Shaela Dansereau

Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin Hospital officially opens cultural healing room

The space is dedicated to holistic healing and prayer for Indigenous patients and families

Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Kevin Hickey lifts over 400 lbs at 73-years-old. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin seniors show it’s never too late to get fit

Some Wetaskiwin seniors are showing the community that it is never too…

Kevin Hickey lifts over 400 lbs at 73-years-old. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Staff at Pigeon Lake Regional School dress up in their ‘junior high’ style for ‘blast from the past’ reward after students reach $1,000 mark of fundraising for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)

Pigeon Lake Regional School students fundraise $3,800 for Stollery Children’s Hospital

Students at Pigeon Lake Regional School (PLRS) have fundraised $3,800 and donated…

Staff at Pigeon Lake Regional School dress up in their ‘junior high’ style for ‘blast from the past’ reward after students reach $1,000 mark of fundraising for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)
Volunteer musicians play at the Peace Hills Lodge bike rally event on June 13, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Never too old: Wetaskiwin seniors enjoy bike rally at Peace Hills Lodge

Seniors enjoyed a bike rally at Peace Hills Lodge the evening of…

Volunteer musicians play at the Peace Hills Lodge bike rally event on June 13, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Wetaskiwin Warriors junior and senior girls team pose with the senior girls’ Midget Girls Tier 1 Division Championship trophy. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin Warriors girls football teams finish season on a high note

The Wetaskiwin Warriors girls football teams have wrapped up their first post-pandemic…

Wetaskiwin Warriors junior and senior girls team pose with the senior girls’ Midget Girls Tier 1 Division Championship trophy. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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Severe thunderstorm watches issued for areas of central Alberta

As of noon Wednesday, Environment Canada issued several severe thunderstorm watches across…

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Man wielding machete in Wetaskiwin still unidentified; police investigate

The Wetaskiwin RCMP have received three separate reports over the last week…

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UPDATE: Online threats against 2 Leduc schools force closure Friday

RCMP investigate online threat against Leduc Composite High School and Ecole Leduc Junior High

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‘Pie a Politician’ fundraiser for the Wetaskiwin District Heritage Museum May 29, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

‘Pie a politician’: Wetaskiwin’s Mayor takes pie to the face in local fundraiser

A Wetaskiwin fundraiser, ‘Pie a Politician’, held by the Wetaskiwin District History…

‘Pie a Politician’ fundraiser for the Wetaskiwin District Heritage Museum May 29, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Maude Financial team of advisors and employees in front of Maude Financial Inc., in Wetaskiwin, Alta. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin family financial business celebrates 40 years serving the community

Maude Financial has been operating for 40 years in Wetaskiwin

Maude Financial team of advisors and employees in front of Maude Financial Inc., in Wetaskiwin, Alta. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Douglas Cardinal speaking in the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alta., May 14, 2022. (STREBERG PHOTOGRAPHY)

Famous Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal visits Wetaskiwin

Cardinal spoke about his Indigenous roots and how it inspires his work

Douglas Cardinal speaking in the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alta., May 14, 2022. (STREBERG PHOTOGRAPHY)
Shaela Dansereau, Editor of the Pipestone Flyer

Dansereau: Willful ignorance is privilege

Opionion Editorial by Shaela Dansereau, Pipestone Flyer

Shaela Dansereau, Editor of the Pipestone Flyer
The cast of 9 to 5 performs at the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alta. Saturday May 14, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

9 to 5 The Musical is a hit on the Wetaskiwin Manluk stage

After numerous setbacks due to COVID-19, 9 to 5 The Musical took to the stage this May

The cast of 9 to 5 performs at the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alta. Saturday May 14, 2022. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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Dansereau: Considerate Mother’s Day gifting

As spring rolls around again so does Mother’s Day. Although we should…

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Dozens walked through Maskwacis at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Townsite May 5, 2022, for Red Dress Day raising awareness for MMIWG. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Dozens walk for Red Dress Day in Maskwacis

‘For those women who don’t have a voice we need to be the voice’

Dozens walked through Maskwacis at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Townsite May 5, 2022, for Red Dress Day raising awareness for MMIWG. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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Students return to Pigeon Lake Regional School after student stabbed in library

Students returned to Pigeon Lake Regional School (PLRS) Wednesday April 27, 2022,…

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April 23, 2022 Professional Bullriding was back in Westrose after two years for Lakedell Ag Society’s Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’ event. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Lakedell Ag Society’s Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’ makes a triumphant return

After two years of the event being cancelled due to COVID-19, professional…

April 23, 2022 Professional Bullriding was back in Westrose after two years for Lakedell Ag Society’s Bullridin’ and Bootscootin’ event. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
RCMP at Pigeon Lake Region School following a serious incident the morning of April 25, 2022, which resulted in a student being airlifted to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

UPDATE: Pigeon Lake Regional School student airlifted to hospital after stabbing; charges laid

UPDATE — Wetaskiwin RCMP have laid charges in relation to the stabbing…

RCMP at Pigeon Lake Region School following a serious incident the morning of April 25, 2022, which resulted in a student being airlifted to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
Tide creek is a protected spawning ground for Pigeon Lake fish and is located downstream from the proposed CFO. (Submitted/ Catherine Peirce, PLWA)

Proposed feedlot at Pigeon Lake worries residents about local environmental impact

Residents from around Pigeon Lake and local environmental groups are raising their…

Tide creek is a protected spawning ground for Pigeon Lake fish and is located downstream from the proposed CFO. (Submitted/ Catherine Peirce, PLWA)
Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)