Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Lacombe city councillor Thalia Hibbs has thrown her name into the Lacombe-Ponoka UCP nomination run. She made the announcement July 25.                                Photo submitted

Lacombe councillor Thalia Hibbs adds her name to UCP nomination

Hibbs will challenge MLA Ron Orr and Rita Reich for the Lacombe-Ponoka UCP nomination

Lacombe city councillor Thalia Hibbs has thrown her name into the Lacombe-Ponoka UCP nomination run. She made the announcement July 25.                                Photo submitted
UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized

UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized

Canadian Border and Airdrie RCMP charged a man after an attempt to bring the weapons into Canada

UPDATED: Airdrie man charged after Taser-like weapons seized
Readers sent in these images of the effects of the storm Friday night. While the storm brought some beautiful scenes, it also brought hail, which damaged area homes and vehicles. For others, it was an opportunity to show just how much hail there was. Photos submitted

Storm rips through Central Alberta

Hail pelts region causing damage to farmland, plus communities in Ponoka, Bashaw and Stettler

Readers sent in these images of the effects of the storm Friday night. While the storm brought some beautiful scenes, it also brought hail, which damaged area homes and vehicles. For others, it was an opportunity to show just how much hail there was. Photos submitted
Lacoka Locos midget players stand at attention during a special drum song ceremony before a special exhibition game against a First Nations lacrosse team July 7. The special game was the signal of a new program to build up a lacrosse program in Maskwacis.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Lacoka Lacrosse and Maskwacis join efforts for lacrosse program

With support of the Maskwacis chiefs, the goal is to bring lacrosse back to Maskwacis kids

Lacoka Locos midget players stand at attention during a special drum song ceremony before a special exhibition game against a First Nations lacrosse team July 7. The special game was the signal of a new program to build up a lacrosse program in Maskwacis.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
The right front side of this semi tractor was destroyed after the collision.

Ponoka RCMP investigate collision between semi and two sedans

Police investigating possible road rage after two sedans appear to have stopped abruptly on Hwy 2

The right front side of this semi tractor was destroyed after the collision.
Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.

Ponoka Stampede closes with several first time winners

Ponoka athletes just miss the win in the showdown round to packed stands.

Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.
Calgary man caught masturbating while driving

Calgary man caught masturbating while driving

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit also witnessed a motorist at 279 km/h in separate incident

Calgary man caught masturbating while driving
Hardisty’s Lane Watt holds on for a strong ride June 30 on the fifth day of the Ponoka Stampede. Watt managed to hold on but scored a 69.25, not enough to get him in the top 12. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka team ropers in top 12 spot so far

As Ponoka Stampede day 5 closes, Ponoka team ropers land themselves in the runnings

Hardisty’s Lane Watt holds on for a strong ride June 30 on the fifth day of the Ponoka Stampede. Watt managed to hold on but scored a 69.25, not enough to get him in the top 12. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Bareback rider Jake Vold prepares his saddle before the bareback riding event.

Jake Vold takes the lead at Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede’s fourth day of rodeo was full of thrills and spills.

Bareback rider Jake Vold prepares his saddle before the bareback riding event.
Bareback Trenton Montero gives it his all Tuesday evening on the first day of the Ponoka Stampede.

Ponoka Stampede gets out of the gate

The 82nd version of the largest seven-day rodeo in Canada started last night

Bareback Trenton Montero gives it his all Tuesday evening on the first day of the Ponoka Stampede.
Breaking: SuperNet provider Axia cannot guarantee continued service

Breaking: SuperNet provider Axia cannot guarantee continued service

Alberta’s health, schools, libraries, municipal governments at risk from delayed bidding

Breaking: SuperNet provider Axia cannot guarantee continued service
Ponoka union staff approve strike

Ponoka union staff approve strike

“Vast majority” of staff voted in favour of a strike against the town, 72-hours notice required

Ponoka union staff approve strike
Image from the University of Manitoba Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre

Potential for isolated tornado on Saturday afternoon

Central Alberta east of Edmonton may see tornado action along with thunderstorm activity

Image from the University of Manitoba Prairie and Arctic Storm Prediction Centre
Heat warning issued for Red Deer, Ponoka areas

Heat warning issued for Red Deer, Ponoka areas

Central Alberta under heat warning Thursday

Heat warning issued for Red Deer, Ponoka areas
Alberta School Boards president wants to return transparency to organization

Alberta School Boards president wants to return transparency to organization

Lorrie Jess was elected president on Monday after an exodus of leadership

Alberta School Boards president wants to return transparency to organization
Ponoka school divisions show imbalance in students with learning needs enrolment

Ponoka school divisions show imbalance in students with learning needs enrolment

How Wolf Creek Public Schools and STAR Catholic consider a student as resident differs

Ponoka school divisions show imbalance in students with learning needs enrolment
Meeting Creek’s Layton Green earned a once-in-a-lifetime centennial buckle at the Falkland Stampede over the May long weekend. It was at this time last year that Layton’s season started rolling, the same appears to be the case for this season. File photo from the Ponoka Stampede

Layton Green wins centennial Falkland Stampede buckle

The Meeting Creek saddle bronc rider’s 2018 season is starting to kick off at a decent pace.

Meeting Creek’s Layton Green earned a once-in-a-lifetime centennial buckle at the Falkland Stampede over the May long weekend. It was at this time last year that Layton’s season started rolling, the same appears to be the case for this season. File photo from the Ponoka Stampede
Producers of packaging are responsible for a product till to end of its life and have built-in costs for this service. However, Alberta is the only Canadian province that doesn’t legislate what’s called Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging.                                Black Press photo

Producers are already charging customers for recycle services

Fixed recycle fees are built-in to packaging rates by producers across the country.

Producers of packaging are responsible for a product till to end of its life and have built-in costs for this service. However, Alberta is the only Canadian province that doesn’t legislate what’s called Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging.                                Black Press photo
Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild along with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde take part in the MESC signing Friday afternoon. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Maskwacis and feds sign historic education agreement

The Maskwacis Education School Commission signed an agreement setting the stage for their education

Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild along with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde take part in the MESC signing Friday afternoon. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Emergency crews attend to a motorcycle driver involved in a collision with another motorcycle on Highway 2 south of Ponoka Sunday afternoon. Both northbound and southbound lanes were backed up for some time while the scene was cleared. Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department and the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and EMS crews attended.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Minor injuries in motorcycle collision south of Ponoka

A motorcycle rear-ended another motorcycle on Highway 2 Sunday afternoon

Emergency crews attend to a motorcycle driver involved in a collision with another motorcycle on Highway 2 south of Ponoka Sunday afternoon. Both northbound and southbound lanes were backed up for some time while the scene was cleared. Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department and the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and EMS crews attended.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye