Third suspect in multiple offenses identified
Ponoka RCMP have identified the third suspect in the events leading up to the arrest of three individuals. A warrant for the arrest of Michael James Racicot was issued March24. He faces 31 charges. — image credit: RCMP photo. Ponoka RCMP have been ...
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- Residents warned about water meter scam
The public are being warned to watch out for a scam that is offering rebates on their water meters. Anyone approached with this offer is asked to contact the Town of Ponoka and the RCMP. — image credit: Photo submitted. Ponoka residents need to be ...and more »
- Ponoka Fire Department celebrates certification of firefighters
The Ponoka Fire Department celebrated the dedication March 20 of seven of its members who passed their 1001 Level 2 certification. Their work was recognized at the ceremony with dignitaries in attendance. Recognized are firefighters Derek Braun, Jordie ...and more »
Ponoka residents warned of scam
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The town has received a number of calls from residents who have been contacted by a water company offering rebates on water meters. “The town owns all residential water meters in Ponoka and is not currently offering a rebate program,” says the town.
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Ponoka residents warned of scam - Red Deer Advocate
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The town has received a number of calls from residents who have been contacted by a water company offering rebates on water meters. “The town owns all ...
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- Temporary closure of rail crossing on 50 Street and 50 Avenue
Expect delays March 24 at the railway crossing at 50 Street and 50 Avenue in Ponoka. CP Rail crews will be conducting some repairs there starting at 8 a.m.. — image credit: CP Rail photo. Tweet. by Ponoka News Staff - Ponoka News; posted Mar 23, 2017 ...
- Big push for new blood donors
Grade 12 student Ty Wilkinson gets his blood type checked March 23 by Davida Herzberg, Canadian Blood Services event co-ordinator. The society is working to garner interest in its 100K Challenge to get more 100,000 blood donors. — image credit: Photo ...
- Ponoka doctors celebrate new clinic
Doctors and residents celebrated the grand opening of the Battle River Medical Clinic March 16 located at the Hamilton's IGA complex. Pictured are (back row) Mayor Rick Bonnett, Dr. Greg Chan, Dr. Gage Seavilleklein, Jim Hamilton of Hamilton's IGA, Dr.
- Ponoka Fish and Game to host 50th annual Rifleman's Rodeo
Shown here is the official program of the first annual Ponoka Fish and Game Association Rifleman's Rodeo/Sportsman's Show and trading day that was held on Sept. 4, 1966 at the Bowie farm north of town. The first prize in the senior competition was a ...and more »
- Motion to regionalize Town of Ponoka fire services defeated
A recent motion by town Coun. Teri Underhill to have the Ponoka Fire Department services regionalize with Ponoka County was defeated. The motion was to have the town CAO Albert Flootman to join Ponoka County regional fire services by May 1. In a 3-3 ...and more »
- MSI funding sees slight increase for Ponoka municipalities
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci presents Budget 2017 March 16 in the legislative assembly. Premier Rachel Notley (r) and Deputy Minister Sarah Hoffam (l) look on. — image credit: Government of Alberta photo. Tweet. by ...
- Ponoka county moving forward on land use plan
Work could soon begin on having a framework to establish commercial and industrial development in the southern portion of Ponoka County. At its March 14 meeting, county council approved a motion that will see administration move forward with ...and more »
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Ponoka aims to revitalize downtown
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Residents have until the end of the week to contribute their ideas in online survey. Paul Cowley; Tue Mar 21st, 2017 12:30am; News. Ponoka residents have a few more days to provide their thoughts on downtown improvements. An online survey will be open ...
- Ponoka RCMP – Arrest leads to 88 Multi-Jurisdictional charges
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Ponoka, Alberta – A complex investigation started after Ponoka RCMP received a complaint on March 16, 2017 at 7:22 a.m. that there was a two vehicle collision near Crestomere where one truck was attempting to pull another truck out of the ditch. A ...
Three suspects receive 88 charges by Ponoka RCMP
Ponoka RCMP have charged three individuals with a total of 88 charges, one of which relates to a stolen shot gun from Sylvan Lake. / RCMP photo. A collision near Crestomere ended up opening the door for a Ponoka RCMP investigation that led to 88 ...
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- PHOTOS: Curious George band entertains Ponoka
Uptown funk: Calgary's Curious George gave Ponoka folks a night of dancing and fun on St. Paddy's Day during the Ponoka Arts, Recreation and Culture Society's first major fundraiser. The event was meant to raise money to go towards the town's future ...
- Ponoka RCMP investigating hit and run to parked car
On March 4 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a hit and run to a black Dodge Avenger parked on 50 Street. The vehicle sustained significant front end damage on the driver's side of the vehicle. Upon investigation it appeared that someone may have struck it ...and more »
- Ponoka rodeo legend passes away
Harry Vold, who was born on a ranch near Ponoka in 1924, died peacefully in his sleep on March 13 at his home in Avondale, Colorado — about 90 kilometres southeast of Colorado Springs. He was 93 years old. Known as the “Duke of The Chutes,” Vold will ...
- Armed robbery in Maskwacis
Maskwacis RCMP seek the public's assistance in identifying suspects in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas bar in Maskwacis in the evening of March 15. RCMP say suspects used long barrel rifles in the incident but no one was hurt. — image credit: ...and more »
- Ponoka class of 1967 to celebrate 50th reunion
The Ponoka Composite High School Class of 1967 shown from left to right are: back row-left to right Gerald Brachman, Rob Baumbach, Rob Stretch, James Sutherland, Bruce Hinkley, Gerry Hornby, Gerry Hoar, Bing Jones, Rick Jones, Alvin Martin, Terry ...
- PHOTO: Truck in flames in Ponoka
Truck in flames: Members of the Ponoka Fire Department had to move quickly to deal with a semi-tractor up in flames March 14 at about 3 p.m. Located on 39 Avenue on the south side of the Ponoka Stampede grounds, smoke could be seen from Highway 53 ...
- Ponoka field house brings best bang for dollars
A change in the town's recreation plans would see a new indoor field house as opposed to leisure pool, which was originally proposed last year. This new plan estimates a field house at $12 million plus other improvements to the Ponoka Culture and ...and more »
- Fentanyl crisis addressed at Ponoka forum
Alberta Sheriff Jon Walker spoke to the crowd about a personal experience in both dealing with someone he knew who abused drugs and encountering them on the job patrolling Highway 2. — image credit: Photo by Jordie Dwyer. Tweet. by Jordie Dwyer ...
- Ponoka News - Ponoka rodeo legend passes away
A born and raised Ponoka man, Harry Vold, who influenced rodeo for decades has passed away.and more »
- Wallets and cash stolen from vehicles in Ponoka
On March 11 during the daytime hours, the Ponoka RCMP responded to two complaints of theft from motor vehicles on 56 and 60 Avenue. Unknown suspects entered the vehicles and stole wallets containing cash and identification cards. The Ponoka RCMP ...
- Ponoka hockey season winds down
The season is nearly over for Ponoka's minor hockey clubs as the league playoffs conclude this month. The bantam Moose will look to move to the consolation final series in the Tier I Northern Alberta interlock league after posting a 4-1 win over ...and more »
- Ponoka bowlers earn medals
Ponoka bowlers walked away with medals at a championship tournament in Calgary March 5. Pictured is Ponoka's Layne Groot (second from the left) and Camrose teammates Dakota Gillis, Timothy Gunther, Dylan Pizzey all from the Tabb Lanes. Coach Rob ...
- Bowling for Ponoka's Big Brothers Big Sisters
Dressed to impress are Ponoka Elementary School teachers Maggie Henderson and Kayla Hoffer who took part in the BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser March 10. More than $18,000 was raised from the event to help with mentor programming in Ponoka.and more »
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Ponoka multiplex plans move ahead
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Council kept the ball rolling this week when it approved in principle a draft preliminary design, scenario analysis and business case for the multi-phase project. Consultants are recommending the existing Ponoka Arena Complex be redeveloped in four ...
- Ponoka News - Rimbey RCMP want to return cash
The RCMP are in possession of a large amount of cash which was located in the washroom of a local Rimbey business.and more »
Ponoka council okays preliminary design for new multiplex
PONOKA - Ponoka Town Council has approved, in principle, the preliminary design for the new recreation multiplex. The report completes the second phase of planning for the new Community Wellness Centre. This completion ensures the Town is positioned ...
- Ponoka County turns down rezoning plan
The rezoning for this proposed 43,000 square foot proposed development for land near Highway 2 north of the Morningside interchange was denied by Ponoka County council last week. / Image - Ponoka County. A proposal to rezone a property located in the ...
- PHOTO: Senior curlers win 55 plus games
Senior curlers win at 55 plus games: Bashaw and Ponoka senior curlers represented the towns well winning gold at the Alberta 55 plus provincials in Grande Prairie Feb. 17 to 19. The team will represent Alberta for a second consecutive time in the ...
- Albertans urged to properly cook oysters - AHS
Alberta Health Services, in conjunction with federal and provincial partners issued a warning for Albertans to properly cook oysters. About 40 Albertans have been affected from oysters from British Columbia. Lab tests confirm norovirus in some cases.and more »
- Plans move forward for Ponoka's recreation centre field house
This illustration is a draft idea of what a field house addition to the current Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex would look like. Council is looking to have a plan ready in the event the federal government will have grants ready for wellness and ...and more »
- PHOTO: Ponoka first responders remember Mayerthorpe tragedy
Remembering Mayerthorpe: An initiative by the Ponoka Scouts is intended to remember Mayerthorpe, where four RCMP members were killed on March 3, 2005. The scouts invited the Ponoka RCMP members, the Ponoka Fire Department and Ponoka Victim ...
- Our early Ponoka pioneers left their mark in many wild and wonderful ways
Shown in these photos are hardy early Ponoka district pioneers, John (Benjamin Franklin) Craig with his trusty Franklin Stage and Jacob Beck 'The Cabbage King,' and their colourful stories are featured this week in Reflections. — image credit: Photos ...
- Ponoka town council requests apology of town councillor
A request by town council for Coun. Tim Falkiner to apologize for swearing at the mayor at a recent meeting may not come with the answer requested. Council made the motion Feb. 14 — stating a lack of respectful behaviour as the reason — to have ...
- Impaired driver at three times legal limit - PLUS: photo from separate incident
Vehicle damages house: Emergency crews were called to the scene of a collision where a vehicle hit a home March 6. The collision occurred at the intersection of 60 Avenue and 51 Street where it is believed an eastbound Ford Fusion collided with a ...
- STARS brings training to Ponoka first responders
Dave Allison, flight paramedic and mobile simulation program lead with STARS Air Ambulance, gives members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department some hands on training Feb. 28 with the mobile unit's high-tech mannequin. The free training ...
- Youth arts bursary open for applicants in Ponoka
Ponoka FCSS has a new bursary for youths aimed at arts and culture. Amounts awarded are from $250 for an individual and $500 for a family. — image credit: Black Press Photo. Tweet. by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye - Ponoka News; posted Mar 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
- Ponoka County sees small 2016 surplus
In spite of a million dollar tax default and a few other increased expenses, Ponoka County has wound up with a surplus. Tim Rowland from the firm of Rowland, Parker and Associates present county council with the results of the annual audited financial ...and more »
- Ponoka teams bucked out of the playoffs
Lacoka peewee's Jade Gaudet and goalie Emma O'Brien keep an eye for defense March 3 during the zone banner series against Innisfail. The peewees lost the two game series by one point and now prepare themselves for provincials. — image credit: Photo ...
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Ponoka man killed in horrific Penhold crash
A van is on its side at the intersection of highways 2A and 42 following a deadly two-vehicle crash early in the morning on March 3. Submitted photo. Jim Pendergast, chief of the Penhold Fire Department. "The van was on its side blocking the ...
- 'CAWESino Royale' - a grand night for a great cause
FOR A CAUSE - The annual CAWESino Royale is coming up soon, with all proceeds going towards the 'Nurturing Parent Program' at the Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter. — image credit: Tweet. posted Mar 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM. BY KALISHA ...and more »
- Local doctors discuss the critical situation at Red Deer Regional Hospital
FULL HOUSE: It was standing room only for the 'State of the Hospital Address' held Feb. 28 at the Baymont Inn & Suites and Conference Centre. The event was hosted by a group called Diagnosis Critical - Your Central Alberta Regional Hospital. / Photo by ...
- MISSING: Looking for help to find 29 year old
The public is requested to be on the look out for Joshua Redhead, also known as Joshua Day, who has been reported missing since March 1. / RCMP. Ponoka RCMP are asking the public to help find an aboriginal man that has been reported missing.
- Downtown planning focus at Ponoka chamber lunch
Revitalizing downtown and business development throughout Ponoka was just the right fit for the audience. Tim Schmidt, the Town of Ponoka's director of planning and development, was the guest speaker at the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce ...
- Ponoka RCMP working with regional task force
With dangerous criminal activity such as armed robberies in the central Alberta region increasing, Ponoka RCMP investigators are working on a task force made up of several detachments. There are no borders to crime, stated RCMP Staff Sgt. Mike Numan to ...and more »
- Hilarious play takes to the road in Ponoka, Rimbey and Edmonton
Getting into the fun of family dynamics is Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society's new play Things My Mother Taught Me. Here the cast rehearses Feb. 22. Pictured are (l-r) characters Lydia (Erna Marburg), Olivia (Courtney Dolan), Gabriel (Trevor Anderson) and ...
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