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Bashaw in 2021: a year in review

The year 2021 had some highs and lows, with the ongoing COVID-19…

The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds from Dec. 3 to 5. The trees were auctioned off online and in person. On Dec. 4, children could get a photo with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Bashaw’s Festival of Trees

The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds…

<ins>Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 4, hosted by the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star) </ins>

PHOTOS: Bashaw Parade of Lights

Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on…

<em>“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” </em>From <em>Mary Poppins.</em> (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
<em>“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” </em>From <em>Mary Poppins.</em> (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

By Kevin J. Sabo For Ponoka News After falling silent for over…

  • Sep 9, 2021
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Tracy McLean, left, and Andrea King give several aerial acrobat performances on Saturday, on both the lyra hoop and aerial silks, while suspended from a picker truck.

PHOTOS: Bashaw wows again with Hometown Days

Festival held on Main Street Aug. 20 and 21.

Tracy McLean, left, and Andrea King give several aerial acrobat performances on Saturday, on both the lyra hoop and aerial silks, while suspended from a picker truck.
The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)

ABRA Finals barrel racing action returns to Ponoka

Event takes place Aug. 23 to 29

  • Aug 18, 2021
The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Caleb Brown, left, and Garry McCue hold the piece of Triceratops horn being donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Note: Image was altered to remove location-identifying information. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Triceratops horn bone donated by Ponoka family ‘important’ specimen

Fossil is part of a nasal bone and horn of a Triceratops

Dr. Caleb Brown, left, and Garry McCue hold the piece of Triceratops horn being donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Note: Image was altered to remove location-identifying information. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

2nd annual Ringsteken event in Ponoka

Traditional Dutch ring riding event held in downtown Ponoka

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)
(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)
The newly expanded reception area is now stocked with pet items for sale. More stock will be coming, depending on what clients are looking for. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

Bashaw Central Veterinary Clinic renos nearing completion

New additional spaces now in use and finishing touches being made

The newly expanded reception area is now stocked with pet items for sale. More stock will be coming, depending on what clients are looking for. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Chandra Fish rode her horse in the grad parade. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

Bashaw School valedictorian: ‘Make your mistakes — next year and forever’

Bashaw School holds COVID-friendly parade and grad ceremony June 19

Chandra Fish rode her horse in the grad parade. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Chief Vernon Saddleback: ‘This matters’

A memorial for the 215 children found in a mass grave in Kamloops was held in Maskwacis May 31

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka seniors oppose proposed four-storey condo in green space

Potential developers presented their preliminary design March 12

Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka County pheasant flock without a roost after fire

Flock had already been decimated by coyotes

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Ben Wilson, Lori Miller, Grant McKenzie and Morgan Benoit take a break while getting the Bashaw Community Garden ready. (Photo submitted)

Bidding 2020 adieu with year in review

A look at some of the top stories covered in the Bashaw Star in 2020

Ben Wilson, Lori Miller, Grant McKenzie and Morgan Benoit take a break while getting the Bashaw Community Garden ready. (Photo submitted)
Humbug Bazaar. (Image: Facebook)

Bashaw Humbug Bazaar brings holiday cheer to shoppers

The artisan and crafters bizaar began on Nov. 28 and runs until Dec. 19

Humbug Bazaar. (Image: Facebook)
(RCMP photos)
(RCMP photos)
<strong>Lest we forget:</strong> Bashaw School held its Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 10. Although a traditional ceremony could not be held, students and staff still found a way to honour the significance of the day. Cohorts staggered throughout the morning to lay wreaths at the front entry and give a moment of silence. Sgt. Bruce Holliday stopped by dressed in serge to pay tribute from outside the building. At 11 a.m, the school’s intercoms filled with The Last Post and two minutes of silence was observed. A Grade 12 student then closed off the virtual ceremony with a reading of Flanders Field followed by O Canada. (Photos submitted)
<strong>Lest we forget:</strong> Bashaw School held its Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 10. Although a traditional ceremony could not be held, students and staff still found a way to honour the significance of the day. Cohorts staggered throughout the morning to lay wreaths at the front entry and give a moment of silence. Sgt. Bruce Holliday stopped by dressed in serge to pay tribute from outside the building. At 11 a.m, the school’s intercoms filled with The Last Post and two minutes of silence was observed. A Grade 12 student then closed off the virtual ceremony with a reading of Flanders Field followed by O Canada. (Photos submitted)
A TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a news program, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Trump prematurely claims victory as world waits nervously, impatiently for U.S. vote count

The lack of result in the U.S. election was not that surprising to experts

A TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a news program, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)