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UPDATE: Man reported missing has been located safely

Ponoka RCMP had been looking to find Joseph Desjarlais

SuperNet provider Axia cannot guarantee continued service

Alberta’s health, schools, libraries, municipal governments at risk from delayed bidding

Clearview and Wolf Creek school boards sign historic agreement

Partnership will help 2,000 high school students

  • Jun 21st, 2018

Highway 53 concerns being looked at

Speed zone change being contemplated, other issues will depend on who has jurisdiction

Research paper states low income earners hit hardest by dairy supply management

Canada’s poorest spend more of annual income on food staples than higher income earners

Ponoka County optimistic though cautious about tire recycling situation

New heavy-duty shredder on site, county hopeful this is a final solution

Web Poll: Ponoka News readers favour unions

There was a slight majority of readers who feel there is value in unions.

Traffic changes made for Ponoka Stampede week

Four way stop returns to Highway 53 and 50 Street, plus speeds reduced in busy areas

  • Jun 19th, 2018

Pride crosswalk first ever held at Maskwacis

Crosswalk rainbow painting about recognizing the Pride community in Maskwacis

Ponoka RCMP investigate theft of five dirt bikes from rural property

Among the items stolen were fuel and a firearm - plus other RCMP briefs

Young man from Tees dies in tragic collision

The incident occurred early Saturday morning at Clive

UPDATE – LOCATED: Ponoka RCMP look for missing man

Derek Morris went missing from the Centennial Centre June 13

Ponoka council approves sale of Kinsmen Community Centre for $480,000

Council accepts offer to purchase of $480,000 with sale taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

Rimbey RCMP make drug impaired driving arrest

49-year-old man arrested

  • Jun 15th, 2018

Ponoka mayor responds to strike vote and contingency plans

Ponoka union strike vote triggers 120 day strike action

By-election called for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

The Alberta Government made the announcement June 14

Ponoka union staff approve strike

“Vast majority” of staff voted in favour of a strike against the town, 72-hours notice required

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate armed robbery

Masked robbers entered a Mac’s Convenience store, one had a long barrel firearm