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There’s a fast and flashy new train down at the Ponoka Station

Wednesday August 26, 2015

One of the sweetest memories for many of us who grew up in and around Ponoka or on the prairies many years ago was hearing the eerie and noisy whistle and roar of a train, especially late at night as it approached the local station. The neatest treat was if you were lucky enough to be downtown or fishing in the river and got to watch that big old train slowly pull up to the platform with dark smoke pouring out of the big stack of the massive steam locomotive, then patiently counted the long line of freight or passenger cars and waved to the neat engineers. Then we patiently waited for the conductor to step onto the platform and usher the many passengers and their baggage off the train, while hopefully being able to stick around long enough to hear the loud call of ‘all aboard’ when it was time for it to leave the station bound for an exciting new destination down the line.

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MSW Meats showcased during Open Farm Days

Wednesday August 26, 2015

City slickers and country folk alike had a chance to tour Alberta farms last weekend during Alberta Open Farm Days.

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Youths get key safety training for ATV use

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Youths who are big into off road vehicles were provided with real world teaching on ATV safety Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Today’s challenges and changes for all us seniors

Wednesday August 26, 2015

This week's Hammertime and the challenges for seniors

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New categories a delight for judges at home, hobby show

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Conveners at the Home, Hobby and Horticultural Show last weekend were pleased with the large number of entries that came in.

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Free vision testing at Ponoka Jubilee Library

Wednesday August 26, 2015

This week's library column announces free vision testing for Aug. 29.

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A salute to our pioneer women....the first 50 years

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Reflections looks at the pioneer women who first came to Ponoka.

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Communities in Bloom judges tour the Town of Ponoka

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Judges with the Communities in Bloom program had a full day of touring Ponoka Thursday, Aug. 13 evaluating the town and its amenities.

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Are we hyped up enough for another election

Wednesday August 19, 2015

This week's Hammertime considers the upcoming federal election.

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Back to regular programs in September

Wednesday August 19, 2015

This week's Library column looks at getting back into a fall schedule.

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Circus brings fun for kids

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Fun and entertainment for family during circus tour visit.

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Farmers Market celebrates 39 years of activity

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Free cake, coffee and music part of Farmers' Market 39th anniversary.

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Ponoka Legion prepares for Flags of Remembrance tribute

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Members of the Ponoka Legion have joined forces with five other Canadian legions bringing remembrance through the use of Canadian flags.

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Ponoka Legion commemorates Victory over Japan Day

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Members of the Ponoka Legion took time to commemorate events leading up to the Victory over Japan (VJ Day) in the Second World War.

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Ponoka was once called a two horse town

Wednesday August 12, 2015

This week's Reflections looks garbage issues in Ponoka in 1954.

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Eh. .....How great it is to be a Canadian

Wednesday August 12, 2015

This week's Hammertime talks about the joys of being Canadian.

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Day in the Park promises fun for the family

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Town recreation planners have a fun day in store for the whole family set for Friday, Aug. 28 at Centennial Park.

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Ponoka runner completes grueling 125 km Death Race

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Ponoka runner completes Canadian Death Race, places 21st.

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Samson powwow celebrates life and health

Wednesday August 12, 2015

The sound of the drum could be heard for many miles during the Samson Powwow held over the weekend of Aug. 7 to 9.

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Makerspace program gets underway

Wednesday August 12, 2015

This week's Ponoka Jubilee Library column looks at its new Maker Space program.

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