Shaela Dansereau

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gather in Wetaskiwin

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter.

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Pigeon Lake. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Blue-green algae bloom advisory issued for Pigeon Lake

Alberta Health Services issued a blue-green algae advisory for Pigeon Lake July 28, 2020.

Pigeon Lake. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
July 16, 2020 storm created a significant amount of damage throughout Millet, Alta. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Severe storm tears through Wetaskiwin County, leaving considerable damage

Millet, Alta. saw a significant amount of damage.

July 16, 2020 storm created a significant amount of damage throughout Millet, Alta. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Troy Dorchester competing in 2019. Photo by Shelly Scott Photography, photo submitted by Troy Dorchester.

Canadian professional chuckwagon racer reflects on cancelled season

This year would have marked Troy Dorchester’s 28th year of racing.

Troy Dorchester competing in 2019. Photo by Shelly Scott Photography, photo submitted by Troy Dorchester.
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Canmore RCMP respond to multiple hiking injury calls this weekend

EMS and RCMP responded to three separate and unrelated hiking accidents in Kananaskis Country.

Black Press file photo.
Central Alberta has been put on a severe thunderstorm watch for Thursday July 9, 2020. Submitted.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Central Alberta

Central Alberta expected to have severe thunderstorms roll through Thursday June 9, 2020.

Central Alberta has been put on a severe thunderstorm watch for Thursday July 9, 2020. Submitted.
The Rimbey and Area Love my Garden Tour is taking place on July 23 and July 25, 2020. Photo of one of the gardens on the tour. Submitted.

Fun and Flowers: Rimbey and Area Love My Garden Tour this July

“Every garden is as unique as the gardener who created them.”

The Rimbey and Area Love my Garden Tour is taking place on July 23 and July 25, 2020. Photo of one of the gardens on the tour. Submitted.
Photo/ Edmonton Int’l Raceway Facebook page                                Ryken and his family July 5, 2020. Photo submitted.

Edmonton International Raceway revving back up following COVID-19 shutdown

Despite being rained out Saturday the Raceway held a special event Sunday sans races.

Photo/ Edmonton Int’l Raceway Facebook page                                Ryken and his family July 5, 2020. Photo submitted.
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Leduc RCMP on scene at plane crash

A float plane crashed in a field near Range Road 232 and Highway 623.

Black Press file photo
Racers competed on the oval track this weekend for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo/ Facebook-Central Alberta Raceways.

Races resume at Central Alberta Raceways

Central Alberta Raceways opened for the June 20-21 weekend.

Racers competed on the oval track this weekend for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo/ Facebook-Central Alberta Raceways.
Thousands gathered at the Alberta Legislature grounds Friday June 5, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Edmonton Black Lives Matter protest had roughly 15, 000 attendees this weekend

Thousands gathered at the Alberta Legislature grounds Friday June 5, 2020.

Thousands gathered at the Alberta Legislature grounds Friday June 5, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
May 23, Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming. Photo submitted by RCMP Alberta.

Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming

The suspect vehicle purposefully crashed into a parked police vehicle, pushing it into the ditch.

May 23, Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest impaired driver following police car ramming. Photo submitted by RCMP Alberta.
A package that Salena Johnson received from a mystery wine ninja. Photo submitted by Salena Johnson.

Wine Ninja has hit Wetaskiwin and area

Wetaskiwin and area women are delivering anonymous gifts to each other as part of an online trend.

A package that Salena Johnson received from a mystery wine ninja. Photo submitted by Salena Johnson.
Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit arrest male following lengthy police dog track.
Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit arrest male following lengthy police dog track.
Debra Buffalo’s niece Mia Cutarm models one of the groups cloth masks. Photo/ Facebook-Masks4Maskwacis

Maskwacis women making masks for Elders and their community

They have been sewing masks for the vulnerable members of their community.

Debra Buffalo’s niece Mia Cutarm models one of the groups cloth masks. Photo/ Facebook-Masks4Maskwacis
The City of Wetaskiwin now has zero active cases and eight recovered according to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map. Photo/covid19stats.alberta.ca

Breaking: Only active case of COVID-19 in City of Wetaskiwin is now recovered.

The City of Wetaskiwin now has zero active cases and eight recovered.

The City of Wetaskiwin now has zero active cases and eight recovered according to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 aggregate data map. Photo/covid19stats.alberta.ca
Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a spring, summer long bottle drive

The club is trying to fundraise for new helmets and equipment for the upcoming season.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.
Gull Lake Golf Course re-opened this weekend and is operating following AHS mandates. Photo from Gull Lake Golf Course website.

Gull Lake Golf Course among Alberta golf courses that re-opened this weekend

Golf courses across Alberta re-opened this weekend following Alberta’s Re-launch Strategy.

Gull Lake Golf Course re-opened this weekend and is operating following AHS mandates. Photo from Gull Lake Golf Course website.
Rock man built by Bruce Olson. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin woman paints her sidewalk with vibrant artwork

Judi Olson took her artistry to the pavement in hopes of spreading a little joy.

Rock man built by Bruce Olson. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Dolores Demone and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church in Wetaskiwin sang hymns together April 27, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Sacred Heart Church parishioners sing hymns with Wetaskiwin woman battling cancer

The women gathered to sing with Dolores Demone who has been battling cancer for over four years.

Dolores Demone and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church in Wetaskiwin sang hymns together April 27, 2020. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.