Emily Jaycox

“Three Generations Ribbon Skirt” sewn by Melody Cardinal and photographed by Darlene Hildebrant. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka and Maskwacis women share meaning of ribbon skirts

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Indigenous ribbon skirts have become a…

“Three Generations Ribbon Skirt” sewn by Melody Cardinal and photographed by Darlene Hildebrant. (Photo submitted)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. (File photo)

Wolf Creek and Wetaskiwin school boards ‘reassured’ by letter from LaGrange

Boards urge the Alberta government to honour commitments to Indigenous peoples

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. (File photo)
A home on Montana Cree Nation was damaged by fire in the early hours on Dec. 2, 2020. (Chevi Rabbit/Submitted)

House fires on Montana Cree Nation under investigation

Two separate fires took place in the early hours of Dec. 2

A home on Montana Cree Nation was damaged by fire in the early hours on Dec. 2, 2020. (Chevi Rabbit/Submitted)
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Ermineskin citizen graduates vet school, is part of busy practice

Dr. Justin Hodgson is rolling up his sleeves in Meadow Lake, Sask.

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(RCMP photos)
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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Ponoka and Maskwacis custodians ‘unsung’ heroes during pandemic

Schools have increased the sanitization of key, high-touch areas

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Ryan Applegarth

Applegarth was out on bail when Ponoka woman killed

Ponoka male now facing first degree and second degree murder charges

Ryan Applegarth
The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka flag display to be taken down on schedule despite controversy

VVOC says the display violates their trademark tribute “Flags of Remembrance”

The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
alberta.ca status map on Nov. 13.

Targeted measures in place for Ponoka County, Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin

Restrictions take affect Nov. 13, 2020

alberta.ca status map on Nov. 13.
Moonias. Missing. RCMP poster

UPDATE: Moonias has been located

Matthew Moonias as last seen in Maskwacis on Nov. 6

Moonias. Missing. RCMP poster
Koren Lightning-Earle. (Akemi Matsubuchi/Submitted)

Maskwacis lawyer says Indigenous training an ‘example’ to follow

All Alberta lawyers will undergo Indigenous Cultural Competency training

Koren Lightning-Earle. (Akemi Matsubuchi/Submitted)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP have announced the body of missing Vernon senior Wayne Orser has been found in Okanagan Lake. (Black Press Media)

Ponoka man charged with second degree murder

Incident took place Nov. 5, 2020

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP have announced the body of missing Vernon senior Wayne Orser has been found in Okanagan Lake. (Black Press Media)
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The geospatial map on alberta.ca was reporting 22 active cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) on Nov. 4, 2020, when on the “Local geographic area” setting . (Image: alberta.ca)

Ponoka councils discuss confusion over COVID-19 case numbers

Town says mandatory mask bylaw would be ‘premature’ until numbers better understood

The geospatial map on alberta.ca was reporting 22 active cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) on Nov. 4, 2020, when on the “Local geographic area” setting . (Image: alberta.ca)
Police are investigating two incidents from early Monday morning. Black Press file photo.

Ponoka RCMP arrest Red Deer woman for truck theft

Vehicle located on Oct. 30

Police are investigating two incidents from early Monday morning. Black Press file photo.
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Rimbey resident avid author despite Parkinson’s

Wins more accolades for her writing

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Pilots Ilona Carter and Jim Gray of iRecover Treatment Centres, in front of his company’s aircraft, based at Ponoka’s airport. (Perry Wilson/Submitted)

95-year-old Ilona Carter flies again

Takes to the skies over Ponoka

Pilots Ilona Carter and Jim Gray of iRecover Treatment Centres, in front of his company’s aircraft, based at Ponoka’s airport. (Perry Wilson/Submitted)
Cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) as of Oct. 27. (alberta.ca)

Diagnosed cases of COVID-19 at three Ponoka businesses

Town ‘strongly encouraging’ residents to wear non-medical masks in public

Cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) as of Oct. 27. (alberta.ca)
(Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

Wreath laying ceremony held in Manfred, Alta.

Ceremony marks 64th anniversary of Hungarian revolution, honours settlers

(Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams

UPDATE: Owners found

Father and son found him while out for a walk at JJ Collett

Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams