Chamber gets timely advice

Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce meeting hears from local police

With the holidays, it was appropriate that businesses receive some reminders from the local police.

Ponoka RCMP Staff Sgt. Mike Numan was the guest speaker at the last Ponoka Chamber of Commerce meeting on Dec. 13, with the hope of getting to know the business community better and discuss some emerging trends.

Numan, along with Cpr. Jeff Sehn, focused on what the RCMP provides currently and about the increase in property crimes here and across Alberta.

“We encouraged them to do what they can to protect their property, watch out for their neighbours and report any crimes,” Numan said. “It was a very positive meeting.”

In addition, he spoke about how to deal with graffiti and how pride in appearance can help everyone overall as well as answered a variety of questions.

Chamber executive manager Kori Hart stated the address was well received and definitely a step forward in their relationship with the RCMP.

Among other business discussed was the winding up the Passport to Christmas promotion, something that went very well according to Hart, and the Children’s Christmas Shopping Party that also was well attended.

The next Chamber meeting will be their annual general meeting, scheduled for Jan. 17 at the Ponoka Youth Centre. All members are encouraged to attend.

 

Just Posted

Pair arrested in Ponoka with several weapons, face 98 charges

Two men nabbed after early morning suspicious vehicle reported, stolen weapons found

UPDATE: 18-year-old Rimbey teen dies in collision

A portion of Highway 53 west of Rimbey is down to one lane while crews investigate

Ponoka County approves $70,000 to dredge Parkland Beach

Parkland Beach to see some dredging support from Ponoka County

Ponoka sets bylaw on cannabis retail, pushes for quick public consumption regulation

Town passes first reading on retail outlet bylaw, questions staff on need to separate public usage

Ponoka airport leaseholders to see second straight increase

Rates set to rise by 2.5 per cent when the calendar flips to 2019

U.S. congressman issues dire warning to Canada’s NAFTA team: time is running out

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to resume talks with the U.S.

Canada signs global pact to help rid world’s oceans of abandoned fishing gear

The federal Fisheries Minister says it’s a ‘critical issue’

GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

Kavanaugh has denied al allegations of sexual misconduct

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

7th day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

Bradley Williams takes over as Westerner Park Interim CEO

CFR expected to go on as scheduled with no disruption

Despite protests, Russia’s anti-doping agency reinstated

On a 9-2 vote, the executive committee declared RUSADA as having satisfied conditions

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Most Read