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AHS, UNA begin new deal talks

Provincewide negotiations between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) began recently with an exchange of opening propo

RCMP: Buckle up or pay up

March is designated as occupant restraint month and Ponoka RCMP Sgt. Glenn Demaere said a blitz will take place March 10 and 11.3

If Alta Ed doesn’t pay, Wolf Creek may cut jobs

Teacher positions in the Wolf Creek School division may be at risk depending on a pay out from Alberta Education.

Trial set for alleged sexual interference case

A 21-year-old Ponoka man accused of sexually touching a teenage girl last November will stand trial.
Downtown heritage buildings attract interest

Downtown heritage buildings attract interest

The Town of Ponoka’s historical committee hosted an open house March 3 to present the initial findings of a municipal heritage building inventory.
Students of PES bring tears to Olympian’s eyes

Students of PES bring tears to Olympian’s eyes

As hundreds of children filled the Ponoka Elementary School gymnasium with the sounds of Olympic theme song “I Believe,” silver medal Olympian Jessica Gregg couldn’t hold back her tears.

Ponoka County council briefs

County council will help to keep the wheels on the Ponoka handicapped bus going round and round.

Seven towers planned to bring hi-speed Internet to county

Broadband Internet availability for Ponoka County rural residents and businesses may be just a few steps away.

Alberta Health replacing security with patrols

Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees were told at a recent meeting in Ponoka that on May 1 Alberta Health Services plans to save $6 million annually by replacing security staff at the Centennial Centre and Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre.

County officers OK’d for pepper spray use

County council recently adopted a policy to allow qualified peace officers to carry and discharge pepper spray.