Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka RCMP arrest wanted man in local pub

Ponoka RCMP, with help from Maskwacis RCMP have arrested Jonathan Andrew in relation to outstanding warrants.

County turns down two zoning requests

Two rezoning applications to Ponoka County were turned down after councillors heard opposition on the matters.

Rimbey tie down roper Dean Edge wins the go-round at the CFR

“Where I live it’s so easy to get to the rodeos” Dean Edge, Rimbey tie-down roper

Sharphead Nation remains find final resting place

Almost five decades ago the remains of 28 First Nations people were dug up on a property south of Ponoka with their future remaining

MP Calkins recounts events of Ottawa shooting

“I was shocked for the first few seconds. I was standing right there in the doorway.” Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins

Race enthusiasts put airport runway to the test

“We’re all coming here for fun but at the end of the day we want to return home safe to our families.” Colin Smith

Ponoka County amends bylaw to allow applications for medical marijuana operations

Medical marijuana producers may have an opportunity to set up shop in Ponoka County

Public hearings keep Ponoka County busy

Ponoka County councillors had a full slate of public hearings during a meetin, June 17, with only one rezoning request

County helps Central Alberta Raceways with gravel donation

County councillors approved 7,000 tonnes of gravel to help Central Alberta Raceways during a meeting June 17.

Education report draws fire from teachers’ union

The impending release of the curriculum change in Alberta brings with it some uncertainty, especially for teachers

Farmers frustrated with slow grain transport

While farmers were seeing bumper crops last season, railway companies were reducing the number of railcars being used.

NFU president not allowed in meeting with Calkins

The federal government’s proposal to amend some agricultural acts in being met with opposition.

Wolf Creek Schools looks at solution for high payouts for sick leaves and disability costs

High payouts for sick leave have left Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) seeking a way to manage the situation.

Rimbey high school scuba divers train for Costa Rica trip

Rimbey junior/senior high school students have recently returned to Ponoka Aquaplex to conduct their scuba diving training

Understanding more important for students’ learning levels

As children try to make the most of the last fleeting days of summer vacation teachers are ramping up for the school year.

Wolf Creek Schools teachers to develop new programs

Teachers are developing new education units at Wolf Creek Public Schools.

Pilot program challenges bullying perceptions

Every parent wants their child to have a fighting chance at doing well at school. That shouldn’t include worrying about bullies.

Teachers educated on easy blogger

The way teachers communicate with students and their parents has changed from just parent-teacher interviews.

Missing road signs cause safety concerns for county

Road signs on Highway 53 are regularly going missing, specifically Climax Road and Hoar Road.

County looks at concerns about Bethany Group

Ponoka County councillors are taking the Bethany Group to task over recent changes in operations at Golden Leisure Lodge in Rimbey.