Body found in burnt-out vehicle near Wetaskiwin triggers suspicious death investigation

Posted December 9, 2019 12:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ RCMP in central Alberta are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a burnt-out vehicle last Thursday.…

Wetaskiwin commits $65K to open emergency shelter

Wetaskiwin city council has approved $65,000 in funding to open an emergency shelter this winter. At a council meeting last Tuesday, administration was directed by council to open an emergency shelter at the civic building in the city south of…

Rural municipalities sound alarm over Alberta’s review of police funding

Several municipalities are voicing concerns with the Alberta government’s review of policing costs, saying they fear taxpayers could end up shouldering more costs or receiving less service. “Under the proposed model, costs of anywhere from $390,000 to $1.8 million will…

Maskwacis celebrates opening of 1st public library

Access to books, cultural literature and digital resources just became possible for thousands of people living on Alberta First Nations south of Edmonton. The community of Maskwacis held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for its first-ever public library. “Since last…

Wetaskiwin residents rally for changes to be at deadly intersection

Wetaskiwin residents are taking a stand and calling for changes to be made to a deadly intersection. Close to 100 people came to a rally at Wetaskiwin City Hall to honour Madison Stephan and to see a change to the…

Wetaskiwin family who lost daughter calls for changes to deadly intersection

Family members and people living near Wetaskiwin are calling for safety improvements to a local highway intersection following the death of a young woman late last week. “If our words can help another family not go through what we have…

22-year-old killed in collision between car and semi in Wetaskiwin

A 22-year-old passenger inside a 2007 Ford Focus died Friday afternoon after the car collided with a semi-truck at a busy intersection in Wetaskiwin, Alta. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Highway 13 and 814…

Electrical fire killed 35 animals at Alberta FARRM rescue: ‘Nobody could escape’

Melissa Foley and her husband spent years building their Edmonton-area animal sanctuary, only to watch it burn to the ground in mere minutes — taking the lives of dozens of animals with it. Story continues below “In 13 minutes, we…

Federated Co-op closing 3 feed production facilities in Western Canada

A changing feed market and business consolidation are being cited by Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) as reasons for closing three feed production facilities in Western Canada. Story continues below Plants in Melfort, Sask., and Brandon, Man., will close in August…