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The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: The Reklaws live at the Ponoka Stampede and Canada Day fireworks

The Reklaws Taking the stage Canada Day is The Reklaws, a sibling…

Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman, right, and Japanese musician TAKESHI speak with the media after Bachman reunited with his stolen Gretsch guitar during the Lost and Found Guitar Exchange Ceremony Friday, July 1, 2022, at Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. Bachman’s long-held dream came true Friday when he was reunited in Tokyo with a beloved guitar nearly a half-century after it was stolen from a Toronto hotel. Bachman, 78, a former member of The Guess Who, received the guitar from TAKESHI, a Japanese musician who had bought it at a Tokyo store in 2014 without knowing its history. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar

TOKYO — Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman’s long search came to an…

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PHOTOS: Aaron Goodvin in concert at the Ponoka Stampede

Goodvin performed on June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
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The 2022 Ponoka Stampede featuring several new events

The 2022 Ponoka Stampede will focus on the tradition of rodeo while…

  • Jun 30, 2022
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It’s a fuel summer: Gas prices, soaring costs leave touring musicians in a tough spot

TORONTO — When Josh and Katie Pascoe mapped out their multi-province summer…

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Something for everyone at Ponoka Stampede midway

The West Coast Amusements Midway is the largest travelling midway in Canada

  • Jun 25, 2022
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Live music day and night at Ponoka Stampede’s new Big Top Tent Dance Hall

Tent replaces beer gardens and will be located right on the Stampede Grounds

  • Jun 23, 2022
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FILE - Romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy, left, accused of killing her husband, Dan Brophy, in June 2018, watches proceedings in court in Portland, Ore., on April 4, 2022. She was sentenced Monday, June 13, 2022, to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murdering her husband. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File)

Life for ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author in spouse death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A self-published romance novelist who once wrote an…

FILE - Romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy, left, accused of killing her husband, Dan Brophy, in June 2018, watches proceedings in court in Portland, Ore., on April 4, 2022. She was sentenced Monday, June 13, 2022, to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murdering her husband. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File)
This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp is suing Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)

Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame jury in Depp libel case

NEW YORK (AP) — Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury…

This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp is suing Heard after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." (AP Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows director Colin Trevorrow on the set of "Jurassic World Dominion." (John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)

With ‘Jurassic World 3,’ dinosaurs rule again at box office

Move over Maverick, the dinosaurs have arrived to claim their throne. “Jurassic…

This image released by Universal Pictures shows director Colin Trevorrow on the set of "Jurassic World Dominion." (John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment via AP)
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Ponoka Stampede to feature star-studded lineup of local anthem singers

Performers include 10-year-old award winning singer Zuri Ayuno

  • Jun 7, 2022
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FILE - Colombian singer Shakira blows a kiss next to her husband Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique while watching the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, on Nov. 24, 2019. Colombian pop star Shakira and her partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, are separating. In a statement released on Saturday by Shakira's PR firm, the pair said: “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Shakira and soccer star Gerard Piqué confirm split

MADRID — Colombian pop star Shakira and her partner, Spanish soccer player…

FILE - Colombian singer Shakira blows a kiss next to her husband Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique while watching the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, on Nov. 24, 2019. Colombian pop star Shakira and her partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, are separating. In a statement released on Saturday by Shakira's PR firm, the pair said: “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
Vancouver-raised author Pik-Shuen Fung, shown in a handout photo, has won this year's Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Fung was awarded the $60,000 prize for "Ghost Forest" at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

B.C. author’s ‘Ghost Forest’ wins Amazon Canada First Novel Award

Pik-Shuen Fung awarded the $60,000 prize for story of woman grappling with the death of her father

Vancouver-raised author Pik-Shuen Fung, shown in a handout photo, has won this year's Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Fung was awarded the $60,000 prize for "Ghost Forest" at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. The Canadian musician, who is currently awaiting a verdict in his sexual assault trial, has been charged in another alleged sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard facing new sexual assault charge

Jury deliberations in earlier case against Hoggard have begun, meaning new charge can be made public

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. The Canadian musician, who is currently awaiting a verdict in his sexual assault trial, has been charged in another alleged sexual assault.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Chanel Ayan, Kenyan-born model, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press at her house, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The world famous reality-show empire “Real Housewives” is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise’s first international series premiering this week. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

‘Real Housewives’ franchise takes its drama to flashy Dubai

Reality TV staple taking its glamour and soap opera stories skyscraper-studded sheikhdom

Chanel Ayan, Kenyan-born model, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press at her house, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The world famous reality-show empire “Real Housewives” is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise’s first international series premiering this week. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Villagers gather outside the residence of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, in Musa village, near in Mansa, Punjab state, India, Monday, May 30, 2022. Indian police are investigating the killing of the popular Punjabi rapper, who blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, a day after he was fatally shot. (AP Photo)

Popular Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead at 28

Police officials say the initial investigation has revealed the killing to be an inter-gang rivalry

Villagers gather outside the residence of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, in Musa village, near in Mansa, Punjab state, India, Monday, May 30, 2022. Indian police are investigating the killing of the popular Punjabi rapper, who blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, a day after he was fatally shot. (AP Photo)
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Jacob Hoggard is ‘sexual opportunist’ who didn’t take no for an answer

Defence says Hedley singer disrespectful towards women, but is not a ‘sadistic serial rapist’

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould