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Results of ASIRT investigation into 2018 officer-involved shooting at Maskwacis finalized

Two males were shot during a foot patrol following reports of gunshots from Maskwacis residents

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Night 1 of chucks at Ponoka Stampede

Chanse Viden in the lead after first night of chuckwagon races

  • Jun 29, 2022
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This Feb. 26, 2021, file photo shows an oil well east of Casper, Wyo. The Biden administration is raising royalty rates that companies must pay for oil and natural gas extracted from federal lands as it moves forward under court order with sales of public fossil fuel reserves in nine states. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)

Biden administration holding its first onshore oil sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government this week is holding its…

This Feb. 26, 2021, file photo shows an oil well east of Casper, Wyo. The Biden administration is raising royalty rates that companies must pay for oil and natural gas extracted from federal lands as it moves forward under court order with sales of public fossil fuel reserves in nine states. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

NATO leader says defence spending target applies to all allies, including Canada

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press MADRID — Canada found itself under the…

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP
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Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Critics are asking for details on how the Alberta government will "optimize" the province's parks by getting other people to run them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Critics are asking for details on how the Alberta government will "optimize" the province's parks by getting other people to run them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
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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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Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called "Freedom Convoy" protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Public Order Emergency Commission will hear from convoy leaders, government, police

OTTAWA — The inquiry examining Ottawa’s use of the Emergencies Act during…

Protesters react as Toronto Police mounted unit charge to disperse as police take action to put an end to a protest, which started in opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandates and grew into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. The commissioner of the inquiry examining Ottawa's use of the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the so-called "Freedom Convoy" protest in February has granted standing to the organizers, police and representatives of all three levels of government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada pledges more aid and loans to Ukraine as G7 targets Russian oil

SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY — Canada is looking at developing new infrastructure to…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. A lawyer for "Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich says the Alberta woman has been arrested over what appears to be a matter related to her bail conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Freedom Convoy’ organizer Tamara Lich arrested for breach of conditions: police

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Tamara Lich, a key organizer of the “Freedom…

Tamara Lich, organizer for a protest convoy by truckers and supporters demanding an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, delivers a statement during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. A lawyer for "Freedom Convoy" organizer Tamara Lich says the Alberta woman has been arrested over what appears to be a matter related to her bail conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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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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Ponoka Stampede Cowboy Church to feature Thunder Hill, Pastor Bryn Thiessen

Cowboy Church Service, held on Sunday, July 3, starting at 8:30 a.m.…

  • Jun 22, 2022
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a Qatari liquid natural gas (LNG) tanker ship being loaded up with LNG, made up mainly of methane, at Raslaffans Sea Port, northern Qatar. The state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy said Monday, June 27, 2022, it is joining a new industry-led initiative to reduce nearly all methane emissions from operations by 2030. (AP Photo, File)

Qatar Energy to cut emissions as methane movement grows

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state-owned oil and gas company…

FILE - This undated file photo shows a Qatari liquid natural gas (LNG) tanker ship being loaded up with LNG, made up mainly of methane, at Raslaffans Sea Port, northern Qatar. The state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy said Monday, June 27, 2022, it is joining a new industry-led initiative to reduce nearly all methane emissions from operations by 2030. (AP Photo, File)
A procession makes its way out at the end of a mass at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in this undated handout image provided on June 17, 2022, by the Catholic Diocese of Archdiocese of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lincoln Ho **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering’ to return during Pope’s visit to Alberta

By Colette Derworiz in Calgary, with files from Brittany Hobson in Winnipeg…

A procession makes its way out at the end of a mass at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage in this undated handout image provided on June 17, 2022, by the Catholic Diocese of Archdiocese of Edmonton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lincoln Ho **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the "Slush Cup" at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff Sunshine Village to open to skiers, snowboarders and hikers on Canada Day

BANFF, Alta. — A lingering winter snowpack in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains means…

Devon Wheeler takes a selfie as he hits the water during the "Slush Cup" at Sunshine Village ski resort near Banff, Alta., Monday, May 19, 2014. This is the 86th annual event and features prizes for the best belly flop, biggest splash and best face plant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
PSA president Jason Cline. (File photo)

UPDATE: Ponoka Stampede president says loss of volunteer was a tragic accident

Woman, 30, dead after falling off horse before being trampled at Ponoka Stampede grounds

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A float that snuck into the Sundre Pro Rodeo Parade is being called racist. (Contributed image)

‘Absolutely disgusting:’ Float at Sundre parade called racist

Organizers are apologizing after a racist float was snuck into a parade…

A float that snuck into the Sundre Pro Rodeo Parade is being called racist. (Contributed image)