Break and enter to school north of Ponoka
Ponoka RCMP are investigating a break and enter at the Mamawi Atosketan Native School overnight of Feb. 12. Culprits made away with computers and food but the van was found just north of the school. / Photo courtesy of the Ponoka RCMP. Ponoka RCMP ...
- Suspects sought in break and enter at Ponoka County First Nations school
RCMP are looking to identify a pair of suspects involved in a break and enter to a school in Ponoka County. On Monday, Mounties responded to the B&E at the Mamawi Atosketan School, though it was during the previous evening they say two unknown ...and more »
- Buffalo Lake patrol all about public safety, education
Members of the Bashaw RCMP went out on Buffalo Lake Feb. 11 with several Fish and Wildlife officers from Alberta Environment and Parks in hopes of letting the public know they will be patrolling the area. The members dished out 17 tickets for various ...and more »
- Was everyone already tired of television by the 1960s?
This entire 1960s family sits huddled around their new black and white television set watching a favourite program. In those first early days the television was only on for a few hours a day, but just about everyone in the nation got caught up in this ...
- PHOTO: Picturesque scene of deer under a tree in Ponoka
Under cover of fog: A request for photos of February's snow moon brought up this gem submitted by shutterbug Alix Vold who came upon these deer Jan. 21 one foggy morning. Taken behind Boston Pizza along 60 Street, Vold says the deer are known to ...
- Report: Town of Ponoka owes county $38000
This photo shows an empty Engine 2 rescue vehicle after the PFD dropped off vehicles to the Ponoka County East District Fire Department a day early with minimal equipment. — image credit: Photo from the Town of Ponoka fire investigation report. Tweet.and more »
- Jean puts in bid to unite conservatives
Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean speaks to Ponoka residents Feb. 7 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. Jean's goal is to unite the conservative parties to be ready for the next election. — image credit: Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye. Tweet. by Jeffrey ...and more »
- Town of Ponoka seeks input for downtown plans
The Town of Ponoka is looking at ideas from residents on enhancing downtown Ponoka. A survey is available at www.downtownponoka.ca. — image credit: Photo courtesy of the Town of Ponoka. Tweet. by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye - Ponoka News; posted Feb 15 ...
- Tech enhancing education at Youth Tech Nation conference
From student to students is Davis Carlson, a Grade 11 student from Rundle College who was the keynote speaker at the Youth Tech Nation conference Feb. 10 at Ponoka Secondary Campus. — image credit: Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye. Tweet. by Jeffrey ...
- Mixed results at Ponoka weekend bonspiel
Ron Wolfran along with Deb Wolfran and Dale Moench watch helplessly as the stone tracks the wrong line in the fourth end of the A-event final of the Ponoka Mixed Bonspiel, handing over another steal and forcing handshakes to end the game early.
- Season wrapping up for minor hockey clubs
Luke Simanton has the puck knocked away by the Edson goalie following a great scoring chance in the first period of what would finally turn into a 9-3 peewee Elks victory. — image credit: Photo by Jordie Dwyer. Tweet. by Jordie Dwyer - Ponoka News
- Ponoka Stampeders season comes to a close
created on Monday 2/13/2017 at 2:34:45 pm by Jordie Dwyer modified on Tuesday 2/14/2017 at 8:54:53 am by Emma Wilcox Caption 1editfor170215-PON-stamps playoffs_1.jpg Stamps' goalie Robert Michetti keeps his eye on the action Feb.
- Crestomere 4-H Blast-Off for 2017
So far, the members of the Crestomere 4-H Multiclub have been participating in many activities, including a Christmas party on Dec. 17, at which they went skating and did a Chinese gift exchange. On Feb. 4, the club held its annual public speaking ...
- Rimbey RCMP seek assistance locating wanted woman
Rimbey RCMP are looking for Shyanne Ost in relation to failing to attend court. Ost faces several weapins and firearm charges. — image credit: Photo courtesy of the RCMP. Rimbey RCMP seek help in locating Rimbey woman Shayne Ost, 24, after failing to ...
- PHOTO: Jackknifed cultivator slows lanes on Highway 2
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit were called to the scene of a jackknifed cultivator north of Ponoka on Highway 2. The lanes were slowed for about two hours. — image credit: Photo submitted. Tweet. by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye - Ponoka News
- Man appears to scope out the Ponoka Reddi Mart in balaclava
Ponoka RCMP are on the lookout for a balaclava-covered man who appeared to be scoping out the Reddi Mart on Feb. 4. — image credit: Photo courtesy of the Ponoka RCMP. Tweet. by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye - Ponoka News; posted Feb 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
- Bashaw's Kraft Hockeyville bid goes viral
Bashaw's submission to the Kraft Hockeyville So God Made a Hockey Mom, has hit the viral stage garnering 300,000 views in just seven days. If successful, the win could get $100,000 win for the town's arena. The video is the work of a team comprising ...
- RCMP investigate attempted theft of equipment
On Feb. 3 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to CERVUS Equipment. An unknown suspect, driving a blue Dodge pickup, tried to hook on to some equipment in the yard but was unsuccessful in pulling the equipment out as the ...
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REPORT: Town owes county $38000 in botched equipment transfer.
After weeks of legal review the Town of Ponoka has released the report on the botched transfer of fire equipment to Ponoka County. A press release from the town and executive summary from All Fire Investigations, the company hired to review the events ...
- Private property damaged by off-highway equipment
RCMP members have been receiving complaints of damage to property from users of off-highway vehicles. The Ponoka RCMP hope to educate users and landowners on their rights. — image credit: Photo submitted. Tweet. by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye - Ponoka ...
- The Mark family really enjoyed their busy life-style in Ponoka
In 1953 Jim and Gerry Mark opened their first 24-hour Jimmy's Esso Service and Coffee Bar on the east side of Highway 2A just south of Ponoka. Over an exciting span of 40 plus years at the same location the ambitious partners added a fully modern 4 ...and more »
- PHOTO: Remember When and the Oasis Motel
Jim and Jerry Mark, shown in this photo, both came to Ponoka in the 1940s. Following their marriage in 1948 they began their long and amazing partnership by building the Oasis Motel in 1957 next to their busy Jimmy's Esso Service Station and 24-hour ...and more »
- Ponoka's change came in ways least expected
In the last municipal election 'change' was a hot topic and electors voiced their desire to see that change become a reality; and it did, just maybe not the way folks expected. While we say we want change, we also don't want it. For residents who seek ...
- Membership key for new Legion president
Maintaining growth in membership is one of the keys for the new president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66 in Ponoka. Officially installed on Jan. 11, president Barb Olsen took over the leadership of the local Legion branch from Sybil Evans after ...and more »
- Local teams remain in hunt for provincials
Ponoka midget Wolves' Alex Mercer makes a strong puck-in-glove save Feb. 3 in Bashaw against Drayton Valley, however, it wasn't enough as Ponoka lost 13-0. — image credit: Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye. Tweet. by Jordie Dwyer - Ponoka News
MISSING: Pierre Saddleback, 26, of Ponoka
Ponoka RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 26-year-old man. Pierre Saddleback was last seen on February 3 at about 11:50 a.m. in Ponoka. Saddleback is described as Aboriginal, 5-9 and 180 pounds with black hair and brown ...
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Red Deer Vipers ready to take on Ponoka in junior B Heritage League playoffs
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The Red Deer Vipers feel good about their chances when the Heritage Junior B Hockey League playoffs underway Wednesday. Byron Hackett; Mon Feb 6th, 2017 12:30am; Local SportsSports. The Red Deer Vipers feel good about their chances when the ...
- Repairs started on overpass over Hwy 2 at Ponoka turnoff
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Motorists are being warned to slow down as repairs are done to the damaged Hwy 2 overpass of Hwy 53 near Ponoka. The damage was caused when a large truck carrying a high load struck the top of the overpass on Jan. 31. Alberta Transportation has ...
- Bolts on a roll, crush Ponoka, Airdrie
Stettler's Quade Cassidy fights opponent Ponoka Stamp for the puck in their last home game on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as they defeated Stamps to win 6-2. / Moush Sara John/Stettler Independent. The Bolts gave their fans a treat on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as they ...
- The history of Johnsons' Beach on Red Deer Lake
This tranquil picture shows Red Deer Lake as seen from Johnsons Beach, which has always been an historical part of the very popular family recreation area north-east of Ponoka since the initial development in the late 1800s. / Photo courtesy of Don Dubitz.
- PMHA wants answers from Hockey Alberta
created on Monday 1/30/2017 at 3:38:23 pm by Jordie Dwyer modified on Tuesday 1/31/2017 at 8:56:07 am by Emma Wilcox Caption 1editfor170201-PON-midget hockey_1.jpg Ponoka Minor Hockey teams have faced a number of adversities this season, ...
- Tensions high between Town of Ponoka mayor and councillor
Town of Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett (left) and Coun. Tim Falkiner had a short, but heated exchange last week during a public meeting. — image credit: File photos. A regular meeting of Ponoka town council took a drastic turn after one councillor walked ...
- A salute to the long and colourful tradition of the Ponoka Fire Department
While growing up as a youngster and later living in Ponoka for over 50 memorable years I quickly developed and always will have a deep admiration and respect for the members and staff of our vital emergency services in and around this great community.
- PHOTO: Money donated to help the Ponoka Food Bank
Serving it to the Ponoka Food Bank: The Ponoka Food Bank will be able to make good use of the $5,000 donation from Ponoka FCSS. Members of the food bank say the supplies needed are coffee, toilet paper, personal items and other food items such as ...
- PHOTO: Historical photo of a store in downtown Ponoka
Fredric Algar and Harry Finch opened a tiny store in the vacant Ponoka station house next to the new Canadian Pacific Railway line in 1896, bringing their supplies in from Edmonton by sleigh. Business was so good that they built their first store in ...
- Ponoka rinks flourish at annual T&C bonspiel
(L-R) Ponoka skip Kristen Gordon along with Stephanie Tofsrud and Pam Baron put in a ton of effort into sweeping this stone in the third end of the ladies A-event final, eventually getting it over the hog line. That led to a second straight stolen ...
- Stampeders playoff bound, though on a limp
Stamps Brendan Scott (10) and Austin Ancion (24) celebrate this powerplay goal after Scott banged home a rebound to make the score 3-2 Red Deer in the third, only to see the game lost 50 seconds into overtime 4-3. — image credit: Photo by Jordie Dwyer.
- Ponoka teams on a provincial run
Lacoka bantam's Hailey Hoogkamp, right, makes an attempt to carry the puck from behind the goal to the front of the net while teammate Jayda Keim waits at the side of the goal during their provincial game Saturday, a 2-0 win over West Central. — image ...
- UPDATE-FOUND: 39-year old woman
Ponoka RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 39 year old aboriginal female. Terri Lynn Johnson-Montour was last seen on Jan. 20 and last heard from on Jan. 28. Johnson-Montour may be headed to Saskatchewan. She is ...
- AREA NEWS: Blackfalds RCMP arrest man on numerous warrants
Blackfalds RCMP have charged a man with possession of stolen property after being found stuck in the ditch in a stolen vehicle. The incident occurred Jan. 23 at about 2 p.m. after RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle stuck in the ditch and the man ...and more »
- ALERT: STARS heading to Ponoka
STARS Air Ambulance was called to the Ponoka area Jan. 27 at approximately 10:45 a.m. due to an emergency. Along with STARS were other emergency crews. / File photo. Emergency crews have been called to an emergency scene in the Ponoka area.
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Rash of robberies linked, say RCMP
RCMP have linked five recent armed robberies in central Alberta, which comprise several communities including Ponoka and Rimbey. A special task force has been put together to investigate the incidents. / Photos from RCMP. Several robberies that have ...
- Ponoka County launches new app
After months of development and adjustments, the new Ponoka County mobile app has finally been launched. The app, which is available for Iphone and android devices, allows people to apply for fire and road permits along with access customer services in ...
- What does a library mean to the community?
The Ponoka Jubilee Library is all of those things and more. In my short time as manager, I have been welcomed into the community in a profound way. This surely has to do with the reputation of the library staff in the Town of Ponoka but it also speaks ...
- Our Ponoka grew from the Alberta wilderness into an amazing town
One of the very first early 1900 photos of the Village Ponoka (population 151) shows a bird's eye view from our current 50th Avenue looking northwest and out into the rugged wilderness. Featured at the front behind the new wooden sidewalks are the meat ...
- Town receives $110000 grant for arena improvements
The Town of Ponoka was awarded a $110,000 federal grant towards improvements at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. The grant is part of the Canada 150 Celebrates program. — image credit: Drone photo by Luke Bowie. Tweet. by Ponoka
- Ponoka chamber welcomes new V.P. at AGM
Mayor Rick Bonnett reads the oath of office to Barry Grant, the new vice-president for the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held its AGM Jan. 17 at the Ponoka Youth Centre. — image credit: Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye. Tweet.
- Stamps losing streak extends to five
The Stampeders weren't as fortunate on the weekend in Strathmore, losing 7-2, as they were the last time they faced the Kings - a 5-4 shootout victory in Ponoka Oct. 23. — image credit: File photo. Tweet. by Jordie Dwyer - Ponoka News; posted Jan 25 ...
- Provincials make things busy for Ponoka hockey squads
Looking to gain the upper hand, Ponoka's atom Vantage Physiotherapy player Kavan Flewelling takes on a player from Devon Jan. 18 during the first of two provincial playdowns games. Ponoka lost 5-3. — image credit: Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye. Tweet.
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Ponoka woman killed in rollover near Innisfail
A 19-year-old woman from Ponoka was killed after a single-vehicle collision on Highway 42 early Tuesday, RCMP say. Mounties in Innisfail say the vehicle was travelling east on the highway when it left the road and rolled, striking a number of trees.
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