Ponoka County Division 5 councillor will let name stand again

Hartford to run for re-election

Ponoka County councillor Nancy Hartford has announced her decision to run for council for a second term. Photo submitted

With one full term under her belt as a Ponoka County councillor, Nancy Hartford has decided to let her name stand for re-election.

“I want to keep on advocating for the people in our division (Division 5),” she said. “I enjoy meeting with the ratepayers and bringing their concerns to the forefront.”

Hartford also enjoys working with council and has found administration most helpful.

Hartford, who was raised on a farm southwest of Medicine Hat, the only girl in a family of five boys, moved to the area in 1990. She and her husband Wayne operate a 50 cow/calf operation west of Rimbey.

Being raised in rural Alberta and continuing with that lifestyle has given her insight and understanding about the concerns prevalent to people living in the country.

Her four years on council has given her a solid background in issues pertaining to Ponoka County.

She is especially enjoying the challenge of working with other councillors as they refine the area management plan for the QE Highway.

She would like to see more industry in the county and less dependence on the oil and gas industry.

Maintaining county roads all year, keeping taxes low and responsible development remain top priorities for Hartford.

In 2012, Hartford, who is chairman of the Rimbey FCSS and has served for more than 20 years as member on the board, received the Family and Community Support Services Award of Merit.

Hartford also volunteers for Central Alberta Raceway and sits on the Rimbey/Ponoka Adult Learning Counsel.

She has served on the last West Hall Board and has been part of the Rimbey Booster Club for the Christian School.

She has one adult son, Paul, who also lives in Ponoka County and a sixteen-month-old granddaughter, Jordyn, whom she admits, with a smile, is the apple of her eye.

Just Posted

Four Maskwacis residents charged with 38 crimes Nov. 9

Maskwacis RCMP: four arrested following armed robbery, pursuit and home invasion

Ponoka Broncs fall to Wetakiwin in final home match

Five graduating players honoured, recognized for their contributions

Almost Midnight Madness almost upon us

It’s the most magical night of the year — if you like… Continue reading

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

Imperial CEO says no to Aspen oilsands project until Alberta oil quotas gone

Imperial confirmed a plan to boost production from its Kearl oilsands mine

Three men charged after ‘targeted’ shooting, evacuation at Alberta mall

The accused, who range in age from 25 to 37, were arrested Sunday and remain in custody

Ponoka RCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing person

Ponoka RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 13 year old… Continue reading

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Disney Plus streaming service hits Canada with tech hurdles

Service costs $8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, in Canada

Trudeau’s opponents: One gives him an earful, another seeks common ground

PM meets with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe

Most Read