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Ponoka town council approves donation to PDHF

Ponoka town council approved a $3,500 donation during their regular meeting on…

  • Dec 23, 2021
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Skate Ponoka held its annual Charity Skate at the Ponoka Arena Complex on Dec. 17. Pictured here, the jumpstart group, ages six to 11, performs a number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Skate Ponoka held its annual Charity Skate at the Ponoka Arena Complex on Dec. 17. Pictured here, the jumpstart group, ages six to 11, performs a number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Alberta reported 522 new cases of the Omicron variant Wednesday. (Black Press stock photo)

Alberta reports 1,346 new cases of COVID-19

Highest daily case total since early October

  • Dec 22, 2021
Alberta reported 522 new cases of the Omicron variant Wednesday. (Black Press stock photo)
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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Town of Ponoka Dec. 22 snow, ice control update

The Town of Ponoka says its snow and ice control crews are…

  • Dec 22, 2021
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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Brandon Lee Redcrow. (RCMP/submitted)

UPDATE: Located

Brandon Redcrow was last seen on Dec. 20, 2021 in the City of Wetaskiwin

  • Dec 22, 2021
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Ponoka LTC residents receive Adopt-A-Grandparent gifts

Ponoka General Hospital Long Term Care (LTC) residents, including Marilyn Lane, pictured,…

  • Dec 22, 2021
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In an announcement Tuesday, Minister of Health Jason Copping, said any venue with more than 1,000 people will be subject to a 50 per cent capacity limit. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Province reduces capacity limits at large venues, asks Albertans to limit contacts over holidays

The Alberta government is reducing capacity limits at large venues as the…

  • Dec 21, 2021
In an announcement Tuesday, Minister of Health Jason Copping, said any venue with more than 1,000 people will be subject to a 50 per cent capacity limit. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
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Ponoka’s Community Christmas Dinner tradition continues

Several groups are coming together to continue the long-standing tradition of the…

Ponoka community Christmas dinner
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Breton RCMP rescue two passengers from vehicle stuck in water

Two passengers were pulled from vehicle by officers moments before it submerged

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Ponoka Cadets attend the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy in 2014. (Photos submitted)

65 Ponoka Air Cadet Squadron celebrated 80th anniversary

By Captain Michelle Comeau Over the course of eight decades, an Air…

  • Dec 21, 2021
Ponoka Cadets attend the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy in 2014. (Photos submitted)
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1,925 new COVID-19 cases identified over weekend

Alberta identified 1,925 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 627 on Friday,…

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Harper Cripps is standing third to the left of the Make A Wish representative. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka 4-H beef clubs give back to Make A Wish Foundation

On Dec. 6, 2021, the presidents of the East and West 4-H…

Harper Cripps is standing third to the left of the Make A Wish representative. (Photo submitted)
Lorne Cardinal, 25, of Lac La Biche, Alta., is wanted for first degree murder. Supplied.

UPDATE: Police name suspect for murder of missing Maskwacis man

31-year-old Landy Shirt of Maskwacis, Alta., has been missing since Dec. 3, 2021

Lorne Cardinal, 25, of Lac La Biche, Alta., is wanted for first degree murder. Supplied.
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Ponoka’s outdoor skating rink opens for the season

The Outdoor Skating Rink (ODR) next to the Arena Complex at 4410…

  • Dec 20, 2021
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Funding distributed to 60 4-H clubs across Alberta

Several central Alberta 4-H clubs and districts have received funding this year

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Red Deer remains at 89 active COVID-19 cases

Another 553 COVID-19 cases have been identified in Alberta, the provincial government…

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Beau Cooper of Stettler is the PRCA Rookie of the Year in tie-down roping for 2021. (Billie-Jean Duff photo)

Stettler cowboy wins PCRA Rookie of the Year

The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), the largest rodeo association in North…

Beau Cooper of Stettler is the PRCA Rookie of the Year in tie-down roping for 2021. (Billie-Jean Duff photo)
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Impaired driver arrested after Leduc RCMP officer dragged by vehicle

The officer was taken to a local area hospital where they were treated for minor injuries

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Sleigh Run: Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC), the coordinating body for the annual Santa’s Anonymous program in Ponoka, held their first annual ‘Sleigh Run’ food and gift drive on Dec. 2, with the help of members of Ponoka County Fire Services. A total of $924 was raised that evening, along with many food and gift donations. Approximately 140 Christmas food and gift hampers were delivered on Dec. 15. This year is PSC’s 40th year of coordination Santa’s Anonymous. (Facebook photo)

PHOTOS: Santa’s Anonymous Ponoka’s first annual Sleigh Run

Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC), the coordinating body for the annual Santa’s Anonymous…

Sleigh Run: Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC), the coordinating body for the annual Santa’s Anonymous program in Ponoka, held their first annual ‘Sleigh Run’ food and gift drive on Dec. 2, with the help of members of Ponoka County Fire Services. A total of $924 was raised that evening, along with many food and gift donations. Approximately 140 Christmas food and gift hampers were delivered on Dec. 15. This year is PSC’s 40th year of coordination Santa’s Anonymous. (Facebook photo)
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Ponoka RCMP: Never leave a running vehicle unattended

Thefts of vehicles tend to rise during cold weather

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