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City of Wetaskiwin wins national marketing award

The City of Wetaskiwin’s Economic Development and Communications Departments have been recognized…

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Megan Paige (submitted/ Megan Paige Music)

Millet singer songwriter releases second single

18-year-old country music artist Megan Paige is excited to share her music

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UPDATE: Ponoka RCMP advising of poor driving condition on QEII

Snowfall moving from central to eastern Alberta towards this evening

  • Mar 20, 2022
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New COVID-19 cases rising but hospitalizations still falling

Six more deaths reported on Thursday to bring provincial toll to 4,019

  • Mar 17, 2022
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Norway rats like this one are traditionally the most common rat found in Alberta. But roof rats, mostly from B.C., are also appearing more often. (Photo contributed)

Hitchhiking rat found in Red Deer

31 rats identified in Alberta last year

Norway rats like this one are traditionally the most common rat found in Alberta. But roof rats, mostly from B.C., are also appearing more often. (Photo contributed)
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Wetaskiwin RCMP request public assistance in identifying suspect in altercation

Wetaskiwin RCMP are requesting public assistance in identifying a male suspect after…

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Health Minister Jason Copping, said the government will stop releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 cases up but hospitalization numbers down

Hospitalizations down 40 per cent from Feb. 1

Health Minister Jason Copping, said the government will stop releasing daily COVID-19 numbers. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

UPDATE: Accused in second degree murder of Ponoka mother committed to stand trial

Ryan Jake Applegarth has been committed to stand trial for the second…

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
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Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executes search warrants

On March 8, 2022, after an investigation into drug trafficking Wetaskiwin RCMP…

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hopes Albertans will de-politicize mask wearing. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hopes Albertans will de-politicize mask wearing. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
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Maskwacis RCMP lay attempted murder charges following serious assault

Three suspects charged with multiple criminal code offences including attempted murder

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Alberta COVID-19 hospitalizations below 1,000 for first time in two months

18 more deaths, including one in Red Deer, reported over the weekend

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The watercraft and trailer were believed to be stolen from the Buck Lake, Alta., area (Alberta RCMP)

Breton RCMP investigate recovered watercraft

The watercraft and trailer were believed to be stolen from the Buck Lake, Alta., area

The watercraft and trailer were believed to be stolen from the Buck Lake, Alta., area (Alberta RCMP)
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)

Fundraiser dinner for Ukraine in Falun this week

Ukrainian fundraiser dinner to be held March 19, 2022 at the Falun Community Hall

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)
Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 4,003, the provincial government announced Friday. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll climbs above 4,000

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has climbed above 4,000. Eleven new deaths were…

Alberta’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 4,003, the provincial government announced Friday. (Black Press file photo)
Over the last week, 33 per cent of new non-ICU admissions were incidental cases, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health said Thursday. (File photo by Government of Alberta)

Six new COVID-19 deaths reported in Alberta

Alberta has identified 552 new COVID-19 cases, the provincial government announced Thursday.…

Over the last week, 33 per cent of new non-ICU admissions were incidental cases, Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health said Thursday. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
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Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate homicide in City of Wetaskiwin

At 2:25 a.m. on March 8, 2022, Wetaskiwin RCMP received a complaint…

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Red Deer has active 297 COVID-19 cases, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website.(Image courtesy CDC)
Red Deer has active 297 COVID-19 cases, according to geospatial mapping on the provincial government’s website.(Image courtesy CDC)
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Tuesday was two-year anniversary of first Alberta COVID-19 case

Alberta reported 467 new cases and seven deaths

  • Mar 8, 2022
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