Emily Jaycox

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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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Todd Hirsch. (Image: screenshot)

ATB vice president gives financial forecast to Ponoka chamber

Predictions for reopening of the economy and recovery outlined

Todd Hirsch. (Image: screenshot)
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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)
<strong>Off they go:</strong> Several families took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures on Feb. 15, enjoying the rush speeding down the Tom Hamilton Memorial Tobogganing Hill on Family Day. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Family Day tobogganing fun

Off they go: Several families took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures…

<strong>Off they go:</strong> Several families took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures on Feb. 15, enjoying the rush speeding down the Tom Hamilton Memorial Tobogganing Hill on Family Day. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Rimbey Christian School. (Photo submitted)
Rimbey Christian School. (Photo submitted)
<strong>Appreciated donation:</strong> UFA Co-operative Limited recently donated $1,500 to the Ponoka Ag Society (PAS). The funds will be used to support PAS’ 2021 programs and events. L-R: Carter Stebner, assistant manager, UFA, Dale Olson, PAS vice president, Tammy Henkelman, PAS president and Frank Salsbury, manager, UFA. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: UFA donation to Ponoka Ag Society

Appreciated donation: UFA Co-operative Limited recently donated $1,500 to the Ponoka Ag…

<strong>Appreciated donation:</strong> UFA Co-operative Limited recently donated $1,500 to the Ponoka Ag Society (PAS). The funds will be used to support PAS’ 2021 programs and events. L-R: Carter Stebner, assistant manager, UFA, Dale Olson, PAS vice president, Tammy Henkelman, PAS president and Frank Salsbury, manager, UFA. (Photo submitted)
RCMP stock image of police badge
RCMP stock image of police badge
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)
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Football Alberta recognizes Ponoka coach with award of merit

Bantam Broncs head coach Todd Lewis selected for his dedication to the sport, his team during COVID

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Pam Hansen/WCPS Board Chair

School divisions raising concerns over changes to funding

Throughout Alberta, concerns over changes to how the Alberta Government funds early…

Pam Hansen/WCPS Board Chair
Minor hockey in Ponoka has started for many of the teams with practices and pre-season games for some of the older teams having been played this past weekend.
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PMHA says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ season was cut short

Ice was removed from the Ponoka arena in the first week of February

Minor hockey in Ponoka has started for many of the teams with practices and pre-season games for some of the older teams having been played this past weekend.
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Robert Campbell. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka custodian finalist for international award

Robert Campbell will now be considered for the $15,000 final prize package

Robert Campbell. (Photo submitted)
‘Bogey,’ who was very skinny when he was found by the Ericksons four months ago, is now happy, healthy and at home. (Photo submitted)

After the passing of ‘Simon the Cat’ Ponoka author pens new book about newcomer ‘Bogey’

‘Simon the Cat Earns his Wings’ may be released in about six months

‘Bogey,’ who was very skinny when he was found by the Ericksons four months ago, is now happy, healthy and at home. (Photo submitted)
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COLUMN: Expressions of the times

I’ve caught myself lately answering, “Oh, fair-to-middlin’” when people ask me how…

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Rose Creations makes your dreams a reality

Business feature on local wedding event planner

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L-R: Henry Fleck shows son-in-law Kevin Prediger useful tips to driving a carriage with harrows behind for the 2016 Farming with Horses farm event. (File photo)

OUR COMMUNITY: Remembering Ponoka horseman Henry Fleck

He was a mechanic and a veterinarian’s assistant and worked on movie…

L-R: Henry Fleck shows son-in-law Kevin Prediger useful tips to driving a carriage with harrows behind for the 2016 Farming with Horses farm event. (File photo)