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Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

The town hopes to split the $50,000 ask with the Ponoka Stampede Association

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games
A high speed police pursuit north of Ponoka created the need to lock down Ponoka schools as a precaution. Police apprehended suspects believed to be involved in several armed robberies.                                File photo

UPDATE: RCMP have four suspects in custody from alleged armed robbery

A high speed pursuit took place with Ponoka RCMP helping Maskwacis and Leduc detachments

A high speed police pursuit north of Ponoka created the need to lock down Ponoka schools as a precaution. Police apprehended suspects believed to be involved in several armed robberies.                                File photo
This coal heating system in the McKelvie farm north of Ponoka may soon be seeing its end of days with the carbon levy instituted by the province. McKelvie recently purchased coal to heat his farm and he paid more for the levy than the coal itself.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Carbon levy coming in higher than coal for heating

A Ponoka farmer is upset paying more for the carbon levy than his coal for heat

This coal heating system in the McKelvie farm north of Ponoka may soon be seeing its end of days with the carbon levy instituted by the province. McKelvie recently purchased coal to heat his farm and he paid more for the levy than the coal itself.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Singer Bria Wilson continues to follow her dream to become a professional singer. Starting out in modelling, Wilson has grown to be a singer and recently performed in Ponoka to a supportive crowd. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka singer following her dream

Ponoka’s Bria Wilson is moving up in the world of entertainment, self-publishing a new album

Singer Bria Wilson continues to follow her dream to become a professional singer. Starting out in modelling, Wilson has grown to be a singer and recently performed in Ponoka to a supportive crowd. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Carmen Sim, owner of Country Gardens and Greenhouse, is heading to Europe for the horticultural trip of a lifetime. She was invited to attend IPM Essen in Germany, which features over 1,500 exhibitors and runs from Jan. 23 to 26.

Country Gardens owner Carmen Sim invited to international horticultural show

Located between Ponoka and Bashaw, the greenhouse owner is taking in a lifetime trip

Carmen Sim, owner of Country Gardens and Greenhouse, is heading to Europe for the horticultural trip of a lifetime. She was invited to attend IPM Essen in Germany, which features over 1,500 exhibitors and runs from Jan. 23 to 26.
Highway 2 lanes were closed near Millet due to a truck fire. It is believed the semi tractor, hauling milk and milk containers collided with the Millet overpass. It is unknown the extent of the injuries of the driver.                                 Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Highway 2 lanes were closed near Millet due to a truck fire. It is believed the semi tractor, hauling milk and milk containers collided with the Millet overpass. It is unknown the extent of the injuries of the driver.                                 Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit
Brocket school teacher arrested on child porn charges

Brocket school teacher arrested on child porn charges

Investigators charged Anderson with possessing, accessing, and distributing child pornography.

Brocket school teacher arrested on child porn charges
With the extreme cold conditions Alberta’s seeing, there’s a few steps pet owners and ranchers can take to ensure their animals are protected and safe.                                File photo

Tips to care for your animals in extreme cold

Extra food, wind shelters and for the smaller pets, staying in doors helps

With the extreme cold conditions Alberta’s seeing, there’s a few steps pet owners and ranchers can take to ensure their animals are protected and safe.                                File photo
Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up some of the debris from a three-vehicle collision Dec. 24 west of Ponoka. The incident occurred 12:15 p.m. about 15 kms west of Ponoka and it is believed there were minor injuries. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Minor injuries in collision west of Ponoka

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a three-vehicle collision

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department clean up some of the debris from a three-vehicle collision Dec. 24 west of Ponoka. The incident occurred 12:15 p.m. about 15 kms west of Ponoka and it is believed there were minor injuries. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Officers with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Coutts border seized 21 kgs of suspected cocaine. The incident occurred Dec. 17.                                CBSA photo

Coutts border officers seize 21 kgs suspected cocaine

A commercial semi driver from Calgary was arrested and charged

Officers with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Coutts border seized 21 kgs of suspected cocaine. The incident occurred Dec. 17.                                CBSA photo
Chevi Rabbit was recognized by Premier Rachel Notley as one of the 25 most influential human rights activists at the Alberta legislature. Here she is being interviewed by a CTV News reporter. Photo submitted

Ponoka’s Chevi Rabbit recognized for human rights advocacy

She was recognized as one of the top 25 most influential human rights advocates

Chevi Rabbit was recognized by Premier Rachel Notley as one of the 25 most influential human rights activists at the Alberta legislature. Here she is being interviewed by a CTV News reporter. Photo submitted
One of the challenges provinces face with the legalization of marijuana, set for July 2018, is finding a way to prove as much in court, plus the extra workload that lawmakers will face.                                File photo

Alberta courts could face increased workload with marijuana legislation

Among the biggest potential challenges are proving someone is actually impaired by marijuana

One of the challenges provinces face with the legalization of marijuana, set for July 2018, is finding a way to prove as much in court, plus the extra workload that lawmakers will face.                                File photo
One of the challenges provinces face with the legalization of marijuana, set for July 2018, is finding a way to prove as much in court, plus the extra workload that lawmakers will face.                                File photo

Alberta courts could face increased workload with marijuana legislation

Among the biggest potential challenges are proving someone is actually impaired by marijuana

One of the challenges provinces face with the legalization of marijuana, set for July 2018, is finding a way to prove as much in court, plus the extra workload that lawmakers will face.                                File photo
One of the challenges provinces face with the legalization of marijuana, set for July 2018, is finding a way to prove as much in court, plus the extra workload that lawmakers will face.                                File photo

Alberta courts could face increased workload with marijuana legislation

Among the biggest potential challenges are proving someone is actually impaired by marijuana

One of the challenges provinces face with the legalization of marijuana, set for July 2018, is finding a way to prove as much in court, plus the extra workload that lawmakers will face.                                File photo
A 53-year-old man from Calmar is facing charges after a serious collision between his vehicle and a Devon RCMP cruiser on Thursday morning. The officer received serious injuries from the incident. RCMP photo

Mountie seriously injured in early morning collision near Devon

An erratic driver is said to have collided with an RCMP cruiser

A 53-year-old man from Calmar is facing charges after a serious collision between his vehicle and a Devon RCMP cruiser on Thursday morning. The officer received serious injuries from the incident. RCMP photo
Alberta to get $6 million in federal funds to tackle opioid crisis

Alberta to get $6 million in federal funds to tackle opioid crisis

Canadian government investing $100 million over the next five years

Alberta to get $6 million in federal funds to tackle opioid crisis
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit are on scene of a serious semi-tractor and vehicle collision on Highway 2 Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred just south of the Secondary Highway 616 intersection. Photo submitted

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit are on scene of a serious semi-tractor and vehicle collision on Highway 2 Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred just south of the Secondary Highway 616 intersection. Photo submitted
Ponoka RCMP check vehicles and speak with motorists Nov. 6 just east of town as Mounties look for a man involved in a carjacking earlier in the day.

Ponoka RCMP search for armed man in carjacking

Roads east of Ponoka were closed while police search the area

Ponoka RCMP check vehicles and speak with motorists Nov. 6 just east of town as Mounties look for a man involved in a carjacking earlier in the day.
SUPPORT - Amanda Burt, 19, sits with her parents, Randy and Nicole, at their home in Lacombe. Amanda recounts how a collision changed her life forever and yet she has also seen remarkable recovery.Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye/Black Press

WATCH: Lacombe resident sees remarkable recovery after collision

Former Lacoka Female Hockey athlete Amanda Burt speaks to her recovery after a major collision

SUPPORT - Amanda Burt, 19, sits with her parents, Randy and Nicole, at their home in Lacombe. Amanda recounts how a collision changed her life forever and yet she has also seen remarkable recovery.Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye/Black Press
Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka

Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka

The new Highway 2 and Highway 53 intersection at Ponoka caused some confusion for one driver

Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka