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COLUMN: Is celebrity gossip your ‘local news’? Ottawa seems to think so

News Media Canada board chair reflects on heritage minister’s response to newspaper closures

  • Nov 29th, 2017

Hammertime: Our shopping dilemma…local and friendly or online

Shopping has changed over the years but shopping locally is recommended

  • Nov 22nd, 2017

Hammertime: It’s wintertime, we’re ready for it

Albertans are ready for the cool, cold, freezing winter

  • Nov 15th, 2017

Photo radar balances budgets, does nothing for safety

Photo radar locations suggest profit is the motivator, not safety

  • Nov 8th, 2017

Calkins: Liberals making life harder for middle class Canadians

Local MP Blaine Calkins speaks against the Liberal tax plan

  • Nov 8th, 2017
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CP Holiday Train Stops in Ponoka
    Rollover on Icy Roads Near Ponoka
      Maskwacis Education Schools Commission signing
        Showjumping at Calnash Ag Event Centre

          FarmLead: Don’t forget to remember

          A rising Canadian Loonie affecting canola gains, in this week’s FarmLead column

          • Nov 6th, 2017

          Hammertime: It was a slushy/mucky Halloween night 2017

          Managing the grandkids on a busy and cold Halloween night

          Hammertime: I got my free flu shot and it didn’t hurt a bit

          Save some trouble, take a flu shot. In this week’s Ponoka News’ Hammertime

          • Oct 29th, 2017

          Hammertime: There are still some movies we can watch with our grandchildren

          It’s a high-tech era but there’s still lots to watch with your grandchildren.

          Editorial: Don’t risk your life for nothing

          Senseless death of Thorsby area businessman was avoidable

          • Oct 18th, 2017

          Ron Orr: How far fair Alberta has fallen

          Alberta’s economy is falling, as discussed in this week’s MLA column

          Hammertime: Maybe we could get ready for winter early

          It’s fall, Halloween and the days are getting shorter and colder in this week’s Hammertime.

          • Oct 16th, 2017

          Ron Orr: Ag society funding exposes policy failure

          Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr speaks against ag society funding processes

          • Oct 4th, 2017

          Hammertime: The home fall reno-man

          Ponoka News’ Hammertime talks about big renovations this fall

          • Oct 1st, 2017

          Hammertime: Ponoka is now on an election rush and roll

          The busy few weeks ahead, discussed in this week’s Ponoka News Hammertime

          • Sep 25th, 2017

          Hammertime: Counting our blessings…one day at a time

          Celebrating a 75th birthday and more for Ponoka News’ Hammertime column

          EDITORIAL: Life gets in the way of the best laid plans

          This week’s column looks at best paid plans and the art of procrastination.

          Book review: Wearying of the cozy

          Caroline Vandriel’s monthly book review

          • Sep 11th, 2017