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New Year’s baby to Hobbema couple

New Year’s baby to Hobbema couple

Beau Mitchell Omeasoo Jr. was born at in the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre 3:53 p.m. on Jan. 1 weighing 6 lbs. 5oz.

Second Champions Centre in negotiations for Ponoka

Talks of a second Champion’s Centre in Ponoka, specifically for women, are almost at a conclusion.

Fine for man who tried to “warm up”

On Dec. 11 in Ponoka provincial court, Trevor Russell, originally of Saskatchewan, pleaded guilty to break and enter and creating mischief. He was fined $500 for the break and enter charges, as well as $465 in damages to the property.

Store break-ins leave RCMP with evidence

RCMP have collected physical evidence and are left with a “hunch” after two local store break-ins early in the morning of Dec. 1

Council will increase property taxes 3% in 2010

Property taxes will increase about $104 on the average Ponoka home, valued at $308,000. Tax bills will vary depending on the property’s market value as determined on July 1, 2009.
Be prepared for the “silent killer”

Be prepared for the “silent killer”

It’s around the winter and Christmas season when carbon monoxide poisoning occurs more frequently and the Ponoka Fire Department is warning residents to be on guard.

RCMP gives run down on recent activities

RCMP are looking for thieves after a pair of break and enters Dec.2

Stay off the ice, it’s not safe, officials warn

A frozen sheet of ice is most tempting on those cold, hot chocolate days, but it is important to be aware of ice safety before stepping, or gliding, onto to the surface.
Torch relay passes on Olympic spirit to Ponoka

Torch relay passes on Olympic spirit to Ponoka

Lori Kirchner, 49, and Ashley Wilton, 15, will represent Ponoka in their journey of carrying the Olympic torch Jan. 15 and 16 — thanks to the help of Ponoka’s RBC branch.
Schools take to Skills Canada competition with cardboard boats

Schools take to Skills Canada competition with cardboard boats

Ponoka Composite High School and St. Augustine School participated in this year’s Skills Canada cardboard boat race competition at SAIT Nov. 24 and took five of the top 20 positions.