Shaela Dansereau

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.

Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre receives funding for emergency department and medical device processing renovations

The Government of Alberta and AHS has designated $6 million for the upgrades.

  • Jul 22, 2021
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre. Photo/ Alberta Health Services.
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Fire advisory in effect for the County of Stettler

Permits are required for essential and non-essential burns

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Possible drowning at Wizard Lake; efforts to recover adult male continue

A 49-year-old male was lost and feared drowned after rescuing a nine-year-old family member.

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Chicken dancers performed to Northern Cree’s musical talents at the July 1, 2021 ceremony. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Ceremony in Wetaskiwin for Every Child Matters takes place Canada Day

A convoy from Enoch Cree Nation travelled to Wetaskiwin Canada Day for the ceremony.

  • Jul 2, 2021
Chicken dancers performed to Northern Cree’s musical talents at the July 1, 2021 ceremony. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis

‘Masks 4 Maskwacis’ wins Northern Lights Volunteer Award

The group received recognition for their efforts to support their community during COVID-19.

  • Jun 21, 2021
Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis
Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

  • Jun 11, 2021
Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Breton RCMP investigate fatal house fire

A one-year-old male and four-year-old female died in the house fire.

  • Jun 4, 2021
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Video of bear captured by John Norton.

‘It was surreal’: Black bear wanders through yards in Millet

Millet resident captures video of bear wandering through residential Millet, Alta.

  • Jun 1, 2021
Video of bear captured by John Norton.
Mayflies cover a wall at a Pigeon Lake Property. Photo/ Stephen and Dannah Cote.

Something out of a nightmare: Mayflies take over villages surrounding Pigeon Lake

Residents say that they are seeing more bugs this year than years past.

  • May 28, 2021
Mayflies cover a wall at a Pigeon Lake Property. Photo/ Stephen and Dannah Cote.
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Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay charges in homicide on Ermineskin Cree Nation

An additional arrest has been made in relation to the homicide of Albert Dean Wildcat.

  • May 27, 2021
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Black bear cub spotted crossing Highway 13 on May 26, 2021. Photo/ County of Wetaskiwin.

Black bear cub spotted in County of Wetaskiwin crossing Highway 13

A County employee spotted the black bear cub at Highway 13 and Range Road 222 May 26, 2021.

  • May 26, 2021
Black bear cub spotted crossing Highway 13 on May 26, 2021. Photo/ County of Wetaskiwin.
McAuley with the dragon created entirely out of utensils. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Central Alberta artist gains huge TikTok following with sculptures from thousands of recycled utensils

Based in Falun, Alta., TheeUpCycler only creates his sculptures from 100 per cent recycled materials

  • May 23, 2021
McAuley with the dragon created entirely out of utensils. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Albertans urged to take precautions when driving ATVs

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is urging Albertans to make ATV safety a priority this summer.

  • May 21, 2021
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Alberta RCMP focus on enforcing sober driving over Victoria Day long weekend

Alberta RCMP will be out patrolling and removing impaired drivers from the roads this long weekend.

  • May 21, 2021
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City of Camrose Mayor, Norm Mayer, issued a challenge to the City of Wetaskiwin over Facebook to compete with the City of Camrose for the highest vaccine uptake rate in the province. Facebook/ City of Camrose, Alberta

City of Camrose issues friendly COVID-19 vaccination challenge to the City of Wetaskiwin

The two cities have engaged in a friendly competition to see who can boast higher vaccination rates.

  • May 21, 2021
City of Camrose Mayor, Norm Mayer, issued a challenge to the City of Wetaskiwin over Facebook to compete with the City of Camrose for the highest vaccine uptake rate in the province. Facebook/ City of Camrose, Alberta
Pigeon Lake at Silver Beach. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Pigeon Lake environment gets a boost from new technology

A “smart buoy” will be implemented that will provide essential data to understand lake health.

  • May 21, 2021
Pigeon Lake at Silver Beach. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Arrest made for armed robbery in Millet, Wetaskiwin RCMP continue to investigate

Wetaskiwin RCMP are investigating an armed robbery took place May 4, 2021 in Millet, Alta.

  • May 10, 2021
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Cari McDonnell with Newfoundland Pony filly M7 Sweet Silver who was born on April 16, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Central Alberta Ranch home to rare pony breed

In 2020 only 15 Newfoundland Pony foals were born worldwide, two on a ranch near Millet, Alta.

  • May 3, 2021
Cari McDonnell with Newfoundland Pony filly M7 Sweet Silver who was born on April 16, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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City of Wetaskiwin awarded $5.1 million grant for additional RCMP officers

10 Additional RCMP officers to serve the City of Wetaskiwin as a result of the grant.

  • Apr 14, 2021
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Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Alberta RCMP work with Edmonton International Airport to target human trafficking

‘Human trafficking is happening in Alberta and it’s coming through our airports’

  • Mar 29, 2021
Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Passengers make their way through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Saturday, December 19, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes