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Donna Bailey (right), licensed optician and manager of the Lacombe Eye Centre dispensary, can help you find the frame and lens combination that works for you. Photo by Karen Douglass

Give yourself the gift of better vision for 2020!

A visit to your Central Alberta eyecare specialist can be the perfect new year’s resolution

  • Dec 16, 2019
Top fire safety tips for keeping your family safe over the holidays

Top fire safety tips for keeping your family safe over the holidays

Wetaskiwin Fire Services offers residents advice for avoiding indoor fire hazards

  • Dec 9, 2019
Get your ideal eyeglasses for sight and style!

Get your ideal eyeglasses for sight and style!

Ponoka opticians provide one-on-one service, quality materials for your next pair of glasses

  • Dec 2, 2019
Exciting changes to annual Secret Santa campaign

Exciting changes to annual Secret Santa campaign

New this year: Adopt-a-family program, hamper pickup times and expanded volunteer opportunities

  • Nov 25, 2019
Exciting changes to annual Secret Santa campaign
Santa’s coming to Wetaskiwin Mall every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in December! On Dec. 21, Santa will give a gift to the first 250 kids who visit.

12 days of Christmas? This mall has over 20!

Hark! Wetaskiwin angels sing about all the happy holiday events happening at the mall

  • Nov 18, 2019
Santa’s coming to Wetaskiwin Mall every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in December! On Dec. 21, Santa will give a gift to the first 250 kids who visit.
Everyone deserves a warm place to go at night. The City of Wetaskiwin reinforced that point recently when council approved funding to reopen and operate an emergency shelter in the Civic Building for the city’s homeless community.

Emergency shelter in Wetaskiwin a benefit to the community as a whole

Shelter presence results in large reduction in hospital visits, police calls for service

  • Nov 18, 2019
Everyone deserves a warm place to go at night. The City of Wetaskiwin reinforced that point recently when council approved funding to reopen and operate an emergency shelter in the Civic Building for the city’s homeless community.
Drinking water safety a priority in Wetaskiwin

Drinking water safety a priority in Wetaskiwin

Lead water service pipe replacement program continues, City shoulders 60 per cent of cost

  • Nov 11, 2019
Drinking water safety a priority in Wetaskiwin
A team from the Red Deer Advocate participated in the inaugural abc Country Restaurant Gingerbread House Competition in 2018, designing a castle with homemade icing. The restaurant is currently registering teams for its second annual competition, which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.

Red Deer restaurant hosts second annual Gingerbread House Competition

Registration is still open for the Nov. 27 fundraiser event

  • Nov 4, 2019
A team from the Red Deer Advocate participated in the inaugural abc Country Restaurant Gingerbread House Competition in 2018, designing a castle with homemade icing. The restaurant is currently registering teams for its second annual competition, which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.
Three budget open houses on Nov. 6 and 8 will let citizens provide feedback on the 2020 proposed budget.

Police, fire and public works top budget priorities for Wetaskiwin residents

More chances to weigh in Nov. 6 and 8

  • Oct 28, 2019
Three budget open houses on Nov. 6 and 8 will let citizens provide feedback on the 2020 proposed budget.
Wetaskiwin Mall is working with local stores, shoppers and the Boys & Girls Club for the third annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive, to ensure families have the clothes they need to brave the winter cold.

Annual coat campaign warms Wetaskiwin hearts

Mall hosts third Warm Hearts Winter Coat Drive through Nov. 14

  • Oct 21, 2019
Wetaskiwin Mall is working with local stores, shoppers and the Boys & Girls Club for the third annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive, to ensure families have the clothes they need to brave the winter cold.
Wetaskiwin City Council invites residents to three budget open houses planned for early November as a continuation of City Council’s public budget consultation.

Budget 2020: Have your say

Public consultation sessions set for Wetskiwin’s 2020-2022 budget

  • Oct 14, 2019
Wetaskiwin City Council invites residents to three budget open houses planned for early November as a continuation of City Council’s public budget consultation.
How would you like the City of Wetaskiwin to spend its money in the coming year? The City’s new Citizen Budget Tool allows you to share your thoughts on how tax dollars should be spent.

Have your say on City spending with new online tool

City of Wetaskiwin launches online citizen budget tool

  • Sep 16, 2019
How would you like the City of Wetaskiwin to spend its money in the coming year? The City’s new Citizen Budget Tool allows you to share your thoughts on how tax dollars should be spent.
Recognizing the positive impact community events and initiatives can have, the City of Wetaskiwin accepts applications for grants that benefit the community. The deadline for 2020 grant applications is Oct. 1.

Community Funding Requests for 2020 Now Being Accepted

Deadline to apply for 2020 grants-in-aid coming up Oct. 19

  • Sep 9, 2019
Recognizing the positive impact community events and initiatives can have, the City of Wetaskiwin accepts applications for grants that benefit the community. The deadline for 2020 grant applications is Oct. 1.
The photo above illustrates what the Peace Cairn will look like once it reaches its final resting place.

Peace Cairn to be moved to final resting place

Wetaskiwin’s beloved Peace Cairn will soon be moved to its final resting…

  • Aug 26, 2019
The photo above illustrates what the Peace Cairn will look like once it reaches its final resting place.
Fun, games and the Boys Girls Club highlight Back-to-School Party

Fun, games and the Boys Girls Club highlight Back-to-School Party

Visit the Wetaskiwin Mall Aug. 24 and greet the school year in style!

  • Aug 12, 2019
Fun, games and the Boys Girls Club highlight Back-to-School Party
Each month, Wetaskiwin’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes a local individual who has offered significant contributions to the community, like Adrian Melford Richardson, here receiving his award from Mayor Tyler Gandam.

Giving thanks: Honouring those who build community

Wetaskiwin’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes locals making a difference

  • Aug 12, 2019
Each month, Wetaskiwin’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes a local individual who has offered significant contributions to the community, like Adrian Melford Richardson, here receiving his award from Mayor Tyler Gandam.
SCAN Program Targets Problem Properties

SCAN Program Targets Problem Properties

Are you concerned that a property in your community might be being…

  • Aug 5, 2019
SCAN Program Targets Problem Properties
Chief-in-council Tom McDonald, left, of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation and John Campbell of Finishing Touch Builders hold a recognition plaque listing the groups that played a role in the renovation and energy efficiency projects undertaken by the AWN in Grande Cache. The celebration was held in conjunction with National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Creating energy efficiencies takes teamwork

FT Builders’ expertise can help you save money and make your building more comfortable

  • Jul 22, 2019
Chief-in-council Tom McDonald, left, of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation and John Campbell of Finishing Touch Builders hold a recognition plaque listing the groups that played a role in the renovation and energy efficiency projects undertaken by the AWN in Grande Cache. The celebration was held in conjunction with National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Planning to run for Wetaskiwin City Council? Nomination deadline is July 31

Planning to run for Wetaskiwin City Council? Nomination deadline is July 31

The City of Wetaskiwin will fill two vacant councillor positions through the…

  • Jul 22, 2019
Planning to run for Wetaskiwin City Council? Nomination deadline is July 31
The City of Wetaskiwin needs to update its current wastewater treatment facility by 2023 to align with current federal and provincial government regulations.

Wetaskiwin moves forward on required wastewater treatment upgrades

City plans for one-third share of upgrade costs

  • Jul 15, 2019
The City of Wetaskiwin needs to update its current wastewater treatment facility by 2023 to align with current federal and provincial government regulations.