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Buck Lake liquor store victim of armed robbery with bear spray

Breton RCMP are looking for a suspect at large following an armed…

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OPINION: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

While I love the magic of the holidays and the invigorating energy…

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2022 Alberta RCMP Soaring Eagles camp attendees (Facebook/ Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta)

Alberta RCMP hosts Soaring Eagles Indigenous Youth Camp

28 Indigenous youth graduated from the camp on Friday August 12, 2022

2022 Alberta RCMP Soaring Eagles camp attendees (Facebook/ Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta)
Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Ermineskin Residential School survivor: ‘I forgave them a long time ago’

Twain Buffalo says he will be long dead before reconciliation ever occurs

Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Maskwacis Chiefs and survivors speak on Pope Francis’ apology

‘I’ve waited 50 years for this apology and I finally heard it’

From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
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PHOTOS: Pope apologizes to Indigenous survivors in his ‘penitential pilgrimage’ in Maskwacis

Although the occasion was sombre, there was a vibrancy at Maskwa Park…

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Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

LIVE IN MASKWACIS: Pope Francis apologizes, asks for forgiveness for residential school abuse

Residential school survivors and their families are in Maskwacis

Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pope Francis arrives in Alberta for ‘pilgrimage of penance’

Pope’s first public words to be spoken in Canada will be in Maskwacis

Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Pope Francis will visit Central Alberta later this month. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Rolling road closures on major highways planned for Pope’s visit to Alberta

Major sections of highways to be completely closed or access reduced throughout July 24-27

Pope Francis will visit Central Alberta later this month. (File photo by The Associated Press)
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Severe thunderstorms expected across central Alberta Thursday, tornado watch in effect

A low pressure system developing across Alberta is set to trigger severe…

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The Rimbey General Store Museum burned down early July 5. (Facebook/ Paskapoo Historical Park & Smithson International Truck Museum)

Arson destroys historical PasKaPoo Park museum and general store: police

‘The entire village could have been gone; all of Rimbey’s history gone’

The Rimbey General Store Museum burned down early July 5. (Facebook/ Paskapoo Historical Park & Smithson International Truck Museum)
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)