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Ponoka-raised Kathryn McCaughey, top left, in a promotional image with her band NOBRO. Web photo

Ponoka native making a name on punk scene

Montreal-based all-female band led by former Ponoka resident

Ponoka-raised Kathryn McCaughey, top left, in a promotional image with her band NOBRO. Web photo
Puppies with parvo recovering, isolated

Puppies with parvo recovering, isolated

Local kennel could use some donations to weather COVID-19

Puppies with parvo recovering, isolated
There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer reading?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz about books, publications and reading

There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)
PHOTOS: Maskwacis paints rainbow for Pride
PHOTOS: Maskwacis paints rainbow for Pride
Ponoka food bank receiving support

Ponoka food bank receiving support

Monetary donations have been pouring in

Ponoka food bank receiving support
A screenshot of Yael Witvoet in the video she appeared in for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

OUR COMMUNITY: Ponoka student earns scholarship

Yael Witvoet awarded $500 from Kinnette Club of Ponoka

A screenshot of Yael Witvoet in the video she appeared in for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of weddings

How much do you know about wedding traditions and famous marriages?

June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)
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Mamawi Atosketan Native School to have drive in grad

The school, just outside of Ponoka, will hold its grad on June 16

  • Jun 4, 2020
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OUR COMMUNITY: A tribute in honour of Bob Hepp

OUR COMMUNITY: A tribute in honour of Bob Hepp

Popular Ponoka citizen Mr. Bob Hepp passes away at the age of 65 years

OUR COMMUNITY: A tribute in honour of Bob Hepp
Opening day: June 1 marked the return of the Ponoka Community Market with some vendors inside the former library building as well as some outside. Measures such as hand sanitizing and one direction of flow for customers were in place for the safety of everyone. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Community Market comes back

Ponoka Community Market re-opens as restrictions are somewhat lifted

Opening day: June 1 marked the return of the Ponoka Community Market with some vendors inside the former library building as well as some outside. Measures such as hand sanitizing and one direction of flow for customers were in place for the safety of everyone. Photos by Jordie Dwyer
The completed playground.

Morningside gets new playground

Project took two years to fundraise for

The completed playground.
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
Another option for donating gently used clothing are Diabetes Canada donation bins around town. This one is located at the Aquaplex. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Options around town for donating unwanted items

Missions Thrift Store Ponoka opening June 1

Another option for donating gently used clothing are Diabetes Canada donation bins around town. This one is located at the Aquaplex. Photo by Emily Jaycox
Violet Smith, right, from the Ponoka Food Bank receives the donations from Annette Zandberg, the event’s coordinator from Elite Integrity Services. Photo submitted

Bottle drive benefits local food bank in a big way

Ponoka company’s fundraiser showcases community’s ability to help in a crisis

Violet Smith, right, from the Ponoka Food Bank receives the donations from Annette Zandberg, the event’s coordinator from Elite Integrity Services. Photo submitted
The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)
Masks make money for food bank: Ponoka resident Dean Fraser sewed a total of 423 face masks, with 100 per cent of the proceeds marked for the Ponoka Food Bank. She recently made her donation to the food bank of $4,250, along with 65 masks. Fraser says she will continue to make masks, with a portion of the proceeds going to a community agency. Photo submitted

PHOTO: Making masks, feeding the hungry

Ponoka resident donates over $4,000 to Ponoka Food Bank

Masks make money for food bank: Ponoka resident Dean Fraser sewed a total of 423 face masks, with 100 per cent of the proceeds marked for the Ponoka Food Bank. She recently made her donation to the food bank of $4,250, along with 65 masks. Fraser says she will continue to make masks, with a portion of the proceeds going to a community agency. Photo submitted
Departing officer: Ponoka RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley gives Cpl. Jeff Sehn his sergeant rank epaulets, as Sehn is being promoted to commander of the Redwater RCMP detachment. Sehn has been in Ponoka since 2011 when he joined the Integrated Traffic Unit and was promoted to corporal in 2015. He will be missed, but has committed to returning to help out during the 2021 Ponoka Stampede.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka RCMP officer promoted, moves on to new post

The Ponoka RCMP would like to congratulate Jeff Sehn on his promotion…

  • May 19, 2020
Departing officer: Ponoka RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley gives Cpl. Jeff Sehn his sergeant rank epaulets, as Sehn is being promoted to commander of the Redwater RCMP detachment. Sehn has been in Ponoka since 2011 when he joined the Integrated Traffic Unit and was promoted to corporal in 2015. He will be missed, but has committed to returning to help out during the 2021 Ponoka Stampede.                                Photo submitted
Opening up: Ponoka’s Bobtail Nursery had a nice sized line up on May 16 as many locals may have been working on their yards and gardens over the May long weekend. Photos by Jordie Dwyer
Opening up: Ponoka’s Bobtail Nursery had a nice sized line up on May 16 as many locals may have been working on their yards and gardens over the May long weekend. Photos by Jordie Dwyer
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QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

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Some of the St. Augustine graduates posed for this photo before schools were closed in March and will now have to wait until the fall for their long-awaited ceremony. Photo submitted                                Some of the St. Augustine graduates posed for this photo before schools were closed in March and will now have to wait until the fall for their long-awaited ceremony. Photo submitted

Ponoka graduates must wait for ceremonies

The disruption of COVID-19 is hitting Ponoka’s Grade 12 students, postponing their…

  • May 14, 2020
Some of the St. Augustine graduates posed for this photo before schools were closed in March and will now have to wait until the fall for their long-awaited ceremony. Photo submitted                                Some of the St. Augustine graduates posed for this photo before schools were closed in March and will now have to wait until the fall for their long-awaited ceremony. Photo submitted