Local briefs – September 28

A 56-year-old Ponoka man had to be taken to hospital after his quad rolled over just after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, near Grande Prairie.

Ponoka man injured in quad rollover

A 56-year-old Ponoka man had to be taken to hospital after his quad rolled over just after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, near Grande Prairie.

The man, whose name has not been released by police, was reportedly hunting with two other men around 53 km southeast of Grande Prairie, near the community of Grovedale. The man went ahead of the group around a corner. When the two other men caught up with him they saw he was laying on the ground with the quad a short distance away.

The Grovedale Fire Department and Grande Prairie Rural RCMP responded to the incident and STARS air ambulance was called in. The patient was in critical life-threatening condition on the way to the hospital, having sustained multiple injuries, including an injury to his head.

The man was flown by STARS to Grande Prairie and then on to Edmonton. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

Concession and boat rentals closing

Bower Ponds concession and boat rentals will close for the season today.

Once the concession closes, reconstruction will begin on the outside patio between the pavilion and the ponds.

The area will be reconfigured and enhanced with paving stones, natural rock features and new plants to beautify the space and make it more functional for visitors. The public is encouraged to stay away from the construction area while work is underway.

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