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Ponoka County commits another $300,000 to tire recycler

Additional money will help speed up the processing of giant mining tires on the site

Ponoka County resident wants $62,000 in lease revenue

County approves revenue to landowner going forward, legal review to look at retroactive funds

Concerns over town expressed to Ponoka County council

Resident warns county council in collaboration discussions with Town of Ponoka, council notes its own concerns

Guarded but encouraging outlook for Canadian crops in 2019

Annual forecast for prices and production still high for producers despite challenges

Ponoka council approved sale of Kinsmen Centre at $510,000

Council approved the sale after an in-camera session related to the property

Ponoka County passes one-word change to excavation bylaw

‘Shall’ means county won’t have to duplicate information needed for permits

Ponoka man attacked by dogs issues plea to town council

Troubles with bylaw and handling of court case prompts presentation to council

Ponoka County decision on $160,000 Gull Lake pump system delayed

Ponoka County will join with Lacombe to talk with the Gull Lake Watershed Society

Ponoka County receives letter of intent related to livestock operations

The Ponoka Right to Farm Society intends to submit claim through Court of Queens Bench

Red Deer man loses car after being caught twice driving with suspended licence

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit ticketed the man in December and on Valentine’s Day

WCPS looks to its schools and communities for new mission, vision, values and beliefs

WCPS’s Board looks to students, and staff in advance of larger community engagement

Ponoka H&R Block celebrates 45 years of business in town

The company president stopped by for a visit to congratulate the Ponoka branch for its longevity

Ponoka school closures turn eyes to differing school division policies

Loss of three school days prompts some scrutiny of bus and school cancellation policies

Ponoka RCMP investigate several theft files

Stolen vehicle files to stolen liquor files investigated by Ponoka RCMP

Alberta Cattle Feeders hope to fill labour gap

Improvements being made on regulatory front to maintain industry competitiveness

Couple marries in Ponoka after 65 years apart

The couple were born in Scotland and went to the same school and dated before his family moved

Off-duty Mountie from Ponoka prevents bank robbery

The RCMP member was in Red Deer and went to make a bank transaction when the incident occurred

Rimbey man, 61, arrested after exposing self to woman

Police arrested and charged the man an indecent act

Canada’s food processing growth trend anticipated to continue in 2019

Manufacture and processing of food extremely strong economic driver for the country