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Intricate cloth masks with Indigenous design made by Teresa Snow. Facebook/ Masks4Maskwacis

‘Masks 4 Maskwacis’ wins Northern Lights Volunteer Award

The group received recognition for their efforts to support their community during COVID-19.

Lorne Fundytus. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

OUR COMMUNITY: Rimoka Housing Foundation has a new CAO

Rimoka Housing Foundation (RHF) has a new, yet familiar, face to fill…

River sunset: The sun sets on the Battle River on Saturday, June 5. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Battle River at sunset

River sunset: The sun sets on the Battle River on Saturday, June…

River sunset: The sun sets on the Battle River on Saturday, June 5. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: 2021 Graduates of Ponoka Parade

Graduates were celebrated in style on June 3

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association
<strong>Meaningful messages:</strong> Ponoka Secondary Campus students participated in ‘Chalk it Up with Positive Talk’ on May 6 as part of the school’s mental health week activities. Students wrote encouraging messages to each other in chalk on the sidewalks around the school. (Photos submitted)

PHOTOS: ‘Chalk it Up with Positive Talk’

Ponoka Secondary Campus share positive messages for mental health

<strong>Meaningful messages:</strong> Ponoka Secondary Campus students participated in ‘Chalk it Up with Positive Talk’ on May 6 as part of the school’s mental health week activities. Students wrote encouraging messages to each other in chalk on the sidewalks around the school. (Photos submitted)
George poses for a photo in front of the gazebo by the community garden, one of his favourite places to come out and enjoy nature or people-watch. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
George poses for a photo in front of the gazebo by the community garden, one of his favourite places to come out and enjoy nature or people-watch. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Shirley Rabbit, Maryanne Bruno and Solomon Bull. (Photos submitted)

Maskwacis Elders: Cree values, language need to be revitalized

“I am the fifth generation of my family. My great grandfather was…

L-R: Shirley Rabbit, Maryanne Bruno and Solomon Bull. (Photos submitted)
A screenshot of a video of Danny Skeels adjudicating an animal prior to the sale. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka District 4-H Beef Committee show and sale results

Although there was no show due to COVID-19, the Ponoka District 4-H…

A screenshot of a video of Danny Skeels adjudicating an animal prior to the sale. (Photo submitted)
Photo (STAR Catholic Logo)

STAR Catholic School Division declines running pilot on K-6 draft curriculum

The Catholic school board conducted an in-depth analysis of the Education Alberta’s draft curriculum

Photo (STAR Catholic Logo)
<strong>4-H helping hands:</strong> (Not as pictured) Henry Thalen, Damien Thalen, Cohen Thalen, Craig Haan and Conor Haan pick up garbage along the last leg of the clean up area on Hwy. 53 before the Hwy. 2 overpass. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka 4-H members clean up Hwy. 53

May 1 is Alberta Transportation’s annual highway cleanup day

<strong>4-H helping hands:</strong> (Not as pictured) Henry Thalen, Damien Thalen, Cohen Thalen, Craig Haan and Conor Haan pick up garbage along the last leg of the clean up area on Hwy. 53 before the Hwy. 2 overpass. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Mackenzy Hatala says the school’s photographer made her graduate photo shoot fun, complete with props. (Photo courtesy of GradPhotography.ca/Roman Petrriw)
Mackenzy Hatala says the school’s photographer made her graduate photo shoot fun, complete with props. (Photo courtesy of GradPhotography.ca/Roman Petrriw)
Aleah Morrow-Winter. (Photo submitted)

Bobtail Nursery’s Mother’s Day fundraiser supports local schools

Bobtail Nursery’s spring Mother’s Day 2021 school fundraiser has been a success.…

Aleah Morrow-Winter. (Photo submitted)
Stephanie Waldron, left, and Violet Smith. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka Food Bank gets a boost

Seasons Retirement Communities in Ponoka made a $2,000 donation to the Ponoka…

  • Apr 15, 2021
Stephanie Waldron, left, and Violet Smith. (Photo submitted)
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)
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Amanda Howse and Butch Ballesteros’ Little Free Library sits on the corner of 53rd Avenue and 51st Street in Ponoka, Alta., on Friday, April 2, 2021. Little Free Library is operating in more than 100 countries. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)

Little library emerges in Ponoka

By Madison Fleck For Ponoka News Two local residents have introduced the…

  • Apr 5, 2021
Amanda Howse and Butch Ballesteros’ Little Free Library sits on the corner of 53rd Avenue and 51st Street in Ponoka, Alta., on Friday, April 2, 2021. Little Free Library is operating in more than 100 countries. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)