Community

Communities in Bloom celebrates not just beautiful gardens, but also historic buildings and community involvement. Judges visited City Hall and other rejuvenated spaces while giving a “Friend Evaluation” of Wetaskiwin.

Cultivating community with a BOUQUET of beautiful gardens!

Wetaskiwin has blossomed in the last few years, thanks to hard work…

  • Aug 30, 2021

 

Wetaskiwin City Council agreed that a winter shelter could be created on City property, should an appropriate property be identified.

Community reviewing options for winter shelter site

The City of Wetaskiwin is working with local social service organizations to…

  • Aug 23, 2021

 

Show your community spirit and creativity: the City of Wetaskiwin’s second annual Canada Day Decorating Contest is back!

Colour your community beautiful for Canada Day!

It’s time to fly your flags and festoon your homes and businesses…

  • Jun 21, 2021

 

Photo (STAR Catholic Logo)

STAR Catholic School Division declines running pilot on K-6 draft curriculum

The Catholic school board conducted an in-depth analysis of the Education Alberta’s draft curriculum

Photo (STAR Catholic Logo)
Beginning this week, residents are invited to sign up on the City of Wetaskiwin’s Community Garden page and reserve their plot for the coming growing season.

Time to get growing! Reserve your community garden plot before they book up

Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis

  • Apr 12, 2021
Beginning this week, residents are invited to sign up on the City of Wetaskiwin’s Community Garden page and reserve their plot for the coming growing season.
Katimavik

Planning for a Katimavik group to come to Wetaskiwin

Katimavik program interested in bringing participants to volunteer in the community

  • Jan 11, 2021
Katimavik
Katie Hodges, left, and Aubree Reynolds hold up one of the pictures they made and delivered during Christmas time. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka News carriers deliver more than the paper

Katie Hodges and Aubree Reynolds have become well-known on their route

Katie Hodges, left, and Aubree Reynolds hold up one of the pictures they made and delivered during Christmas time. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
CACAC strives to create a healthy and happy future for the children of Central Alberta and the greater community.

1,100 reasons to support Central Alberta children this Christmas

Annual lottery fundraiser will fund Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre’s vital work

  • Dec 7, 2020
CACAC strives to create a healthy and happy future for the children of Central Alberta and the greater community.
A display on the stage at the Ponoka Legion included a photo collage of Bob Hepp’s life, and some of his signature belongings. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Bob Hepp remembered with culinary scholarship

Supper held in his honour at the Ponoka Legion Oct. 2

A display on the stage at the Ponoka Legion included a photo collage of Bob Hepp’s life, and some of his signature belongings. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Mark your calendars for Alberta Métis Fest, June 13

  • Jun 8, 2020
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival
We must work together to fight the stigma around mental health challenges that can hinder people from seeking help.

Mental health matters—and it’s ok to need help

You are not alone if you’re struggling with your mental health

  • May 18, 2020
We must work together to fight the stigma around mental health challenges that can hinder people from seeking help.
Wetaskiwin City Council urges residents to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wetaskiwin City Council urges residents to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Staying home will help save lives

  • Apr 6, 2020
Wetaskiwin City Council urges residents to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Linda Schmidt standing next to her signed happy birthday well wishes from her friends in Luther Manor that hangs on her couch. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

A birthday pandemic

Wetaskiwin woman celebrates 100th birthday during COVID-19.

Linda Schmidt standing next to her signed happy birthday well wishes from her friends in Luther Manor that hangs on her couch. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Sewing for safety during COVID-19

Sewing for safety during COVID-19

A Wetaskiwin local is sewing face masks for the vulnerable and front line workers.

Sewing for safety during COVID-19
Sewing for safety during COVID-19

Sewing for safety during COVID-19

A Wetaskiwin local is sewing face masks for the vulnerable and front line workers.

Sewing for safety during COVID-19
Bonnie Quast’s daughter paints an Easter Egg printout. Photo submitted by Bonnie Quast.

The social distancing Easter egg hunt

Some families are getting crafty in self-isolation

Bonnie Quast’s daughter paints an Easter Egg printout. Photo submitted by Bonnie Quast.
Millet Fresh Market keeps positive through coronavirus crowds

Millet Fresh Market keeps positive through coronavirus crowds

Fresh Market credits teamwork and their incredible community with their success during the pandemic.

Millet Fresh Market keeps positive through coronavirus crowds
Manager Colleen Kruger holding the President’s award trophy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin A&W ranked first in Canada

Out of over 950 stores across Canada, Wetaskiwin’s A&W has come out on top.

Manager Colleen Kruger holding the President’s award trophy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.