Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

It’s rare to find triplet calves born and even more rare if they’re the same sex. Ponoka and Bashaw area farmer Byron Hagglund says these triplets were born unassisted just recently from a red Angus/Simmental cow.                                Photo courtesy of Byron Hagglund

Rare triplet bull calves born near Ponoka

The six year old red Angus/Simmental cow has had twins before, now triplets

  • Mar 6, 2018
It’s rare to find triplet calves born and even more rare if they’re the same sex. Ponoka and Bashaw area farmer Byron Hagglund says these triplets were born unassisted just recently from a red Angus/Simmental cow.                                Photo courtesy of Byron Hagglund
AHS has opened access to the opioid blocker Naloxone kits in an effort to deal with the opioid crisis in Alberta. Individuals can, in addition to pharmacies, go into a local hospital and request the kit with no questions asked and no cost. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Alberta Health Services tackles opioid deaths through Naloxone kits

Hospitals now able to hand out the opioid blockers to anyone who asks

  • Mar 6, 2018
AHS has opened access to the opioid blocker Naloxone kits in an effort to deal with the opioid crisis in Alberta. Individuals can, in addition to pharmacies, go into a local hospital and request the kit with no questions asked and no cost. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka County took over fire services for the Town of Ponoka Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The county held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the issue and approved the request to take over services. It was intended to come into effect May 1.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Breaking: Ponoka County takes over Town of Ponoka Fire Services

After a special meeting with the county locks were changed and the county took over

  • Mar 2, 2018
Ponoka County took over fire services for the Town of Ponoka Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The county held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the issue and approved the request to take over services. It was intended to come into effect May 1.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s assistance locating an older woman driving this black Dodge pickup. Police say she sideswiped a parked vehicle at the Hamilton’s IGA in January. Photo submitted

Ponoka RCMP seek identity of hit and run driver

Motorist pulls out of a parking lot at IGA and sideswipes parked vehicle and continues on

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s assistance locating an older woman driving this black Dodge pickup. Police say she sideswiped a parked vehicle at the Hamilton’s IGA in January. Photo submitted
Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department inspect a vehicle involved in a collision with a train Sunday afternoon. The occupants are believed to have suffered minor injuries from the incident and the tracks were expected to be closed for some time.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

WATCH: Minor injuries in train vs car collision south of Ponoka

Vehicle occupants sustained minor-to-no injuries in a train vs car collision

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department inspect a vehicle involved in a collision with a train Sunday afternoon. The occupants are believed to have suffered minor injuries from the incident and the tracks were expected to be closed for some time.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a skidoo accident Saturday night north of Ponoka. Here firefighters prepare the skidoo driver involved to be put on a spinal board. It is unclear the extent of the injuries from the incident. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka man injured in skidoo accident

Emergency crews were able to locate the patient in a field north of Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a skidoo accident Saturday night north of Ponoka. Here firefighters prepare the skidoo driver involved to be put on a spinal board. It is unclear the extent of the injuries from the incident. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Winter storm warning in effect for Ponoka and area

Winter storm warning in effect for Ponoka and area

Environment Canada expects snowfall in the 25 to 35 cm range

Winter storm warning in effect for Ponoka and area
Rimoka settling in to full management of buildings and assets

Rimoka settling in to full management of buildings and assets

The Rimbey/Ponoka-based agency has been in full swing for the last month

Rimoka settling in to full management of buildings and assets
There are more instances of crime in the Town of Ponoka than Ponoka County

There are more instances of crime in the Town of Ponoka than Ponoka County

RCMP crime statistics show much of the criminal activity is within town limits

There are more instances of crime in the Town of Ponoka than Ponoka County
Rimoka settling in to full management of buildings and assets

Rimoka settling in to full management of buildings and assets

The Rimbey/Ponoka-based agency has been in full swing for the last month

Rimoka settling in to full management of buildings and assets
Calkins: Getting NAFTA negotiated correctly

Calkins: Getting NAFTA negotiated correctly

MP Blaine Calkins wants to see the Trudeau government sort out its NAFTA negotiations

Calkins: Getting NAFTA negotiated correctly
Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

The town hopes to split the $50,000 ask with the Ponoka Stampede Association

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games
A high speed police pursuit north of Ponoka created the need to lock down Ponoka schools as a precaution. Police apprehended suspects believed to be involved in several armed robberies.                                File photo

UPDATE: RCMP have four suspects in custody from alleged armed robbery

A high speed pursuit took place with Ponoka RCMP helping Maskwacis and Leduc detachments

A high speed police pursuit north of Ponoka created the need to lock down Ponoka schools as a precaution. Police apprehended suspects believed to be involved in several armed robberies.                                File photo
This coal heating system in the McKelvie farm north of Ponoka may soon be seeing its end of days with the carbon levy instituted by the province. McKelvie recently purchased coal to heat his farm and he paid more for the levy than the coal itself.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Carbon levy coming in higher than coal for heating

A Ponoka farmer is upset paying more for the carbon levy than his coal for heat

This coal heating system in the McKelvie farm north of Ponoka may soon be seeing its end of days with the carbon levy instituted by the province. McKelvie recently purchased coal to heat his farm and he paid more for the levy than the coal itself.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Highway 2 lanes were closed near Millet due to a truck fire. It is believed the semi tractor, hauling milk and milk containers collided with the Millet overpass. It is unknown the extent of the injuries of the driver.                                 Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Highway 2 lanes were closed near Millet due to a truck fire. It is believed the semi tractor, hauling milk and milk containers collided with the Millet overpass. It is unknown the extent of the injuries of the driver.                                 Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit
Brocket school teacher arrested on child porn charges

Brocket school teacher arrested on child porn charges

Investigators charged Anderson with possessing, accessing, and distributing child pornography.

Brocket school teacher arrested on child porn charges
Officers with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Coutts border seized 21 kgs of suspected cocaine. The incident occurred Dec. 17.                                CBSA photo

Coutts border officers seize 21 kgs suspected cocaine

A commercial semi driver from Calgary was arrested and charged

Officers with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Coutts border seized 21 kgs of suspected cocaine. The incident occurred Dec. 17.                                CBSA photo
A 53-year-old man from Calmar is facing charges after a serious collision between his vehicle and a Devon RCMP cruiser on Thursday morning. The officer received serious injuries from the incident. RCMP photo

Mountie seriously injured in early morning collision near Devon

An erratic driver is said to have collided with an RCMP cruiser

A 53-year-old man from Calmar is facing charges after a serious collision between his vehicle and a Devon RCMP cruiser on Thursday morning. The officer received serious injuries from the incident. RCMP photo
Alberta to get $6 million in federal funds to tackle opioid crisis

Alberta to get $6 million in federal funds to tackle opioid crisis

Canadian government investing $100 million over the next five years

Alberta to get $6 million in federal funds to tackle opioid crisis
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit are on scene of a serious semi-tractor and vehicle collision on Highway 2 Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred just south of the Secondary Highway 616 intersection. Photo submitted

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit are on scene of a serious semi-tractor and vehicle collision on Highway 2 Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred just south of the Secondary Highway 616 intersection. Photo submitted