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The 1D winner of the $100,000 Runaway Slot Race Taylor Manning. (Photo courtesy of Eugene Erick of TriggerShots photography)

Ponoka hosts fifth annual Leather N Lace barrel racing event

By Madison Fleck For Ponoka News Barrel racers competed in the fifth…

  • Jul 29, 2021
(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)

Minister of Health: Ponoka’s Centennial Centre a ‘world-class’ facility

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro made a stop in Ponoka on Thursday,…

Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)

Bluffton-area rancher takes the heifers in Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle

‘As soon as we saw them, I knew we would take them’

Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)
Two-time Alberta Open champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie Alberta. (Photo provided by Alberta Golf)
Two-time Alberta Open champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie Alberta. (Photo provided by Alberta Golf)
There was a good turnout at the Ponoka Airport on July 10 for the Central Alberta Air Tour. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Central Alberta Air Tour lands in Ponoka

Photos and videos of the tour stop at the Ponoka Airport

There was a good turnout at the Ponoka Airport on July 10 for the Central Alberta Air Tour. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox)

VIDEO: Canada Day in Ponoka

Photos and videos of Canada Day celebrations around town

(Photos by Emily Jaycox)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Pride flag ceremony held in Ponoka

An official Pride flag ceremony was held at the Environmental Services Building…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The BRICK Learning Centre held their socially-distanced graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 on Tuesday, June 29. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: BRICK Learning Centre grad

BLC holds drive-thru grad June 29

The BRICK Learning Centre held their socially-distanced graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 on Tuesday, June 29. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Bailey Donison smiles for a photo at St. Augustine School in Ponoka on Friday, June 4, 2021. The graduation ceremony adhered to the COVID-19 measures put out by the province. Graduates walked the stage in five minute increments, and the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)

PHOTOS: St. Augustine School’s 2021 grad

St. A grads walked the stage June 4

Bailey Donison smiles for a photo at St. Augustine School in Ponoka on Friday, June 4, 2021. The graduation ceremony adhered to the COVID-19 measures put out by the province. Graduates walked the stage in five minute increments, and the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: 2021 Graduates of Ponoka Parade

Graduates were celebrated in style on June 3

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Chief Vernon Saddleback: ‘This matters’

A memorial for the 215 children found in a mass grave in Kamloops was held in Maskwacis May 31

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
<strong>Meaningful messages:</strong> Ponoka Secondary Campus students participated in ‘Chalk it Up with Positive Talk’ on May 6 as part of the school’s mental health week activities. Students wrote encouraging messages to each other in chalk on the sidewalks around the school. (Photos submitted)

PHOTOS: ‘Chalk it Up with Positive Talk’

Ponoka Secondary Campus share positive messages for mental health

<strong>Meaningful messages:</strong> Ponoka Secondary Campus students participated in ‘Chalk it Up with Positive Talk’ on May 6 as part of the school’s mental health week activities. Students wrote encouraging messages to each other in chalk on the sidewalks around the school. (Photos submitted)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

UPDATE: Grass fires break out along Battle River

Four small, separate grass fires ignited along the railway track near the…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

UPDATED: Ponoka seniors oppose proposed four-storey condo in green space

Potential developers presented their preliminary design March 12

Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
<strong>Off they go:</strong> Several families took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures on Feb. 15, enjoying the rush speeding down the Tom Hamilton Memorial Tobogganing Hill on Family Day. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Family Day tobogganing fun

Off they go: Several families took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures…

<strong>Off they go:</strong> Several families took advantage of the slightly warmer temperatures on Feb. 15, enjoying the rush speeding down the Tom Hamilton Memorial Tobogganing Hill on Family Day. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The new and improved tub room in Ponoka LTC. (Photos submitted)

Ponoka LTC long-awaited tub room reno now complete

The long term care residents now have an new-and-improved tub and shower room

The new and improved tub room in Ponoka LTC. (Photos submitted)
(Photo submitted)

Ponoka County pheasant flock without a roost after fire

Flock had already been decimated by coyotes

(Photo submitted)
Ponoka had its first annual 24-hour hockey game from Feb. 7 to 8. Photo by Emily Jaycox.

Farewell 2020: a year in review

2020 was a year many may just want put behind them and…

Ponoka had its first annual 24-hour hockey game from Feb. 7 to 8. Photo by Emily Jaycox.
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Merry Christmas Ponoka

Ponoka has holiday spirit: Many homes around town are decorated for Christmas,…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)