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Mulhurst Bay Cancer Walk-a-thon 2022 (Submitted/ Marion Wilson)
Mulhurst Bay Cancer Walk-a-thon 2022 (Submitted/ Marion Wilson)
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Lots going on at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during Stampede week

The Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre, located at 3611 on Highway 2A,…

  • Jun 28, 2022
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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Four Nations of Maskwacis anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Edmonton International Raceway shows appreciation for frontline workers

June 25 race event dedicated to health care workers, first responders

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Organizers and supporters including MLA Rick Wilson present the plan for the Tipi Village (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Cree Tipi Village presented for the first time at Ponoka Stampede

This year for the first time in Ponoka Stampede history a Tipi…

Organizers and supporters including MLA Rick Wilson present the plan for the Tipi Village (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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(File photo by Advocate staff)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 Mackenzie Skeels. (Photo by  Michael’s Studio Foto Source)

Ponoka Stampede runs in the family for Mackenzie Skeels

By Carlie Sanderson FOR PONOKA NEWS Mackenzie Skeels was crowned Miss Ponoka…

  • Jun 24, 2022
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022 Mackenzie Skeels. (Photo by  Michael’s Studio Foto Source)
WPCA driver Vern Nolin. (File photo)

Dash for Cash returning to Ponoka Stampede

Chuckwagon racers from all over will once again be descending on Ponoka’s…

  • Jun 23, 2022
WPCA driver Vern Nolin. (File photo)
Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rempel Garner bows out of running for Alberta UCP leadership, citing caucus divisions

Rempel Garner says not running “has been the hardest decision I have ever had to make.

Conservative member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to discuss her Private MemberÕs Bill, Bill C-249, the Encouraging Growth of the Cryptoasset Sector Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alecia Aichelle. (Amy Allmand Photography)

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
Alecia Aichelle. (Amy Allmand Photography)
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta ending regular in-person COVID-19 updates

COVID Statistics will be updated weekly but news conferences held only as required

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Electricity rebates for Albertans to show up on July bills

Most farms, residences and small businesses will receive rebates

Albertans will soon receive rebates on their electricity bills. (Photo by Advocate staff)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - Albertans will continue to save 13 cents on every litre of gasoline or diesel through the provincial fuel tax relief program. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)

Wetaskiwin Hospital officially opens cultural healing room

The space is dedicated to holistic healing and prayer for Indigenous patients and families

Samson Cree Nation Elder George Saddleback does an opening ceremony prayer. (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
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RCMP investigate homicide near Sylvan Lake

Victim was transported to the hospital, however, died from the injuries

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Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)

Miss Rodeo Canada feels honoured to take part in ‘triumphant comeback’ of Ponoka Stampede

Jayden Calvert: ‘The Ponoka Stampede is the most highly anticipated professional rodeo in Canada’

Jayden Calvert. (Photo submitted)