandoned residence at the Samson Townsite in Maskwacis, Alta. (Supplied/ Maskwacis RCMP)
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The Stettler RCMP have made a number of arrests in recent days

The Stettler RCMP responded to a pair of complaints on March 15.…

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UPDATE: Suspect faces charges for weekend stabbing in Leduc, Alta.

UPDATE — Leduc RCMP have arrested Brian Austin Wurtz and Wurtz has…

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City of Wetaskiwin Deputy Mayor Bill Elliot spoke at the State of the Region address on March 18, 2022.

City and County of Wetaskiwin representatives speak at State of the Region Address

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Leduc, Nisku,…

City of Wetaskiwin Deputy Mayor Bill Elliot spoke at the State of the Region address on March 18, 2022.