Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Members of the RCMP ERT (Emergency Response Team) enter a home in Ponoka overnight of May 3. Police executed a search warrant of the home looking for Mark Carr

UPDATE: Located – Tactical unit search Ponoka home, seek location of wanted man

Ponoka RCMP are looking for a man charged in a sexual assault and forcible confinement case.

Members of the RCMP ERT (Emergency Response Team) enter a home in Ponoka overnight of May 3. Police executed a search warrant of the home looking for Mark Carr
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Town of Ponoka looks at increasing its revenues

Gas revenue for the Town of Ponoka appears to have been at low rates compared to other communities.

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Clearing the herd: Ken Mix keeps a keen eye on his charge May 26 while guiding his horse to help him keep the cow separated from the herd. The event was the part of the busy Black Elk Cutting Classic at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from May 25 to 28.

PHOTO: Black Elk Cutting action in Ponoka

The Calnash Ag Event Centre was host to the Black Elk Cutting event over the weekend.

Clearing the herd: Ken Mix keeps a keen eye on his charge May 26 while guiding his horse to help him keep the cow separated from the herd. The event was the part of the busy Black Elk Cutting Classic at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from May 25 to 28.
This plan shows the proposed rezoning needed to ensure the land where the old hospital sits can accommodate the Landrex deal recently approved by Town of Ponoka council.

Zoning, bylaw process starts for learning centre in Ponoka

The regulatory process that would allow for the development of the proposed learning centre in Ponoka is underway.

This plan shows the proposed rezoning needed to ensure the land where the old hospital sits can accommodate the Landrex deal recently approved by Town of Ponoka council.
This newspaper clipping from 1951 shows members of the Ponoka Moose executive after they received their charter in February 1951. Pictured seated (l-r): Wilfred Turner

Ponoka Moose bring decades of dedication to community

Ever since the Ponoka Moose Chapter 1633 received its charter in February 1951, the group has brought benefits to the community.

This newspaper clipping from 1951 shows members of the Ponoka Moose executive after they received their charter in February 1951. Pictured seated (l-r): Wilfred Turner
Doctoral candidate Carolyn Fleck-Prediger spoke to members of the Ponoka Legion recently regarding her research into brain recovery after trauma like strokes or concussions.

Ponoka doctoral candidate finding what makes the brain click

Ponoka PhD candidate Carolyn Fleck-Prediger is delving into the world of neuroscience and how the brain can repair itself from trauma.

Doctoral candidate Carolyn Fleck-Prediger spoke to members of the Ponoka Legion recently regarding her research into brain recovery after trauma like strokes or concussions.
Aurora beauty: The northern lights display overnight of May 27 proved to be one of the brightest aurora borealis storms in recent years. It was so bright that residents in the City of Calgary reported seeing the lights. In the darkest places photographers and star gazers looked just about in any direction to view the lights as they rippled and waved in the sky. This photo was taken along the river valley right in the heart of Ponoka.

PHOTO: The northern lights display over the weekend is something to remember

The northern lights overnight of May 27 proved to be some of the brightest in recent years.

Aurora beauty: The northern lights display overnight of May 27 proved to be one of the brightest aurora borealis storms in recent years. It was so bright that residents in the City of Calgary reported seeing the lights. In the darkest places photographers and star gazers looked just about in any direction to view the lights as they rippled and waved in the sky. This photo was taken along the river valley right in the heart of Ponoka.
Soccer action was fierce last weekend with the Crazy 8 Sports soccer showcase that brought 100 athletes to Ponoka looking for a chance to make a college/university team. Several scholarships were offered from the weekend.

Ponoka host to college soccer showcase

About 100 soccer athletes converged on Ponoka last weekend to show off their skills to college and university coaches.

Soccer action was fierce last weekend with the Crazy 8 Sports soccer showcase that brought 100 athletes to Ponoka looking for a chance to make a college/university team. Several scholarships were offered from the weekend.
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OPINION: Town of Ponoka spending a systemic issue from past years

Looking at the spending history within the Town of Ponoka in this week's editorial.

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Ponoka town council wants more information on fire department budget

The Ponoka Fire Department’s (PFD) financial information presented to town council raised more questions than it answered.

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Capt. Michelle Comeau takes over command of the Ponoka Air Cadets May 27 with Major Randy Fisher

Ponoka Air Cadets close out year

Months of dedication to Ponoka’s Air Cadet program concluded with the group’s annual ceremonial review.

Capt. Michelle Comeau takes over command of the Ponoka Air Cadets May 27 with Major Randy Fisher
Water main replaced: Crews replaced the water main at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex last week. The project was partly paid for through the Canada 150 grant program. The project includes paving

PHOTO: Water main replaced at Ponoka arena

Crews worked last week at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex to replace a water main.

Water main replaced: Crews replaced the water main at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex last week. The project was partly paid for through the Canada 150 grant program. The project includes paving
Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney signed an agreement in principal last week that would see the two conservative parties unite.

Conservative parties move on unification plan

The move to “unite the right” has taken the next step in Alberta with the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties.

Wildrose leader Brian Jean and Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney signed an agreement in principal last week that would see the two conservative parties unite.
This Google Map satellite view shows Meridian Beach in Ponoka County and the canal made to create an inland marina.

Beds & shores of Meridian Beach marina private

The province has confirmed that the beds and shores of the inland marina at Meridian Beach are private.

This Google Map satellite view shows Meridian Beach in Ponoka County and the canal made to create an inland marina.
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit deal with a jackknifed SUV and trailer south of Ponoka on Highway 2 northbound. Heavy winds are believed to have caused the incident.

UPDATED: Heavy winds cause SUV and trailer jackknife, trees downed in Ponoka

An SUV hauling a trailer jackknifed on Highway 2 south of Ponoka due to heavy winds.

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit deal with a jackknifed SUV and trailer south of Ponoka on Highway 2 northbound. Heavy winds are believed to have caused the incident.
Tasty treats: Rimoka’s annual bake sale and tea May 17 at Golden Leisure Lodge brought in quite a few folks eager to get their hands on the tasty treats. The sale is to help pay for the lodge’s entertainment and other events for residents.

PHOTO: Bake sale at Ponoka’s golden Leisure Lodge

Folks converged on Ponoka's Golden Leisure Lodge for Rimoka's annual tea and bake sale last week.

Tasty treats: Rimoka’s annual bake sale and tea May 17 at Golden Leisure Lodge brought in quite a few folks eager to get their hands on the tasty treats. The sale is to help pay for the lodge’s entertainment and other events for residents.
Town of Ponoka youth Mathew Hager (left) is a youth fire cadet who signed up for the Ponoka County East District Fire Department fire cadet program. The department will bring two youths annually to get trained with the department. Iris Hesselink is the other fire cadet in the program.

Ponoka fire cadets get certified

A fire cadets program is giving Ponoka youths first-hand firefighter training.

Town of Ponoka youth Mathew Hager (left) is a youth fire cadet who signed up for the Ponoka County East District Fire Department fire cadet program. The department will bring two youths annually to get trained with the department. Iris Hesselink is the other fire cadet in the program.
Ponoka Stampede’s annual talent show brought in just under 50 contestants looking to make the final talent showcase June 28 on the main stage. This year 11 contestants were picked including Tiffany Pilgrim of Calmar pictured on May 16.

Eleven picked for Ponoka Stampede talent showcase

Close to 50 hopefuls took part in the Ponoka Stampede talent show last week with 11 making the cut.

Ponoka Stampede’s annual talent show brought in just under 50 contestants looking to make the final talent showcase June 28 on the main stage. This year 11 contestants were picked including Tiffany Pilgrim of Calmar pictured on May 16.
Train crossing repairs: CP Rail crews spent all of May 18 repairing the railway crossing that leads to the Siding 14 Bridge. Traffic was able to divert to the crossing further on 50 Street to get to the Riverside area of Ponoka. By the end of the day the tracks were replaced.

PHOTO: CP Rail repairs train crossing in Ponoka

CP Rail crews spent most of one day repairing the rail crossing leading to Ponoka's Siding 14 bridge.

Train crossing repairs: CP Rail crews spent all of May 18 repairing the railway crossing that leads to the Siding 14 Bridge. Traffic was able to divert to the crossing further on 50 Street to get to the Riverside area of Ponoka. By the end of the day the tracks were replaced.
A woman watches on as a fully involved shed fire occurs May 22. The incident occurred on 45A Street behind the Reddi Mart.

Fire destroys shed in Ponoka

The Ponoka Fire Department responded to a call of shed on fire on Victoria Day.

A woman watches on as a fully involved shed fire occurs May 22. The incident occurred on 45A Street behind the Reddi Mart.