Ponoka News Staff

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)

Cree county music singer Shane Yellowbird from Maskwacis passes away

Multiple media outlets have reported that Cree country music artist Shane Yellowbird…

Shane Yellowbird. (Black Press file photo)
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Ponoka teacher nominated for Edwin Parr award

Wolf Creek Public School’s board of trustees has selected Ponoka Elementary School…

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About 65 per cent of provincial lab work, or 50 million tests per year, is generated from the community and will be delivered by DynaLIFE under a contract to AHS. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

AHS privatizing majoroty of lab services across the province

AHS says no job losses anticipated in the transition

About 65 per cent of provincial lab work, or 50 million tests per year, is generated from the community and will be delivered by DynaLIFE under a contract to AHS. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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WCPS superintendent Lovell on return to school Monday Jan. 11

Virtual learning not being extended as students return to class

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Ponoka RCMP arrest male for kidnapping

Dennis Tyler Rattlesnake, 35, is facing charges of unlawful confinement, aggravated assault

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
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Wolf Creek Public Schools informs about new measures and restrictions

Dates for extended winter break outlined

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(RCMP photo)

Ponoka RCMP investigate armed robbery

Gas station held up on Remembrance Day

(RCMP photo)
Ermineskin Kindergarten. Web photo

Ermineskin Kindergarten has a confirmed case of COVID-19

The school has shut down and Cohort 2 is in self-isolation

Ermineskin Kindergarten. Web photo
AHS confirms Ponoka Hospital staff case

AHS confirms Ponoka Hospital staff case

Lab worker tests positive with low risk of transmission to others

AHS confirms Ponoka Hospital staff case
Zane Lambert got off to a good start at the CFR, riding White Tie to a 86.5 score on opening night Oct. 29, 2019 - good enough for second place in the round. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

The 2020 Canadian Finals Rodeo has been cancelled 

CFR47 postponed until 2021

Zane Lambert got off to a good start at the CFR, riding White Tie to a 86.5 score on opening night Oct. 29, 2019 - good enough for second place in the round. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation

Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation

Investigation included Ponoka, Brazeau, Leduc counties

Drug trafficking charges laid in central Alberta investigation
Four young males arrested after shots fired on Ermineskin First Nation

Four young males arrested after shots fired on Ermineskin First Nation

Complaints of shots fired at around 2 a.m. April 29

Four young males arrested after shots fired on Ermineskin First Nation
Big cuts coming next year to WCPS

Big cuts coming next year to WCPS

Minimal reductions to classrooms come September

Big cuts coming next year to WCPS
UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees

UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees

Hopes to return employees to work after COVID-19 crisis is over

UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees
Online fishing program available for free

Online fishing program available for free

Albertans can educate themselves about the sport

Online fishing program available for free
Canada Post reminds people to keep a safe distance

Canada Post reminds people to keep a safe distance

Encounters with dogs have increased as more people stay at home

Canada Post reminds people to keep a safe distance
An open letter from concerned Alberta doctors

An open letter from concerned Alberta doctors

To Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health and Jason Kenny, Premier of Alberta

An open letter from concerned Alberta doctors
Sundre RCMP looking for 4 missing bison

Sundre RCMP looking for 4 missing bison

A Sundre bison rancher is missing four bison from January and RCMP ask for help from the public

Sundre RCMP looking for 4 missing bison
Less detailed obituaries may reduce fraud

Less detailed obituaries may reduce fraud

Edmonton Police advise they have investigated several cases related to obituary fraud

Less detailed obituaries may reduce fraud
Suspects break into Winfield bank with picker truck and steal safe

Suspects break into Winfield bank with picker truck and steal safe

Two men used the stolen picker truck to make off with the safe

Suspects break into Winfield bank with picker truck and steal safe