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Wolf Creek wants change to school zones on highways

Wolf Creek Public Schools is rallying support to change the current school zone times on all provincial highways.
Chamber gets new executive manager

Chamber gets new executive manager

Lana Johnson will take over the executive manager position from Barry Neath on Jan. 1, and she couldn’t be more excited.

Employment tools available for workers and businesses

There’s no doubt that the last year has been a bust for businesses, but government agencies and a Ponoka organization is offering assistance in both finding the unemployed work, and employers the perfect worker
Holstein Missy sells for $1.2 million

Holstein Missy sells for $1.2 million

Ponoka’s Morsan Farms got a big surprise Nov. 12 when one beautiful three-year-old Holstein named Missy was sold at an auction for $1.2 million.

Ponoka pauses to remember soldiers’ sacrifices

Time stood still in Ponoka Nov. 11 as the community paused to remember its war dead. Young and old, those touched by the ravages of war and those who can’t understand its significance, gathered in the Ponoka Legion Hall auditorium to remember family, friends and unknown soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice for their nation.
Ponoka’s high risk patients get H1N1 shot

Ponoka’s high risk patients get H1N1 shot

The first Ponoka vaccination clinic for the influenza strain of H1N1 held Nov. 13 brought out high risk groups to get immunized but turned away other

Amended fire bylaw levies stricter fines

Tending a fire without a permit, or anyone who sets a fire that runs out of control through negligence will be faced with harsher penalties now that Ponoka County has passed an amended fire bylaw.

Officers enforce on secondary highways

The county had plans to apply to the province for enforcement rights against careless drivers on three-digit (secondary) highways. But that no longer is on the to-do list for the county after the province designated certain capabilities to peace officers.
Canadian mission comes down to saving people, MP Hawn says

Canadian mission comes down to saving people, MP Hawn says

Afghanistan is a country worth saving. A country worth rebuilding. Even at the cost of more Canadian lives.

House arrest, fine for human smuggler

A Ponoka man has been sentenced to house arrest and fined for attempting to smuggle two Mexican nationals into Texas