No this will likely not be an entry in the 1954 Ponoka Stampede parade; 18.2 per cent of the eligible town voters turned out to vote on Council’s proposed D-37 By-Law back in 1954 to purchase a new garbage truck and grader for the fast growing community. It did not receive the 2/3 majority approval so Public Works employee Metro Hrycyk and his team of horses will have to pull the relic 1932 Chevy garbage truck around town

REMEMBER WHEN: When the town crews had to pull a truck with horses

This week's Remember When looks at how town staff had to use horses to pull a town work vehicle before being able to buy a new one.

Remember When:

No this will likely not be an entry in the 1954 Ponoka Stampede parade; 18.2 per cent of the eligible town voters turned out to vote on Council’s proposed D-37 By-Law back in 1954 to purchase a new garbage truck and grader for the fast growing community. It did not receive the 2/3 majority approval so Public Works employee Metro Hrycyk and his team of horses will have to pull the relic 1932 Chevy garbage truck around town, at least until the next election.

Photo from Ponoka Herald files

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