Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATE: Located – Wetaskiwin RCMP searching for missing youth

Police say 12-year-old Treston Minde left his residence on his bike Sept. 17 and hasn’t returned home

Members of the Ponoka County West District Fire Department, along with RCMP and EMS were on scene of a rollover Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Rimbey teen. The cause of the collision is not known at this time.                                Photo submitted

UPDATE: 18-year-old Rimbey teen dies in collision

A portion of Highway 53 west of Rimbey is down to one lane while crews investigate

Members of the Ponoka County West District Fire Department, along with RCMP and EMS were on scene of a rollover Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Rimbey teen. The cause of the collision is not known at this time.                                Photo submitted
North Battleford, Sask. RCMP are looking for this six-year-old girl who has autism and is unable to walk. Police believe the abduction occurred using a grey Mercedes like the one pictured in this photo.

UPDATE – Amber Alert cancelled, Emma O’Keeffe has been found

Six-year-old girl with autism believed abducted at a strip mall in Saskatchewan

North Battleford, Sask. RCMP are looking for this six-year-old girl who has autism and is unable to walk. Police believe the abduction occurred using a grey Mercedes like the one pictured in this photo.
The injuries from a semi versus crossover SUV Saturday morning were minor considering somewhat wintry road conditions on Highway 2. Emergency crews, including EMS, the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Minor injuries in car versus semi tractor collision near Ponoka

Wintry driving conditions may have been a factor in the Saturday morning collision

The injuries from a semi versus crossover SUV Saturday morning were minor considering somewhat wintry road conditions on Highway 2. Emergency crews, including EMS, the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
RCMP have arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ponoka man with several alleged property crimes. A search of a Ponoka property Sept. 12 recovered several items including ammunition and firearms, plus a snowmobile and trailer.                                RCMP photo

Suspicious activity links Ponoka man to property crimes

Ponoka RCMP conduct search warrant and recover several items including firearms and ammunition

RCMP have arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ponoka man with several alleged property crimes. A search of a Ponoka property Sept. 12 recovered several items including ammunition and firearms, plus a snowmobile and trailer.                                RCMP photo
First collision during first snowfall: Emergency crews were called to a rollover Thursday morning near the Highway 2 and Highway 53 interchange. With the first snowfall of the season some of the area highways were slippery. It is believed there were minor injuries in this incident.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka crews called to rollover

Cruise control may have been a factor in this incident, with thankfully minor injuries.

First collision during first snowfall: Emergency crews were called to a rollover Thursday morning near the Highway 2 and Highway 53 interchange. With the first snowfall of the season some of the area highways were slippery. It is believed there were minor injuries in this incident.                                Photo submitted
Ponoka/Airdrie cowboy Jake Vold back in the game

Ponoka/Airdrie cowboy Jake Vold back in the game

The three-time champion bareback rider built on his comeback season with a pair of wins.

Ponoka/Airdrie cowboy Jake Vold back in the game
On March 8, the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond was unveiled during a ceremony at the Halifax Public Library. Here her sister, Wanda Robson, was part of the ceremony that acknowledged the life of Desmond. Photo courtesy of Bank of Canada

Canada’s $10 bank note to be used late in 2018

Getting to know the new vertical note and civil rights pioneer, Viola Desmond, who will appear on it

On March 8, the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond was unveiled during a ceremony at the Halifax Public Library. Here her sister, Wanda Robson, was part of the ceremony that acknowledged the life of Desmond. Photo courtesy of Bank of Canada
Bashaw videographer Ben Wilson, of Benjo Productions, gets into the action as a RCMP helicopter hovers over an area west of Bashaw Aug. 20. Wilson, and Bashaw RCMP have been working together to produce a series of updated rural crime watch videos, which included dog services. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

WATCH: Bashaw RCMP assist in rural crime watch video production

Along with a police helicopter, RCMP dog services assisted in the video production near Bashaw

Bashaw videographer Ben Wilson, of Benjo Productions, gets into the action as a RCMP helicopter hovers over an area west of Bashaw Aug. 20. Wilson, and Bashaw RCMP have been working together to produce a series of updated rural crime watch videos, which included dog services. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Bob Ronnie of Ronnie Racing won the packed Hot August Night races at Castrol Raceways on Aug. 15. in Leduc. This image shows their 1968 Chevrolet Camaro this year at a race.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka’s Ronnie Racing wins Hot August Night

About 15,000 people filled the Castrol Raceway stands at the motorsports complex

Bob Ronnie of Ronnie Racing won the packed Hot August Night races at Castrol Raceways on Aug. 15. in Leduc. This image shows their 1968 Chevrolet Camaro this year at a race.                                Photo submitted
This smashed windshield was submitted by the owner who was called to their car after a man allegedly smashed it in and then set a shed on fire on Aug. 13.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka RCMP arrest man after setting shed on fire

The man used an axe to destroy a shed before setting it on fire

This smashed windshield was submitted by the owner who was called to their car after a man allegedly smashed it in and then set a shed on fire on Aug. 13.                                Photo submitted
Ponoka RCMP seek two arrest warrants after an armed robbery with a knife at Hammy’s Liquor on Aug. 11. One of the three suspects was arrested and identified by Maskwacis RCMP in an unrelated matter. Google Maps photo

UPDATE: Warrants issued – Ponoka RCMP seek arrest warrants in Hammy’s Liquor armed robbery

The armed robbery occurred with a knife on Aug. 11 and one suspect was caught shortly after

Ponoka RCMP seek two arrest warrants after an armed robbery with a knife at Hammy’s Liquor on Aug. 11. One of the three suspects was arrested and identified by Maskwacis RCMP in an unrelated matter. Google Maps photo
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit are investigating an incident where a scooter hit the ditch north of Ponoka on Highway 2 on Tuesday afternoon. It is believed there were relatively minor injuries in the single vehicle incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Traffic Unit investigate scooter incident

A motorcyclist appears to have lost control of her Suzuki scooter on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit are investigating an incident where a scooter hit the ditch north of Ponoka on Highway 2 on Tuesday afternoon. It is believed there were relatively minor injuries in the single vehicle incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka’s Read My Hips dance troupe is ready to host a ladies night out fundraiser set for Sept. 29 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. The event is aimed at raising funds for a kids’ arts and culture bursary.                                File photo

Ponoka ladies’ night out fundraiser set for September

Ponoka Read My Hips dance troupe to host fundraiser for kids’ arts and culture programming

Ponoka’s Read My Hips dance troupe is ready to host a ladies night out fundraiser set for Sept. 29 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. The event is aimed at raising funds for a kids’ arts and culture bursary.                                File photo
Lacombe city councillor Thalia Hibbs has thrown her name into the Lacombe-Ponoka UCP nomination run. She made the announcement July 25.                                Photo submitted

Lacombe councillor Thalia Hibbs adds her name to UCP nomination

Hibbs will challenge MLA Ron Orr and Rita Reich for the Lacombe-Ponoka UCP nomination

Lacombe city councillor Thalia Hibbs has thrown her name into the Lacombe-Ponoka UCP nomination run. She made the announcement July 25.                                Photo submitted
UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized

UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized

Canadian Border and Airdrie RCMP charged a man after an attempt to bring the weapons into Canada

UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized
Readers sent in these images of the effects of the storm Friday night. While the storm brought some beautiful scenes, it also brought hail, which damaged area homes and vehicles. For others, it was an opportunity to show just how much hail there was. Photos submitted

Storm rips through Central Alberta

Hail pelts region causing damage to farmland, plus communities in Ponoka, Bashaw and Stettler

Readers sent in these images of the effects of the storm Friday night. While the storm brought some beautiful scenes, it also brought hail, which damaged area homes and vehicles. For others, it was an opportunity to show just how much hail there was. Photos submitted
The right front side of this semi tractor was destroyed after the collision.

Ponoka RCMP investigate collision between semi and two sedans

Police investigating possible road rage after two sedans appear to have stopped abruptly on Hwy 2

The right front side of this semi tractor was destroyed after the collision.
Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.

Ponoka Stampede closes with several first time winners

Ponoka athletes just miss the win in the showdown round to packed stands.

Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.
Calgary man caught masturbating while driving

Calgary man caught masturbating while driving

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit also witnessed a motorist at 279 km/h in separate incident

Calgary man caught masturbating while driving