Robin Grant

Volunteer Helen Hagemann presents an award to Tony Ruijsch who is known as the centre’s professional handyman and treasurer. He has been a volunteer for 15 years. Robin Grant/Ponoka News

Big Brothers Big Sisters awards shine light on local volunteers

Volunteers honoured for their commitment to Ponoka Youth Centre and Big Brothers Big Sisters

Volunteer Helen Hagemann presents an award to Tony Ruijsch who is known as the centre’s professional handyman and treasurer. He has been a volunteer for 15 years. Robin Grant/Ponoka News
Ray Scott, Rita Scott’s oldest son, poses for a photo with members of the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse Society, including board member Rob Little, executive director Amanda Henderson-Kada and co-chair Alex Brill. The society earned the Rita Scott Diamond volunteer award for 2018. Robin Grant/Ponoka News

Ponoka residents honoured for their volunteering

Outstanding volunteers recognized for contributing time and skills for National Volunteer Week

Ray Scott, Rita Scott’s oldest son, poses for a photo with members of the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse Society, including board member Rob Little, executive director Amanda Henderson-Kada and co-chair Alex Brill. The society earned the Rita Scott Diamond volunteer award for 2018. Robin Grant/Ponoka News
Marilynne Magistab sits with other artists at the art show on April 7. Photo by Robin Grant

Annual Art Show and Sale gives local artists exposure

Event took place April 6 to 7 at the Ponoka Drop-In Centre

Marilynne Magistab sits with other artists at the art show on April 7. Photo by Robin Grant
Veteran show jumper Beda Wachter riding 7-year-old Gossip competes in the first round of the Tbird 1 Metre Jumper Classic on April 7. The duo won the competition. Photo by Robin Grant

Ponoka Indoor Series is show jumping training ground for young horses and riders

Competition took place Saturday and Sunday at the Calnash Ag Event Centre

Veteran show jumper Beda Wachter riding 7-year-old Gossip competes in the first round of the Tbird 1 Metre Jumper Classic on April 7. The duo won the competition. Photo by Robin Grant
Ponoka student Yaël Witvoet was selected for special recognition in the senior category. Robin Grant/Ponoka News

29 students recognized at Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 earn leadership awards

Ponoka student Yaël Witvoet was selected for special recognition in the senior category. Robin Grant/Ponoka News
FireSmart and 72-Hour-Preparedness are two concepts Ponoka residents need to be familiar with during wildfire season from March 1 to Oct. 1.                                Image: Ponoka County

Fire prevention strategies and 72-hour preparedness key during fire season

Ponoka County will be out promoting these initiatives at area trade shows

FireSmart and 72-Hour-Preparedness are two concepts Ponoka residents need to be familiar with during wildfire season from March 1 to Oct. 1.                                Image: Ponoka County
Town councillors voted to consider whether a membership with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) membership will best serve the town on March 26. Or whether they should pursue other options.                                File photo

Town votes to review Alberta Urban Municipalities Association membership

Council will explore ending membership for one with the Rural Municipalities of Alberta

Town councillors voted to consider whether a membership with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) membership will best serve the town on March 26. Or whether they should pursue other options.                                File photo
UCP Leader Jason Kenney made a stop in Red Deer Saturday afternoon. He announced new policies and then met with supporters later in the afternoon. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Supporters rally for Jason Kenney as UCP leader stops in Red Deer

Kenney promises equalization reform, stopping ‘Trudeau-Notley’ payroll hike, trade, economic mobility

UCP Leader Jason Kenney made a stop in Red Deer Saturday afternoon. He announced new policies and then met with supporters later in the afternoon. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
NDP Leader Rachel Notley stopped in Red Deer Wednesday as part of her official election campaign. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stops in Red Deer on campaign trail

Notley promises hospital expansion, cath lab, pipelines and energy industry expansion

NDP Leader Rachel Notley stopped in Red Deer Wednesday as part of her official election campaign. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities

Fundraising goal for Sunday’s game between Bruins alumni team and Red Deer Community HOPE Stars is $60,000

Boston Bruins alumni team lends helping hand to raise money for two Red Deer charities
Results are in and the successful candidate for the UCP in Red Deer South is Jason Stephan. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Jason Stephan wins UCP nomination for Red Deer South

Stephan says he wants to run a principled provincial election

Results are in and the successful candidate for the UCP in Red Deer South is Jason Stephan. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer Police have charged three people with 50 criminal charges after executing five search warrants in Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, Rockie View County. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Three face charges after Red Deer RCMP seize drugs, guns, cash in biggest drug bust in recent Red Deer history

Police seize cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine, meth, guns, $61,000 plus in Canadian money

Red Deer Police have charged three people with 50 criminal charges after executing five search warrants in Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, Rockie View County. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Red Deer residents George and Margret Smith attended The Society for Hospital Expansion in Central Alberta conference at the Sheraton Hotel Tuesday morning. George suffered a major heart attack in February and was rushed to Edmonton because Red Deer Regional Hospital does not have a cardiac catheterization lab. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Central Alberta seriously behind in healthcare infrastructure funding

Society calls on government to commit to funding redevelopment of Red Deer Regional Hospital now

Red Deer residents George and Margret Smith attended The Society for Hospital Expansion in Central Alberta conference at the Sheraton Hotel Tuesday morning. George suffered a major heart attack in February and was rushed to Edmonton because Red Deer Regional Hospital does not have a cardiac catheterization lab. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Country music star Gord Bamford performs at the closing ceremony. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

PHOTOS: Closing Ceremony marks the end of 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer

2021 Canada Summer Games to take place in Niagara Region in Ontario

Country music star Gord Bamford performs at the closing ceremony. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Team Alberta beat Quebec 2-1 in the women’s hockey finals Saturday taking home the gold medal. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Team Alberta wins gold at women’s hockey finals

Alberta beat Quebec 2-1 on last day of competitions at 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta beat Quebec 2-1 in the women’s hockey finals Saturday taking home the gold medal. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Team Alberta gymnasts Zachery Blakely and Nolen Zurek placed fourth in the men’s synchro trampoline gymnastics competition Thursday night. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

PHOTOS: Quebec and Saskatchewan take home gold in men and women’s synchronized trampoline

First time synchro trampoline events held at a Canada Games

Team Alberta gymnasts Zachery Blakely and Nolen Zurek placed fourth in the men’s synchro trampoline gymnastics competition Thursday night. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Week two of Canada Winter Games kicked off Sunday with new sports and athletes

Week two of Canada Winter Games kicked off Sunday with new sports and athletes

Chef Pat Lechelt said Team Alberta should finish within the top three provinces

Week two of Canada Winter Games kicked off Sunday with new sports and athletes
Calgary’s Brooklyn McDougall finished the long track speed skating 1,500 metre race with a time of 2:16.69. She took home gold. Facebook photo

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

Calgary’s Brooklyn McDougall finished the long track speed skating 1,500 metre race with a time of 2:16.69. She took home gold. Facebook photo
Canada Winter Games athletes prepare to donate mittens to the Mitts for Many Program that launched Saturday morning at the Gary W. Harris Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

‘Mitts don’t just warm hands. They warm hearts’: Mitts for Many Program launches

Donate new or lightly used mittens to bin in the Great Hall of the Gary W. Harris Centre

Canada Winter Games athletes prepare to donate mittens to the Mitts for Many Program that launched Saturday morning at the Gary W. Harris Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Team Alberta athletes make their entrance during the Parade of Athletes at the Opening Ceremony Friday night. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Team Alberta athletes make their entrance during the Parade of Athletes at the Opening Ceremony Friday night. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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