Ponoka

A plane crash was reported at Ponoka Airport on Oct. 14, 2021. (File photo by Advocate staff)

No injuries reported in central Alberta plane crash

Ponoka RCMP and Transport Canada investigate

 

Dr. Caleb Brown, left, and Garry McCue hold the piece of Triceratops horn being donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

Ponoka family donates Triceratops horn bone of ‘important’ specimen

Fossil is part of a nasal bone and horn of a Triceratops

 

Ponoka cowgirl Janae McDougall in the short go at nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo AcentricRodeo)

Ponoka teen has successful barrel racing summer

Local cowgirl does well at provincials, nationals

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

Red Deer-Lacombe candidates Megan Lim for People’s Party of Canada (top left), NDP candidate Tanya Heyden-Kaye and Libertarian Party candidate Matthew Watson took part in a virtual election forum Tuesday evening. (Screenshot)

Three election candidates take part in election forum in Central Alberta

Community election forum for Red Deer-Lacombe riding hosted by Ponoka chamber

Red Deer-Lacombe candidates Megan Lim for People’s Party of Canada (top left), NDP candidate Tanya Heyden-Kaye and Libertarian Party candidate Matthew Watson took part in a virtual election forum Tuesday evening. (Screenshot)
Mayor Rick Bonnett, right, speaks to a resident at a Coffee with Council session held during the grand opening of Old Hospital Rotary Park on Sept. 9. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Town of Ponoka celebrates opening of new park

Old Hospital Rotary Park is on the site of the former general hospital

Mayor Rick Bonnett, right, speaks to a resident at a Coffee with Council session held during the grand opening of Old Hospital Rotary Park on Sept. 9. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Some local federal election candidates held an impromptu debate outside the Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre last week after the federal election forum was called off because several attendees refused to wear masks. (FIle photo by Advocate staff)

Ponoka election forum goes virtual due to mask controversies

Forums in Innisfail and Red Deer cut short last week because people did not want to wear

Some local federal election candidates held an impromptu debate outside the Red Deer Polytechnic Arts Centre last week after the federal election forum was called off because several attendees refused to wear masks. (FIle photo by Advocate staff)
Earl Dreeshen, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Mountain View (Conservative Party of Canada)

Earl Dreeshen, Conservative Party of Canada (incumbent) Current occupation: Parliamentarian What are…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Earl Dreeshen, CPC
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Conservative Party of Canada)

Blaine Calkins, Conservative Party of Canada (incumbent) Current occupation: Member of Parliament…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
Marie Grabowski, NDP

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Mountain View (NDP)

Marie Grabowski, NDP Current occupation: Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist What are the…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Marie Grabowski, NDP
Kyle Morrow is establishing four-$500 scholarships for high school students carrying on into post-secondary education. (Photo submitted)

Ottawa Lawyer with Ponoka roots giving back to community

By Kevin J. Sabo An Ottawa lawyer with deep ties to Ponoka…

  • Sep 8, 2021
Kyle Morrow is establishing four-$500 scholarships for high school students carrying on into post-secondary education. (Photo submitted)
While bars and restaurants aren’t able to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. due to new COVID-19 measures introduced by the Government of Alberta Friday, a few central Alberta rodeos were able to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Central Alberta rodeos were able to sell liquor after 10 p.m.

Central Alberta rodeos were exempt from the recently introduced COVID-19 measure requiring…

While bars and restaurants aren’t able to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. due to new COVID-19 measures introduced by the Government of Alberta Friday, a few central Alberta rodeos were able to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. (File photo by The Associated Press)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka cowgirl has clean sweep of ABRA Finals

1D winner Aimee Cripps took home around $7,500 in cash, plus $6,000 worth of prizes

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Triceratops horn bone donated by Ponoka family ‘important’ specimen

Fossil is part of a nasal bone and horn of a Triceratops

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Image: Town of Ponoka)

Ponoka residents can weigh in on budget priorities for 2022

Town of Ponoka is seeking citizens’ input on its 2022 budget. Residents…

(Image: Town of Ponoka)
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Ponoka nurses picket to protest proposed wage cuts

UNA hosted ‘Day of Action’ in 25 communities across Alberta Aug. 11

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Members of the United Nurses of Alberta will participate in information pickets next week. (Black Press news services)
Members of the United Nurses of Alberta will participate in information pickets next week. (Black Press news services)
Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

Health care cuts among concerns of Ponoka protesters

A group gathered for hours to see Kenney arrive at the Ponoka Golf Club

Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)
Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he’s touring the province after 16 months of pandemic restrictions (Photo 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 July…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he’s touring the province after 16 months of pandemic restrictions (Photo submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)
Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with residents who came out to the public meeting on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Ponoka seniors condo project delayed but going forward

Project undergoing redesign to possibly add a few more units

Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with residents who came out to the public meeting on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
Several helicopters did a fly-over during the event, as planes landed and took off. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

VIDEO: Central Alberta Air Tour lands in Ponoka

Photos and videos of the tour stop at the Ponoka Airport

Several helicopters did a fly-over during the event, as planes landed and took off. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)