Ponoka News Staff

Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo

Police investigate alleged theft from Ponoka hardware store

Suspect tells Ponoka clerk he was “borrowing” the items

  • Mar 19, 2018
Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo
A semi tractor hauling lumber Wednesday morning near Breton rolled and caught on fire. The driver was uninjured but the incident has caused major delays on that stretch of road say RCMP.                                RCMP photo

Lumber truck in flames near Breton

RCMP advise motorists avoid the area for some time while crews clear the road

  • Mar 14, 2018
A semi tractor hauling lumber Wednesday morning near Breton rolled and caught on fire. The driver was uninjured but the incident has caused major delays on that stretch of road say RCMP.                                RCMP photo
UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP say the missing man has been found deceased

UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP say the missing man has been found deceased

The 18-year-old Aboriginal man from Louis Bull was last seen March 3

  • Mar 12, 2018
UPDATE: Maskwacis RCMP say the missing man has been found deceased
Paralympic nordic skier Brian McKeever will lead Canada’s Paralympic team during the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games March 9 in the morning. He’s got 13 Paralympic medals under his belt. CBC will kick off the festivities with a 5:30 a.m.                                Photo submitted

Canmore Paralympic athlete to lead Canadian team in opening ceremony

The 13-time medalist heading to his fifth Paralympics will be the flag bearer in opening ceremonies

  • Mar 8, 2018
Paralympic nordic skier Brian McKeever will lead Canada’s Paralympic team during the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games March 9 in the morning. He’s got 13 Paralympic medals under his belt. CBC will kick off the festivities with a 5:30 a.m.                                Photo submitted
UPDATE: Highway 2 a “skating rink” - Heavy snowfall

UPDATE: Highway 2 a “skating rink” – Heavy snowfall

Environment Canada warns that 10 to 20 cm of snow is expected by Sunday

UPDATE: Highway 2 a “skating rink” - Heavy snowfall
Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division                                 Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division

PHOTOS: CP Rail train derailment near Ellerslie Road

A train derailed on the south end of Edmonton closes streets

Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division                                 Several grain cars left the CP Rail tracks near 101 Street and Ellerslie Road in the early afternoon Feb. 16, spilling some of their contents. It was reported no hazardous materials were spilled. Image: Twitter - Edmonton Police Service Southeast Division
Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies

Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP solved multiple armed robberies investigations

Adults and youths charged in multiple armed robberies
Stettler and Bashaw residents in possession of cocaine

Stettler and Bashaw residents in possession of cocaine

Stettler RCMP execute search warrant and locate cocaine and crack cocaine

Stettler and Bashaw residents in possession of cocaine

UPDATE – Located: Aboriginal man from Ponoka’s Centennial Centre

Ponoka RCMP say the 28-year-old Aboriginal man went missing Feb. 7

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery

Chase ensues after crime spree in Ponoka and Rimbey areas

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery
Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County

Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County

Police say shot gun shells found alongside the gate, plus other rural crime files

Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County
Alberta RCMP have charged a Leduc man with uttering threats on Twitter against Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.                                Photos: Government of Alberta Flickr and Justin Trudeau Facebook

RCMP charge man for threats to Trudeau and Notley

Alberta RCMP charged a man with uttering threats to the Premier and Prime Minister

Alberta RCMP have charged a Leduc man with uttering threats on Twitter against Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.                                Photos: Government of Alberta Flickr and Justin Trudeau Facebook
Health Canada reduces security requirements for medical marijuana

Health Canada reduces security requirements for medical marijuana

Vault and storage, plus surveillance requirements reduced for licensed producers

Health Canada reduces security requirements for medical marijuana
A 58-year-old Red Deer semi-tractor driver died as a result of a collision with a parked semi Thursday afternoon. Southbound lanes near Lacombe were close for some time.                                Photo submitted

Semi tractor driver dies in Highway 2 collision

The southbound lanes of Highway 2 near Lacombe were closed for some time

A 58-year-old Red Deer semi-tractor driver died as a result of a collision with a parked semi Thursday afternoon. Southbound lanes near Lacombe were close for some time.                                Photo submitted

UPDATE LOCATED: Maskwacis RCMP seek help locating missing First Nations youth

Police say 15-year-old Qunechra Okeynan-Louis went missing on Monday at about 9 p.m.

This low resolution photograph of a goose neck trailer, pulled by a one or three quarter ton truck. The photo was captured at approximately 7 p.m. say Ponoka RCMP. The vehicle was southbound on the QEII, at the Gee Road exit. The RCMP would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle which was pulled over, 10 minutes after the collision was reported.

UPDATE: Motorist dies near Ponoka after loose tire collides with vehicle

Ponoka RCMP seek assistance in locating vehicle belonging to the tire

This low resolution photograph of a goose neck trailer, pulled by a one or three quarter ton truck. The photo was captured at approximately 7 p.m. say Ponoka RCMP. The vehicle was southbound on the QEII, at the Gee Road exit. The RCMP would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle which was pulled over, 10 minutes after the collision was reported.
Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

84 bricks of suspected cocaine seized from California residents’ vehicle; largest recorded seizure.

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing
Vehicles set on fire in rimbey

Vehicles set on fire in rimbey

Rimbey RCMP investigating arson to two separate vehicles

Vehicles set on fire in rimbey
Leduc RCMP have charged a Leduc County man with impaired driving after a collision between his vehicle and an RCMP cruiser seriously injured the Mountie Thursday morning. RCMP Photo

Leduc RCMP lay charges in Mountie-involved collision

A Leduc County resident was charged with impaired driving in the collision near Devon

Leduc RCMP have charged a Leduc County man with impaired driving after a collision between his vehicle and an RCMP cruiser seriously injured the Mountie Thursday morning. RCMP Photo