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Ponoka RCMP lay charges following destruction in the 7-Eleven

Two females are facing charges following a late night disturbance complaint on…

  • Feb 12, 2021
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that there are 397 people in hospital, including 71 admitted to intensive care. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

16 new COVID-19 deaths, 352 additional cases in Alberta

397 people in hospital across the province due to COVID-19

  • Feb 11, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that there are 397 people in hospital, including 71 admitted to intensive care. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
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Montana First Nations creates its own child and family services agency

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Akamihk Child and Family Services Society…

  • Feb 11, 2021
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Minor hockey in Ponoka has started for many of the teams with practices and pre-season games for some of the older teams having been played this past weekend.
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PMHA says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ season was cut short

Ice was removed from the Ponoka arena in the first week of February

Minor hockey in Ponoka has started for many of the teams with practices and pre-season games for some of the older teams having been played this past weekend.
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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported six more deaths Wednesday. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

2 new COVID-19 deaths in Central zone, 339 new cases across Alberta

Central zone has 19 cases of COVID-19 cases of the variant

  • Feb 10, 2021
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported six more deaths Wednesday. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake hockey community mourns the loss of former coach

Brian Dalshaug is remembered as the “father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake.”

Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (Black Press file photo).

Two more deaths in central zone including woman in her 20s

There are now 5,831 active cases in the province, with 281 in Red Deer

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. (Black Press file photo).
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)
BUNDLED UP-Terrence Delaney walked through the snow in downtown Red Deer on a particularly cold day, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Red Deerians faced heavy snowfall and cold winds last weekend. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express
BUNDLED UP-Terrence Delaney walked through the snow in downtown Red Deer on a particularly cold day, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Red Deerians faced heavy snowfall and cold winds last weekend. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express
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Alberta reports growing number of COVID variants

Red Deer has 276 active case of the coronavirus

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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)
Montana security Nolan Desjarlais and Amber Daychild at security gates and booths on Bobtail Road. (Photo submitted by Chevi Rabbit)

Maskwacis developed comprehensive COVID-19 security measures

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News The Four Nations of Maskwacis —…

  • Feb 8, 2021
Montana security Nolan Desjarlais and Amber Daychild at security gates and booths on Bobtail Road. (Photo submitted by Chevi Rabbit)
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo

Alberta government confirms 351 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

6,242 active cases of the virus in Alberta

  • Feb 7, 2021
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Black Press file photo
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada was released for Oct. 7, 2020. (File photo)
There are 475 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Alberta, including 89 in intensive care. (File photo)

One new COVID-19 death in Red Deer, 396 new cases province-wide

Province set to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Monday

  • Feb 5, 2021
There are 475 people in hospital with COVID-19 in Alberta, including 89 in intensive care. (File photo)
On Thursday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the province now has 6,588 active cases of the virus, with 117,400 people recovered. There are 517 people in hospital, including 93 in intensive care. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

13 new COVID-19 deaths including one in Red Deer

Province reports 68 COVID-19 variant cases

  • Feb 4, 2021
On Thursday, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the province now has 6,588 active cases of the virus, with 117,400 people recovered. There are 517 people in hospital, including 93 in intensive care. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Robert Campbell. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka custodian finalist for international award

Robert Campbell will now be considered for the $15,000 final prize package

Robert Campbell. (Photo submitted)
‘Bogey,’ who was very skinny when he was found by the Ericksons four months ago, is now happy, healthy and at home. (Photo submitted)

After the passing of ‘Simon the Cat’ Ponoka author pens new book about newcomer ‘Bogey’

‘Simon the Cat Earns his Wings’ may be released in about six months

‘Bogey,’ who was very skinny when he was found by the Ericksons four months ago, is now happy, healthy and at home. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,671. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, confirmed 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,671. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Ponoka County Reeve Paul McLauchlin was recently elected as president of Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA). (File photo)

Oil and gas “existential crisis” looming in rural Alberta

Paul McLauchlin, president of Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) on oil and gas

  • Feb 3, 2021
Ponoka County Reeve Paul McLauchlin was recently elected as president of Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA). (File photo)