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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

  • Jul 14, 2020
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
PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka

PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka

Fireworks, pancake breakfasts and the grand opening of the Ponoka Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Canada Day in Ponoka
Movie night set for tomorrow

Movie night set for tomorrow

FCSS presenting Secretariat on the big screen June 30

Movie night set for tomorrow
Contest winners and their parents say hello to Maja, the Ponoka RCMP’s puppy-in-training on June 25. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Poster contest winners meet RCMP puppy Maja

Get photos taken with seven-month-old police pup in training

Contest winners and their parents say hello to Maja, the Ponoka RCMP’s puppy-in-training on June 25. Photo by Emily Jaycox
The Chicks for Charity’s “Champagne High Tea” event that was held on June 22, 2019, raised over $17,000 for Ponoka Stepping Stones. The event for this year, “What a Girl Wants,” which was being organized by CAWES and Stepping Stones, was cancelled due to COVID-19. File photo

Ladies brunch cancellation a blow to Ponoka Stepping Stones and CAWES

CAWES has new fundraiser, Trash Your Dress for CAWES

The Chicks for Charity’s “Champagne High Tea” event that was held on June 22, 2019, raised over $17,000 for Ponoka Stepping Stones. The event for this year, “What a Girl Wants,” which was being organized by CAWES and Stepping Stones, was cancelled due to COVID-19. File photo
PHOTOS: Piston Poppers parade

PHOTOS: Piston Poppers parade

Piston Poppers parade: President of the Piston Poppers, Ray Ward, helps line…

PHOTOS: Piston Poppers parade
Fireworks will burst over Stampede Grounds on Canada Day

Fireworks will burst over Stampede Grounds on Canada Day

Some activities will go ahead in Ponoka on July 1

Fireworks will burst over Stampede Grounds on Canada Day
PHOTOS: PES teachers say goodbye to students

PHOTOS: PES teachers say goodbye to students

Drive-thru parade held to celebrate last day of school on June 19

PHOTOS: PES teachers say goodbye to students
Hospital personnel pose for a photo with one of the cardiac monitoring cubes in emergency. L-R: assistant head nurse Jamie Havanka, RN Melanie Dudar, Dr. Gregory Sawisky and RN Cindy Bonnett. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Cardiac monitoring cubes improving patient care

Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre’s new system up and running

Hospital personnel pose for a photo with one of the cardiac monitoring cubes in emergency. L-R: assistant head nurse Jamie Havanka, RN Melanie Dudar, Dr. Gregory Sawisky and RN Cindy Bonnett. Photos by Emily Jaycox
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Graduating students from left to right are: Evan Louis, Jade Rabbit, Shaneek Roasting, Tessa Pots, Elise Roan and Taleisha Roan. Photo by Kelly Stickle

Mamawi Atosketan Native School celebrates six graduates

Grad ceremony held on June 16 for Indigenous school north of Ponoka

Graduating students from left to right are: Evan Louis, Jade Rabbit, Shaneek Roasting, Tessa Pots, Elise Roan and Taleisha Roan. Photo by Kelly Stickle
Ponoka, Bashaw pastor celebrates 10th anniversary of ordination

Ponoka, Bashaw pastor celebrates 10th anniversary of ordination

Rev. Robin King has served Bashaw for 12 years, and Ponoka for three

Ponoka, Bashaw pastor celebrates 10th anniversary of ordination