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Emily Jaycox editorial

Privacy of birth parents should be protected

Desire for family is universal and it would be safe to say…

Emily Jaycox editorial
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Letter: Reader says shame on UCP

Dear Mr. Orr and Premier Kenny, A government’s job is to provide…

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(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
Megan Roth (File Photo)

A new adventure awaits

I was five when I decided I wanted to be a journalist.…

  • Jul 15, 2021
Megan Roth (File Photo)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Ron Orr - MLA Ponoka-Lacombe
Ron Orr - MLA Ponoka-Lacombe
(Photo Government of Alberta)

CMOH: Please get vaccinated and help save lives

Vaccines save lives. Help protect our communities. As Chief Medical Officer of…

(Photo Government of Alberta)
Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett

A message from the mayor: Reflecting on Canada Day

As July 1 approaches, there are mixed opinions on whether to celebrate…

  • Jun 29, 2021
Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett
Emily Jaycox editorial

More reflective Canada Day could be an opportunity for reconciliation

Canada Day is going to look different this year, and not just…

Emily Jaycox editorial
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Reader hopes thief is ‘enjoying’ hanging baskets

Dear editor, Have your discovered two hanging baskets on your property this…

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Dan Svitich
STAR Catholic Trustee for Ponoka

Wishing all a healthy and happy summer

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of…

Dan Svitich
STAR Catholic Trustee for Ponoka
GOOGLE

COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Mark Weber
Mark Weber
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Letter: Reader appreciates diversity of Ponoka News coverage

Dear editor, I am aware that the focus for the Ponoka News,…

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Newspaper (Pixabay.com)

Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: The media outlets publishing this letter are competitors.…

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Ron Orr - MLA Ponoka-Lacombe
Ron Orr - MLA Ponoka-Lacombe
MP Blaine Calkins - column
MP Blaine Calkins - column
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Thank goodness for the weekend

The past week was one that weighed a bit heavily on my…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck