Emily Jaycox

L-R: Dennis Dupuis (loading), Glen Sejdl, Jim Hamilton, Glen Hill and Ron Allin. (Photo submitted)

Hamilton’s IGA presents the Ponoka Food Bank with generous donations

Hamilton’s IGA presented the Ponoka Food Bank with 4,500 lbs of canned…

L-R: Dennis Dupuis (loading), Glen Sejdl, Jim Hamilton, Glen Hill and Ron Allin. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett is trying to enlist support from other municipalities for more equitable provincial funding for small and rural municipalities.
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Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett is trying to enlist support from other municipalities for more equitable provincial funding for small and rural municipalities.
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Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka hospital locks down due to alleged threatening phone call

RCMP believe there is no further threat to public safety

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

UPDATE: Lock down initiated at Ponoka hospital due to alleged comment

The Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre went on a lock down for…

Two peace officer vehicles are seen in front of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at about 3:30 p.m. March 17. By then, the lock down had ended. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)

Ponoka high school temporarily moves to online classes

Ponoka Secondary Campus has nine active cases

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)

Ponoka Secondary Campus temporarily moving to online learning

PSC starts virtual learning March 16

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
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Letter: Save Heritage Park

Public opinion that green space should be protected is not a recent…

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Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Almost two in three Canadians surveyed recently said they trust COVID-19 vaccines to be both safe and effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Ponoka Professional Pharmacy all booked up for COVID-19 shots

Owner/pharmacist says experience has been ‘rewarding’

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Almost two in three Canadians surveyed recently said they trust COVID-19 vaccines to be both safe and effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
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Rimoka votes to stay independent

Rimoka Housing Foundation has decided it does not want to go down…

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Sandra Lund, the Town of Ponoka Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Bruce Harbin, president of the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association, signed the land transfer agreement approved by town council this week. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka Stampede Association signs land transfer agreement with town

The MOU for the transfer was signed in June, 2020

Sandra Lund, the Town of Ponoka Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Bruce Harbin, president of the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association, signed the land transfer agreement approved by town council this week. (Photo submitted)
Central Okanagan public schools have remained open since September in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolated exposure cases reported in many schools. (Contributed)

Several Ponoka-area schools reporting positive cases

There are currently three active cases identified in individuals from Ponoka Elementary…

Central Okanagan public schools have remained open since September in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolated exposure cases reported in many schools. (Contributed)
Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

UPDATED: Ponoka seniors oppose proposed four-storey condo in green space

Potential developers presented their preliminary design March 12

Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Central Veterinary Clinic, Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
Central Veterinary Clinic, Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
Jay Adamson has been appointed as the acting principal of Crestomere School for the 2021/2022 school year. (Photo submitted)

Crestomere School will have a new acting principal next year

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of…

Jay Adamson has been appointed as the acting principal of Crestomere School for the 2021/2022 school year. (Photo submitted)
Caitlin Kraft, the sister of Jeffery Kraft, stands third from the left, holding a sign calling for the maximum sentence for Campbell, who is charged with manslaughter. (Photo by Paul Cowley)

UPDATED: Judge again rejects submission of 7-year sentence for slaying of Kraft

Tyler John Campbell charged with second-degree murder for December 2019 homicide

Caitlin Kraft, the sister of Jeffery Kraft, stands third from the left, holding a sign calling for the maximum sentence for Campbell, who is charged with manslaughter. (Photo by Paul Cowley)
The remains of Terry Bearden’s property before a demolition crew came in to remove debris. (Photo submitted)

Rimbey arson case may have a lead thanks to reward offered by owner

Anonymous tip alleges the fire was set by three local males

The remains of Terry Bearden’s property before a demolition crew came in to remove debris. (Photo submitted)
Caitlin Kraft, the sister of Jeffery Kraft, stands third from the left, holding a sign calling for the maximum sentence for Campbell, who is charged with manslaughter. (Photo by Paul Cowley)

UPDATED: Judge again rejects submission of 7-year sentence for slaying of Kraft

Tyler John Campbell charged with second-degree murder for December 2019 homicide

Caitlin Kraft, the sister of Jeffery Kraft, stands third from the left, holding a sign calling for the maximum sentence for Campbell, who is charged with manslaughter. (Photo by Paul Cowley)
UCP MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr. (File photo)

MLA Ron Orr: Benchmarks were achieved but goalposts were moved

Orr responds to concerns, calls on province to fully open Step 2

UCP MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr. (File photo)
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Green space near Ponoka cenotaph may be sold by town

The 1.5 acre lot has been declared as surplus land and is being advertised for sale

(Ponoka.ca)