Ponoka

Parker Kress passed away suddenly on June 3, 2022. (Web photo/GoFundMe)

GoFundMe started for Ponoka family mourning sudden loss of 12-year-old son

Fundraising and memorial information shared with permission

  • Jun 9, 2022

 

Dean Edge takes bids during the Ponoka Stampede tarp auction May 6, 2022. (File photo)

Rimbey auctioneer competing at worlds for chance at title

World Livestock Auctioneer Championship is in Indiana June 9 to 11

 

(Metro Creative Connection)

Ponoka Stampede to feature star-studded lineup of local anthem singers

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

  • Jun 7, 2022

 

Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Lions asks town to take over bus program after loss of major fundraiser

Members of the Ponoka Lions Club came before council on May 10…

Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
A western class competitor riding an Arabian. (Photos submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)

Ponoka hosts 150 horses for Spring Fling show

Horse show has grown since new volunteers took over in 2016

A western class competitor riding an Arabian. (Photos submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)
(Facebook/NOBRO)

Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

(Facebook/NOBRO)
High seller “Japetto” sold for $55,000. (Kaylee-Jo Fawcett/Fawcett Photography)

High seller at Top Guns Horse Sales goes for $55k

Owner said it was a “record smashing” year

  • Apr 12, 2022
High seller “Japetto” sold for $55,000. (Kaylee-Jo Fawcett/Fawcett Photography)
(Photo submitted)

Red Deer U18AA female hockey team competes at provincials in Ponoka

Ponoka hosted provincials March 24 to 27

(Photo submitted)
L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman visits hometown

Pearman competed at World Cup Finals last week

L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)
The Red Deer Sutter Fund U18 AA Chiefs. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta team to host U18AA female hockey provincials in Ponoka

Players are from Red Deer, Ponoka, Rimbey and other central Alberta communities

  • Feb 19, 2022
The Red Deer Sutter Fund U18 AA Chiefs. (Photo submitted)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

ASIRT gives more details on Ponoka shooting

Male suspect was waving an imitation gun

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

UPDATE: Ponoka RCMP confront armed suspect near courthouse

The officer’s firearm was discharged in the confrontation

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Stock photo)

Rimoka CAO says privatizing health care services ‘doesn’t work’

AHS to contract out retail food services at some facilities

(Stock photo)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Family of Chantelle Firingstoney speaks out at Ponoka courthouse

Chantelle Firingstoney, mother of four, was killed in Ponoka a year ago

L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
submitted

Saving Grace Animal Society to hold spay/neuter clinic in Ponoka this weekend

The veterinary doctors of Central Veterinary Clinic in Ponoka are teaming up…

  • Sep 15, 2021
submitted
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (CPC)

Blaine Calkins, CPC Current occupation: Licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist What are the…

  • Sep 14, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo Friday.
(File photo)

UPDATE: Three taken to hospital in crash at Hwy. 2A and Hwy. 604

UPDATE 2: Traffic flow has resumed on Highway 2A between Lacombe and…

RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo Friday.
(File photo)
(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)
(Facebook photo)

Canada’s largest golf tournament a success in central Alberta

All Nations Cup was hosted at Wolf Creek Golf Resort

(Facebook photo)
(Facebook photo)

Canada’s largest golf tournament a success in central Alberta

All Nations Senior cup was hosted at Ponokas Wolf Creek Golf Course

(Facebook photo)