Ponoka

Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

Health care cuts among concerns of Ponoka protesters

A group gathered for hours to see Kenney arrive at the Ponoka Golf Club

Demonstrators gathered in Ponoka on July 22 to protest UCP policies and budget cuts. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)
Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he’s touring the province after 16 months of pandemic restrictions (Photo submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)

Minister of Health: Ponoka’s Centennial Centre a ‘world-class’ facility

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro made a stop in Ponoka on July…

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he’s touring the province after 16 months of pandemic restrictions (Photo submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)
Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with residents who came out to the public meeting on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Ponoka seniors condo project delayed but going forward

Project undergoing redesign to possibly add a few more units

Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with residents who came out to the public meeting on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
Several helicopters did a fly-over during the event, as planes landed and took off. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)

VIDEO: Central Alberta Air Tour lands in Ponoka

Photos and videos of the tour stop at the Ponoka Airport

Several helicopters did a fly-over during the event, as planes landed and took off. (Emily Jaycox/Black Press news services)
<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>

Central Alberta war veteran recognized as ‘remarkable resident’ by retirement home

Jim Horne, soon to be 99, is also celebrating his 76th wedding anniversary to wife Victoria

<ins>A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted) </ins>
cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka resident drafted to the CFL in the first round

Cole Nelson, 24, was the fifth pick, selected by the Edmonton Football Team

cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)
Aubree Reynolds and Ronin Dillon in front of the bottles collected so far. (Photo submitted)
Aubree Reynolds and Ronin Dillon in front of the bottles collected so far. (Photo submitted)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)

Ponoka high school temporarily moves to online classes

Ponoka Secondary Campus has nine active cases

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka seniors oppose proposed four-storey condo in green space

Potential developers presented their preliminary design March 12

Jim Hamilton looks over the preliminary design with seniors who came out to the public meeting on March 12. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Discussions about justice continue as Ponoka murder victim’s case proceeds

Reaction to comments Ponoka Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley made to town council last month

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
A ” Justice for Jeff” T-shirt. (Photo submitted)

Rally to be held outside Red Deer courthouse for slain Ponoka man

Sentencing for accused charged with manslaughter with a firearm set for March 4

A ” Justice for Jeff” T-shirt. (Photo submitted)
Todd Hirsch. (Image: screenshot)

ATB vice president gives financial forecast to Ponoka chamber

Predictions for reopening of the economy and recovery outlined

Todd Hirsch. (Image: screenshot)
The cover of “Hometown Asylum: A History and Memoir of Institutional Care.” (Submitted)

Ponoka-born author writes history of old mental hospital

“Hometown Asylum: A History and Memoir of Institutional Care” covers 1911 to 1971

The cover of “Hometown Asylum: A History and Memoir of Institutional Care.” (Submitted)
Bags of PPE waste seen recently at Ponoka’s Waste Transfer Station. (Image submitted)

Outbreak results in increased PPE waste at a central Alberta dump

AHS says such materials are considered safe for the landfill

Bags of PPE waste seen recently at Ponoka’s Waste Transfer Station. (Image submitted)
Bags of PPE waste seen recently at Ponoka’s Waste Transfer Station. (Image submitted)

Outbreak results in increased PPE waste at Ponoka dump

AHS says such materials are considered safe for the landfill

Bags of PPE waste seen recently at Ponoka’s Waste Transfer Station. (Image submitted)
Hayley Wianko, left, and Brooke Hansen share a mentor-mentee relationship. (Photo submitted)

Celebrate mentoring during National Mentoring Month in central Alberta

January is National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of…

Hayley Wianko, left, and Brooke Hansen share a mentor-mentee relationship. (Photo submitted)
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Three patients at Ponoka hospital test positive for COVID-19

Visitors to acute care will be allowed for end-of-life situations

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Pilots Ilona Carter and Jim Gray of iRecover Treatment Centres, in front of his company’s aircraft, based at Ponoka’s airport. (Perry Wilson/Submitted)

95-year-old Ilona Carter flies again

Takes to the skies over Ponoka

Pilots Ilona Carter and Jim Gray of iRecover Treatment Centres, in front of his company’s aircraft, based at Ponoka’s airport. (Perry Wilson/Submitted)
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)
Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams

UPDATE: Owners found

Father and son found him while out for a walk at JJ Collett

Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams