Ponoka News Staff

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UPDATED: Two of three people killed in Maskwacis highway crash identified

A motorcycle, pickup truck and SUV collided on Highway 2A on Thursday night .

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UPDATE LOCATED: Maskwacis RCMP looking for missing Aboriginal woman

Police say 34-year-old Jada Voyageur went missing April 24 from the Samson Cree Nation

Several incidents of calves stolen in southern Alberta

Several incidents of calves stolen in southern Alberta

RCMP’s livestock division is investigating the theft of calves from several ranches

Several incidents of calves stolen in southern Alberta
Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft

Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft

Theft of 25 feet of copper wire April 16 from a lease site

Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft
A Red Deer RCMP officer guards two homes cordoned off in Stettler. Police charged a 51-year-old Stettler man with second degree murder.                                File photo

Second degree murder charge in Stettler death

RCMP have charged a 51-year-old Stettler man in relation to the death

A Red Deer RCMP officer guards two homes cordoned off in Stettler. Police charged a 51-year-old Stettler man with second degree murder.                                File photo
Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act

Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act

A home alarm and an attentive neighbour at a rural home helped in their arrest.

Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act
Wetaskiwin man charged with sexual offences on three youths

Wetaskiwin man charged with sexual offences on three youths

The in-depth investigation showed the youths were allegedly exploited by the man

Wetaskiwin man charged with sexual offences on three youths

UPDATE – LOCATED: First Nations youth from Maskwacis reported missing

Maskwacis RCMP say the 14-year-old youth went missing March 29

  • Apr 1, 2018
Snowfall warning for central Alberta

Snowfall warning for central Alberta

Environment Canada expects 10 to 20 cms of snowfall overnight of Thursday

Snowfall warning for central Alberta
Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo

Pursuit with rogue semi ends in arrest

RCMP chased a stolen semi tractor from Red Deer to Airdrie

Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo
The Calgary Police Service is investigating a case where a suspect used a Calgary firefighter’s identity to fraudulently obtain money from victims.                                Calgary Police Service photo

Calgary police investigate man posing as Calgary firefighter

Calgary police are looking for information on a suspect who stole a firefighter’s ID

  • Mar 23, 2018
The Calgary Police Service is investigating a case where a suspect used a Calgary firefighter’s identity to fraudulently obtain money from victims.                                Calgary Police Service photo
Ponoka RCMP hope to identify two Caucasian suspects who allegedly broke into a person’s home while they were inside. The incident occurred Tuesday in a rural Ponoka home. The provided images show the suspects using the victim’s credit card at the Crestomere Store.                                RCMP photos

Break and enter to Ponoka farm home while resident was inside

Caucasian suspects quickly entered the home and stole several items Tuesday afternoon

  • Mar 22, 2018
Ponoka RCMP hope to identify two Caucasian suspects who allegedly broke into a person’s home while they were inside. The incident occurred Tuesday in a rural Ponoka home. The provided images show the suspects using the victim’s credit card at the Crestomere Store.                                RCMP photos
Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo

Police investigate alleged theft from Ponoka hardware store

Suspect tells Ponoka clerk he was “borrowing” the items

  • Mar 19, 2018
Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo
A semi tractor hauling lumber Wednesday morning near Breton rolled and caught on fire. The driver was uninjured but the incident has caused major delays on that stretch of road say RCMP.                                RCMP photo

Lumber truck in flames near Breton

RCMP advise motorists avoid the area for some time while crews clear the road

  • Mar 14, 2018
A semi tractor hauling lumber Wednesday morning near Breton rolled and caught on fire. The driver was uninjured but the incident has caused major delays on that stretch of road say RCMP.                                RCMP photo
UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP say the missing man has been found deceased

UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP say the missing man has been found deceased

The 18-year-old Aboriginal man from Louis Bull was last seen March 3

  • Mar 12, 2018
UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP say the missing man has been found deceased
Paralympic nordic skier Brian McKeever will lead Canada’s Paralympic team during the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games March 9 in the morning. He’s got 13 Paralympic medals under his belt. CBC will kick off the festivities with a 5:30 a.m.                                Photo submitted

Canmore Paralympic athlete to lead Canadian team in opening ceremony

The 13-time medalist heading to his fifth Paralympics will be the flag bearer in opening ceremonies

  • Mar 8, 2018
Paralympic nordic skier Brian McKeever will lead Canada’s Paralympic team during the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games March 9 in the morning. He’s got 13 Paralympic medals under his belt. CBC will kick off the festivities with a 5:30 a.m.                                Photo submitted
UPDATE: Highway 2 a “skating rink” - Heavy snowfall

UPDATE: Highway 2 a “skating rink” – Heavy snowfall

Environment Canada warns that 10 to 20 cm of snow is expected by Sunday

UPDATE: Highway 2 a “skating rink” - Heavy snowfall
Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division                                 Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division

PHOTOS: CP Rail train derailment near Ellerslie Road

A train derailed on the south end of Edmonton closes streets

Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division                                 Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division
Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies

Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP solved multiple armed robberies investigations

Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies
Stettler and Bashaw residents in possession of cocaine

Stettler and Bashaw residents in possession of cocaine

Stettler RCMP execute search warrant and locate cocaine and crack cocaine

Stettler and Bashaw residents in possession of cocaine