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Blaze Rain holds some of the donated food items while the bus is loaded Dec. 14. St. Augustine School’s “Pack the Bus” campaign on Dec. 14, 2021 brought in a total of 1,769 lbs of donated food items. The total cash donations recevied has not been totaled yet. The high school students organized a school-wide food bank drive. Each class took a turn brining their donation items to the bus and loading them on. (Photos submitted/Dustin Ellingson)

PHOTOS: St. Augustine’s ‘Pack the Bus’ for the food bank

St. Augustine School’s “Pack the Bus” campaign on Dec. 14, 2021 brought…

Blaze Rain holds some of the donated food items while the bus is loaded Dec. 14. St. Augustine School’s “Pack the Bus” campaign on Dec. 14, 2021 brought in a total of 1,769 lbs of donated food items. The total cash donations recevied has not been totaled yet. The high school students organized a school-wide food bank drive. Each class took a turn brining their donation items to the bus and loading them on. (Photos submitted/Dustin Ellingson)
A Washington Dept. of Transportation snow plow works on a stretch of eastbound Interstate Highway 90, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, as snow falls near Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. More U.S. drivers could find themselves stuck on snowy highways or have their travel delayed this winter due to a shortage of snowplow drivers as some states are having trouble finding enough people willing to take the jobs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Limited visibilty: Snow, blowing snow advisory issued for central Alberta

Wetaskiwin, Rimbey, Lacombe, Ponoka, Lacombe, Bashaw affected

  • Dec 16, 2021
A Washington Dept. of Transportation snow plow works on a stretch of eastbound Interstate Highway 90, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, as snow falls near Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state. More U.S. drivers could find themselves stuck on snowy highways or have their travel delayed this winter due to a shortage of snowplow drivers as some states are having trouble finding enough people willing to take the jobs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Blaine Calkins, MP for Red Deer - Lacombe
Blaine Calkins, MP for Red Deer - Lacombe
Alberta reported 456 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. (Black Press stock photo)

85% of Albertans 12 and older fully vaccinated

As fears of the Omicron COVID-19 variant grow in Alberta, the province…

  • Dec 15, 2021
Alberta reported 456 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. (Black Press stock photo)
Hot Cocoa Bar donated by Tar-rific Cre-a-Shauns. (Photo submitted)
Hot Cocoa Bar donated by Tar-rific Cre-a-Shauns. (Photo submitted)
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20 new Omicron variants identified in Alberta

Alberta now has 50 Omicron cases

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle going ahead in 2022

By Sam Donnelly For Ponoka News Despite uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • Dec 14, 2021
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UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP locate missing female

Ramona Deschamps has been located

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Two more half-way houses would be ‘very beneficial’ to Ponoka

Ponoka County council meeting briefs

  • Dec 14, 2021
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Alberta identifies 863 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

The Government of Alberta identified 863 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend:…

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Legendary cowboy Curtis Cassidy wrestles a steer to the ground during the steer wrestling at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 47 in Red Deer at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta cowboys give excellent performance in Las Vegas

Some big money was won by Albertans at the Wrangler National Finals…

Legendary cowboy Curtis Cassidy wrestles a steer to the ground during the steer wrestling at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 47 in Red Deer at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Poinsettias for Ponoka care residents

This year, Christmas cheer for Ponoka care residents came in the form…

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Provincially, 287 new COVID cases have been identified, the government said Friday. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta identifies 287 new COVID-19 cases

The City of Red Deer has experienced a slight rise in active…

Provincially, 287 new COVID cases have been identified, the government said Friday. (Black Press file photo)
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Public skating, shinny hockey return to the Ponoka Arena Complex

Public skating and shinny hockey have returned to the large and small…

  • Dec 9, 2021
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COVID-19: Four more deaths reported including one in Red Deer

17 Omicron variants have been identified so far

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Treacherous roads make the best skating conditions

Wetaskiwin local spotted skating through the streets of Wetaskiwin Wednesday morning

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Highway 2A north from Millet to Leduc. Facebook/ Crystal Saxty.
Highway 2A north from Millet to Leduc. Facebook/ Crystal Saxty.
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Ponoka News newspaper delivery delayed due to road conditions

Due to road and highway conditions this morning, the Ponoka News newspaper…

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