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Ponoka FCSS’ Empty Bowls sells out

For the first time ever, Ponoka Family and Community Support Services’ (FCSS’s)…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Former Wetaskiwin Peace Officer wins provincial award; gives back to Wetaskiwin community

Eric Christensen has won the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Award of Excellence.

Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
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Ponoka East beef 4-H club report

On Sept. 20 Ponoka East beef 4-H assembled for its first meeting.…

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Ponoka FCSS held its turkey/fall themed bingo night “Butterball Bingo” on Thursday, Oct. in the Ponoka Auction Mart parking lot. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: FCSS Butterball Bingo

Jocelyn Doyle, left, with her son, Judah, three, daughter Veronika, five, and…

Ponoka FCSS held its turkey/fall themed bingo night “Butterball Bingo” on Thursday, Oct. in the Ponoka Auction Mart parking lot. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
<strong>Day of Older Persons:</strong> The Town of Ponoka and the Ponoka Legion co-hosted activities on Oct. 1 at the Ponoka Civic Centre to celebrate the Day of Older Persons. (Photo submitted)

PHOTOS: Day of Older Persons

READ MORE: International Day of Older Persons celebrations planned on Oct. 1

<strong>Day of Older Persons:</strong> The Town of Ponoka and the Ponoka Legion co-hosted activities on Oct. 1 at the Ponoka Civic Centre to celebrate the Day of Older Persons. (Photo submitted)
Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family ‘feeling the love’ with furnace and air conditioner donation

Kles-Air donated their time to a family in need by installing a furnace and air conditioner

Sheldon Klessens, owner of Kles-Air Mechanical LTD, and the Tancock family pose for a photo while Klessens’s team worked to install a new furnace and air conditioner for the family, donated by Lennox. (Photo by Megan Roth/Lacombe Express)
Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Grandview Haunted Barn officially opens for the second year

The family friendly Halloween attraction donates spooky proceeds to Lakedell School.

Grandview Haunted Barn. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Students take off at Ponoka Elementary School for the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 25. (Photo submitted)

PHOTOS: Terry Fox Run

Students take off at Ponoka Elementary School for the Terry Fox Run…

Students take off at Ponoka Elementary School for the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 25. (Photo submitted)
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Modified Empty Bowls event is going ahead

Food bank fundraiser to be held Oct. 21 on the sidewalk in front of Ponoka FCSS

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Work underway at Ponoka Tractor Park

Work underway at Ponoka Tractor Park

New trail extension will connect river valley trail system to downtown

Work underway at Ponoka Tractor Park
Bob Hepp remembered with culinary scholarship

Bob Hepp remembered with culinary scholarship

Supper held in his honour at the Ponoka Legion Oct. 2

Bob Hepp remembered with culinary scholarship
Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake woman thankful to neighbour who replaced stolen bike

Randel Braceros’s bike was stolen and was then surprised by his neighbour when he replaced it

Randel Braceros poses for a photo with his new bike which was given to him by a neighbour after his was stolen. Photo Submitted
Coats for the Cold not just about clothing

Coats for the Cold not just about clothing

Donated items need to be clean and ready to wear

Coats for the Cold not just about clothing
Ponoka’s Bright Futures Play Academy doing well in new space

Ponoka’s Bright Futures Play Academy doing well in new space

The preschool now operates out of the old ‘Pink School’

Ponoka’s Bright Futures Play Academy doing well in new space
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Alberta RCMP urges citizens to safe ‘gourd’ their cabins

There were over 650 reported seasonal property break and enters in Alberta in 2019.

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Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Onsy and Rosemary Tawadrous immigrated to Canada in 2011 and made their home in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta
Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.