Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATE: Wetaskiwin hotel up in flames, high school closed due to smoke

UPDATE: Wetaskiwin hotel up in flames, high school closed due to smoke

Fire crews have been dealing with a fire at the historic Rose Country Inn

UPDATE: Wetaskiwin hotel up in flames, high school closed due to smoke
UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled after Edmonton mother found with boy

UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled after Edmonton mother found with boy

Edmonton Police cancelled the Amber Alert after the pair were located in Okotoks

UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled after Edmonton mother found with boy
Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a trailer in flames early morning March 15. The driver was hauling two trailers but was able to unhook the semi and the first trailer to prevent further damage. There were no injuries.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka fire crews deal with trailer fire on the QEII

There wasn’t much left of a 53 foot trailer after it went up in flames near Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a trailer in flames early morning March 15. The driver was hauling two trailers but was able to unhook the semi and the first trailer to prevent further damage. There were no injuries.                                Photo submitted
Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passed away after a losing battle with cancer. Doc died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family.                                File photo

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passes away

Doc lost his five year battle with cancer but was surrounded by friends and family

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passed away after a losing battle with cancer. Doc died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family.                                File photo
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Rocky Mountain House

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Rocky Mountain House

A second earthquake in six days hits central Alberta

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits Rocky Mountain House
Photos courtesy of the Alberta Sheriffs and Athabasca RCMP

RCMP/Sheriffs find owner of teddy bear

Officers in Athabasca were able to find the owner thanks to a viral Facebook post

Photos courtesy of the Alberta Sheriffs and Athabasca RCMP
UPDATED - Tow restriction in Leduc County, QEII

UPDATED – Tow restriction in Leduc County, QEII

Motorists advised to avoid driving on the QE2 in central Alberta, Leduc

UPDATED - Tow restriction in Leduc County, QEII
‘Project All In’ sees support in Ponoka

‘Project All In’ sees support in Ponoka

The mental health advocacy project is about first responders mental health support

‘Project All In’ sees support in Ponoka
The 2019 Canada Winter Games speed skating team relay finals Feb. 22 were an action-packed event with the Alberta boys taking silver in a close finale against Quebec. Alberta was close behind Quebec but it wasn’t enough to make the win. However, the Alberta boys won silver.                                Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Alberta male team takes silver in Winter Games relay speed skating

Alberta was close behind Quebec in the team relay speed skating finals

The 2019 Canada Winter Games speed skating team relay finals Feb. 22 were an action-packed event with the Alberta boys taking silver in a close finale against Quebec. Alberta was close behind Quebec but it wasn’t enough to make the win. However, the Alberta boys won silver.                                Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Blake Taylor, territory sales representative with AGI speaks to attendees of a Bayer Crop Science trade show at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Feb. 21. The trade show is about working closely with seed science while also working with industry partners.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka host to Bayer Crop Science seed innovations trade show

The company held a trade show with seed crop science industry partners at the ag event centre

Blake Taylor, territory sales representative with AGI speaks to attendees of a Bayer Crop Science trade show at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Feb. 21. The trade show is about working closely with seed science while also working with industry partners.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
After 45 years of business in town, Ponoka’s H&R Block held a special celebration Thursday with cake and coffee for clients. The celebration is significant enough that the company president visited with company executives. Pictured in the photo are (l-r) Ursula Hefti, tax preparer; Gena Whiting, client service leader; Brenda Hulsman; senior tax pro; Altaf Hirji, AVP retail operations; Peter Bruno, president; Rob Conway, vp operations; Cecile Wahl, owner/operator; Tracy Taylor, district district manager; Joyce Vopni, tax pro; Jean Hastie, client; John Hickerson, director of franchise development plus Camrose franchise owners Janice and Allen Zimmerman.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kayep[;

Ponoka H&R Block celebrates 45 years of business in town

The company president stopped by for a visit to congratulate the Ponoka branch for its longevity

After 45 years of business in town, Ponoka’s H&R Block held a special celebration Thursday with cake and coffee for clients. The celebration is significant enough that the company president visited with company executives. Pictured in the photo are (l-r) Ursula Hefti, tax preparer; Gena Whiting, client service leader; Brenda Hulsman; senior tax pro; Altaf Hirji, AVP retail operations; Peter Bruno, president; Rob Conway, vp operations; Cecile Wahl, owner/operator; Tracy Taylor, district district manager; Joyce Vopni, tax pro; Jean Hastie, client; John Hickerson, director of franchise development plus Camrose franchise owners Janice and Allen Zimmerman.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kayep[;
Jean and Ron Melrose have a story of love that spans their lives. Both 82, they culminated that story after 65 years of being apart with a wedding Feb. 9 in Ponoka. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Couple marries in Ponoka after 65 years apart

The couple were born in Scotland and went to the same school and dated before his family moved

Jean and Ron Melrose have a story of love that spans their lives. Both 82, they culminated that story after 65 years of being apart with a wedding Feb. 9 in Ponoka. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Mountie Brad MacCallum, pictured here in the Yukon recently, helped prevent an alleged bank robbery on his day off. His quick-thinking diffused the situation. Photo submitted

Off-duty Mountie from Ponoka prevents bank robbery

The RCMP member was in Red Deer and went to make a bank transaction when the incident occurred

Mountie Brad MacCallum, pictured here in the Yukon recently, helped prevent an alleged bank robbery on his day off. His quick-thinking diffused the situation. Photo submitted
Alberta Environment and Parks map

MLA Jason Nixon speaks on province’s Bighorn Country proposal

The MLA suggests more discussion is needed related to the proposal and its future

Alberta Environment and Parks map
Emergency crews and two flat deck trucks from Calnash Trucking were used Friday morning to pull this large rock hauler out of the river. Alberta Environment was notified of the incident and that there was diesel that entered the river. Photo submitted

PHOTOS: Ponoka County man lucky to survive crash into river

The driver of the rock truck was trapped and the vehicle partially submerged in the water

Emergency crews and two flat deck trucks from Calnash Trucking were used Friday morning to pull this large rock hauler out of the river. Alberta Environment was notified of the incident and that there was diesel that entered the river. Photo submitted
Edmonton Police advise delays expected for Tuesday pro pipeline convoy

Edmonton Police advise delays expected for Tuesday pro pipeline convoy

A pro-pipeline truck convoy is expected Tuesday morning on the Anthony Henday in Edmonton

Edmonton Police advise delays expected for Tuesday pro pipeline convoy
Rimbey RCMP are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Jan. 19 at the Rimbey Liquor Store at about 8:30 p.m.                                RCMP photo

Rimbey RCMP investigating armed robbery with possible handgun

Police are investigating an incident earlier in the day on Jan. 19 that may be linked

Rimbey RCMP are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Jan. 19 at the Rimbey Liquor Store at about 8:30 p.m.                                RCMP photo
Lunar lights: Many in North America took in the lunar eclipse that occurred Sunday night. With most people’s eyes to the sky, viewers were given the treat of a super blood wolf moon. The next lunar eclipse is expected to arrive on May 2021. For those with no clouds in the sky, it was a real treat. These two photos show the eclipse almost covering the moon and then about 30 minutes later. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTO: Eyes turn to heavens to witness super blood wolf moon

These two photos show the lunar eclipse about 30 minutes apart from each other.

Lunar lights: Many in North America took in the lunar eclipse that occurred Sunday night. With most people’s eyes to the sky, viewers were given the treat of a super blood wolf moon. The next lunar eclipse is expected to arrive on May 2021. For those with no clouds in the sky, it was a real treat. These two photos show the eclipse almost covering the moon and then about 30 minutes later. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Alberta’s rodeo world was sent into sadness after the passing of Ponoka cowboy Bud Butterfield. This file photo of Bud was taken during the Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction in 2017 when the association featured Bud on its collectible poster.                                File photo

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Alberta’s rodeo world was sent into sadness after the passing of Ponoka cowboy Bud Butterfield. This file photo of Bud was taken during the Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction in 2017 when the association featured Bud on its collectible poster.                                File photo
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