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Whether the Town of Ponoka gets enough ‘bang for its buck’ under its Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) membership was discussed during town council March 26.
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Ponoka town council renews residential and business attraction incentive programs

Ponoka town council has renewed its residential and business incentive programs for…

  • Nov 25, 2022
Vera McGill will be turning 100 on Nov. 26. She is a resident at Golden Leisure Lodge and has had many passions in life including golfing and going on cruises. She will be celebrating the day with her family. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka resident turning 100

Happy Birthday Vera!

  • Nov 25, 2022
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(Town of Ponoka/Facebook)

Number of Christmas lights will double this year at Lions Centennial Park

Town of Ponoka’s Christmas light display to light up by Dec. 9

  • Nov 24, 2022
The Ponoka Storm U13 Girls. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka Storm U13 teams medal at first indoor tournament of season

The girls brought home silver while the boys earned bronze

  • Nov 24, 2022
The Ponoka Storm U13 Girls. (Photo submitted)
The Loyal Order of the Moose Branch No. 633 Ponoka donated $500 to Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program on Nov. 22. Right, board member Rose Nicholson presents the cheque to principal Nathan McEntee. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program receives donation

The Loyal Order of the Moose Branch No. 633 Ponoka donated $500…

The Loyal Order of the Moose Branch No. 633 Ponoka donated $500 to Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program on Nov. 22. Right, board member Rose Nicholson presents the cheque to principal Nathan McEntee. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (File photo)

Ponoka mayor fed up with province’s lack of consultation with municipalities

Mayor Ferguson: ‘We really are the canaries in the coal mine’

Ponoka Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (File photo)
RCMP are not releasing any information on the bodies found in Summerland in August. (File photo)

Ponoka RCMP respond to collision with pedestrian

On Nov. 21, 2022, at 5:14 p.m. , Ponoka RCMP received reports…

  • Nov 23, 2022
RCMP are not releasing any information on the bodies found in Summerland in August. (File photo)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Jenelle Louis, left, with her grandmother Joyce Crier-Tootoosis. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Samson Cree Nation grandmother of homicide victim speaks up for others suffering

Sister of Wetaskiwin homicide victim: ‘I’m still waiting for him to call me’

Jenelle Louis, left, with her grandmother Joyce Crier-Tootoosis. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The <em>Ponoka News</em> food drive during Almost Midnight Madness on Nov. 18, collected 444 lbs of food for the Ponoka Food Bank, as well as some cash donations. Right, <em>Ponoka News</em> publisher Christina Komives presents Violet Smith, food bank manager, with the cash on Nov. 21. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Donations weighed from Ponoka News’ food drive

Ponoka News collected food bank donations during Almost Midnight Madness

The <em>Ponoka News</em> food drive during Almost Midnight Madness on Nov. 18, collected 444 lbs of food for the Ponoka Food Bank, as well as some cash donations. Right, <em>Ponoka News</em> publisher Christina Komives presents Violet Smith, food bank manager, with the cash on Nov. 21. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
A home decorated for Christmas in Ponoka. (File photo)

Ponoka’s annual Christmas lights tour begins soon

The Town of Ponoka’s annual self-guided Christmas Lights Tour starts on Dec.…

  • Nov 21, 2022
A home decorated for Christmas in Ponoka. (File photo)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka celebrates Almost Midnight Madness

Photos from Almost Midnight Madness in Ponoka Nov. 18. There was a…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
RCMP missing

UPDATE: Located

UPDATE: RCMP are pleased to report that Miguel has been located safe.…

RCMP missing
Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act “Smith’s proposed bill “undermines the authority and duty of the Sovereign Nations that entered into treaty”. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Treaty 6, 7, 8 Chiefs reject premier’s sovereignty bill

The Chiefs of Treaty 6, 7 and 8 say they “take offence…

Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act “Smith’s proposed bill “undermines the authority and duty of the Sovereign Nations that entered into treaty”. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
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‘Stockings for Seniors’ campaign underway to bring Christmas cheer to Ponoka seniors

A Ponoka resident has received an outpouring of support for her Christmas…

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L-R: Brad Raugust, Rick Cline and Greg Gordon were re-elected to three-year terms. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Stampede has record revenue year

Three directors re-elected at AGM

L-R: Brad Raugust, Rick Cline and Greg Gordon were re-elected to three-year terms. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

Carbon monoxide is a ‘silent killer’

Preventative maintenance and detectors are key to safety this winter season

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
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Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta education minister says she will listen to top doctor about masks in schools

Alberta’s education minister says she will take advice from the province’s new…

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provides an update on COVID-19 and back-to-school guidance in Edmonton on Aug. 13, 2021. She says she will take advice from the province's new chief medical health officer on whether to allow school boards to bring in mask mandates in schools with respiratory illness outbreaks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Christmas trees aren’t the only attraction at the annual Festival of Trees in Ponoka. (File photo)
Christmas trees aren’t the only attraction at the annual Festival of Trees in Ponoka. (File photo)
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