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West Ponoka 4-H Beef Club report

It’s a new year for the West Ponoka 4-H Beef Club. We…

  • Nov 4, 2021
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CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
4-H Canada Logo

November 3 is national Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Show Your 4-H Colours Day is a national celebration put on by 4-H Canada

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Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

The Haunted Barn of Grandview celebrates another spooktacular Halloween season

The Haunted Barn continues to grow and has proven immensely popular in its third year.

Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
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Ponoka FCSS’ Empty Bowls sale to continue this week

Ponoka Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) held its annual food security…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
<strong>Fuel Good Day:</strong> Left, Clayton Morrow, manager of Ponoka Co-op Oils, presents Ponoka Youth Centre (PYC) executive director Beth Reitz with a cheque for $1,255.70, the proceeds of Fuel Good Day. Sept. 21, 2021 was Fuel Good Day in western Canada. When motorists fueled up at a participating Co-op Gas Bar, the Co-op donated a minimum of five cents per litre to a local chairty or non-profit organization. The funds raised will go towards PYC youth programming. “We are very grateful to Ponoka Coop Oils for allowing us to be the recipient this year,” said Reitz. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Fuel Good Day donates to Ponoka Youth Centre

Fuel Good Day: Left, Clayton Morrow, manager of Ponoka Co-op Oils, presents…

<strong>Fuel Good Day:</strong> Left, Clayton Morrow, manager of Ponoka Co-op Oils, presents Ponoka Youth Centre (PYC) executive director Beth Reitz with a cheque for $1,255.70, the proceeds of Fuel Good Day. Sept. 21, 2021 was Fuel Good Day in western Canada. When motorists fueled up at a participating Co-op Gas Bar, the Co-op donated a minimum of five cents per litre to a local chairty or non-profit organization. The funds raised will go towards PYC youth programming. “We are very grateful to Ponoka Coop Oils for allowing us to be the recipient this year,” said Reitz. (Photo submitted)
The northern lights, or aurora borealis, was seen over Ponoka on Oct. 11. (Photos by Liam Carr)

PHOTOS: Northern lights over Ponoka

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, was seen over Ponoka on Oct.…

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, was seen over Ponoka on Oct. 11. (Photos by Liam Carr)
Andrea Chia, Boston Pizza Ponoka general manager. Boston Pizza participated in "Turn the Town Teal," by decorating their business with a kit provided by BBBS Ponoka. (Photo submitted)

Support mentoring in Ponoka by ‘Turning the Town Teal’

September is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

Andrea Chia, Boston Pizza Ponoka general manager. Boston Pizza participated in "Turn the Town Teal," by decorating their business with a kit provided by BBBS Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
<strong>Sholarship winner:</strong> McDonald’s Ponoka employee Emily Spelrem receives a $1,000 scholarship. L-R: Jerilee Buffalo, Darrelynn Fair, market people lead, Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operator, Spelrem, Ana Marie Ladim, general manager, Tony Hoffmann,owner/operator and Jhoejo Soco, operations manager. The criteria for this scholarship included writing an essay about “why McDonald’s is your favourite place to work” while pursuing education. The Hoffmanns offered five $1,000 scholarships throughout their market. The other four winners are from Wetaskiwin, Blackfalds and two from Gasoline Alley. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Scholarship winner

Sholarship winner: McDonald’s Ponoka employee Emily Spelrem receives a $1,000 scholarship. L-R:…

<strong>Sholarship winner:</strong> McDonald’s Ponoka employee Emily Spelrem receives a $1,000 scholarship. L-R: Jerilee Buffalo, Darrelynn Fair, market people lead, Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operator, Spelrem, Ana Marie Ladim, general manager, Tony Hoffmann,owner/operator and Jhoejo Soco, operations manager. The criteria for this scholarship included writing an essay about “why McDonald’s is your favourite place to work” while pursuing education. The Hoffmanns offered five $1,000 scholarships throughout their market. The other four winners are from Wetaskiwin, Blackfalds and two from Gasoline Alley. (Photo submitted)
Cutting the cake: On Sept. 10, 2021, the Ponoka Youth Centre celebrated the 20th anniversary of opening its doors. Pictured here are Joziena Meijer, Heather Patterson, Darryl Stretch, Jesse Vaudry and Beth Reitz, executive director.
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Youth Centre marks a milestone with 20th anniversary celebration

A celebration was held at the youth centre on Sept. 10

Cutting the cake: On Sept. 10, 2021, the Ponoka Youth Centre celebrated the 20th anniversary of opening its doors. Pictured here are Joziena Meijer, Heather Patterson, Darryl Stretch, Jesse Vaudry and Beth Reitz, executive director.
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The Ponoka Community Market held its annual Penny Carnival on Aug. 30. A fall registration night was also held during the market. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Penny Carnival, community market, fall registration

The Ponoka Community Market held its annual Penny Carnival on Aug. 30.…

The Ponoka Community Market held its annual Penny Carnival on Aug. 30. A fall registration night was also held during the market. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)

Fall registration to be held during Ponoka Community Market

Several local groups will be participating on Monday, Aug. 30

An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)
Ponoka resident Denis Chabot with some of his wooden creations. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka resident makes charming wooden pieces despite visual impairment

After you’ve seen the charming wooden truck, tractors and other creations carved…

Ponoka resident Denis Chabot with some of his wooden creations. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Wolf Creek School Division’s plan focuses on student health, wellbeing

Wolf Creek School Division will continue to put an emphasis on health during this school year

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UPDATE: Ponoka’s annual Penny Carnival postponed to next week

Carnival being held during the Ponoka Community Market Monday, Aug. 30

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A current-day photo of the century-old centre. (Photo submitted by Morena Stamm)

Wolfville Community Centre celebrates 100-year-old building

In 1901, the original Wolfville school was built. But after several mishaps,…

  • Aug 10, 2021
A current-day photo of the century-old centre. (Photo submitted by Morena Stamm)
<strong>Donation:</strong> Geoff Tatlow, branch manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, presents Ponoka Food Bank manager Violet Smith with a cheque is for $481.67. The donation is a percentage of the business’s canola seed sales that we had this year. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Ponoka Food Bank donation

Donation: Geoff Tatlow, branch manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, presents Ponoka Food…

<strong>Donation:</strong> Geoff Tatlow, branch manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, presents Ponoka Food Bank manager Violet Smith with a cheque is for $481.67. The donation is a percentage of the business’s canola seed sales that we had this year. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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PHOTOS: Vintage Rally

Vintage Rally: The 25th annual Ponoka Vintage Rally, presented by the Central…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka East 4H Beef Club report

On July 6 the Ponoka East 4H Beef Club went to Calumet…

  • Jul 22, 2021
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Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)