Ponoka County

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Central Alberta researchers recognized for studies in agricultural sciences

Jessica Sperber of Ponoka and David MacTaggart of Lacombe awarded prestigious scholarship

 

Lucas Berg, left, with the backpacks filled with essential items he donated to the Red Deer Mustard Seed Jan. 19, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta teenager donates filled 20 backpacks to Red Deer Mustard Seed

Lucas Berg, 14, of Ponoka County says he ‘just wants to help people’

 

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Ponoka County pheasant flock without a roost after fire

Flock had already been decimated by coyotes

 

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UPDATED: Ponoka County COVID-19 update

14 positive cases in relation to Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre

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alberta.ca status map on Nov. 13.
alberta.ca status map on Nov. 13.
The geospatial map on alberta.ca was reporting 22 active cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) on Nov. 4, 2020, when on the “Local geographic area” setting . (Image: alberta.ca)

Ponoka councils discuss confusion over COVID-19 case numbers

Town says mandatory mask bylaw would be ‘premature’ until numbers better understood

The geospatial map on alberta.ca was reporting 22 active cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) on Nov. 4, 2020, when on the “Local geographic area” setting . (Image: alberta.ca)
Cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) as of Oct. 27. (alberta.ca)

Diagnosed cases of COVID-19 at three Ponoka businesses

Town ‘strongly encouraging’ residents to wear non-medical masks in public

Cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) as of Oct. 27. (alberta.ca)
Reeve: Development needs a reminder about public spaces

Reeve: Development needs a reminder about public spaces

Ponoka County discusses promises of public access at Meridian Beach

Reeve: Development needs a reminder about public spaces
Land use planning, such as ensuring protection of water bodies and efficient management of land, for Ponoka County will soon have to come from a different source as their consultant agency is being dissolved. File photo

West Central Planning agency dissolved after 25 years

Ponoka County among last two agency members

Land use planning, such as ensuring protection of water bodies and efficient management of land, for Ponoka County will soon have to come from a different source as their consultant agency is being dissolved. File photo
The legal attempt by the Ponoka Right to Farm Society to fight the approval of the Northwest ASP by Ponoka County has been stopped in its tracks by a court decision April 21. File photo

Appeal of Ponoka County Northwest ASP dismissed by court

Ponoka Right to Farm ordered to pay County’s court costs

The legal attempt by the Ponoka Right to Farm Society to fight the approval of the Northwest ASP by Ponoka County has been stopped in its tracks by a court decision April 21. File photo
Hamilton’s IGA in Ponoka has responded to the public health measures by ensuring physical distancing between customers in lineups. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Ponoka chamber hosts teleconference on COVID-19 response

Three levels of government represented

Hamilton’s IGA in Ponoka has responded to the public health measures by ensuring physical distancing between customers in lineups. Photo by Emily Jaycox
A recent photo from Old MacDonald’s Facebook page.

Ponoka County pet owners holding on to fur babies for now

Old MacDonald Kennels hasn’t seen an increase in surrendered pets

A recent photo from Old MacDonald’s Facebook page.
Rimbey Christian School, left, is hoping that Ponoka County will provide some assistance for its project to build a new gym and upgrade its outdoor recreation facilities. Image: Google Maps

Ponoka County waiting to decide on donation request

Rimbey Christian School plans new gym and other upgrades

Rimbey Christian School, left, is hoping that Ponoka County will provide some assistance for its project to build a new gym and upgrade its outdoor recreation facilities. Image: Google Maps
Ponoka County resident writes messages of hope

Ponoka County resident writes messages of hope

Spreading kindness, not germs

Ponoka County resident writes messages of hope
Jonathan Weir, CEO Rimoka Housing Foundation. Photo submitted

OUR COMMUNITY: New Rimoka CEO leading an already strong team

Ponoka County born and raised Jonathan Weir takes over position

Jonathan Weir, CEO Rimoka Housing Foundation. Photo submitted
Ponoka County residents divided on farmland uses

Ponoka County residents divided on farmland uses

There were about 150 people at the county’s meeting related to reducing confined feeding operations.

Ponoka County residents divided on farmland uses
Rosemary Vander Ploeg voices her concerns at a Ponoka County council information meeting on the evening of Aug. 13 as Reeve Paul McLauchlin looks on. Significant opposition was voiced in regards to exclusion zones for future confined feeding operations around Morningside and the region northwest of the Town of Ponoka. The county says it’s trying to strike a balance between residential acreages and agricultural development.                                Photo by Jessica Jones

Ponoka County slows changes to CFO plans

Residents speak their concerns over the potential of changing areas allowing CFOs

Rosemary Vander Ploeg voices her concerns at a Ponoka County council information meeting on the evening of Aug. 13 as Reeve Paul McLauchlin looks on. Significant opposition was voiced in regards to exclusion zones for future confined feeding operations around Morningside and the region northwest of the Town of Ponoka. The county says it’s trying to strike a balance between residential acreages and agricultural development.                                Photo by Jessica Jones
A gear box for one of the conveyors for the tire shredding machine had to be replaced before production could begin at National Tire Recycling’s facility north of Ponoka. The hope was the work could be completed last week and operation getting rolling. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka County seeing almost $2 million in unpaid taxes

Nearly half of 2018 tax roll yet to be paid comes from residents

A gear box for one of the conveyors for the tire shredding machine had to be replaced before production could begin at National Tire Recycling’s facility north of Ponoka. The hope was the work could be completed last week and operation getting rolling. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
A large amount of Prussian carp in Gull Lake has halted water being pumped into it by Alberta Environment. Ponoka County discussed the issue at its recent meeting.File photo

Ponoka County worries about Prussian carp in Gull Lake

Alberta Environment delays pumping due to at least 1,000 carp found near the pump channel inlet

A large amount of Prussian carp in Gull Lake has halted water being pumped into it by Alberta Environment. Ponoka County discussed the issue at its recent meeting.File photo
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

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