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Drew Watson, right, stands with Jason, the boyfriend of the Moose Lodge raffle winner, following his ride in the Harvard. Photo submitted

Yellow Thunder back up and flying

Aerobatic team just starting to return after pandemic grounded them

Drew Watson, right, stands with Jason, the boyfriend of the Moose Lodge raffle winner, following his ride in the Harvard. Photo submitted
Franziska Hefti gives a piggyback ride to her son Alex, three, during the pop up splash park at Westview Park July 28. Photos by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: Pop up splash park

Makeshift splash park at Westview Park provides relief from heat July 28

Franziska Hefti gives a piggyback ride to her son Alex, three, during the pop up splash park at Westview Park July 28. Photos by Emily Jaycox
Sale days: The return of the outdoor garage sale season, complete with distancing measures, came July 23 to 25 as St. Augustine Catholic Church hosted a fundraising garage sale with a variety of items up for grabs over the three days. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: St. Augustine garage sale

Sale days: The return of the outdoor garage sale season, complete with…

Sale days: The return of the outdoor garage sale season, complete with distancing measures, came July 23 to 25 as St. Augustine Catholic Church hosted a fundraising garage sale with a variety of items up for grabs over the three days. Photos by Jordie Dwyer
PHOTOS: ‘Ringsteken’ ring riding

PHOTOS: ‘Ringsteken’ ring riding

A “ringsteken,” event was held in downtown Ponoka on Saturday, July 25.…

PHOTOS: ‘Ringsteken’ ring riding
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Sylvan Lake’s Yuletide Festival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

A number of concerns stemming from COVID-19 sparked the decision to cancel the holiday festival

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This area resident had some fun with the weather during the June 30 FCSS drive-in movie event, but the hope is for better weather at the “Free” Space Bingo event July 30. Photo submitted

Art program providing outlet for feelings amid pandemic

FCSS also hosting another community drive-in event

This area resident had some fun with the weather during the June 30 FCSS drive-in movie event, but the hope is for better weather at the “Free” Space Bingo event July 30. Photo submitted
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
Paving paths: Crews were hard at work Monday afternoon, July 20, creating paved walking paths with asphalt at the Ponoka Elementary School. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: Paving at Ponoka Elementary School

Paving paths: Crews were hard at work Monday afternoon, July 20, creating…

Paving paths: Crews were hard at work Monday afternoon, July 20, creating paved walking paths with asphalt at the Ponoka Elementary School. Photo by Emily Jaycox
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Ringsteken (ring riding) and the Friesian horse

The Friesian horse is one of the most iconic horse breeds in…

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Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
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Ponoka seniors now able to have scheduled outdoor visits

Seasons Ponoka and Northcott Care Centre give updates on their residents

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Kiya Bruno. Photo submitted

Samon Cree Nation youth sings anthem for CBC’s Canada Day special

Kiya Bruno, 14, sang national anthem in Cree for CBC The National’s Canada Day Special

Kiya Bruno. Photo submitted
Ponoka Stepping Stones carrying on

Ponoka Stepping Stones carrying on

Ponoka Stepping Stones worked quickly to adapt its programming at the onset…

Ponoka Stepping Stones carrying on
Donna and Joanne Hoopfer. Photo submitted

Stettler authors continue to break new creative ground

Donna Hoopfer’s latest title, illustrated by her sister Joanne Hoopfer, was released earlier this year

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Donna and Joanne Hoopfer. Photo submitted
Joan Miller rounds her first barrel July 12 as the Winter Barrel Series finally concluded at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Barrel series comes to an end

Winners finally awarded in after months of waiting

Joan Miller rounds her first barrel July 12 as the Winter Barrel Series finally concluded at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
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2020 Maskwacis Pride celebration

Kanawemahwasowin Kamik hosted a pride celebration at the Neyaskweyahk Okimaw Kamik in…

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Staff from Ponoka’s Central Veterinary Clinic perform the surgical spay and neuter procedures on the 20 dogs over two days last month as part of a combined effort to help control the population of feral dogs some area residents have been looking after. Image: Canadian Animal Task Force

Groups combine to fix feral dogs, control population

Spay/neuter program designed as preventative measure

Staff from Ponoka’s Central Veterinary Clinic perform the surgical spay and neuter procedures on the 20 dogs over two days last month as part of a combined effort to help control the population of feral dogs some area residents have been looking after. Image: Canadian Animal Task Force
James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
PHOTOS: FCSS movie night

PHOTOS: FCSS movie night

Secretariat played for drive-in movie June 30

PHOTOS: FCSS movie night