Ponoka News Staff

Ryan Applegarth

Applegarth’s murder charges proceed

Ryan Jake Applegarth, charged with the second degree murder of Chantelle Firingstoney,…

Ryan Applegarth
Ponoka Elementary School

2 cases confirmed at Ponoka Elementary School

Ponoka Elementary School (PES) stated in a letter to families on Feb.…

Ponoka Elementary School
Innisfail RCMP were dispatched to a report of a break and enter in progress on Sunday. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Staff Sgt. moves on from Maskwacis detachment

Staff Sgt. Dwayne Moore is now the detachment commander of Breton and Thorsby

Innisfail RCMP were dispatched to a report of a break and enter in progress on Sunday. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Sharon Gordon, a registered nurse at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital draws up the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe as the hospital held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people 75 years old and up on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Brattleboro, Vt. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Phase 1B of vaccine roll out has begun

As COVID-19 vaccinations continued in January, some questioned the priorities set by…

Sharon Gordon, a registered nurse at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital draws up the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe as the hospital held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people 75 years old and up on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Brattleboro, Vt. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)

Ponoka RCMP charge male with possession of break-in tools

A male suspect was arrested by the Ponoka RCMP on site after…

RCMP stock photo. (Black Press)
RCMP logo. Black Press file photo.

Ponoka ITU respond to fatal rollover on Hwy. 2

Adult female dies in rollover in Lacombe County

RCMP logo. Black Press file photo.
Marilyn Chidlow. (File photo)

Ponoka figure skating leader celebrated on her birthday

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame celebrated Ponoka inductee Marilyn Chidlow on…

Marilyn Chidlow. (File photo)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)

WCPS superintendent Lovell on return to school Monday Jan. 11

Virtual learning not being extended as students return to class

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
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Ponoka, surrounding communities COVID-19 update

Ponoka County numbers hold steady

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L-R: Shaun McLaren and Kristen Gerlinksy help Chase McLaren, four, and Brandt Schellenberger, seven (behind), lace up at Lions Centennial Park on Dec. 30. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Centennial Park skating trail now open

Trail officially opened Dec. 30

L-R: Shaun McLaren and Kristen Gerlinksy help Chase McLaren, four, and Brandt Schellenberger, seven (behind), lace up at Lions Centennial Park on Dec. 30. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Town tree erected again, residents asked to stay off the ice

The town Christmas tree located at the downtown skating plaza has been…

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Ponoka Elementary School

UPDATED: Two positive cases confirmed at Ponoka Elementary School

Ponoka Elementary School (PES) sent out a letter to parents and guardians…

Ponoka Elementary School
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Ponoka RCMP arrest male for kidnapping

Dennis Tyler Rattlesnake, 35, is facing charges of unlawful confinement, aggravated assault

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
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Funds from province will pay for exterior repairs, new roof

The Ponoka courthouse and provincial building will be receiving a face lift…

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Ponoka Aquaplex to temporarily close

Outdoor skating rinks will still be open for use once ice is ready

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Ponoka RCMP catch copper wire bandits within minutes

Fast security and RCMP response leads to copper wire thieves being apprehended

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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.
Photo from Town of Ponoka

Ponoka arena closing, Santa Claus Parade officially cancelled

Town of Ponoka announces new COVID-19 restrictions

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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Wolf Creek Public Schools logo

Wolf Creek Public Schools informs about new measures and restrictions

Dates for extended winter break outlined

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Ridge Meadows RCMP are developing a new strategic plan for the detachment. (Phil McLachlan)

UPDATED: Male wanted for Montana First Nation shooting arrested

Darcy Cattleman located in Conklin, Alta.

Ridge Meadows RCMP are developing a new strategic plan for the detachment. (Phil McLachlan)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Ponoka RCMP investigate armed robbery

On Nov. 11, 2020 the Reddi Mart in Ponoka was the victim…

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)