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A group of about 45 people gathered for the third annual suicide prevention walk, despite the chilly weather. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka’s third annual suicide prevention walk

Organized by community member Brittany Sande, Ponoka’s third annual Suicide Prevention Walk…

A group of about 45 people gathered for the third annual suicide prevention walk, despite the chilly weather. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ethel Lewis Gardner turned a century old on Aug. 31. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka woman turns 100 years old

Ethel Lewis Gardner of Ponoka celebrated her 100th birthday with her family…

  • Sep 8, 2022
Ethel Lewis Gardner turned a century old on Aug. 31. (Photo submitted)
The shelf for non-perishable food items is located in the lobby of the Ponoka Civic Centre. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

A program that has seen great success, the library is bringing it back and this time for good

A program that has seen great success, the library is bringing it back and this time for good

The shelf for non-perishable food items is located in the lobby of the Ponoka Civic Centre. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka Piston Poppers help neighbours

The Ponoka Piston Poppers car club were at it again, lending a…

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1D champion. (Photo by Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)

ABRA Finals sees good turnout

The Alberta Barrel Racing Association (ABRA) Finals were held Aug. 23rd to…

1D champion. (Photo by Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)
Dennis Pugh and Joyce Vold. (Photo submitted)

Handing over the reins

After nine years of dedication, Joyce Vold and Dennis Pugh are handing…

Dennis Pugh and Joyce Vold. (Photo submitted)
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Samson Cree Nation Powwow Celebration had huge turnout

The Samson Cree Nation Powwow Celebration, which ran Aug. 12th to the…

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Community group representatives met on Aug. 11 to discuss issues with finding enough volunteers. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka service groups discuss volunteer shortage issues

Group will meet again in September to further discuss ideas

Community group representatives met on Aug. 11 to discuss issues with finding enough volunteers. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Betty Maidment, now 100 years old, with Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Photo submitted)

Happy 100th birthday Betty Maidment

Mayor Ferguson visited, presented certificate

  • Aug 18, 2022
Betty Maidment, now 100 years old, with Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Photo submitted)
Town of Ponoka council and staff pose for a photo during Coffee with Council at the Ponoka Farmers Market at the Legion on Aug. 17. L-R: Sandra Smith, communications manager, Coun. Carla Prediger, Mayor Kevin Ferguson, Coun. Ted Dillon, Haleigh Sanderson communications and marketing specialist and Coun. Cal David. (Christina Komives/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Coffee with Council

Town of Ponoka council and staff pose for a photo during Coffee…

  • Aug 17, 2022
Town of Ponoka council and staff pose for a photo during Coffee with Council at the Ponoka Farmers Market at the Legion on Aug. 17. L-R: Sandra Smith, communications manager, Coun. Carla Prediger, Mayor Kevin Ferguson, Coun. Ted Dillon, Haleigh Sanderson communications and marketing specialist and Coun. Cal David. (Christina Komives/Ponoka News)
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)