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Lifesaving athlete standing on top of the world
Jerold LeBlanc Staff writer A Wetaskiwin County teenager, who received her start in the sport of lifesaving at our city's pool, is ready to hit the international stage for the first time as part of Team Canada.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:06



Guitar Camp rocks out in second year
Nicole Goetz Staff writer When you hear the word church, guitars, amps and rock music are probably not the first images that come to mind.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:05



Library hosting children's events for Arts and Ag fest
Jerold LeBlanc Staff writer It's not a City of Wetaskiwin event, but our community's library is playing an integral role in next month's 2012 Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts and Agriculture.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:04



Lakedell Country Fair to crown pickle champ
Nicole Goetz Staff writer It's billed as Alberta's largest one-day fair, and this year the 36th annual Lakedell Country Fair is especially sweet with an extra bit of crunch.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:03



How will we look back in the future, asks scribe
If we can't be immortal, we want to at least be remembered. That thought struck me as I passed Queen Elizabeth Junior High School, which is the site of a time capsule that will be opened in 30 years.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:02



Volunteers a cut above
Dear Editor: Fall is getting close - too close - to the end of summer. On the wonderful long weekend in August, the Lions Campground needed wood split.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:01



Wetaskiwin Times reporter takes jet car for imaginary test ride
I'll never forget the first time I ever went and watched an alcohol funny car race. I was working as a reporter for the Beaumont News at the time, and I went to Castrol Raceway in Nisku to cover the annual Rocky Mountain Nationals event.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:01



Where's the affordable housing? asks veteran
Dear Editor: (Open letter to Alberta health minister Fred Horne) Dear Mr. Horne: I am a veteran of the Second World War and I served in Central Europe in 1944-45 until the conflict was over, and then I volunteered to go to serve in the Japanese theatre.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:32:00



Relay team doesn't deserve kid's medal
Boy, am I glad to be back at work. (I really never thought I would be writing those words, but meh). And I never thought I would say this either, but man, am I ever sick of the Olympics.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:59





Pigeon Lake deserves a chance
It may be an understatement, but Pigeon Lake has definitely seen better times. The popular body of water, which is home to hundreds of homeowners throughout the year, and hundreds more during the peak summertime, has been hit with a double whammy this year.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:58



Religion and politics do mix
Nicole Goetz Staff writer There is a new face leading the congregation at the Wetaskiwin Church of God, at least temporarily. Former Gardner College president and current Camrose city councillor, John Howard, has taken over as interim pastor of the Wetaskiwin church.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:57



2012 Millet Harvest Fair kicks off this Friday
Jerold LeBlanc Staff writer As the saying goes, you reap what you sow. And in the case of the town of Millet, that means helping out its food bank through a plethora of events at this weekend's Millet Harvest Fair.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:56



City eyes $145G roadwork, sidewalk project
Nicole Goetz Staff writer In preparation for a proposed new seniors housing development, the City of Wetaskiwin, and not the developer, would be paying thousands of taxpayers' dollars to conduct roadwork and install a sidewalk.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:56



Wetaskiwin Food Bank benefits from Alberta RCMP generosity
Jerold LeBlanc Staff writer Alberta's RCMP is doing more than serve and protect these days, at least when it comes to the city of Wetaskiwin. The community's food bank, operated by the Wetaskiwin Salvation Army, received a generous donation from the law enforcement agency Aug.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:55



Study a 'call to action,' says Pigeon Lake Watershed Association president
Jerold LeBlanc Staff writer A scientific study, which showed dozens of Alberta lakes with the presence of toxins, possible carcinogens, is a "call to action." That's according to Susan Ellis, president of the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:54



Dozens of central Alberta lakes listed in liver toxin study
List of Alberta lakes as part of the study - High microcystin concentrations occur only at low-nitrogen-to-phosphorus ratios in nutrient-rich Canadian lakes. "A new paper on the prevalence of a potent human toxin in Canada's freshwaters." Adamson Lake Amisk Lake Andrews Field Dugout Andrews Hwy.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:53



Possible carcinogens found in Pigeon Lake: study
A popular Wetaskiwin area lake, already reeling from a major fish kill earlier this summer, has now been mentioned in a study regarding liver toxins, which scientific experts say are possible carcinogens.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:52



Statistics Canada's Crime Severity Index rankings across Canada
2011 Crime Severity Index for 239 police services policing communities over 10,000 population. 1) North Battleford, Sask. 2) Thompson, Man. 3) Yellowknife, NWT 4) Portage La Prairie, Man. 5) Prince Albert, Sask.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:51



He shoots, he ...
The Millet goalie Nathan Froning unsuccessfully attempts to stop this shot off the foot of Cobra FC forward Samuel Kelm during semifinal action between the teams in the Battle River Men's Soccer League playoffs held at the Norm Brown Field Sunday afternoon.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:50



We're Alberta's crime capital - again
Jerold LeBlanc Staff writer Crime across our nation is at its lowest point in 40 years. And while Wetaskiwin - and hundreds of other communities - benefits by this Statistics Canada figure, our city still has the highest crime rate in Alberta for the past three of four years.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-22 12:31:50



Wetaskiwin mom looking for dog after daughter bit
A local mom is frantically looking for a dog and its owner after she said her daughter was bit by the animal last Friday morning in a Wetaskiwin park. Maddy Oxton, 15, was out for a run at Peace Hills Park at 11:30 a.m.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-21 20:34:37



Fans become cool in more ways than one
When the mercury is on the rise, you just want to chill out in style. But it can be hard to simmer down in a market full of unsightly window units and unattractive table fans. Prepare to be blown away.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-15 12:23:17



What happens in Vegas...doesn't stay in Vegas
Great rooms don't happen because you got lucky. Great rooms are carefully planned and curated installations of fabulous furniture pieces, art, accessories, lighting and odds and sods.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-15 12:23:16



Through the Woof loving their new location
They have only been in their new building for less than two weeks now, but the ladies at Through the Woof Canine Salon and Barkery are already loving their new home.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-15 12:23:15



Bio-diesel jet car makes a pit stop in Wetaskiwin
Not many people can say they have taken a car down a quarter-mile track in 6.3 seconds going more than 250 kilometers per hour. But jet car driver Kevin Therres can.[...]
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Feed: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-15 12:23:14



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