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Reflections of Ponoka: The history of the Alberta Hospital Fire Department

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Among my fondest memories of growing up on the Alberta Hospital grounds in the 1960s was the big crush I had on Dianne Mathias, getting to play around up at the big hospital farm and occasionally getting a ride on the fire truck. The initial construction of the Provincial Mental Hospital treatment centre was completed in 1912, but for the many busy decades that followed, the patient list grew quickly, new facilities and staff were added, and protection and safety measures had to be put into place for the 24-7, year round day-to-day operation.

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Legion full of Christmas shoppers

Wednesday November 19, 2014

There was barely any room to walk at the Ponoka Legion during the Winter Wonderland sale last weekend.

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Anne of Green Gables promises fun and laughter

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Canada’s most beloved orphan has found her way to the Ponoka stage for this year’s performance of Anne of Green Gables

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St. Augustine students get hands on learning

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Students at St. Augustine Catholic School got some hands-on scientific learning last week during visits from scientists with the Telus World

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St. Augustine students take time for Canadian veterans

Wednesday November 12, 2014

“(It was) a conflict that changed the world forever.” Jeffrey Harder, Canadian Forces veteran

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PSC 2014 Santa’s anonymous campaign

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Ponoka Secondary Campus is once again gearing up for this year’s Santa’s Anonymous campaign.

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Remembrance Powwow

Wednesday November 12, 2014

All four bands of Maskwacis Cree joined a special Remembrance Powwow at the Ermineskin Ag grounds on Saturday, Nov. 8

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Donations benefit Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society

Wednesday November 12, 2014

The Ponoka Royal Canadian Legion has donated $1,000 from the 2013 Poppy Fund and $500 from Branch 66.

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FCSS supports youth support program

Wednesday November 12, 2014

A new program to support youth in facing their challenges is about to get started thanks to a financial donation by Ponoka’s Family

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Youth Centre plans open house for residents

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Programs at the Ponoka Youth Centre are growing every year and the organization wants parents and youths to check it out.

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Parent Link Centre donation

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Members of the Read My Hips belly dance troupe present a cheque for $7,920 to the Ponoka Parent Link Centre for their new kitchen

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Reflections of Ponoka: The exciting saga of early road building on the Prairies

Wednesday November 12, 2014

With the overwhelming influx of pioneer families into this area at the end of the 18th century, early municipal officials were required

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Remember when ...

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Tom Bell, shown here in his kilt and colors was a very well-known and congenial gentleman in the community, who worked in the laundry

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Maskwacis youth get huge donation of sports equipment

Wednesday November 12, 2014

A partnership of four organizations will allow scores of Maskwacis youth to have access to team and individual sports thanks to

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Movember team unites for fundraiser

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Movember’s men’s health campaign is seeing strong support from a group at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury.

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New arena concession open for business

Wednesday November 5, 2014

After some trial and error, the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex has a concessionaire, and this one wants to stay for the long haul.

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Maskwacis students fine-tune their writing skills

Wednesday November 5, 2014

“We’re bringing the script alive and creating our own content” Manisha Khetarpal, MCC librarian

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Searching for the Great Pumpkin

Wednesday November 5, 2014

Children of all ages had fun Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Aquaplex during the Word of Life Church’s Great Pumpkin Hunt.

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Reflections of Ponoka: The little Ponoka district Ladies Club with the great big heart

Wednesday November 5, 2014

For so many decades those hardy farm women from throughout our county districts have spent many busy days and countless lonely hours

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Remember when ...

Wednesday November 5, 2014

A sight never to be seen again was this first combine in the Seafield area southeast of Ponoka, taken in 1927

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