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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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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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