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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

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

(Photo submitted)

Ponoka County pheasant flock without a roost after fire

Flock had already been decimated by coyotes

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)
A display on the stage at the Ponoka Legion included a photo collage of Bob Hepp’s life, and some of his signature belongings. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Bob Hepp remembered with culinary scholarship

Supper held in his honour at the Ponoka Legion Oct. 2

A display on the stage at the Ponoka Legion included a photo collage of Bob Hepp’s life, and some of his signature belongings. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three of five kittens that were rescued with their mom from off the streets in Mirror. Feral Cat Network president Tracy Sprague says it’s not enough to rescue kittens, you have to get the parents as well as close the circle. Photo submitted by Tracy Sprague
Three of five kittens that were rescued with their mom from off the streets in Mirror. Feral Cat Network president Tracy Sprague says it’s not enough to rescue kittens, you have to get the parents as well as close the circle. Photo submitted by Tracy Sprague
Donations collected by Skullery Tattoo Studio in Bashaw in a recent food drive for the Feral Cat Network. Image: Facebook                                Donations collected by Skullery Tattoo Studio in Bashaw in a recent food drive for the Feral Cat Network. Image: Facebook
Donations collected by Skullery Tattoo Studio in Bashaw in a recent food drive for the Feral Cat Network. Image: Facebook                                Donations collected by Skullery Tattoo Studio in Bashaw in a recent food drive for the Feral Cat Network. Image: Facebook
Dancers on top of the hill in Centennial Park gave a performance to round off the Peace Rally Sept. 16. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Multiple voices heard at Ponoka for Peace rally

Peace rally held to ‘highlight the best of Ponoka’

Dancers on top of the hill in Centennial Park gave a performance to round off the Peace Rally Sept. 16. Photos by Emily Jaycox
Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: High School Rodeo action

AHRA D2 Battle River High School Rodeo was held at in Ponoka Sept. 12 and 13

Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox
A.J. Fallenchild speaks in front of the Ponoka RCMP building Monday, Sept. 14. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Black and Indigenous Alliance Alberta criticizes Ponoka RCMP

Press conference in front of Ponoka RCMP building shouted down by non-locals

A.J. Fallenchild speaks in front of the Ponoka RCMP building Monday, Sept. 14. Photo by Emily Jaycox
UPDATED: RCMP investigating alleged vehicle hit

UPDATED: RCMP investigating alleged vehicle hit

Two protest groups gathered in Ponoka on Sept. 10

UPDATED: RCMP investigating alleged vehicle hit
FILE – Giant panda Da Mao eats bamboo at the Toronto Zoo on Thursday, May 16, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE – Giant panda Da Mao eats bamboo at the Toronto Zoo on Thursday, May 16, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Captain Jenn Casey, from Halifax, NS, has been identified as the fatality in the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops. Photo via http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/

UPDATE: One dead in Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane crash in Kamloops

Second person on board has serious but not life threatening injuries

Captain Jenn Casey, from Halifax, NS, has been identified as the fatality in the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops. Photo via http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/
Ponoka photographer’s front porch project spreads smiles, supports local business

Ponoka photographer’s front porch project spreads smiles, supports local business

Sam Leavitt Photography started a front steps project in March

Ponoka photographer’s front porch project spreads smiles, supports local business
A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UPDATE: Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 19 people

The disaster affected voting in Tennessee, one of 14 Super Tuesday states

A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A fireman walks past a massive pileup involving numerous vehicles on the south shore of Montreal in La Prairie, Que. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A fireman walks past a massive pileup involving numerous vehicles on the south shore of Montreal in La Prairie, Que. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson