Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka made the Expedia.ca Travel blog’s top 18 communities to visit in 2018, citing the Ponoka Stampede as one of the reasons.

Ponoka ranks on Expedia.ca Travel Blog

Ponoka makes top 18 list of communities to visit, Ponoka Stampede cited

Ponoka made the Expedia.ca Travel blog’s top 18 communities to visit in 2018, citing the Ponoka Stampede as one of the reasons.
Bareback rider Jake Vold was at his third WNFR when on the eighth performance his horse fell against the chute causing a knee injury, which forced him out of the rodeo. This file photo shows Vold at the 2017 Ponoka Stampede.                                File photo

Jake Vold on road to recovery after NFR injury

The bareback rider was having a strong run at the National Finals Rodeo earning close to $80,000

Bareback rider Jake Vold was at his third WNFR when on the eighth performance his horse fell against the chute causing a knee injury, which forced him out of the rodeo. This file photo shows Vold at the 2017 Ponoka Stampede.                                File photo
Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

All discretionary spending frozen until full budget numbers are presented

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending
Kids watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their rounds Nov. 18 during the Breakfast with Santa event.

WATCH: Ponoka’s Festival of Trees sees continued support

Three days of celebration and fundraising held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre

Kids watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus make their rounds Nov. 18 during the Breakfast with Santa event.
First responders on scene at a motor vehicle accident, Nov. 15. Both a semi truck and a car sit in the meridian between the north and south lanes of traffic along Highway 2, south of Secondary Highway 616 and southwest of the Town of Millet. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

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

First responders on scene at a motor vehicle accident, Nov. 15. Both a semi truck and a car sit in the meridian between the north and south lanes of traffic along Highway 2, south of Secondary Highway 616 and southwest of the Town of Millet. Photo by Amelia Naismith
Amanda Burt, 19, sits with her parents, Randy and Nicole, at their home in Lacombe. Amanda recounts how a collision changed her life forever and yet she has seen remarkable recovery.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Lacombe resident sees remarkable recovery after collision

Former Lacoka Female Hockey player Amanda Burt speaks to her recovery after a major collision

Amanda Burt, 19, sits with her parents, Randy and Nicole, at their home in Lacombe. Amanda recounts how a collision changed her life forever and yet she has seen remarkable recovery.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka

Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka

The new Highway 2 and Highway 53 intersection at Ponoka caused some confusion for one driver

Watch: Gravel truck turns into wrong off-ramp at Highway 2 Ponoka
Big rescue: July Boyd, a volunteer with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre cradles this injured goose Oct. 15 in Bashaw. Residents had noticed this goose, fondly named “The Bachelor” was the only one left due to its injury. It will be taken to the centre in the hopes of rehabilitating it so it can fly south for the winter. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Wild goose chase ends in capture at Bashaw pond

An injured goose in Bashaw has a second chance after being rescued.

Big rescue: July Boyd, a volunteer with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre cradles this injured goose Oct. 15 in Bashaw. Residents had noticed this goose, fondly named “The Bachelor” was the only one left due to its injury. It will be taken to the centre in the hopes of rehabilitating it so it can fly south for the winter. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Chance Longjohn started out playing hockey in Maskwacis and is now the captain of the Notre Dame Hounds Junior A hockey team in Wilcox, Sask.                                Photo submitted

Hockey player from Maskwacis seeing growth and leadership

Chance Longjohn started out in Maskwacis and is doing well in Jr. A hockey

Chance Longjohn started out playing hockey in Maskwacis and is now the captain of the Notre Dame Hounds Junior A hockey team in Wilcox, Sask.                                Photo submitted
Wake surfer Bailey Rush pulls off a trick this summer during training. The Ponoka youth is going places in the sport having surfed her way to a first place spot in the amateur category at the world championships. Photo submitted

Ponoka wake surfer coming up with wins internationally

Ready to take on newer and bigger tricks

Wake surfer Bailey Rush pulls off a trick this summer during training. The Ponoka youth is going places in the sport having surfed her way to a first place spot in the amateur category at the world championships. Photo submitted
UPDATED: Eight car pile up near Ponoka in first winter storm

UPDATED: Eight car pile up near Ponoka in first winter storm

Highway 2 southbound lanes south of Ponoka closed for some time after two separate incidents

UPDATED: Eight car pile up near Ponoka in first winter storm
Stettler RCMP are looking for information on this man allegedly involved in several attempts to fraudulently transfer money from a victim’s account. RCMP photo

Stettler RCMP investigating attempted fraud of $18,000

The man allegedly attempted to transfer the funds from a victim’s account

Stettler RCMP are looking for information on this man allegedly involved in several attempts to fraudulently transfer money from a victim’s account. RCMP photo
Photos by JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE/ABlack Press News Services                                Above: Former 2013 Miss Rodeo Canada Gillian Grant plays the violin in honour of rodeo legend Winston Bruce.                                Below: Kale MacKenzie on Styx holds on tight during the Winston Bruce Memorial and Match Bronc Riding. The event was also a fundraiser for the Winston Bruce Academy of Rodeo.

Life of rodeo legend celebrated

Folks converge on Ponoka to celebrate the life of rodeo legend Winston Bruce

Photos by JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE/ABlack Press News Services                                Above: Former 2013 Miss Rodeo Canada Gillian Grant plays the violin in honour of rodeo legend Winston Bruce.                                Below: Kale MacKenzie on Styx holds on tight during the Winston Bruce Memorial and Match Bronc Riding. The event was also a fundraiser for the Winston Bruce Academy of Rodeo.
Former 2013 Miss Rodeo Canada Gillian Grant plays the violin in honour of rodeo legend Winston Bruce.

Life of rodeo legend celebrated

Folks converge on Ponoka to celebrate the life of rodeo legend Winston Bruce

Former 2013 Miss Rodeo Canada Gillian Grant plays the violin in honour of rodeo legend Winston Bruce.
Meeting Creek’s Layton Green reaching for the stars

Meeting Creek’s Layton Green reaching for the stars

Green, who lives close to Bashaw, earned over $43,000 in the month of July

Meeting Creek’s Layton Green reaching for the stars
Georgina Mattinson concentrates as she takes a turn July 29 during The Breeze, a slot barrel race with a first place payout of $50,000.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Slot barrel racing comes to Ponoka

Top racers in North America competed in this high stakes game

Georgina Mattinson concentrates as she takes a turn July 29 during The Breeze, a slot barrel race with a first place payout of $50,000.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Update: Light duty plane bursts into flames near Ponoka

Update: Light duty plane bursts into flames near Ponoka

There were no injuries in a fire that completely engulfed a light duty plane near Ponoka

Update: Light duty plane bursts into flames near Ponoka
Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a structure fire south east of Ponoka July 18. Witnesses report a man running out of the building with burn injuries at the time. The matter is under investigation by Ponoka RCMP. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka RCMP investigate structure fire

A home fire last week in Ponoka County has RCMP investigating. One man was injured from the incident

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a structure fire south east of Ponoka July 18. Witnesses report a man running out of the building with burn injuries at the time. The matter is under investigation by Ponoka RCMP. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
In central Alberta when it comes to storms and northern lights photos it’s hard to miss #TeamTanner. A duo out of Alix, here they are capturing a storm cell recently. Pictured are Darlene (Dar) and Theresa (Tree) Tanner. Photos courtesy of #TeamTanner

Storm chasers near Ponoka do it for the love of the chase

When it comes to storm chasing or northern lights, Team Tanner is ready to shoot

In central Alberta when it comes to storms and northern lights photos it’s hard to miss #TeamTanner. A duo out of Alix, here they are capturing a storm cell recently. Pictured are Darlene (Dar) and Theresa (Tree) Tanner. Photos courtesy of #TeamTanner
TIMELAPSE: Storm Clouds over Central Alberta

TIMELAPSE: Storm Clouds over Central Alberta

Timelapse video of storm clouds sweeping over central Alberta, mainly Rimbey area

TIMELAPSE: Storm Clouds over Central Alberta