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Albertans are urged to use ATV safety during the long weekend

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding Albertans to keep all-terrain vehicle (ATV)…

  • May 21, 2022
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Maskwacis seize large amount of drugs, make arrests

Arrests made in St. Alberta, Samson Cree Nation

  • May 21, 2022
(Town of Ponoka)

Redevelopment of 51 Avenue in downtown Ponoka to start next week

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

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Maskwacis RCMP search for Samson Cree Nation shooting suspect

Female victim taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries

  • May 20, 2022
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Maskwacis RCMP made multiple arrests and a seizure is valued at $160,000 following six search warrants executed between May 17 and 18, 2022. (Submitted/ Maskwacis RCMP)

Maskwacis RCMP assist in significant seizure of illegal drugs; arrests made

Maskwacis RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) executed six search warrants this week…

Maskwacis RCMP made multiple arrests and a seizure is valued at $160,000 following six search warrants executed between May 17 and 18, 2022. (Submitted/ Maskwacis RCMP)
Douglas Cardinal speaking in the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alta., May 14, 2022. (STREBERG PHOTOGRAPHY)

Famous Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal visits Wetaskiwin

Cardinal spoke about his Indigenous roots and how it inspires his work

Douglas Cardinal speaking in the Manluk Theatre in Wetaskiwin, Alta., May 14, 2022. (STREBERG PHOTOGRAPHY)
Central Alberta beef producers are seeing feed costs soar and supplies dwindle. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta beef producers are seeing feed costs soar and supplies dwindle. (Photo by Paul Cowley/Advocate staff)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 318 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital across the province, including 64 in the ICU. (File photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID-19 will not be going away: health official

COVID-19 cases will likely fluctuate like the flu

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says 318 people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital across the province, including 64 in the ICU. (File photo by Government of Alberta)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Familiar but strange halls: Class of ‘71 tours Ponoka Secondary Campus

50-year reunion included tour, time capsule burial, dinner and dance

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Black Elk senior/junior high school rodeo

The Alberta High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) Black Elk District 2 junior…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
<ins>Ponoka Secondary Campus social studies teacher and wartime remembrance advocate</ins> Ron Labrie. (File photo)

Ponoka’s Broncs World Tour to go ahead this year

Broncs World Tour gets tentative WCPS board approval

  • May 17, 2022
<ins>Ponoka Secondary Campus social studies teacher and wartime remembrance advocate</ins> Ron Labrie. (File photo)
<strong>Donation to PARCS:</strong> Mayor Kevin Ferguson, left, presents the cheque to Justin Kelly from PARCS. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: PARCS donation

The Ponoka Community Market donated $15,215 to the Ponoka Arts, Recreation and…

  • May 16, 2022
<strong>Donation to PARCS:</strong> Mayor Kevin Ferguson, left, presents the cheque to Justin Kelly from PARCS. (Photo submitted)
Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)

Two Strathmore trick riders to perform at Ponoka Stampede

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Strathmore trick riders…

  • May 16, 2022
Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)
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Ponoka Jubilee Library to dedicate children’s corner in honour of ‘Miss Eva’

The Ponoka Jubilee Library is inviting interested Ponoka public to attend a…

  • May 15, 2022
(Metro Creative Connection)
Cody Baird. (File photo)

Cody Baird appointed acting principal at Ponoka Secondary Campus

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) recently announced the appointment of Cody Baird…

Cody Baird. (File photo)
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Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Lions asks town to take over bus program after loss of major fundraiser

Members of the Ponoka Lions Club came before council on May 10…

Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Joe Whitbread and Jo Phillips are helping children and parents navigate the world of social media. (File photo)

Jo(e) Social speak to Ponoka students, parents about social media

The professional social media agency was in Ponoka May 9

  • May 12, 2022
Joe Whitbread and Jo Phillips are helping children and parents navigate the world of social media. (File photo)
WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku. (Submitted)

WCPS drivers move on to provincial bus ‘roadeo’

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) had three contestants compete at the Local…

  • May 12, 2022
WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku. (Submitted)
L-R: Keith Gummow, Lana Thompson, Sherry Gummow, Stephanie Portingale, community engagement and fund development, and Ryan Crawford. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Ponoka barbecue raises money for mental health

The community fundraising barbecue hosted by Busted Ladies Lingerie on May 4…

  • May 12, 2022
L-R: Keith Gummow, Lana Thompson, Sherry Gummow, Stephanie Portingale, community engagement and fund development, and Ryan Crawford. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)