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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks at a press conference Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

FIFA revenue hits $7.5B for current World Cup period

Commercial deals tied to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Twitter logo is seen at the social media company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Musk’s latest Twitter cuts: Outsourced content moderators

Moderators were used to track hateful and harmful content

Susan Lambert is shown inside her home which is currently being renovated in this handout photo provided by her husband Mike Lazarovits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Lazarovits
Susan Lambert is shown inside her home which is currently being renovated in this handout photo provided by her husband Mike Lazarovits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mike Lazarovits
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It’s time for Ponoka businesses to renew their licence

The deadline for renewal is Dec. 31, 2022

  • Nov 2, 2022
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FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition on March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk posted video Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, showing him strolling into Twitter headquarters ahead of a Friday, Oct. 28, deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk floats paid Twitter verification, fires board

Billionaire Elon Musk is already floating major changes for Twitter — and…

FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition on March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk posted video Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, showing him strolling into Twitter headquarters ahead of a Friday, Oct. 28, deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

Cable 2.0: Netflix and other streamers bring back ads after disrupting TV landscape

Free ad-supported platforms set to launch in Canada as Netflix releases its own cheaper version

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: 2022 Ponoka chamber business award winners

The moment members of the Ponoka business community have anxiously awaited for…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks to reporters at the Liberal summer caucus retreat in St. Andrews, N.B. on September 13, 2022. When Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone these days to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment. “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada,” he says. His job, as he sees it, is to change that. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Tough ruling against former cannabis execs could send message: experts

CannTrust found to have been growing thousand of kilograms of cannabis in unlicensed rooms

Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
On Oct. 8, Tony and Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operators of Ponoka McDonald’s awarded employee David Kawahara a $1,000 scholarship. Presenting the cheque are Teresa, David Kawahara, Ana Ladim (restaurant manager), Tony, Darrelynn Fair (HR manager) and Darrelynn Fair. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka McDonald’s awards scholarship

On Oct. 8, Tony and Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operators of Ponoka McDonald’s awarded…

  • Oct 12, 2022
On Oct. 8, Tony and Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operators of Ponoka McDonald’s awarded employee David Kawahara a $1,000 scholarship. Presenting the cheque are Teresa, David Kawahara, Ana Ladim (restaurant manager), Tony, Darrelynn Fair (HR manager) and Darrelynn Fair. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka chamber logo, new 2022

Ponoka chamber announces finalists ahead of awards

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2022 business…

  • Oct 7, 2022
Ponoka chamber logo, new 2022
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Pictured, a female yak and calf that are part of Shane Juuti’s herd at West Gimlet Farms.

It’s yak for dinner

Happy accidents don’t often happen in farming, especially when it comes to…

Pictured, a female yak and calf that are part of Shane Juuti’s herd at West Gimlet Farms.
Haustein brothers, Conlee (left) and Calvert stand at the crossover 
in their automated barn, which has helped them to reduce labour 
and thereby overall operational cost. (File photo)

Erskine dairy operation a matter of legacy for owners

For Calvert Haustein, helping run Haustein Farms in partnership with his brother…

Haustein brothers, Conlee (left) and Calvert stand at the crossover 
in their automated barn, which has helped them to reduce labour 
and thereby overall operational cost. (File photo)
L-R: Bill Hoar, president of Ponoka Co-op Oils, Scott Brown, assistant general manager, Shelly Hammell, convenience store supervisor, Clayton Morrow, general manager, Brent Walker, retail advisor, Curtis Topham, director, Ron Sperber, director and Rob Hagemann, director. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Bill Hoar, president of Ponoka Co-op Oils, Scott Brown, assistant general manager, Shelly Hammell, convenience store supervisor, Clayton Morrow, general manager, Brent Walker, retail advisor, Curtis Topham, director, Ron Sperber, director and Rob Hagemann, director. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Pipes leading to a processing unit at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Proponents of imposing a windfall tax on the Canadian oil and gas industry now have another global power setting precedent for the policy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Advocates of windfall tax on oil and gas sector can now point to EU for inspiration

EU’s tax would redirect about 140 million euros in revenue a year

Pipes leading to a processing unit at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Proponents of imposing a windfall tax on the Canadian oil and gas industry now have another global power setting precedent for the policy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Canada is banking on newcomers to help keep the economy humming along, while banks themselves are eying the hundreds of thousands of people coming to the country every year as a key source of client growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Canadian banks look to newcomers as key source of client growth

Some banks forming partnerships with international ones to make transitioning to Canada easier

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Canada is banking on newcomers to help keep the economy humming along, while banks themselves are eying the hundreds of thousands of people coming to the country every year as a key source of client growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility during a government organized tour for journalists in Beijing, on May 14, 2020. Canada’s technology industry says flaring tensions between China and Taiwan are reminding companies how important it is to seek a broader range of sources for semiconductors, and to invest in the sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Schiefelbein

Taiwan-China tensions a reminder to tech: diversify chip manufacturers

Chips power electronics ranging from iPhones to Lockheed-Martin fighter jets

Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility during a government organized tour for journalists in Beijing, on May 14, 2020. Canada’s technology industry says flaring tensions between China and Taiwan are reminding companies how important it is to seek a broader range of sources for semiconductors, and to invest in the sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Schiefelbein