Local News

Concerns expressed on Ponoka’s zoning amendments for annexed land

New urban reserve holding district draws lots of attention at public hearing

No change at Ponoka schools due to seclusion room ban

WCPS, STAR school divisions not using forced confinement on difficult students

Tighter belts, low dollar will help net farm incomes

Canadian farmers can expect higher costs, so monitoring expenses will be key in 2019

Resistent weeds beginning to crop up more often

Alberta farmers need find ways to battle wildoats

Ponoka’s agricultural centre bustling with more than just western events

Calnash Ag Events Centre filled with variety of public and private events, leaving little room left

MANS school near Ponoka holds welding fair

Grade 9 students were able to get some hands on welding learning

  • Mar 12, 2019

Expect to see fewer canola fields this season in central Alberra

Falling prices, higher inputs could force farmers to change their rotations

Rimbey RCMP assist break and enter suspect with frostbite, still charged

The man was taken to hospital but was also charged with several crimes

  • Mar 11, 2019

Central Alberta Hockey sets new motion stemming from Rimbey bantam complaints

League issues with the Rimbey Bonavista bantams creates change on late complaints in minor hockey

  • Mar 10, 2019

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passes away

Doc lost his five year battle with cancer but was surrounded by friends and family

Three face charges after Red Deer RCMP seize drugs, guns, cash in biggest drug bust in recent Red Deer history

Police seize cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine, meth, guns, $61,000 plus in Canadian money

Rimbey’s Bonavista Bantams cut from playoff play

The Central Alberta Hockey League voted to remove bantams after complaints received

  • Mar 7, 2019

Rosebrier Crime Watch spearheads video project for Alberta

Nine new videos help rural Albertans prevent crime

Ponoka’s Community Market to take over former library

Market slated to begin in April with both indoor and outdoor vendors

Ponoka’s Doug Hart makes provincial run under NDP banner

This is Hart’s fifth run in the Alberta provincial elections

  • Mar 5, 2019

Ponoka’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin inducted into hall of fame

Doc was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame for his work as a builder

Excess supply, greater costs will limit Canadian hog, cattle profits

More export potential for Canada may help producers in both sectors

Ponoka RCMP find Eckville man passed out in car

Police say the man was charged with impaired driving after he came to

Monday’s 4.6ML earthquake largest Central Alberta has experienced

Taimi Mulder, a seismologist, says largest earthquakes in the Sylvan Lake area are around 3.8ML