Shaela Dansereau

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Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit recovers valuable stolen property

Property valued at over $50,000 recovered by Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit.

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Facebook/ The Open Door 24/7 Integrated Response Hub- Wetaskiwin.

Wetaskiwin residents show support for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Wetaskiwin residents and City Council members showed support for Hub with positive signs.

Facebook/ The Open Door 24/7 Integrated Response Hub- Wetaskiwin.
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BREAKING: Wetaskiwin RCMP lay kidnapping charges for kidnapping at truck stop west of Wetaskiwin

Victim sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

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Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Police dog-in-training Mira has been working with Const. Tom Peters of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP since last September. (Submitted)

Alberta RCMP Police Dog Services had busy year responding to 2,800 calls to service

Alberta RCMP Police Dog Services responded to 2,800 calls and captured over 900 criminals.

Police dog-in-training Mira has been working with Const. Tom Peters of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP since last September. (Submitted)
COVID-19 numbers for the City of Wetaskiwin as updated Dec. 27, 2020 by the Government of Alberta. Screengrab/ https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial

City of Wetaskiwin surpasses 100 active COVID-19 cases

Post-Christmas numbers update by the provincial government shows more cases for Wetaskiwin.

COVID-19 numbers for the City of Wetaskiwin as updated Dec. 27, 2020 by the Government of Alberta. Screengrab/ https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#geospatial
Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau.

A new year doesn’t require a new you

Opinion: Rethinking New Years resolutions

Editor of the Pipestone Flyer, Shaela Dansereau.
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Snowfall warning in effect for central and southern Alberta

A snowfall of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

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3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
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Family Resource Network offering support on parenting during COVID-19

Family Resource Network of Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey and surrounding areas shares helpful resources

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Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation
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County of Wetaskiwin awarded $1.3 Million in Municipal Stimulus Funding

This funding will go towards new infrastructure in the County.

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Theresa Grandmond receiving the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award in the business category from MLA Rick Wilson- Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Submitted/ Theresa Grandmond.

Wetaskiwin business wins provincial award for their compassion during COVID-19

Ladybug Support Services Ltd. was recognized for their leadership and compassion during the pandemic

Theresa Grandmond receiving the 2020 Minister’s Seniors Service Award in the business category from MLA Rick Wilson- Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Submitted/ Theresa Grandmond.
Millet Fire Hall lit up on Dec. 12, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Millet Fire Hall’s “Light it Up for Liam” drive-by event a success

Over 150 drove by and $9,000 fundraised.

Millet Fire Hall lit up on Dec. 12, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Liberty Hall’s grand opening in 2019 was a great success with a good crowd in attendance including dignitaries MP Red Deer Lacombe Blaine Calkins, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre MLA Jason Nixon and Charlie Cutforth, CAO for Ponoka County. Pictured are Liberty Hall board members Laverne Steeves, Ryan Nichol, Joey Jensen, MP Blaine Calkins, Shery Boyes, Helen Jorgensen and Karen Boyes. Photo submitted.
 Liberty Hall’s grand opening in 2019 was a great success with a good crowd in attendance including dignitaries MP Red Deer Lacombe Blaine Calkins, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre MLA Jason Nixon and Charlie Cutforth, CAO for Ponoka County. Pictured are Liberty Hall board members Laverne Steeves, Ryan Nichol, Joey Jensen, MP Blaine Calkins, Shery Boyes, Helen Jorgensen and Karen Boyes. Photo submitted.
Liberty Hall’s grand opening in 2019 was a great success with a good crowd in attendance including dignitaries MP Red Deer Lacombe Blaine Calkins, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre MLA Jason Nixon and Charlie Cutforth, CAO for Ponoka County. Pictured are Liberty Hall board members Laverne Steeves, Ryan Nichol, Joey Jensen, MP Blaine Calkins, Shery Boyes, Helen Jorgensen and Karen Boyes. Photo submitted.
 Liberty Hall’s grand opening in 2019 was a great success with a good crowd in attendance including dignitaries MP Red Deer Lacombe Blaine Calkins, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre MLA Jason Nixon and Charlie Cutforth, CAO for Ponoka County. Pictured are Liberty Hall board members Laverne Steeves, Ryan Nichol, Joey Jensen, MP Blaine Calkins, Shery Boyes, Helen Jorgensen and Karen Boyes. Photo submitted.
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One confirmed case of COVID-19 at Rimbey’s Valley View Manor

As COVID-19 cases rise within and surrounding the Town of Rimbey, the town is following all provincial mandates

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County of Wetaskiwin shoots down mandatory masking bylaw

County Council votes against implementing a County-wide mandatory masking bylaw.

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Alberta RCMP warns Albertans about package thieves this Christmas

Increased porch pirate and package thief activity during the holidays.

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Rimbey Victim Services in partnership with Rimbey RCMP and Ponoka County Fire Charity Checkstop 2019. Submitted/ Kristine Stebanuk, Rimbey Victim Services.

Rimbey Charity Checkstop on hold this year

Rimbey Victim Services’ annual Charity Checkstop cancelled due to COVID-19 this year.

Rimbey Victim Services in partnership with Rimbey RCMP and Ponoka County Fire Charity Checkstop 2019. Submitted/ Kristine Stebanuk, Rimbey Victim Services.
Executive Director and Co-Founder of Rock Soup Craig Haavalsen is sleeping in a tent outside Rock Soup’s location until the Go Fund Me for Rock Soup raises $10,000. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Putting normalcy into asking for help: New non-profit sets up in Wetaskiwin

Rock Soup non-profit is a new secular Food Bank putting down roots in Wetaskiwin.

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Rock Soup Craig Haavalsen is sleeping in a tent outside Rock Soup’s location until the Go Fund Me for Rock Soup raises $10,000. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.