Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

The annual Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration was held at Bear Park in Maskwacis over the weekend. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Photo: Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration

The annual Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration was held at…

The annual Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration was held at Bear Park in Maskwacis over the weekend. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
The right front side of this semi tractor was destroyed after the collision.

Ponoka RCMP investigate collision between semi and two sedans

Police investigating possible road rage after two sedans appear to have stopped abruptly on Hwy 2

The right front side of this semi tractor was destroyed after the collision.
Ponoka RCMP were busy during the Ponoka Stampede week with 333 calls for service.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Three people stabbed during Ponoka Stampede

Police calls up in 2018 during the weeklong rodeo

Ponoka RCMP were busy during the Ponoka Stampede week with 333 calls for service.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Calgary man caught masturbating while driving

Calgary man caught masturbating while driving

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit also witnessed a motorist at 279 km/h in separate incident

Calgary man caught masturbating while driving
Dog locked inside hot car in Ponoka

Dog locked inside hot car in Ponoka

Police say the dog was in the vehicle for 20 minutes without water

Dog locked inside hot car in Ponoka
Members of the Ponoka County West District Fire Department handled a few grass fires Saturday afternoon. The warm weather and heavy winds recently helped create ideal grass fire conditions.                                Photos courtesy of the Ponoka County West District Fire Department

Grass fires keep Rimbey firefighters busy

Ponoka County firefighters battle two grass fires near Rimbey

Members of the Ponoka County West District Fire Department handled a few grass fires Saturday afternoon. The warm weather and heavy winds recently helped create ideal grass fire conditions.                                Photos courtesy of the Ponoka County West District Fire Department
This pickup rolled on Highway 2 south of Ponoka after heavy traffic slowed suddenly causing the driver to avoid other vehicles. It’s believed the three occupants were unharmed.                                Photo submitted

Two rollovers in same spot near Ponoka

Emergency crews handled two rollovers south of Ponoka on Highway 2 on Saturday

This pickup rolled on Highway 2 south of Ponoka after heavy traffic slowed suddenly causing the driver to avoid other vehicles. It’s believed the three occupants were unharmed.                                Photo submitted
There was heavy police presence near Wetaskiwin on Highway 13 on Saturday night. Snapchat photo

Updated: Police draw rifles near Wetaskiwin

Highway 13 and Range Road 254 had strong police presence on Saturday

There was heavy police presence near Wetaskiwin on Highway 13 on Saturday night. Snapchat photo
Northern lights hunters #TeamTanner Darlene (Dar) and Theresa (Tree) Tanner are on another big trip to Yellowknife. The pair sent us some photos of some of the majestic lights they’ve captured sop far. Photo courtesy of Theresa and Darlene Tanner of #TeamTanner

PHOTOS: Team Tanner takes in northern lights in Yellowknife

The aurora borealis and storm hunters photograph Yellowknife’s picturesque night skies

Northern lights hunters #TeamTanner Darlene (Dar) and Theresa (Tree) Tanner are on another big trip to Yellowknife. The pair sent us some photos of some of the majestic lights they’ve captured sop far. Photo courtesy of Theresa and Darlene Tanner of #TeamTanner
Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department investigate a Jeep that rolled Friday night east of Ponoka on Highway 53. At the time of the rollover there were icy patches along area highways. It’s believed there were little to no injuries from the incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Minor injuries in rollover near Ponoka

Blowing snow on Friday afternoon caused for icy spots on area highways in the evening

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department investigate a Jeep that rolled Friday night east of Ponoka on Highway 53. At the time of the rollover there were icy patches along area highways. It’s believed there were little to no injuries from the incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Bashaw Fire Department and EMS crews speak to a tow truck operator Friday after their truck was hit by another vehicle. At the time the operator was collecting a previous vehicle that hit the ditch due icy patches on the road. There were minor injuries from the incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Vehicle collides with tow truck south of Bashaw

The tow truck was collecting a different vehicle that had slid of the road

Bashaw Fire Department and EMS crews speak to a tow truck operator Friday after their truck was hit by another vehicle. At the time the operator was collecting a previous vehicle that hit the ditch due icy patches on the road. There were minor injuries from the incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating an urn and stolen cremated remains as well as some personal belongings. The item on the left, what appears to be an antique blush box was taken, but its matching cameo/broach (the image on the right) wasn’t. Police hope these items will help locate the stolen documents and cremated remains.                                RCMP photo

Urn and cremated remains stolen near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating cremated remains along with personal valuables

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating an urn and stolen cremated remains as well as some personal belongings. The item on the left, what appears to be an antique blush box was taken, but its matching cameo/broach (the image on the right) wasn’t. Police hope these items will help locate the stolen documents and cremated remains.                                RCMP photo
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

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
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
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
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

Got milk? Highway reopened 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
Skating in Ponoka’s parks                                Hundreds of volunteer hours went into the development of a skate path at Centennial Park as well as opening up the pond for skating for families and their children. The park opened this past weekend for residents to enjoy.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Photo: Skating in Ponoka’s parks

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Skating in Ponoka’s parks                                Hundreds of volunteer hours went into the development of a skate path at Centennial Park as well as opening up the pond for skating for families and their children. The park opened this past weekend for residents to enjoy.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Fun skating in Ponoka Centennial Park: After many hours of work, and frigid winter temperatures, volunteers had the ice skate path in Ponoka Lions Centennial Park ready last weekend. Getting in the first skates on the path Jan. 13 are brothers Tyler and Shawn Hoeksema. Developing the path was also made possible with a grant from Ponoka FCSS and some work from the Town of Ponoka, flooding from members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department and work from other community groups. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

WATCH: Ponoka residents enjoy first skate on ice path

A community initiative helped create a skate path for families in Ponoka.

Fun skating in Ponoka Centennial Park: After many hours of work, and frigid winter temperatures, volunteers had the ice skate path in Ponoka Lions Centennial Park ready last weekend. Getting in the first skates on the path Jan. 13 are brothers Tyler and Shawn Hoeksema. Developing the path was also made possible with a grant from Ponoka FCSS and some work from the Town of Ponoka, flooding from members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department and work from other community groups. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Alberta elementary school teacher arrested on child porn charges

Alberta elementary school teacher arrested on child porn charges

Investigators charged a 44-year-old Pincher Creek man with possessing, accessing, and distributing child pornography

Alberta elementary school teacher arrested on child porn charges