Mr. Severin (Sev) Brulhart moved to Ponoka with his family in 1944 and immediately went into the lucrative automotive business by purchasing the Pontiac-Buick Agency at 51 Street and 51 Avenue from Lux and Boman. As the family business prospered, plans for expansion included this fancy new building in 1951, which later — in partnership with Les Grey would change from Pontiac/Buick to the area’s first Volkswagen dealership in 1955. The very popular entrepreneur retired in 1960 after over 40 years in the automotive business, but he and his wife and family remained in Ponoka for many years and were always very active in sports, music, church work, and community projects Photo courtesy Fort Ostell Museum

PHOTO: Remember When?

Brulhart Motors was a popular dealership in Ponoka regardless of the make and model offered

Brulhart Motors was a popular dealership in Ponoka regardless of the make and model offered

Just Posted

Environment Minister clarifies misconceptions in Bighorn proposal

Minister Shannon Phillips speaks to concerns around the Bighorn Country

Three Ponoka men and one youth charged in assault case

Police obtained a search warrant and located drugs and sawed-off shot gun

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

New market opens in downtown Ponoka

Makkinga Market had a soft opening showcasing many of the different foods in store

Ponoka council challenged on payments on new building

Resident continues worries the town is paying over $94,000 per month on something it may never own

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Olympian snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Each year in Canada, approximately 900 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery accused of sexual assault, harassment

Emery denied the allegations, but a Toronto woman says she is not the only one speaking out

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

The team counted 29 craters that were no older than 290 million years

Canada’s arrest of Huawei exec an act of ‘backstabbing,’ Chinese ambassador says

China has called Canada’s arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou ‘politically motivated’

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and other couples struggle with tough decisions

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

Most Read