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Stettler County reduces density on controversial Paradise Shores

Number of sites in entire project reduced from 370 to 168

Blackfalds RCMP arrest two males after spotting suspicious vehicle

Suspicious vehicle leads to arrest of parole violators and multiple new charges

Central Alberta beef producers mostly in support of change to check0ff

Non-refundable checkoff system seems to have a lot of support by area producers

Bashaw hoping to replace ice-resurfacer, council hoping to get better pricing

More than $100,000 tag scaring council off of new unit, though big repairs for used also a concern

Dow Canada employee dies at Lacombe County Prentiss Site

Investigation underway; name will not be released

Ponoka plays host to music arts program aimed at empowering youths

Ponoka Secondary Campus Grade 7s learned about awareness through song writing

$38,000 power bill in Ontario raising red flags for Albertans

MP Blaine Calkins is concerned about the potential costs of power for Albertans

Bashaw considering public consumption ban on cannabis

Council choosing easiest option for enforcement and protection of youth

Bashaw Chamber hosts information session on safety, security and other issues

Small Business Week presentation includes talk from RCMP regarding recently legalized drug

UPDATE: Ponoka County resident William Harris was found deceased

Rimbey RCMP are investigating the cause of his death

  • Oct 22, 2018

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

Policies for “fitness to work” needed in new cannabis-friendly world

Instead of a drug and alcohol policy, businesses should consider a fit for work policy

Darrell Paulovich remembered after accident claims his life

A tragic accident claimed the life of a rodeo advocate over the weekend

UPDATE: Man dies in fiery multi-vehicle collision near Ponoka

Icy roads considered a factor in a serious three-vehicle collision on Highway 2

Stettler County declares region an agricultural disaster area

‘These guys need help.’: Coun. James Nibourg

Miraculously, four survive head-on collision north of Ponoka

A northbound van travelling in the southbound lanes collided with an SUV (graphic images)

Ponoka County plays host for area municipalities during emergency training

A grant through Red Deer County and AEMA brings multi-day disaster training to responders

Bashaw community groups among those to be invited to speak on new strategic plan

Council, consultant looking for suggestions and direction for revised long term outlook of Bashaw

Serious collision north of Ponoka

Emergency crews were on scene of a serious collision north of Ponoka on Highway 2