Local News

Central Alberta and beyond to benefit from the success of Gord Bamford’s event

Canadian country music star recording artist Gord Bamford raised a total of $469,720

Ponoka RCMP investigate commercial break and enter

Other RCMP files include suspects photographing rural properties and other theft files

Bashaw council declines penalty forgiveness request from Bashaw Motel owners

The motel was destroyed in the 2016 fire; owners owe $46,000 in fire services, taxes and penalties

Ponoka County residents divided on farmland uses

There were about 150 people at the county’s meeting related to reducing confined feeding operations.

Ponoka RCMP arrest man after setting shed on fire

The man used an axe to destroy a shed before setting it on fire

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Lightning Over Ponoka 2018

What’s Up Wednesday – August 15th, 2018

Tune in to What’s Up Wednesday, with hosts Carlie Connolly, Todd Vaughan and Mark Weber

Ponoka County slows changes to CFO plans

Residents speak their concerns over the potential of changing areas allowing CFOs

Ponoka RCMP seek arrest warrants in Hammy’s Liquor armed robbery

The armed robbery occurred with a knife on Aug. 11 and one suspect was caught shortly after

Blackfalds RCMP warns of ‘repo’ scammers

Blackfalds RCMP responds to two males attempting to steal utility vehicle

NGCI makes first move into off-reserve retail

First Nations corporation purchase meant to keep more money, jobs locally

Ponoka Traffic Unit investigate scooter incident

A motorcyclist appears to have lost control of her Suzuki scooter on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Ellis Bird Farm hosts annual Bug Jamboree

Visitors enjoyed getting up close and personal with butterflies, beetles and bees

  • Aug 14th, 2018

Ponoka RCMP warn residents of apparent jewelry scam

Police have received several complaints of men selling jewelry for gas money

Ponoka RCMP wish to return seized leaf blower

Ponoka RCMP seized a leaf blower in an investigation and wish to return it to its rightful owner.

  • Aug 14th, 2018

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association hosts exercise at Red Deer Airport

Crews from all over Western Canada come out to coordinate rescue efforts

Ponoka man facing almost 100 charges in relation to tip from public

Christian Singer, 32, facing dozens and dozens of charges

WATCH: What’s Up Wednesday – August 8th, 2018

What’s Up Wednesday has gone regional. Tune in for the week’s most talked about Central Alberta news.

Furniture tender awarded at special meeting

Ponoka town council approves $140,000 in furniture spending for new town hall space