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It’s time for Ponoka businesses to renew their licence

The deadline for renewal is Dec. 31, 2022

  • Nov 2, 2022
Jim Hamilton of Hammy’s, left, presents a $300 gift certificate to Amanda Henderson-Kada of Ponoka. Henderson-Kada’s name was drawn in The Best of Ponoka Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 as a result of her voting on the online survey.
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Best of Ponoka draw winner

Jim Hamilton of Hammy’s, left, presents a $300 gift certificate to Amanda…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: 2022 Ponoka chamber business award winners

The moment members of the Ponoka business community have anxiously awaited for…

On Oct. 8, Tony and Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operators of Ponoka McDonald’s awarded employee David Kawahara a $1,000 scholarship. Presenting the cheque are Teresa, David Kawahara, Ana Ladim (restaurant manager), Tony, Darrelynn Fair (HR manager) and Darrelynn Fair. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka McDonald’s awards scholarship

On Oct. 8, Tony and Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operators of Ponoka McDonald’s awarded…

  • Oct 12, 2022
On Oct. 8, Tony and Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operators of Ponoka McDonald’s awarded employee David Kawahara a $1,000 scholarship. Presenting the cheque are Teresa, David Kawahara, Ana Ladim (restaurant manager), Tony, Darrelynn Fair (HR manager) and Darrelynn Fair. (Photo submitted)
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Ponoka chamber announces finalists ahead of awards

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2022 business…

  • Oct 7, 2022
Ponoka chamber logo, new 2022
L-R: Adam, 5, Megan, 8, and Kaley Wassink, 10, came out to the pumpkin patch on Oct. 1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Pumpkin Patch

Crystal Hamm said she had a steady flow of customers to her…

L-R: Adam, 5, Megan, 8, and Kaley Wassink, 10, came out to the pumpkin patch on Oct. 1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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The Cabin on the Coulee Farm is owned and managed by Fleet’s 
Eric Neilson, with the help of his family. (File photo)

Agricultural background led to entrepreneurial ranching

Farming has never been far from mind for rancher Eric Neilson. Neilson…

The Cabin on the Coulee Farm is owned and managed by Fleet’s 
Eric Neilson, with the help of his family. (File photo)
L-R: Bill Hoar, president of Ponoka Co-op Oils, Scott Brown, assistant general manager, Shelly Hammell, convenience store supervisor, Clayton Morrow, general manager, Brent Walker, retail advisor, Curtis Topham, director, Ron Sperber, director and Rob Hagemann, director. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Bill Hoar, president of Ponoka Co-op Oils, Scott Brown, assistant general manager, Shelly Hammell, convenience store supervisor, Clayton Morrow, general manager, Brent Walker, retail advisor, Curtis Topham, director, Ron Sperber, director and Rob Hagemann, director. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Busted Ladies Lingerie held a community barbecue on June 29, raising $1,450 for the Ponoka Food Bank. (Photo submitted)

PHOTOS: Busted Ladies Lingerie raises money for Ponoka Food Bank with barbecue

Busted Ladies Lingerie held a community barbecue on June 29, raising $1,450…

  • Jul 14, 2022
Busted Ladies Lingerie held a community barbecue on June 29, raising $1,450 for the Ponoka Food Bank. (Photo submitted)
Rachel Devet. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka chamber introduces its summer students

Students will help market what Ponoka has to offer

  • Jul 7, 2022
Rachel Devet. (Photo submitted)
Peter DeWit speaks to chamber members May 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka chamber members hear presentation on marketing strategy

Peter DeWit of EDGE Marketing and Design guest speaker at recent meeting

Peter DeWit speaks to chamber members May 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Redevelopment of 51 Avenue in downtown Ponoka to start next week

Road will be closed to traffic, on-street parking as of May 26

(Town of Ponoka)
<strong>McHappy Day:</strong> Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale of MacDonald’s branded mugs and socks are donated to Ronald MacDonald House Charities and families with sick children. At the Ponoka MacDonald’s location, Nicole Asuncion, left, and manager Ana Ladim pose for a photo. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: McHappy Day in Ponoka

McHappy Day: Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale…

<strong>McHappy Day:</strong> Today, May 11, is McHappy Day. Proceeds from the sale of MacDonald’s branded mugs and socks are donated to Ronald MacDonald House Charities and families with sick children. At the Ponoka MacDonald’s location, Nicole Asuncion, left, and manager Ana Ladim pose for a photo. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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PHOTOS: Business is booming at Ponoka chamber trade show

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce held its first trade show…

  • Apr 12, 2022
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‘Get your game face on’ at Ponoka chamber’s 2022 trade show

Trade show will be held at the arena April 8 and 9

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(Karen Douglass/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Hammy’s celebrates reopening

Ribbon cutting held on March 31

  • Mar 31, 2022
(Karen Douglass/Ponoka News)
MC Darcy Stingel, left, and chamber president Barry Grant. (Judy Dick/Ponoka News)

Ponoka chamber congratulates 2021 business award winners

Awards presentation went ahead despite technical glitches

MC Darcy Stingel, left, and chamber president Barry Grant. (Judy Dick/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka chamber award finalists announced

Chamber awards to be held virtually Oct. 22

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Andrea Chia, Boston Pizza Ponoka general manager. Boston Pizza participated in "Turn the Town Teal," by decorating their business with a kit provided by BBBS Ponoka. (Photo submitted)

Support mentoring in Ponoka by ‘Turning the Town Teal’

September is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Month

Andrea Chia, Boston Pizza Ponoka general manager. Boston Pizza participated in "Turn the Town Teal," by decorating their business with a kit provided by BBBS Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
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