Ponoka News Staff

UPDATE – Located: Aboriginal man from Ponoka’s Centennial Centre

Ponoka RCMP say the 28-year-old Aboriginal man went missing Feb. 7

Ponoka man charged in stabbing at the Royal Hotel

Ponoka man charged in stabbing at the Royal Hotel

Ponoka RCMP charged a 20-year-old man with assault with a weapon

Ponoka man charged in stabbing at the Royal Hotel
UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery

Chase ensues after crime spree in Ponoka and Rimbey areas

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery
Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County

Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County

Police say shot gun shells found alongside the gate, plus other rural crime files

Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County
Alberta RCMP have charged a Leduc man with uttering threats on Twitter against Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.                                Photos: Government of Alberta Flickr and Justin Trudeau Facebook

RCMP charge man for threats to Trudeau and Notley

Alberta RCMP charged a man with uttering threats to the Premier and Prime Minister

Alberta RCMP have charged a Leduc man with uttering threats on Twitter against Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.                                Photos: Government of Alberta Flickr and Justin Trudeau Facebook
Health Canada reduces security requirements for medical marijuana

Health Canada reduces security requirements for medical marijuana

Vault and storage, plus surveillance requirements reduced for licensed producers

Health Canada reduces security requirements for medical marijuana
A 58-year-old Red Deer semi-tractor driver died as a result of a collision with a parked semi Thursday afternoon. Southbound lanes near Lacombe were close for some time.                                Photo submitted

Semi tractor driver dies in Highway 2 collision

The southbound lanes of Highway 2 near Lacombe were closed for some time

A 58-year-old Red Deer semi-tractor driver died as a result of a collision with a parked semi Thursday afternoon. Southbound lanes near Lacombe were close for some time.                                Photo submitted

UPDATE LOCATED: Maskwacis RCMP seek help locating missing First Nations youth

Police say 15-year-old Qunechra Okeynan-Louis went missing on Monday at about 9 p.m.

Gord Bamford is hosting a special celebrity hockey match in Ponoka Dec. 21 starting at 7 p.m. at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex.                                File photo

Gord Bamford to host celebrity hockey match in Ponoka

The Dec. 21 event is open to the public. Attendees encouraged to donate to the Ponoka Food Bank.

Gord Bamford is hosting a special celebrity hockey match in Ponoka Dec. 21 starting at 7 p.m. at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex.                                File photo
This low resolution photograph of a goose neck trailer, pulled by a one or three quarter ton truck. The photo was captured at approximately 7 p.m. say Ponoka RCMP. The vehicle was southbound on the QEII, at the Gee Road exit. The RCMP would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle which was pulled over, 10 minutes after the collision was reported.

UPDATE: Motorist dies near Ponoka after loose tire collides with vehicle

Ponoka RCMP seek assistance in locating vehicle belonging to the tire

This low resolution photograph of a goose neck trailer, pulled by a one or three quarter ton truck. The photo was captured at approximately 7 p.m. say Ponoka RCMP. The vehicle was southbound on the QEII, at the Gee Road exit. The RCMP would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle which was pulled over, 10 minutes after the collision was reported.
Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

84 bricks of suspected cocaine seized from California residents’ vehicle; largest recorded seizure.

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing
Vehicles set on fire in rimbey

Vehicles set on fire in rimbey

Rimbey RCMP investigating arson to two separate vehicles

Vehicles set on fire in rimbey
Leduc RCMP have charged a Leduc County man with impaired driving after a collision between his vehicle and an RCMP cruiser seriously injured the Mountie Thursday morning. RCMP Photo

Leduc RCMP lay charges in Mountie-involved collision

A Leduc County resident was charged with impaired driving in the collision near Devon

Leduc RCMP have charged a Leduc County man with impaired driving after a collision between his vehicle and an RCMP cruiser seriously injured the Mountie Thursday morning. RCMP Photo
For another year the CP Holiday Train will make its way through Ponoka. The train is scheduled to make Ponoka Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

CP Holiday train to stop in Ponoka for another year

The popular train will feature entertainment from Colin James and Emma-Lee

For another year the CP Holiday Train will make its way through Ponoka. The train is scheduled to make Ponoka Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
RCMP will see be able to immediately lift the licence of those charged with impaired driving despite the Alberta governments decision not to appeal a recent Alberta Court of Appeal ruling striking down the length of suspension. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta’s drunk driving law slated for change

Appeal court ruling prompts tweaks to suspensions

RCMP will see be able to immediately lift the licence of those charged with impaired driving despite the Alberta governments decision not to appeal a recent Alberta Court of Appeal ruling striking down the length of suspension. (Black Press file photo)
Ponoka woman goes on crime spree

Ponoka woman goes on crime spree

Suspect found after stolen truck burned

Ponoka woman goes on crime spree
Lanes on Highway 2 at Highway 616 north of Ponoka Nov. 30 was closed for some time to deal with a semi fire. There were no injuries in the incident.

Semi tractor fire on Highway 2 north of Ponoka closes lanes

PHOTO: Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a semi tractor fire on Highway 2 north of Ponoka.

Lanes on Highway 2 at Highway 616 north of Ponoka Nov. 30 was closed for some time to deal with a semi fire. There were no injuries in the incident.
RCMP and members of the Ponoka Fire Department were called to assist EMS Nov. 18 after a call of a man choking at a downtown restaurant. Despite their best efforts the man passed away as a result of the incident.

Teens charged in attempted robbery in Ponoka.

Ponoka RCMP have charged three males after attempting to steal a man's car.

RCMP and members of the Ponoka Fire Department were called to assist EMS Nov. 18 after a call of a man choking at a downtown restaurant. Despite their best efforts the man passed away as a result of the incident.