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Charges laid in Hobbema shooting

Three men have been charged in Hobbema after gang related incidents. Hobbema RCMP arrested and charged a 15 year-old male in regards to the shooting of the 23-month old toddler who was shot on April 13 on the Samson Cree First Nation.

Throne speech focuses on health care and economy

The 27th Alberta Legislature was opened with the throne speech on April 15 delivered by Lt.-Gov Norman Kwong.

Winter weather causes many accidents

ne person is dead after a car crash on April 18 that occurred at the Blackfalds overpass on Hwy 2.

Water they talking about?

You see it almost everywhere - the water bottle. Even children are encouraged and allowed to have a water bottle on their school desk.

Staffing shortage affects PGH and Centennial

Twelve hospital beds have been closed at the Ponoka General Hospital and eight beds have been closed at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury due to staff shortages in the David Thompson Health Region.

Grant gives students more opportunities

Students at Ponoka Composite High School will be working with new and upgraded equipment in the near future thanks to a substantial grant given by Skills Canada Alberta and the Alberta Government.

High-Stakes Crop Ahead for Area Farmers

The stakes are higher than ever as farmers in the Ponoka area prepare to seed their fields this spring.
Concerns raised at annexation meeting

Concerns raised at annexation meeting

The Town of Ponoka hosted a public meeting regarding the proposed annexation from county to town on April 14. Over 100 people met at the Kinsmen Centre to discuss the issues that would come if the annexation were to be executed.

Viterra purchases Ponoka business

A major feed manufacturing company in Ponoka will continue after being recently purchased.

Last call for junior reporters to submit stories

The 2008 Mary Readman Write On Contest is an opportunity for local youth to get involved in the newspaper industry and the contest deadline has been moved up to Friday, April 25 by 5 p.m. The contest has three categories for local youth to submit stories into the paper.