Ponoka News Staff

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Ponoka Stampede’s Cattle Raffle not just for ranchers

The winner walks away with 50-bred heifers or $75k

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(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)

Cree county music singer Shane Yellowbird from Maskwacis passes away

Multiple media outlets have reported that Cree country music artist Shane Yellowbird…

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)
Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka hospital ER closed for today

Temporary closure April 8 due to physician shortage

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
About 65 per cent of provincial lab work, or 50 million tests per year, is generated from the community and will be delivered by DynaLIFE under a contract to AHS. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

AHS privatizing majoroty of lab services across the province

AHS says no job losses anticipated in the transition

About 65 per cent of provincial lab work, or 50 million tests per year, is generated from the community and will be delivered by DynaLIFE under a contract to AHS. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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Ponoka, surrounding communities COVID-19 update

Ponoka County numbers hold steady

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RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Ponoka RCMP arrest male for kidnapping

Dennis Tyler Rattlesnake, 35, is facing charges of unlawful confinement, aggravated assault

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
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Ponoka RCMP investigate armed robbery

Gas station held up on Remembrance Day

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“Pumpkin” is available for adoption at Old MacDonalds Kennels. (Facebook photo)

Old MacDonald Kennels sounding the alarm over number of cats in care

An expansion is underway at Old MacDonald Kennels

“Pumpkin” is available for adoption at Old MacDonalds Kennels. (Facebook photo)
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Montana First Nations councillor gives back to youth

Has pledged 10 per cent of his salary for youth programming

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Ermineskin Kindergarten. Web photo

Ermineskin Kindergarten has a confirmed case of COVID-19

The school has shut down and Cohort 2 is in self-isolation

Ermineskin Kindergarten. Web photo
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Samon Cree Nation youth sings anthem for CBC’s Canada Day special

Kiya Bruno, 14, sang national anthem in Cree for CBC The National’s Canada Day Special

Kiya Bruno. Photo submitted
AHS confirms Ponoka Hospital staff case

AHS confirms Ponoka Hospital staff case

Lab worker tests positive with low risk of transmission to others

AHS confirms Ponoka Hospital staff case
Bluffton’s Stacy Ruzicka finished sixth in this run on Nov. 1, 2019, with a time of 14.686, but would win the aggregate title after winding up third in her last run of the CFR to place second overall less than $5,000 back of the champion. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The 2020 Canadian Finals Rodeo has been cancelled 

CFR47 postponed until 2021

Bluffton’s Stacy Ruzicka finished sixth in this run on Nov. 1, 2019, with a time of 14.686, but would win the aggregate title after winding up third in her last run of the CFR to place second overall less than $5,000 back of the champion. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Zane Lambert got off to a good start at the CFR, riding White Tie to a 86.5 score on opening night Oct. 29, 2019 - good enough for second place in the round. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The 2020 Canadian Finals Rodeo has been cancelled 

CFR47 postponed until 2021

Zane Lambert got off to a good start at the CFR, riding White Tie to a 86.5 score on opening night Oct. 29, 2019 - good enough for second place in the round. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Bashaw pastor celebrates 10th anniversary of ordination

Bashaw pastor celebrates 10th anniversary of ordination

Rev. Robin King has served Bashaw for 12 years, and Ponoka for three

Bashaw pastor celebrates 10th anniversary of ordination
Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation

Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation

Investigation included Ponoka, Brazeau, Leduc counties

Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation
Four young males arrested after shots fired on Ermineskin First Nation

Four young males arrested after shots fired on Ermineskin First Nation

Complaints of shots fired at around 2 a.m. April 29

Four young males arrested after shots fired on Ermineskin First Nation
UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees

UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees

Hopes to return employees to work after COVID-19 crisis is over

UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees
Online fishing program available for free

Online fishing program available for free

Albertans can educate themselves about the sport

Online fishing program available for free