New vans in Covered Wagon Society’s future

The Ponoka Covered Wagon Handicapped Transport Society is looking to upgrade its fleet and with little discussion

The Ponoka Covered Wagon Handicapped Transport Society is looking to upgrade its fleet and with little discussion, Ponoka County council is willing to help cushion some of the expenses.

Despite having allocated $20,000 earlier for the society’s operating costs, council donated another $10,000 at its Tuesday March 24 meeting two help with the costs of the new vans.

Each van costs approximately $77,000, “And they’re looking to replace both of them,” said county CAO Charlie Cutforth.

“Typically the town and county would split the entire cost but we’ve never replaced two at one time,” said Cutforth.

He also added the society already has $100,000 in place for the purchases.