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Ponoka Piston Poppers help neighbours

The Ponoka Piston Poppers car club were at it again, lending a…

1D champion. (Photo by Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)

ABRA Finals sees good turnout

The Alberta Barrel Racing Association (ABRA) Finals were held Aug. 23rd to…

Left, a speciality Bulgarian sausage slavered in sauerkraut, right, a beef sausage with requisite ketchup, crowned by a generous serving of fries are among the many summertime food varieties. Ketchup, a popular condiment, has not always been made with tomatoes.. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

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Bashaw United Church has grief group to support adults, children

By Sam Donnelly For the Bashaw Star The Bashaw United Church started…

  • Aug 12, 2022
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It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Talking to college students about drugs

By Nickolaus Hayes College students in Alberta are well on their journey…

  • Aug 11, 2022
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Bashaw's Meeting Place welcomed guests of all ages to come and enjoy a teddy bear picnic on Aug. 6. Participants were encouraged to dress up in sun dresses and garden hats and bring a teddy bear friend to be treated to a picnic snack box. Cucumber or mint water and tea were also served. (Photos submitted by Stacey Trombley)

PHOTOS: Bashaw Meeting Place hosts Teddy Bear Picnic

Bashaw’s Meeting Place welcomed guests of all ages to come and enjoy…

Bashaw's Meeting Place welcomed guests of all ages to come and enjoy a teddy bear picnic on Aug. 6. Participants were encouraged to dress up in sun dresses and garden hats and bring a teddy bear friend to be treated to a picnic snack box. Cucumber or mint water and tea were also served. (Photos submitted by Stacey Trombley)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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Ponoka Piston Poppers host Hog Root 43 in Calumet

Cars came from Bashaw, Ferintosh, Enwistle, Millet, Lacombe and more

  • Jul 22, 2022
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Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
The present day Corner Grocery Store mural shows signs of weathering. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

Local group aiming to restore piece of Bashaw history

The Bashaw Mural Restoration Project is halfway to their fundraising goal

The present day Corner Grocery Store mural shows signs of weathering. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)

Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)
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Bashaw Community Kitchen hosts free event

Community cooking for all occasions

  • Apr 1, 2022
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West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.

Central Alberta poker run raises thousands for rural Wetaskiwin County schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run raised thousands of dollars for four rural area schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.
An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Jewel in Alberta’s cultural crown’: Shaw family donates $35M to Glenbow Museum

Much of the money is to be used to cover general admission costs in perpetuity

An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
Sara Unsworth from BDSS and Karen Fankhanel from the Royal Purple. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw Royal Purple supports community

The Bashaw Loyal Order of Royal Purple is a group of ladies…

  • Jan 22, 2022
Sara Unsworth from BDSS and Karen Fankhanel from the Royal Purple. (Photo submitted)
L-R: Jennifer Innes, Luke Zbitowsky, Owen Laughlin, Jayden de Jonge, Sophia Schultz, Quinnlyn Holt, Brigitte Schultz, Sky Van Dale, Sam Stewart and Cat Brosinsky. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw 4H Multi-Club hosts annual Christmas party

On Jan. 2, 2022, the 4H Multi-Club held their Christmas party at…

  • Jan 14, 2022
L-R: Jennifer Innes, Luke Zbitowsky, Owen Laughlin, Jayden de Jonge, Sophia Schultz, Quinnlyn Holt, Brigitte Schultz, Sky Van Dale, Sam Stewart and Cat Brosinsky. (Photo submitted)