Emily Jaycox

A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Memorial jersey ceremony held for two Ponoka players

The Ponoka Minor Hockey Association held a memorial jersey ceremony on March…

A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Geraldine Catalba. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta student wins 2022 Orange Shirt Day design contest

Geraldine Catalbas’ design will be the official 2022 T-shirt design

Geraldine Catalba. (Photo submitted)
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ASIRT gives more details on Ponoka shooting

Male suspect was waving an imitation gun

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UPDATE: Ponoka RCMP confront armed suspect near courthouse

The officer’s firearm was discharged in the confrontation

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Rimoka CAO says privatizing health care services ‘doesn’t work’

AHS to contract out retail food services at some facilities

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The Broom Tree meets new challenges, opportunities after two years of operation

By Sam Donnelly For Sylvan Lake News The Broom Tree Foundation, a…

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Be outraged by something that matters: our broken court system

The New Year is typically considered a time to reflect on the…

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The David Thompson Snowriders club forges ahead with season despite weather issues

By Sam Donnelly For Sylvan Lake News Despite limited snow and the…

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Alberta Health Services not announcing 2022 New Year’s babies

AHS says it’s ‘simply not possible’ to facilitate interviews or invite media into facilities

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L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Family of Chantelle Firingstoney speaks out at Ponoka courthouse

Chantelle Firingstoney, mother of four, was killed in Ponoka a year ago

L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka RCMP: ‘boots on the ground’ not enough to curb downtown crime

RCMP gives update to Ponoka town council

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NDP candidate, Tanya Heyden-Kaye (Photo submitted)

Federal election runner-ups react on election night

NDP candidate Tanya Heyden-Kaye has second-highest vote count

NDP candidate, Tanya Heyden-Kaye (Photo submitted)
2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede was cancelled due to timing

PSA Bruce Harbin says a 2021 Ponoka Stampede would have had ‘gaping holes’

2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)
Kobe Zembal (left) and Kale Rochette pose with some of the raised flower beds they have built. The flowerbeds are made from recycled plastic repurposed into plastic lumber. (Photo submitted)

Teens run successful plastic lumber products business in Bashaw

Pair of teenagers are learning first-hand about entrepreneurial spirit

Kobe Zembal (left) and Kale Rochette pose with some of the raised flower beds they have built. The flowerbeds are made from recycled plastic repurposed into plastic lumber. (Photo submitted)
Flora Northwest was taken to the Ermineskin residential school when she was six years old. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ermineskin residential school survivor: ‘It just brings me back to the cries at night’

Discovery in Kamloops of remains of 215 children a painful time for survivors

Flora Northwest was taken to the Ermineskin residential school when she was six years old. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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)
Tyler Bingham from Honeyvile, Utah sits second in the bull riding after posting an 86.75 on June 28, 2019 at the Ponoka Stampede. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede postponed

Board is optimistic the seven-day rodeo may go ahead in July or August

Tyler Bingham from Honeyvile, Utah sits second in the bull riding after posting an 86.75 on June 28, 2019 at the Ponoka Stampede. (File photo)
cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka resident drafted to the CFL in the first round

Cole Nelson, 24, was the fifth pick, selected by the Edmonton Football Team

cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)
Chris Scott, owner of The Whistle Stop Cafe, was put in handcuffs after an anti-restriction protest Saturday in the parking lot of the business. (Screenshot via The Whistle Stop Facebook page)

Alberta RCMP investigating possible threat to police after Mirror rally

Online images show RCMP members, vehicles in crosshairs of a rifle

Chris Scott, owner of The Whistle Stop Cafe, was put in handcuffs after an anti-restriction protest Saturday in the parking lot of the business. (Screenshot via The Whistle Stop Facebook page)