Columnists

Ron Orr: Ag society funding exposes policy failure

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr speaks against ag society funding processes

  • Oct 4th, 2017

Hammertime: The home fall reno-man

Ponoka News’ Hammertime talks about big renovations this fall

  • Oct 1st, 2017

Hammertime: Ponoka is now on an election rush and roll

The busy few weeks ahead, discussed in this week’s Ponoka News Hammertime

  • Sep 25th, 2017

Hammertime: Counting our blessings…one day at a time

Celebrating a 75th birthday and more for Ponoka News’ Hammertime column

EDITORIAL: Life gets in the way of the best laid plans

This week’s column looks at best paid plans and the art of procrastination.

Book review: Wearying of the cozy

Caroline Vandriel’s monthly book review

  • Sep 11th, 2017

HAMMERTIME: Our 2017 fall season has been both fabulous and furious

Fall season and furious weather, in this week’s Hammertime

Hammertime: It’s back to school for the best years of your youth

This week’s Hammertime looks at back to school and the busy kids heading there

  • Sep 4th, 2017

OPINION: Thinking the unthinkable on NAFTA

Columnist Robert McGarvey speaks to abandoning NAFTA

  • Sep 3rd, 2017

FarmLead: Finally a bullish report

Brennan Turner’s FarmLead in the Ponoka News speaks to knowing your grains

  • Sep 1st, 2017

A notch off my birthday bucket list was sky high

A trip to the annual air show near Edmonton in this week’s Hammertime column

Celebrating 100 amazing years of 4-H excellence

Ponoka and region 4-H recognized and reflected upon in this week’s historical piece

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Nuggets of memories for those that remember them

This week’s Hammertime column gives long time Ponoka people something to think about

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

OPINION: Battle against intolerance will be fought in history classrooms

A complete accounting of the past – not platitudes – is our best weapon against racist mistruths

Sales tax, or carbon tax, not novel in dumb political moves even in Alberta

Old strategy in political circles, lying to people, strangely not uncommon in Alberta

  • Aug 15th, 2017

HAMMERTIME: Those kind words to others are always appreciated so much

This week’s Hammertime in Ponoka News celebrates kindness and what it does for others

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Ponoka library life-speaker stories to return this fall

Summer programs have been busy at the Ponoka Jubilee Library

HAMMERTIME: Off we go to the Ponoka Home, Hobby and Horticulture show

This week’s Hammertime gets ready for the Ponoka Ag Society home show

  • Aug 7th, 2017