Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Alberta Environment and Parks seeks feedback from Albertans over Bighorn Country. Proposals include ways to conserve the natural landscape while also developing tourism. Surveys can be filled out online. These photos were taken in the Cline River area by reader Keith Clarke.                                Photos courtesy of Keith Clarke

Alberta proposes $40 million investment into Bighorn Country over five years

Province seeks feedback on the proposal which brings 3 new provincial parks to the area

Alberta Environment and Parks seeks feedback from Albertans over Bighorn Country. Proposals include ways to conserve the natural landscape while also developing tourism. Surveys can be filled out online. These photos were taken in the Cline River area by reader Keith Clarke.                                Photos courtesy of Keith Clarke
The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. after his truck crashed through a guard rail and into the median. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway QE2 just south of the Highway 53 Ponoka exit.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Pickup crashes through guardrail near Ponoka

It is believed there were minor injuries to the driver whose pickup ended up in the median

The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. after his truck crashed through a guard rail and into the median. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway QE2 just south of the Highway 53 Ponoka exit.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Semi loses lumber on QE2: Wintry road conditions on the QE2 near Ponoka continued to wreak havoc for motorists. At about 10:45 a.m. Friday morning a southbound semi tractor hauling lumber rolled in the median just north of Ponoka.                                Photos submitted

Semi tractor hauling lumber rolls near Ponoka

Icy roads continue to wreak havoc on the the QE2

Semi loses lumber on QE2: Wintry road conditions on the QE2 near Ponoka continued to wreak havoc for motorists. At about 10:45 a.m. Friday morning a southbound semi tractor hauling lumber rolled in the median just north of Ponoka.                                Photos submitted
Wintry driving conditions proved a struggle on the Friday morning commute on QE2 with multiple vehicles in the ditch, along with several collisions. This rollover occurred at QE2 and Secondary Highway 611. It is believed there were no injuries from the incident. Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit                                 Wintry driving conditions proved a struggle on the Friday morning commute on QE2 with multiple vehicles in the ditch, along with several collisions. This rollover occurred at QE2 and Secondary Highway 611. It is believed there were no injuries from the incident. Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit

Rollovers near Ponoka keep crews busy

Wintry road conditions proved a struggle for motorists on the QE2 highway with several incidents

Wintry driving conditions proved a struggle on the Friday morning commute on QE2 with multiple vehicles in the ditch, along with several collisions. This rollover occurred at QE2 and Secondary Highway 611. It is believed there were no injuries from the incident. Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit                                 Wintry driving conditions proved a struggle on the Friday morning commute on QE2 with multiple vehicles in the ditch, along with several collisions. This rollover occurred at QE2 and Secondary Highway 611. It is believed there were no injuries from the incident. Photo courtesy of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit
A small plane crashed into a field east of Ponoka on Nov. 13 in the evening. It appears the plane crash-landed and then slid into a copse of trees before fully stopping. The plane lost its tail in the crash and had damage to its propellors and a few other areas.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Autopilot did not disconnect in plane crash landing

The airplane had its tail ripped off and it ended right side up in a copse of trees east of Ponoka

A small plane crashed into a field east of Ponoka on Nov. 13 in the evening. It appears the plane crash-landed and then slid into a copse of trees before fully stopping. The plane lost its tail in the crash and had damage to its propellors and a few other areas.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Concerns of Prussian carp has put a hold on pumping water into Gull Lake from the Blindman River for five years until the province figures out a way to manage the issues in the river. The invasive species presents a serious threat to local aquatic systems.                                Alberta Environment and Parks photo

No pumping into Gull Lake for 5 years due to carp concerns

Worries of carp in the Blindman River has put a hold on pumping water into Gull Lake

Concerns of Prussian carp has put a hold on pumping water into Gull Lake from the Blindman River for five years until the province figures out a way to manage the issues in the river. The invasive species presents a serious threat to local aquatic systems.                                Alberta Environment and Parks photo
A collision in the southbound lanes on QE2 near Millet and Leduc slowed highway traffic for some hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene. Photo Miriam Kaye/Twitter

Traffic on QE2 slow going after collision near Millet and Leduc

Edmonton Police deal with slick roads and 125 collisions as of 4 p.m.

A collision in the southbound lanes on QE2 near Millet and Leduc slowed highway traffic for some hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene. Photo Miriam Kaye/Twitter
Mule deer runs into car: A woman was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for a check up after a deer hit the driver’s side of her car Thursday night. The incident occurred north of Ponoka on Highway 2A at about 5:45 p.m. The driver’s side airbag deployed and the woman was taken to the hospital, although it is believed the injuries were minor. EMS, Ponoka RCMP and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department responded to the call. The dead deer was found in the ditch a short distance from the scene.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Mule deer runs into car near Ponoka

Woman taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for check up

Mule deer runs into car: A woman was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for a check up after a deer hit the driver’s side of her car Thursday night. The incident occurred north of Ponoka on Highway 2A at about 5:45 p.m. The driver’s side airbag deployed and the woman was taken to the hospital, although it is believed the injuries were minor. EMS, Ponoka RCMP and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department responded to the call. The dead deer was found in the ditch a short distance from the scene.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services

WATCH: Close races see changes in winners at CFR Red Deer

Alberta cowboys well represented at Canada’s biggest pro rodeo finals

Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services
Bantam Raiders pillage Ponoka 25-8

Bantam Raiders pillage Ponoka 25-8

Lacombe advances to provincials

Bantam Raiders pillage Ponoka 25-8
Devon RCMP say pins were located in these Halloween candies. They urge Devon residents to check their bags to be sure.                                RCMP photo

Pins found in Halloween candy in Devon

Devon RCMP say pins were found in marshmallow type candies and Cheezies chips bags

Devon RCMP say pins were located in these Halloween candies. They urge Devon residents to check their bags to be sure.                                RCMP photo
Ponoka and area athletes pose Oct. 24 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame during a Ponoka Stampede send off before the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. In the picture are (back row l-r) Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson; Zane Lambert, bull rider; Jacob Stemo, bareback; Wacey Finkbeiner, bull rider; Brett Buss, team roping header; Levi Simpson, team roping header; Tyrel Flewelling, team roping heeler and Bruce Harbin, Ponoka Stampede vice-president. Front row (l-r) are Craig Weisgerber, steer wrestling; Justine Elliot, barrel racing; Jordan Hansen, bull riding; Shayna Weir, barrel racing and Jake Vold, bareback.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka cowboys ready themselves for the Canadian Finals Rodeo

A total of 11 area athletes will compete at the CFR in Red Deer

Ponoka and area athletes pose Oct. 24 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame during a Ponoka Stampede send off before the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. In the picture are (back row l-r) Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson; Zane Lambert, bull rider; Jacob Stemo, bareback; Wacey Finkbeiner, bull rider; Brett Buss, team roping header; Levi Simpson, team roping header; Tyrel Flewelling, team roping heeler and Bruce Harbin, Ponoka Stampede vice-president. Front row (l-r) are Craig Weisgerber, steer wrestling; Justine Elliot, barrel racing; Jordan Hansen, bull riding; Shayna Weir, barrel racing and Jake Vold, bareback.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Wolves on the hunt: A trail cam recently captured these wolves hunting a bull in the southern B.C. around the Noble Lake area of Kamloops. The owners had a trail cam up at a cattle range and when looking through the images found these pictures of a wolf pack hunting one of their bulls. Upon seeing these images, the owners went to see if they were missing a bull. The date stamp shows the images were taken on the morning of Sept. 30.                                Photo submitted by Cole Scott

PHOTOS: Trail cam captures wolf pack hunting a bull

A trail cam at a range in the southern B.C. area captured these wolves chasing down a bull

Wolves on the hunt: A trail cam recently captured these wolves hunting a bull in the southern B.C. around the Noble Lake area of Kamloops. The owners had a trail cam up at a cattle range and when looking through the images found these pictures of a wolf pack hunting one of their bulls. Upon seeing these images, the owners went to see if they were missing a bull. The date stamp shows the images were taken on the morning of Sept. 30.                                Photo submitted by Cole Scott
Grade 7 students at Ponoka Secondary Campus presented an arts project Oct. 21 aimed at reconciliation. The initiative was a weeklong project where students learned about First Nations and colonial history and its affect on individuals. The students then wrote songs about their experience with the melodies added by an arts group called DARKSPARK. Here the students speak to attendees and parents. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka plays host to music arts program aimed at empowering youths

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

Grade 7 students at Ponoka Secondary Campus presented an arts project Oct. 21 aimed at reconciliation. The initiative was a weeklong project where students learned about First Nations and colonial history and its affect on individuals. The students then wrote songs about their experience with the melodies added by an arts group called DARKSPARK. Here the students speak to attendees and parents. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
$38,000 power bill in Ontario raising red flags for Albertans

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

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

$38,000 power bill in Ontario raising red flags for Albertans
The Ponoka County West District Fire Department was called to a baler fire just west of Gull Lake on Thursday morning. It was the second baler fire in 12 hours. With the warm weather farmers have been harvesting in full force. Photo submitted

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

The Ponoka County West District Fire Department was called to a baler fire just west of Gull Lake on Thursday morning. It was the second baler fire in 12 hours. With the warm weather farmers have been harvesting in full force. Photo submitted
A tragic accident on Highway 2 near Ponoka this weekend claimed the life of one of rodeo’s biggest fans. Darrell Paulovich died tragically as a result of the accident and support for family and friends has started to pour in.                                Facebook photo

Darrell Paulovich remembered after accident claims his life

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

A tragic accident on Highway 2 near Ponoka this weekend claimed the life of one of rodeo’s biggest fans. Darrell Paulovich died tragically as a result of the accident and support for family and friends has started to pour in.                                Facebook photo
Miraculously everyone involved in a head-on collision between a Dodge Caravan and a Lexus SUV Tuesday night are alive. The incident occurred after a northbound vehicle was driving in the southbound lanes on Highway 2. Photo submitted

Miraculously, four survive head-on collision north of Ponoka

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

Miraculously everyone involved in a head-on collision between a Dodge Caravan and a Lexus SUV Tuesday night are alive. The incident occurred after a northbound vehicle was driving in the southbound lanes on Highway 2. Photo submitted
Serious collision north of Ponoka

Serious collision north of Ponoka

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

Serious collision north of Ponoka
Edmonton Police charge man with attempted kidnapping with a firearm

Edmonton Police charge man with attempted kidnapping with a firearm

The charges stem from an alleged kidnapping in Edmonton of a 14-year-old girl

Edmonton Police charge man with attempted kidnapping with a firearm