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Bashaw Bucks is back

Bashaw chamber bringing back popular holiday season program

The Coffee Tree wins Best Customer Service honour in this year’s Business and Citizenship Awards

The Coffee Tree wins Best Customer Service honour in this year’s Business and Citizenship Awards

The 2020 Business and Citizenship Awards Gala will be held Oct. 22nd by invitation only

  • Oct 6, 2020
The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo taken from @blindmanbrewery

Blindman Brewery wins three awards at national competition

The Lacombe-based brewery won two silvers and a bronze at the annual Canadian Brewing Awards

The Cascadian Dark Ale won silver in the American Style Black Ale category. The ale is a core draft beer at Blindman Brewing and isn’t available in cans, yet. This particular can was a “super limited release” back in May 2020. Photo taken from @blindmanbrewery
Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

Lacombe beekeepers give the buzz on winterizing hives

Winterizing a honeybee hive is not a simple task, local apiarists say

Honeybee hives near Sanger, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection, terminates 3,480 jobs
Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is bringing pages to porches

Local bookstore is delivering sanitized books amid pandemic.

Mulhurst Bay Books and Gifts is offering online shopping of their book selection with delivery. (Photo/ www.mulhurstbaybooks.com)
Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19
Purebred, other beef producers facing challenges from COVID-19
Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak

Many businesses are changing their business models or offering services in a new way

Sylvan Lake businesses being creative during COVID-19 outbreak
How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis

Several local stores announce ‘Golden Hour’ shopping times

How Ponoka retailers are coping with current COVID-19 crisis
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Surrey had more housing starts than elsewhere in Metro Vancouver in September. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Surrey had more housing starts than elsewhere in Metro Vancouver in September. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
A request for review of a confined feeding operations of 120 dairy cows plus replacements proposal west of Ponoka is in the hands of the NRCB. A decision is expected in the next four to six weeks.                                Illustration from the NRCB files

Special review for confined feeding operation goes to NRCB

The request for 125 cow dairy operation west of Ponoka will wait 4 to 6 weeks for a decision

A request for review of a confined feeding operations of 120 dairy cows plus replacements proposal west of Ponoka is in the hands of the NRCB. A decision is expected in the next four to six weeks.                                Illustration from the NRCB files
First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market
The north end basement of the old hospital sits exposed as crews demolish the building last week.

PHOTOS: Ponoka’s old hospital goes down

In progress: Crews were busy last with the demolition of the old Ponoka hospital

The north end basement of the old hospital sits exposed as crews demolish the building last week.
Celebrating the Elks barbecue is this photo of the Bashaw community taken Aug. 6, 1975. As the caption explains it, the capacity crowd enjoyed the evening and danced the evening away with music from Crystal Faction. As it happens, the Elks have a special fundraiser set for this weekend, Aug. 12 with a special hypnotist and DJ providing entertainment. The fundraiser is to help pay for the Bashaw Fire Department’s new rescue unit.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: Celebrating the Elks barbecue

This Bashaw Star archive photo celebrates an Elks barbecue. There is a fundraiser coming up too

Celebrating the Elks barbecue is this photo of the Bashaw community taken Aug. 6, 1975. As the caption explains it, the capacity crowd enjoyed the evening and danced the evening away with music from Crystal Faction. As it happens, the Elks have a special fundraiser set for this weekend, Aug. 12 with a special hypnotist and DJ providing entertainment. The fundraiser is to help pay for the Bashaw Fire Department’s new rescue unit.                                Star photo
Ponoka County brothers celebrate 100 year farm

Ponoka County brothers celebrate 100 year farm

It was in 1917 this family farm started between Bashaw and Ponoka

Ponoka County brothers celebrate 100 year farm
Freehold Owners Association

Mineral rights owners in competition with the Crown

Ponoka plays host to meeting on understanding mineral rights

Freehold Owners Association
A field of flax is quite a contrast from the canola, barley and wheat generally seen. Upon closer inspection, many fields are dealing with weeds and soil that is drying out in the excessive heat.Photo by Karen Douglass

Excessive heat getting to crops in Bashaw, Ponoka areas

Moisture and cooler temperatures needed to help improve central Alberta crop conditions

A field of flax is quite a contrast from the canola, barley and wheat generally seen. Upon closer inspection, many fields are dealing with weeds and soil that is drying out in the excessive heat.Photo by Karen Douglass