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Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Patrick Landes art.
Patrick Landes art.
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Lots going on at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during Stampede week

The Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre, located at 3611 on Highway 2A,…

  • Jun 28, 2022
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Former Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews delivers the 2021-22 budget in Edmonton in this Feb. 25, 2021 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr endorses Travis Toews in UCP leadership race

Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr has given Travis Toews, MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti,…

  • Jun 27, 2022
Former Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews delivers the 2021-22 budget in Edmonton in this Feb. 25, 2021 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Four Nations of Maskwacis anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The return of the Ponoka Stampede has officially launched with the sponsor and media luncheon and golf, held at Wolf Creek Golf Resort on June 27. The lunch began at 11:30 am, followed by a press conference at 12 p.m. and an afternoon on the course. (Photos by Christina Komives/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampede sponsor and media golf

Return of the Ponoka Stampede officially launches with media lunch

The return of the Ponoka Stampede has officially launched with the sponsor and media luncheon and golf, held at Wolf Creek Golf Resort on June 27. The lunch began at 11:30 am, followed by a press conference at 12 p.m. and an afternoon on the course. (Photos by Christina Komives/Ponoka News)
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Local athletes gear up for Ponoka Stampede

From all over North America, the Ponoka Stampede welcomes some of the…

  • Jun 25, 2022
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Something for everyone at Ponoka Stampede midway

There’s nothing halfway about the Ponoka Stampede midway. The West Coast Amusements…

  • Jun 25, 2022
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Organizers and supporters including Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin MLA and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson present the plan for the teepee village. (Shaela Dansereau/ Black Press Media)

Cree teepee village presented for the first time at Ponoka Stampede

This year for the first time in Ponoka Stampede history a teepee…

Organizers and supporters including Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin MLA and Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson present the plan for the teepee village. (Shaela Dansereau/ Black Press Media)
Organizers and supporters including MLA Rick Wilson present the plan for the Tipi Village (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Cree Tipi Village presented for the first time at Ponoka Stampede

This year for the first time in Ponoka Stampede history a Tipi…

Organizers and supporters including MLA Rick Wilson present the plan for the Tipi Village (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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Several options to enjoy a pancake breakfast during Stampede Week

Sink your teeth into a stack of fluffy flap jacks and all…

  • Jun 24, 2022
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Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 Mackenzie Skeels. (Photo by  Michael’s Studio Foto Source)

Ponoka Stampede runs in the family for Mackenzie Skeels

By Carlie Sanderson FOR PONOKA NEWS Mackenzie Skeels was crowned Miss Ponoka…

  • Jun 24, 2022
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 Mackenzie Skeels. (Photo by  Michael’s Studio Foto Source)
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Wolf Creek Public Schools wins pair of awards

June board meeting briefs

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Dash for Cash returning to Ponoka Stampede

Chuckwagon racers from all over will once again be descending on Ponoka’s…

  • Jun 23, 2022
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Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Town of Ponoka moving ahead with new dog park, skateboard park expansion after public consultation

Second round of public consultation begins later this summer

  • Jun 23, 2022
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