Jordie Dwyer

A crowd of around 50 people gathered outside the Samson Cree Nation offices on Aug. 9 to remember the young life lost recently as well as to console each other and pray for the community.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Vigil held in Maskwacis for 10-year-old boy

Samson Cree Nation comes together for comfort, console each other

A crowd of around 50 people gathered outside the Samson Cree Nation offices on Aug. 9 to remember the young life lost recently as well as to console each other and pray for the community.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer
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Lakefront residents ‘need to be reminded’ about public access

Ponoka County discusses promises of public access at Meridian Beach

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Recovered Ponoka patient donates to plasma study

Recovered Ponoka patient donates to plasma study

Former town councillor John Jacobs contracted the virus during a trip and has since recovered

Recovered Ponoka patient donates to plasma study
Arrests made in Maskwacis homicide

Arrests made in Maskwacis homicide

Pair in custody and facing murder charges

Arrests made in Maskwacis homicide
Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19

Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19

“The sale barns have a much different atmosphere when you are used to having a crowd of about 200”

Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19
The legal attempt by the Ponoka Right to Farm Society to fight the approval of the Northwest ASP by Ponoka County has been stopped in its tracks by a court decision April 21. File photo

Appeal of Ponoka County Northwest ASP dismissed by court

Ponoka Right to Farm ordered to pay County’s court costs

The legal attempt by the Ponoka Right to Farm Society to fight the approval of the Northwest ASP by Ponoka County has been stopped in its tracks by a court decision April 21. File photo
Alberta dairy farmers are experiencing the same challenges as the rest of the agriculture industry due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Black Press file

Alberta dairies feeling the pinch because of COVID-19

Quotas being adjusted to meet the new reality

Alberta dairy farmers are experiencing the same challenges as the rest of the agriculture industry due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Black Press file
Albertans are being warned to be even more cautious now regarding schemes surrounding investment fraud. Image: ASC

Public warned of increase in investment scams

ASC urges caution amidst uptick in COVID-19 related scams

Albertans are being warned to be even more cautious now regarding schemes surrounding investment fraud. Image: ASC
Bashaw filmmakers capture grasslands’ beauty

Bashaw filmmakers capture grasslands’ beauty

Documentary showcases how a unique ecosystem is surviving

Bashaw filmmakers capture grasslands’ beauty
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Unpaid taxes set record in Ponoka County

Ponoka County, like other Alberta municipal jurisdictions, is taking a revenue hit…

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Wet conditions hampering haying efforts

Wet conditions hampering haying efforts

Crops throughout central Alberta doing decently for now

Wet conditions hampering haying efforts
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Lack of water supply an issue for central Alberta cannabis production plant

Further information needed before council will look at development approval for Micro Grow

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Dino the Velociraptor will be one of the main attractions for this year’s Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce trade fair set to go April 13 and 14. Photo submitted

Prepare for a badlands time travel trip in Ponoka

The annual Chamber trade fair will fossilize your day with dinosaurs

Dino the Velociraptor will be one of the main attractions for this year’s Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce trade fair set to go April 13 and 14. Photo submitted
Ponoka council retreats on stance regarding withholding of taxes

Ponoka council retreats on stance regarding withholding of taxes

Mayor Bonnett unhappy with government control

Ponoka council retreats on stance regarding withholding of taxes
A Ponoka man has requested Town of Ponoka update its animal bylaw after getting attacked by two dogs last year.                                File photo for illustration purposes only

Ponoka man attacked by dogs issues plea to town council

Troubles with bylaw and handling of court case prompts presentation to council

A Ponoka man has requested Town of Ponoka update its animal bylaw after getting attacked by two dogs last year.                                File photo for illustration purposes only
Canada Winter Games torch relay hits Ponoka

Canada Winter Games torch relay hits Ponoka

The torch relay will close in Red Deer and help kick off the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Canada Winter Games torch relay hits Ponoka
Ponoka town council has passed a motion to put in trust the education portion of the property taxes as a bargaining chip to get infrastructure funding from the province. File photo

Ponoka opts to withhold tax money from province

Town to stop sending education portion in hopes of getting fieldhouse project funding

Ponoka town council has passed a motion to put in trust the education portion of the property taxes as a bargaining chip to get infrastructure funding from the province. File photo
Bantam Broncs quarterback Owen Vandermeer looks for the pass close to the end zone Sept. 8 against the Olds Bulldogs. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Bantams hammer Olds in season opening victory at home

Broncs’ Young runs roughshod over Bulldogs in 50-8 rout

Bantam Broncs quarterback Owen Vandermeer looks for the pass close to the end zone Sept. 8 against the Olds Bulldogs. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Alex Stewart takes aim at the running fox target during the mens competitive shoot Sept. 1 at the Ponoka Fish and Game Association’s 51st annual Rifleman’s Rodeo at the organization’s Lake Pofianga facility north of Ponoka.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka’s Rifleman’s Rodeo embarks on next 50 years

Local fish and game association annual competition a success despite some weather challenges

Alex Stewart takes aim at the running fox target during the mens competitive shoot Sept. 1 at the Ponoka Fish and Game Association’s 51st annual Rifleman’s Rodeo at the organization’s Lake Pofianga facility north of Ponoka.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Focus on Youth, align with the past: The 2018 Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow was hosted Aug. 9 to 12 with the spotlight put on First Nations youth and aiming to have them continue the practices of their culture, while also learning from what has occurred in the past. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow

The Samson Cree Nation hosted its annual Pow Wow, celebrating youth last weekend

Focus on Youth, align with the past: The 2018 Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow was hosted Aug. 9 to 12 with the spotlight put on First Nations youth and aiming to have them continue the practices of their culture, while also learning from what has occurred in the past. Photos by Jordie Dwyer