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Ponoka’s Bright Futures Play Academy doing well in new space

Ponoka’s Bright Futures Play Academy doing well in new space

The preschool now operates out of the old ‘Pink School’

Ponoka’s Bright Futures Play Academy doing well in new space
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Alberta RCMP urges citizens to safe ‘gourd’ their cabins

There were over 650 reported seasonal property break and enters in Alberta in 2019.

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Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta

Onsy and Rosemary Tawadrous immigrated to Canada in 2011 and made their home in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake family says they are ‘blessed’ to have found their home in Central Alberta
Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Madeline Merlot performing CP Holiday Train in Wetaskiwin Dec. 6, 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
Ponoka has a new seed library

Ponoka has a new seed library

Calling all gardeners: Ponoka Jubilee Library has started a community seed library…

  • Sep 29, 2020
Ponoka has a new seed library
Kiefer Sully strolls by the new playground as he heads towards his assigned door at Eckville Elementary School on the morning of Sept. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Return to class has gone better than expectation, WCPS says

Staff with Wolf Creek Public Schools say the return to in-class teaching has gone very well

Kiefer Sully strolls by the new playground as he heads towards his assigned door at Eckville Elementary School on the morning of Sept. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Ponoka residents Carmen Deleeuw and her children, Deacon, 3, and Dawn, 7, enjoy the showing of Onward on Sept. 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Drive-in movie draws full parking lot

Town hosted showing of Onward Sept. 25

Ponoka residents Carmen Deleeuw and her children, Deacon, 3, and Dawn, 7, enjoy the showing of Onward on Sept. 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The first group of St. Augustine School 2020 graduates pose for a photo Sept. 26. L-R: Tiyanna Louis-Johnson, Dante Greene, Yael Witvoet, Sydney Sinclair and Jarred Schmidt. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

St. Augustine School grads cross the stage at long last

‘Drive-thru’ grad held for St. Augustine School class of 2020

The first group of St. Augustine School 2020 graduates pose for a photo Sept. 26. L-R: Tiyanna Louis-Johnson, Dante Greene, Yael Witvoet, Sydney Sinclair and Jarred Schmidt. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

How much do you know about television programming? (Pixabay)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Founding members of Black and Indigenous Alliance. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Black and Indigenous Alliance at Wetaskiwin City Hall

The Alliance gathered Saturday for a peaceful protest on City Hall grounds.

Founding members of Black and Indigenous Alliance. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Found Aircraft Company ‘Bush Hawk.’ Photo by Perry Wilson

Missionary plane dedicated at Ponoka airport

MiracleAir flies humanitarian missions to Nicaragua

Found Aircraft Company ‘Bush Hawk.’ Photo by Perry Wilson
Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Apples are a prominent crop in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada. (Photo courtesy Summerland Varieties)
Good turnout for first annual suicide awareness walk

Good turnout for first annual suicide awareness walk

About 40 Ponoka residents came out for the event

Good turnout for first annual suicide awareness walk
Dancers on top of the hill in Centennial Park gave a performance to round off the Peace Rally Sept. 16. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Multiple voices heard at Ponoka for Peace rally

Peace rally held to ‘highlight the best of Ponoka’

Dancers on top of the hill in Centennial Park gave a performance to round off the Peace Rally Sept. 16. Photos by Emily Jaycox
September is National BBBS Month
September is National BBBS Month
Donation for BBBS: Jae Stiles, General Sales Manager at Ponoka Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram presents Beth Reitz, executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters with a cheque for $750. The promotion was $5 from every oil change from January to June was donated Big Brother/Big Sister/Youth Centre.                                Photo submitted

PHOTO: Donation to BBBS

Donation for BBBS: Jae Stiles, General Sales Manager at Ponoka Chrysler Dodge…

Donation for BBBS: Jae Stiles, General Sales Manager at Ponoka Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram presents Beth Reitz, executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters with a cheque for $750. The promotion was $5 from every oil change from January to June was donated Big Brother/Big Sister/Youth Centre.                                Photo submitted
Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake gathers to honour the fallen at annual Flags of Remembrance ceremony

The smaller-than-normal ceremony starts the “season of remembrance” in Sylvan Lake

Flags of Remembrance, Sept. 12, 2020. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

QUIZ: Are you ready for the school year?

How much do you know about schools and education?

In 1909 students in Garnet Valley near Summerland attended a school in their area. Their teacher was Miss Ballantyne. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)