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Chief Desmond Bull, left, signs the agreement with Catherine Lappe, assistant deputy minister for Indigenous Services Canada, Feb. 1. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)

Louis Bull Nation signs agreement to have autonomy over own child, family services

Coun. Wayne Moonias: ‘You must make this place worthy of such a gift’

Sylvan Lake's Santa Claus Parade made its way along Lakeshore Drive, Nov. 26. (Janaia Hutzal photos)

Sylvan Lake’s Santa Claus parade thrills crowd

The Town of Sylvan Lake pulled out all the stops for this…

Santa and Mrs. Claus delighted young people at the Town of Sylvan Lake Santa Claus breakfast Nov. 26. The event included three seatings as was held at the Nexsource Centre.

Breakfast with Santa feeds hundreds

Photos by Janaia Hutzal/Special to the Sylvan Lake News

  • Nov 29, 2022
Frosty the Snowman was a great ambassador for the event, shown here with Ike Fortais (foreground) Marc Fortais and Amanda Mercer at the Yuletide Festival Market at NexSource Centre.

Plenty to see, hear and buy at Yuletide Festival

Frosty the Snowman was a great ambassador for the event, shown here…

  • Nov 28, 2022
Frosty the Snowman was a great ambassador for the event, shown here with Ike Fortais (foreground) Marc Fortais and Amanda Mercer at the Yuletide Festival Market at NexSource Centre.
Sylvan Lake's Winter Village held its official light up Nov. 25 with over 300,000 lights and accompanying music.

Winter spirit glows on Sylvan Lake pier

Over 300,000 lights will blaze nightly at Sylvan Lake’s pier until March…

  • Nov 28, 2022
Sylvan Lake's Winter Village held its official light up Nov. 25 with over 300,000 lights and accompanying music.
Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)

‘Last call’ for Ponoka EMT retiring after 38 years

While there have been many changes and advancements in Emergency Medical Services…

Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)
(Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
(Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer)
The pinnacle of the Bashaw Medieval Faire was the jousting, judging by the cheers from the crowd July 17. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Knights, maidens and youth enjoy Bashaw Medieval Faire

Faire and artisan market held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds

The pinnacle of the Bashaw Medieval Faire was the jousting, judging by the cheers from the crowd July 17. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: The Reklaws live at the Ponoka Stampede and Canada Day fireworks

The Reklaws Taking the stage Canada Day is The Reklaws, a sibling…

The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)

Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 4 — Kids Day at Ponoka Stampede

A look at the leader board after the fourth pro rodeo performance

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Team ropers Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, LA and Beau Cooper from Stettler had a time of 7.1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Team ropers Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, LA and Beau Cooper from Stettler had a time of 7.1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Patrick Landes art.
Patrick Landes art.
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)

4 exciting acts on the big stage at this year’s Ponoka Stampede

This year’s entertainment acts are sure to bring Stampede goers to their…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)
First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for 12,000. (<ins>Photos by</ins> Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for 12,000. (<ins>Photos by</ins> Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Westland Dance Company students prepare during their dress rehearsal on April 21, for their “Let’s Celebrate 2022” recital which was held on April 24 in Rimbey. (Submitted)

Rimbey dancers bring home gold as they prepare for spring recital

The Raindrops dance group from Westland Dance Company in Rimbey brought home…

  • Apr 26, 2022
Westland Dance Company students prepare during their dress rehearsal on April 21, for their “Let’s Celebrate 2022” recital which was held on April 24 in Rimbey. (Submitted)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2019 Naomi Akkermans, right, and Mackenzie Skeels, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022. (Facebook/Ponoka Stampede)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2019 Naomi Akkermans, right, and Mackenzie Skeels, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022. (Facebook/Ponoka Stampede)
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