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Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Grand opening of Family Resource Network in Wetaskiwin

Family Resource Network will provide services for Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey, and surrounding areas.

Samson Cree Nation Elder, Roy Louis led the naming ceremony for the Indigenous Spoke of the FRN, Mâmamwipayiwin. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
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Tools for School helping kids in need

Program helps with some back to school costs

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Ponoka Composite High School’s graduating class of 1970. Image: yearbook photo
Ponoka Composite High School’s graduating class of 1970. Image: yearbook photo
Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.

Powwow held at Ma-Me-O

Individuals from across Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan participated.

Photo by Kirsty Lloyd.
Ponoka Ag Society continuing to move forward

Ponoka Ag Society continuing to move forward

Ag fair will return in 2021

  • Aug 25, 2020
Ponoka Ag Society continuing to move forward
Ponoka veteran turning 100 years old

Ponoka veteran turning 100 years old

Douglas Redding was a member of the Ponoka Legion for 39 years

Ponoka veteran turning 100 years old
The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Exploring the World Wide Web

On Aug. 23, 1991, the World Wide Web was released to the public. How much do you know about the web?

The World Wide Web was released to the public 29 years ago, in August, 1991. Since that time, it has revolutionized life for many. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Anti-racism protesters march in Ponoka

Anti-racism protesters march in Ponoka

Group was led by Black and Indigenous Alliance Alberta

Anti-racism protesters march in Ponoka
Camp Day: Ponoka Tim Horton’s held its Camp Day on Aug. 12. On Camp Day, 100 per cent of proceeds from iced or hot coffee, and the sale of $2 bracelets, goes towards sending youth from disadvantaged circumstances to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTO: Tim’s Camp Day

Held Aug. 12 in Ponoka

Camp Day: Ponoka Tim Horton’s held its Camp Day on Aug. 12. On Camp Day, 100 per cent of proceeds from iced or hot coffee, and the sale of $2 bracelets, goes towards sending youth from disadvantaged circumstances to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Photo by Emily Jaycox
Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the RCMP?

Canada’s national police force marks its 100th anniversary in 2020

Members of the RCMP attend an incident in Penticton in 2020. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Road work: Traffic on 53 Ave. just east of Hwy. 2A was disrupted for a few hours on Aug. 7 as crews ripped up the road in preparation for some new pavement. A timeframe for completion of the improvements surrounding the four-way stop intersection isn’t known.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTO: Road work

Road work: Traffic on 53 Ave. just east of Hwy. 2A was…

Road work: Traffic on 53 Ave. just east of Hwy. 2A was disrupted for a few hours on Aug. 7 as crews ripped up the road in preparation for some new pavement. A timeframe for completion of the improvements surrounding the four-way stop intersection isn’t known.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Carling Matejka. Photo submitted

Ponoka vet to have a voice on a national stage

Dr. Carling Matejka one of 25 members of federal agricultural advisory council

Carling Matejka. Photo submitted
Walking for a cause: Ponoka’s Roy Scabar, manager at ATB Financial in Ponoka, shows off the bright red heels he wore on July 30 as part of the virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser held across the country. All of the donations he collected as he ‘paraded’ around town went to support the Camrose Women’s Shelter Society. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTO: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walking for a cause: Ponoka’s Roy Scabar, manager at ATB Financial in…

Walking for a cause: Ponoka’s Roy Scabar, manager at ATB Financial in Ponoka, shows off the bright red heels he wore on July 30 as part of the virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser held across the country. All of the donations he collected as he ‘paraded’ around town went to support the Camrose Women’s Shelter Society. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Explore Alberta during ‘Open Farm Days’

Explore Alberta during ‘Open Farm Days’

Since 2013, Open Farm Days has seen almost 125,000 person visits

  • Aug 11, 2020
Explore Alberta during ‘Open Farm Days’
In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

In George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the responsibility of the Ministry of Truth? (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
These two maps show the current reserve land in pink and the proposed new lands in red. Image: Facebook

Ermineskin Cree Nation plans for growth

Nation to expand reserve lands by 50 per cent

These two maps show the current reserve land in pink and the proposed new lands in red. Image: Facebook
Planted memories: Jo Nichols sits quietly, enjoying her view at the Ponoka Community Garden on July 31. Nichols has been gardening at the site for 62 years, though it’s only been officially a community garden for the past eight years or so. It used to be an empty space owned by the hospital, that residents used for planting. At that time, it was known as “Little Europe.” She says there has been more interest in the garden this year, perhaps due to people having more free time. The garden’s gazebo was dedicated in her late husband’s memory, and Nichols says that would have meant more to him than any tombstone could have. To Nichols, the garden remains her peaceful, happy place — perfect for reading a book.  Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: Where memories are planted

Ponoka Community Garden more than a patch of earth

Planted memories: Jo Nichols sits quietly, enjoying her view at the Ponoka Community Garden on July 31. Nichols has been gardening at the site for 62 years, though it’s only been officially a community garden for the past eight years or so. It used to be an empty space owned by the hospital, that residents used for planting. At that time, it was known as “Little Europe.” She says there has been more interest in the garden this year, perhaps due to people having more free time. The garden’s gazebo was dedicated in her late husband’s memory, and Nichols says that would have meant more to him than any tombstone could have. To Nichols, the garden remains her peaceful, happy place — perfect for reading a book.  Photo by Emily Jaycox
Go online to show your talent

Go online to show your talent

Ponoka FCSS launches another fun way to stay connected and safe

Go online to show your talent
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Rural Rimbey overrun with abandoned cats

Who captures stray cats in Ponoka County?

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