Opinion

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What happens when you call for help and no one comes?

Ever since I was a child, I was always taught that if…

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Heads up, there’s a new guy this week

With the ‘extended winter break’ announced late last week, this weekend I…

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Doing what is hard makes life easier

When I entered 2021 a year ago, I was optimistic. I was…

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Christi Albers-Manicke

Let the decorating begin

This weekend it was time to decorate for Christmas around our house.…

Christi Albers-Manicke
MLA Ron Orr

Holiday message from MLA Ron Orr: Light shining in darkness

Dear constituents of Lacombe-Ponoka, Christmas is a wonderful time of year. A…

  • Dec 24, 2021
MLA Ron Orr
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Educational reform needed

Imagine you’re a parent of a young child who was sexually, emotionally…

  • Dec 22, 2021
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Blaine Calkins, MP for Red Deer - Lacombe
Blaine Calkins, MP for Red Deer - Lacombe
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How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

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Emily Jaycox editorial
Emily Jaycox editorial
Luci Henry
Luci Henry
Jason Nixon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol)

Canada failed at COP26

Jason Nixon MLA, Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre COP26 has ended in Glasgow with…

Jason Nixon. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol)
Emily Jaycox editorial

Premier Kenney should admit to mistakes of fourth wave

When Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spoke to the Ponoka and District Chamber…

Emily Jaycox editorial
Kevin J. Sabo

Taking another step in life’s journey

One never knows the twists or turns life is going to take.…

Kevin J. Sabo
Emily Jaycox editorial

How not to contribute to the stigma of domestic abuse

It’s not what I asked for Sometimes life just slips in through…

Emily Jaycox editorial
Luci Henry. (Photo submitted)
Luci Henry. (Photo submitted)
Emily Jaycox editorial

Caring for humanity is always worth the effort

I wish I could tell you that when your heart is in…

Emily Jaycox editorial
Marilyn Burke. (Photo submitted)

New STAR Catholic board of trustees eager to serve our communities

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that…

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Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Photo submitted)

Mayor of Ponoka asks residents to be kind to town staff

‘Like everyone else in our community, our staff deserve to be treated with kindness and respect’

  • Nov 19, 2021
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MP Blaine Calkins - column
MP Blaine Calkins - column
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