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Rural address system on county’s radar

Ponoka County council has agreed to consider a GPS-based rural addressing system in its upcoming 2010 budget deliberations.

Scramble continues to find place for Bigelow

It’s been a challenge for the family of a brain-injured doctor from British Columbia receiving treatment in Ponoka but the journey is long from over.

Time to say goodbye to Plaza Bingo

After 20 years of number calling, bingo dabbers and socializing, Ponoka’s bingo hall will close Feb. 26.

Early morning stabbing leaves man injured

A woman has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with an early morning stabbing in Ponoka Jan. 30 that sent a man to hospital.

Rotary raises nearly $5,000 for ShelterBox

Through a project to help with Haiti relief efforts, the Rotary Club has raised $4,875 in Ponoka for the ShelterBox organization in just a few weeks.

Nearly 200 learn about transmission lines

Transmission lines have been a hot topic since Bill 50 was passed and AltaLink is trying to ease some of the concern by hosting open houses across the province, including in Ponoka, to hear public concerns.

RCMP crack down on distracted driving

Not guilty plea entered for injury accident

On Jan. 20 a Ponoka man pleaded not guilty to charges linked with drunk driving and hitting a 13-year-old girl on her way to school.

Crown delays decision on charges against Ponoka man

Prosecutor Brian Newton of Calgary told court Jan. 13 the Crown will make its election on charges against Allan Melvin Bonnett, 60, on Feb. 17.
57th Avenue railway crossing now open to traffic

57th Avenue railway crossing now open to traffic

After decades on the books and a couple of years in planning and construction, Ponoka’s new 57th Avenue railway crossing is now open to traffic.