Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Environment Minister clarifies misconceptions in Bighorn proposal

Environment Minister clarifies misconceptions in Bighorn proposal

Minister Shannon Phillips speaks to concerns around the Bighorn Country

Environment Minister clarifies misconceptions in Bighorn proposal
A 511 Alberta camera captured this image near the Wetaskiwin exit on the QE2. This image shows the highway looking south.                                511 Alberta camera

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

A 511 Alberta camera captured this image near the Wetaskiwin exit on the QE2. This image shows the highway looking south.                                511 Alberta camera
The first day of business for Makkinga Market on Wednesday proved a busy one. Here Dylan and Jackie Miedema grab some of the bulk candies up for sale. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

New market opens in downtown Ponoka

Makkinga Market had a soft opening showcasing many of the different foods in store

The first day of business for Makkinga Market on Wednesday proved a busy one. Here Dylan and Jackie Miedema grab some of the bulk candies up for sale. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Hog farm in Alberta first in province to have deadly pig disease

Hog farm in Alberta first in province to have deadly pig disease

A 400-head hog farm operation was found to have the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus.

Hog farm in Alberta first in province to have deadly pig disease
One person was flown to an Edmonton hospital Jan. 7 after a serious two vehicle collision on the QE2 at the Wetaskiwin exit. The southbound lanes were closed while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.                                Photo submitted

UPDATE: One person flown by STARS after serious collision on QE2 near Wetaskiwin

Southbound lanes were closed until about 12 p.m. on the QE2 near Highway 13

One person was flown to an Edmonton hospital Jan. 7 after a serious two vehicle collision on the QE2 at the Wetaskiwin exit. The southbound lanes were closed while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit investigated and emergency crews cleared the scene.                                Photo submitted
Olive Moore’s family converged on Ponoka to celebrate her 100th birthday Jan. 7. Moore was born Jan. 7, 1919. Pictured with Olive in the photo (l-r) are niece Lynette Dean, granddaughter Catherine Ford, great grand niece Olive, son Ron Moore and son-in-law Tim ford. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Family celebrate’s Ponoka woman’s 100th birthday

Olive Moore’s family came to Ponoka to celebrate the centenary birthday

Olive Moore’s family converged on Ponoka to celebrate her 100th birthday Jan. 7. Moore was born Jan. 7, 1919. Pictured with Olive in the photo (l-r) are niece Lynette Dean, granddaughter Catherine Ford, great grand niece Olive, son Ron Moore and son-in-law Tim ford. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Wade Marshall

WATCH: Ponoka’s New Year’s bull riding a busy night

The Calnash Ag Event Centre was packed during the bull riding New Year’s Eve event

Wade Marshall
Extreme cold warning set for northern Alberta

Extreme cold warning set for northern Alberta

Extreme wind chills for the northern part of the province at -40 degrees C

Extreme cold warning set for northern Alberta
Banff RCMP investigate death ice climber on Christmas Day

Banff RCMP investigate death ice climber on Christmas Day

Police say a man, in his 20s, was climbing the popular Cascade Falls ice climb

Banff RCMP investigate death ice climber on Christmas Day
Edson RCMP arrested two suspects after a chase Dec. 21. The suspects were charged with several offences including break and enter and arson.                                RCMP photo

Edson RCMP arrest two suspects after chase

The two suspects were spotted and tried to evade police during the chase

Edson RCMP arrested two suspects after a chase Dec. 21. The suspects were charged with several offences including break and enter and arson.                                RCMP photo
Wintry road conditions add havoc to Friday afternoon commute

Wintry road conditions add havoc to Friday afternoon commute

Wintry road conditions caused multiple collisions along the QE2 near Ponoka

Wintry road conditions add havoc to Friday afternoon commute
The quick thinking of Ponoka Elementary School teacher Amanda Graystone helped save the life of 5-year-old Kindergarten student Alyssa Jeffrey. She was choking on her lunch and was unable to breath until Graystone stepped in to help her. Photos submitted

Quick thinking Ponoka teacher saves choking student

Christmas will be complete for a Ponoka family after Ponoka Elementary School teacher saves student

The quick thinking of Ponoka Elementary School teacher Amanda Graystone helped save the life of 5-year-old Kindergarten student Alyssa Jeffrey. She was choking on her lunch and was unable to breath until Graystone stepped in to help her. Photos submitted
Poll finds respondents against Alberta separation

Poll finds respondents against Alberta separation

Over 600 Albertans were surveyed their thoughts on separation of Alberta from Canada

Poll finds respondents against Alberta separation
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Motorist flees police near Ponoka, escapes on foot

While attempting a traffic stop police say the driver sped off before hitting the ditch

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Ponoka RCMP help recover $50,000 worth of stolen property

Ponoka RCMP help recover $50,000 worth of stolen property

Ponoka RCMP worked in conjunction with the Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis detachments

Ponoka RCMP help recover $50,000 worth of stolen property
Pickup ends up in river near Ponoka

Pickup ends up in river near Ponoka

Emergency crews attended the scene where a pickup went off the QE2

Pickup ends up in river near Ponoka
Blackfalds RCMP recommend not travelling on the QE2 from Blackfalds to Red Deer due to icy roads and several vehicles in the ditch. Avoid both north and southbound lanes.                                Photo by Renee Cunnington

RCMP: Avoid driving on the QE2 from Blackfalds to Red Deer

The highway lanes near Ponoka are slick due to wintry weather

Blackfalds RCMP recommend not travelling on the QE2 from Blackfalds to Red Deer due to icy roads and several vehicles in the ditch. Avoid both north and southbound lanes.                                Photo by Renee Cunnington
The second vehicle involved in the Friday night collision had relatively minor damage to it, however, its airbags did deploy. The vehicle ended up in the southbound lane of Highway 2A. An RCMP collision analyst was on scene to determine the cause.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Head-on collision south of Ponoka closes Highway 2A lanes

Fire crews extricated one person with serious injuries

The second vehicle involved in the Friday night collision had relatively minor damage to it, however, its airbags did deploy. The vehicle ended up in the southbound lane of Highway 2A. An RCMP collision analyst was on scene to determine the cause.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett (third from right) speaks to media Friday morning about the town’s decision to not sign off on the school tax requisition unless the province comes to the table with some grant options. Town of Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls (far right) was also in attendance to show his support. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka pushes for a piece of the grant pie

The town argues that rural municipalities are losing out of provincial funding opportunities

Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett (third from right) speaks to media Friday morning about the town’s decision to not sign off on the school tax requisition unless the province comes to the table with some grant options. Town of Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls (far right) was also in attendance to show his support. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Man dies in collision near Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a single vehicle collision on the QE2 south of Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye