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The Calnash Ag Event Centreis better than ever

The Calnash Ag Event Centreis better than ever

The Calnash Ag Event Centre is truly one of Ponoka’s gems, and…

The Calnash Ag Event Centreis better than ever
Trails and adventure for all

Trails and adventure for all

Getting outside for a walk, to enjoy the beauty of nature and…

Trails and adventure for all
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as an attempt to Canada after Meng’s December 2018 arrest in Vancouver, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case

Trudeau calls on Beijing to end “arbitrary detention”

  • Jun 22, 2020
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as an attempt to Canada after Meng’s December 2018 arrest in Vancouver, in a June 22, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
China has charged Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with spying, in a June 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor charged

  • Jun 19, 2020
China has charged Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with spying, in a June 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen as he delivers a commencement speech in Ottawa on Wednesday June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds working on a way to extend CERB payments, Trudeau says

Details are to be announced later this week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen as he delivers a commencement speech in Ottawa on Wednesday June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A used protective face mask is seen discarded on the ground in Vancouver, B.C. in May 2020. Protective face masks along with other personal protective equipment have become the new litter being found on the ground during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Dispose of your face masks safely, top doctor urges Canadians

Leaving masks lying around is bad for both environment and transmission

A used protective face mask is seen discarded on the ground in Vancouver, B.C. in May 2020. Protective face masks along with other personal protective equipment have become the new litter being found on the ground during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
On June 11, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Indigenous and racialized Canadians have long known that there is systemic discrimination right across Canada. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Systemic racism’ in Canada reflected in health, income and other indicators

21 per cent of visible minorities are considered low-income

On June 11, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Indigenous and racialized Canadians have long known that there is systemic discrimination right across Canada. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Anti-racism demonstrations will be held June 5, 2020 in Ottawa and Toronto. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Anti-racism demonstrations will be held June 5, 2020 in Ottawa and Toronto. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An Air Canada check-in area is shown at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Air Canada says it is bolstering its summer schedule, which nonetheless remains more than 50 per cent smaller than last year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pound the airline industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

44% fewer passengers flew on Canadian airlines in March 2020 than in 2019

COVID-19 pandemic has hit airlines hard as travel remains low

An Air Canada check-in area is shown at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Air Canada says it is bolstering its summer schedule, which nonetheless remains more than 50 per cent smaller than last year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pound the airline industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speaks during a daily briefing Wednesday May 13, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Wearing non-medical masks now recommended in public: Canada’s top doctor

Hand-washing, staying home when sick are still key, officials say

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speaks during a daily briefing Wednesday May 13, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian and American flags are seen on top of the Peace Arch is at the Canada/USA border in Surrey, B.C. Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Canadian and American flags are seen on top of the Peace Arch is at the Canada/USA border in Surrey, B.C. Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Discover Ponoka, Alberta

Discover Ponoka, Alberta

Explore one of Alberta’s ‘best kept secrets’

  • May 19, 2020
Discover Ponoka, Alberta
Health Canada says it has authorized a test to detect for COVID-19 antibodies, in a May 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Health Canada says it has authorized a test to detect for COVID-19 antibodies, in a May 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Ponoka Stampede is one of the world’s largest rodeos for payouts, and it features the largest single-day bull-riding event in the world. (Emily Jaycos/Black Press Media file photo)

Ponoka Stampede: One of the world’s largest rodeos

80,000 fans, 800 volunteers, $800,000 in payouts

The Ponoka Stampede is one of the world’s largest rodeos for payouts, and it features the largest single-day bull-riding event in the world. (Emily Jaycos/Black Press Media file photo)
Front entrance of the Reynolds-Alberta museum in Wetaskiwin. The museum traces Alberta’s mechanized history, and was established from the mechanical collection of a local car dealer who would take anything in trade. (Black Press Media files)

Wetaskiwin: This fascinating museum will get your motor running

Amazing facility has planes, farm implements, cars and more

Front entrance of the Reynolds-Alberta museum in Wetaskiwin. The museum traces Alberta’s mechanized history, and was established from the mechanical collection of a local car dealer who would take anything in trade. (Black Press Media files)
Gull Lake is a hugely popular lake in central Alberta with large sandy beaches. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)

Gull Lake: Centrally located, hugely popular, sandy beaches

There are multiple campgrounds on the lake’s shores

Gull Lake is a hugely popular lake in central Alberta with large sandy beaches. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)
Ponoka: Fort Ostell Museum has 10,000 artifacts

Ponoka: Fort Ostell Museum has 10,000 artifacts

Thousands of visitors from around the world visit this museum

Ponoka: Fort Ostell Museum has 10,000 artifacts
President of the Treasury Board Jean-Yves Duclos joins fellow ministers and Government of Canada officials as they hold a news conference to provide an update on COVID-19 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, April 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
President of the Treasury Board Jean-Yves Duclos joins fellow ministers and Government of Canada officials as they hold a news conference to provide an update on COVID-19 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, April 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
China’s ambassador Cong Peiwu said he wants Canadians to know that Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are healthy and getting good treatment in Chinese custody, in a May 1, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
China’s ambassador Cong Peiwu said he wants Canadians to know that Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are healthy and getting good treatment in Chinese custody, in a May 1, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council has released a new report, in a May 1, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council has released a new report, in a May 1, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)