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Enjoy skating and tobogganing in Ponoka on Family Day

Family Day is a great opportunity to get outside with your family…

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Curling rink on Pigeon Lake has massive popularity and support

One of the rink creators, Corey Kozack, says rink is already booked into March 2021.

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
‘Bogey,’ who was very skinny when he was found by the Ericksons four months ago, is now happy, healthy and at home. (Photo submitted)

After the passing of ‘Simon the Cat’ Ponoka author pens new book about newcomer ‘Bogey’

‘Simon the Cat Earns his Wings’ may be released in about six months

‘Bogey,’ who was very skinny when he was found by the Ericksons four months ago, is now happy, healthy and at home. (Photo submitted)
L-R: Henry Fleck shows son-in-law Kevin Prediger useful tips to driving a carriage with harrows behind for the 2016 Farming with Horses farm event. (File photo)

OUR COMMUNITY: Remembering Ponoka horseman Henry Fleck

He was a mechanic and a veterinarian’s assistant and worked on movie…

L-R: Henry Fleck shows son-in-law Kevin Prediger useful tips to driving a carriage with harrows behind for the 2016 Farming with Horses farm event. (File photo)
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)

Balzac Billy predicts more winter

The Groundhog’s Day tradition continued at the Blue Grass Nursery with a live video

  • Feb 2, 2021
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)
South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

South Pigeon Lake fire walk across Pigeon Lake in fundraiser for Chief battling rare cancer

Firefighters from SPL and community members took to the lake for “Walk for Wayne”.

South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
'The Coronavirus Isn't Scary' by Kristy Walker.

Sylvan Lake author pens first children’s book about COVID-19

“The Coronavirus Isn’t Scary” by Kristy Walker teaches children to take care of themselves

'The Coronavirus Isn't Scary' by Kristy Walker.
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Ponoka RCMP receives new police puppy trainee

The Ponoka RCMP detachment has said goodbye to their police dog trainee…

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Elder Muriel Lee. (Photo submitted)

Maskwacis Elder Mentoring Program connects Elders with young parents

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News The Maskwacis Elders Mentoring Program, which…

  • Jan 25, 2021
Elder Muriel Lee. (Photo submitted)
The team that disconnected, lifted and loaded the old Bobtail Road bridge. (Photo submitted)

Bobtail Road bridge moves to new home in Meridian Beach

The 100-year-old bridge was moved Jan. 14

  • Jan 19, 2021
The team that disconnected, lifted and loaded the old Bobtail Road bridge. (Photo submitted)
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Funding goal getting close for LTC beds

Several large donations were received during ‘Unfestival of Trees’ fundraising campaign

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Hayley Wianko, left, and Brooke Hansen. (Photo submitted)

Celebrate mentoring during National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of…

Hayley Wianko, left, and Brooke Hansen. (Photo submitted)
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Katie Hodges, left, and Aubree Reynolds hold up one of the pictures they made and delivered during Christmas time. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka News carriers deliver more than the paper

Katie Hodges and Aubree Reynolds have become well-known on their route

Katie Hodges, left, and Aubree Reynolds hold up one of the pictures they made and delivered during Christmas time. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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PHOTOS: Merry Christmas Ponoka

Ponoka has holiday spirit: Many homes around town are decorated for Christmas,…

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Tom Lam, left, and his family and staff pose for a photo.
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Old Iron Horse spreads holiday cheer with 150 free Christmas meals

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Old Iron Horse Restaurant and Lounge…

Tom Lam, left, and his family and staff pose for a photo.
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3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
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VIDEO: Ermineskin First Nation Candy Cane Lane drive-thru

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Ermineskin First Nation created a two-day…

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Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
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Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation