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Ponoka Elementary School has three COVID-19 cases, including one variant

St. Augustine School has had no confirmed cases so far in 2020

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Letter: Too much garbage around town

Dear editor, I like to go for walks around town. I’ve been…

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PHOTOS: Happy 99th birthday Noreen

On Feb. 20, Ponoka resident Noreen Gorman celebrated her 99th birthday outside,…

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Letter: Ponoka resident questions funding changes for seniors

Dear editor, Being a senior on a fixed income of about $24,000,…

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Letter: Wear your mask properly

Dear editor, I was in a Ponoka business the other day and…

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Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Discussions about justice continue as Ponoka murder victims’ court cases proceed

Responses to comments Ponoka Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley made to town council Feb. 9

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
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Rally to be held outside courthouse for slain Ponoka man

At what may be the last opportunity for Jeffery Kraft of Ponoka…

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Working Parents Benefit may be welcome but is it wise?

More is needed to ensure women can re-enter the workforce

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UPDATED: Ponoka cat owners have until July 1, 2021 to purchase licenses

Town council passed new Animal Control Bylaw Feb. 23

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Shelter operator: passing Rimbey pet bylaw before public forum would be a ‘huge mistake’

It is an offence under the proposed bylaw to own more than three cats over four months old

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The cover of “Hometown Asylum: A History and Memoir of Institutional Care.” (Submitted)

Ponoka-born author writes history of old mental hospital

A retired professor of psychology from Ponoka has penned a book about…

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Starting young: Emma Bondt, 7, wanted a way to help hungry people in the community, so she and her mom baked and sold 30 dozen muffins to raise money for the Ponoka Food Bank. Pictured here Bondt, right, hands a cheque for $340 to manager Violet Smith in the food bank’s temporary location in Ponoka Plaza on Feb. 19. The food bank is currently getting an upgrade with painting and new flooring and has remained open throughout the renovations. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Generous girl donates to Ponoka Food Bank

Starting young: Emma Bondt, 7, wanted a way to help hungry people…

Starting young: Emma Bondt, 7, wanted a way to help hungry people in the community, so she and her mom baked and sold 30 dozen muffins to raise money for the Ponoka Food Bank. Pictured here Bondt, right, hands a cheque for $340 to manager Violet Smith in the food bank’s temporary location in Ponoka Plaza on Feb. 19. The food bank is currently getting an upgrade with painting and new flooring and has remained open throughout the renovations. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Responsible governments plan for disasters

What happened in Texas last week during the cold snap that left…

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ATB vice president gives financial forecast to Ponoka chamber

Predictions for reopening of the economy and recovery outlined

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Improvements and maintenance underway at Ponoka pool

The Ponoka Aquaplex is undergoing extensive maintenance and improvements as part of…

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Ron Labrie poses for a photo in the Hall of Valour at Ponoka Secondary Campus. (File photo)
Ron Labrie poses for a photo in the Hall of Valour at Ponoka Secondary Campus. (File photo)
<strong>Poppy campaign proceeds:</strong> Marlene Perry, right, Poppy Chairman of Royal Canadian Legion Ponoka Branch No. 66 presents a cheque for $2,000 from the Poppy Fund to Dorothy Ungstad of the Ponoka and District Health Foundation. The drive was down about 30 per cent this year, however, the Legion is appreciative of the community’s support during the campaign considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Legion donates funds to PDHF from Poppy Campaign

Poppy campaign proceeds: Marlene Perry, right, Poppy Chairman of Royal Canadian Legion…

<strong>Poppy campaign proceeds:</strong> Marlene Perry, right, Poppy Chairman of Royal Canadian Legion Ponoka Branch No. 66 presents a cheque for $2,000 from the Poppy Fund to Dorothy Ungstad of the Ponoka and District Health Foundation. The drive was down about 30 per cent this year, however, the Legion is appreciative of the community’s support during the campaign considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley and Sgt. Erin St-Cyr. (Photo courtesy the Town of Ponoka)
Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley and Sgt. Erin St-Cyr. (Photo courtesy the Town of Ponoka)
Lacombe FCSS is housed on the second floor of the Lacombe Memorial Centre. (Photo: lacombefcss.net)

Lacombe FCSS, CAYU receive grants to support mental health

Two Lacombe organizations have been approved for substantial grants under Phase I…

Lacombe FCSS is housed on the second floor of the Lacombe Memorial Centre. (Photo: lacombefcss.net)