Ponoka News Staff

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)

Cree county music singer Shane Yellowbird from Maskwacis passes away

Multiple media outlets have reported that Cree country music artist Shane Yellowbird…

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)
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Morningside Community Hall hosts pancake breakfast

Event a fundraiser to add tables and benches to playground use area

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Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka hospital ER closed for today

Temporary closure April 8 due to physician shortage

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Learn and Play group one of many programs the Family Resource Network provides to Ponoka

The Family Resource Network has programs and supports available to help children,…

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Kari Davidson. (Photo submitted)

Familiar face appointed as principal of St. Augustine School

Kari Davidson has officially stepped into the role

Kari Davidson. (Photo submitted)
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Ponoka chamber talks mental health

Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce members heard a presentation on mental…

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Court dates for assault, attempted murder cases

Ponoka/Maskwacis/Wetaskiwin court briefs

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Ponoka teacher nominated for Edwin Parr award

Wolf Creek Public School’s board of trustees has selected Ponoka Elementary School…

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A photo captioned “eyes on the prize” posted on Ponoka Olympian Maddison Pearman’s Instagram account, as she prepared for the World Championships. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)

Ponoka Olympian Maddison Pearman off to World Cup Finals

In true world-class athlete style, mere days after the closing of the…

A photo captioned “eyes on the prize” posted on Ponoka Olympian Maddison Pearman’s Instagram account, as she prepared for the World Championships. (Instagram photo/ gettysport)
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Ponoka RCMP finds several idling vehicles during Operation Cold Start

Vehicle theft increased slightly in town in 2021

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Ponoka First Shift program sold out

The Ponoka Minor Hockey Association is hosting a NHL/NHLPA First Shift program,…

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Ponoka Youth Centre holding mental health week for teens

From Feb. 23 to 25, the Ponoka Youth Centre (PYC) will be…

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UPDATE: Ponoka RCMP respond to traffic hazard

As of 2 p.m., the southbound on ramp from Highway 2A remains closed

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About 65 per cent of provincial lab work, or 50 million tests per year, is generated from the community and will be delivered by DynaLIFE under a contract to AHS. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

AHS privatizing majoroty of lab services across the province

AHS says no job losses anticipated in the transition

About 65 per cent of provincial lab work, or 50 million tests per year, is generated from the community and will be delivered by DynaLIFE under a contract to AHS. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Sierra Larson. (Image: Ponoka Jubilee Library)

Ponoka Jubilee Library hosting events for Alberta Culture Days, Central Alberta Fanfest

Learn about podcasting with novelist, comic creator and journalist Sierra Larson

Sierra Larson. (Image: Ponoka Jubilee Library)
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Walk-in clinic for first dose in Ponoka June 29

A one-day walk-in clinic will be open for first doses of COVID-19…

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Ponoka chamber introduces summer students

Ponoka residents and business owners may come in contact with the Ponoka…

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Mary Lynn Ellingson, right, and Linda Graafland with their balloon display for the 215 children found in Kamloops, B.C. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka community supports Every Child Matters

Local tributes to remains of 215 children found in Kamloops, B.C.

Mary Lynn Ellingson, right, and Linda Graafland with their balloon display for the 215 children found in Kamloops, B.C. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka experiencing thunderstorm, hail

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for central Alberta on May…

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Help available for claimants in federal Indian Day School lawsuit

Federal Indian Day School Community Support Sessions are taking place in Maskwacis from May 3 to 4

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