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Left, a speciality Bulgarian sausage slavered in sauerkraut, right, a beef sausage with requisite ketchup, crowned by a generous serving of fries are among the many summertime food varieties. Ketchup, a popular condiment, has not always been made with tomatoes.. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Left, a speciality Bulgarian sausage slavered in sauerkraut, right, a beef sausage with requisite ketchup, crowned by a generous serving of fries are among the many summertime food varieties. Ketchup, a popular condiment, has not always been made with tomatoes.. (Black Press file photo)
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Talking to college students about drugs

By Nickolaus Hayes College students in Alberta are well on their journey…

  • Aug 11, 2022
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
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Town of Ponoka’s community-wide garage sale map is now available

The Town of Ponoka’s community-wide garage sale map is now available at…

  • Aug 11, 2022
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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka’s Mass Registration Night

Mass Registration Night was held during the Ponoka Community Market on Aug.…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Ponoka Piston Poppers host Hog Root 43 in Calumet

Cars came from Bashaw, Ferintosh, Enwistle, Millet, Lacombe and more

  • Jul 22, 2022
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Kids attending Vacation Bible School at the Ponoka First Baptist Church collected a wagon’s worth of non-perishable food items, for a total of 485 pounds of food for the Ponoka Food Bank. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Wagon full of donations for Ponoka Food Bank

Kids attending Vacation Bible School at the Ponoka First Baptist Church collected…

Kids attending Vacation Bible School at the Ponoka First Baptist Church collected a wagon’s worth of non-perishable food items, for a total of 485 pounds of food for the Ponoka Food Bank. (Photo submitted)
The third annual downtown Ponoka ringsteken (ring riding) event was held on July 16 on Chipman Avenue. (Photos submitted by Shelley Goodale)

PHOTOS: 3rd Annual Downtown Ponoka Ringsteken Event

The third annual downtown Ponoka ringsteken (ring riding) event was held on…

  • Jul 18, 2022
The third annual downtown Ponoka ringsteken (ring riding) event was held on July 16 on Chipman Avenue. (Photos submitted by Shelley Goodale)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
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Busted Ladies Lingerie held a community barbecue on June 29, raising $1,450 for the Ponoka Food Bank. (Photo submitted)

PHOTOS: Busted Ladies Lingerie raises money for Ponoka Food Bank with barbecue

Busted Ladies Lingerie held a community barbecue on June 29, raising $1,450…

  • Jul 14, 2022
Busted Ladies Lingerie held a community barbecue on June 29, raising $1,450 for the Ponoka Food Bank. (Photo submitted)
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Community-Wide Garage Sale planned in Ponoka

Ponoka residents are invited to host a garage or yard sale on…

  • Jul 14, 2022
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Ponoka winner of the 2022 Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle is keeping the cash

Ponoka resident Brent Hellyer has won the 2022 Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle…

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Curtis Compton, Tanner McLaren and Larry Thompson were busy grilling burgers and hot dogs at the 11th Annual Adams Stampede Barbecue on June 30. Adams was fundraising in support of the Ponoka Youth Centre. The barbecue raised $811.10 and Adams matched the donations for a total of $1,622.20 going towards youth programming in the community. (Christina Komives/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Annual Adams Stampede Barbecue

Adams raises funds for youth programming in Ponoka

  • Jul 6, 2022
Curtis Compton, Tanner McLaren and Larry Thompson were busy grilling burgers and hot dogs at the 11th Annual Adams Stampede Barbecue on June 30. Adams was fundraising in support of the Ponoka Youth Centre. The barbecue raised $811.10 and Adams matched the donations for a total of $1,622.20 going towards youth programming in the community. (Christina Komives/Ponoka News)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka holds teepee village in spirit of reconciliation in lieu of Canada Day activities

Daily powwows, Elder greetings, until July 3

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Forshee Ladies Group celebrates a century of community involvement

Anniversary will be marked by a luncheon for members, past and present

(Facebook photo/Forshee Hall)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
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Ponoka Piston Poppers thrill seniors with parade

Vintage vehicles toured seniors facilities and hangouts for Seniors’ Week

  • Jun 18, 2022
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Maskwacis paints crosswalk for Pride Month

Advocates, allies actively working towards more inclusive Maskwacis

  • Jun 13, 2022
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