Jordie Dwyer

The GLWS used a sluice to help measure the success of a pair of tests this summer on filters that could help solve the issue of prussian carp potentially invading Gull Lake. Photo submitted

Full scale test next step for GLWS

Hope is filter will contain Prussian Carp eggs from entering Gull Lake

The GLWS used a sluice to help measure the success of a pair of tests this summer on filters that could help solve the issue of prussian carp potentially invading Gull Lake. Photo submitted
A crowd of around 50 people gathered outside the Samson Cree Nation offices on Aug. 9 to remember the young life lost recently as well as to console each other and pray for the community.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Vigil held in Maskwacis for another death

Samson Cree Nation comes together for comfort, console each other

A crowd of around 50 people gathered outside the Samson Cree Nation offices on Aug. 9 to remember the young life lost recently as well as to console each other and pray for the community.                                Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Land use planning, such as ensuring protection of water bodies and efficient management of land, for Ponoka County will soon have to come from a different source as their consultant agency is being dissolved. File photo

West Central Planning agency dissolved after 25 years

Wetaskiwin County among last two agency members

Land use planning, such as ensuring protection of water bodies and efficient management of land, for Ponoka County will soon have to come from a different source as their consultant agency is being dissolved. File photo
Karen and Darren Fischer from Rimbey receive their $75,000 prize from Terry Jones of the Ponoka Stampede as the winners of the annual Cattle Raffle. The couple took the cash instead of the 50-bred heifers. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTO: Stampede Cattle Raffle winner

Rimbey couple take home cash instead of cattle

Karen and Darren Fischer from Rimbey receive their $75,000 prize from Terry Jones of the Ponoka Stampede as the winners of the annual Cattle Raffle. The couple took the cash instead of the 50-bred heifers. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin RCMP team up in drug bust

Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin RCMP team up in drug bust

Man and woman, both 25, facing multiple charges

Maskwacis, Wetaskiwin RCMP team up in drug bust
The beef industry in Alberta has strengthened its resolve to help producers and processors rebound from the disasterous affects the pandemic has brought in recent months.                                File photo

Beef industry not letting up on the pressure

ABP, ACFA, CCA continuing to fight for producers, processors

The beef industry in Alberta has strengthened its resolve to help producers and processors rebound from the disasterous affects the pandemic has brought in recent months.                                File photo
Recovered Ponoka patient donates to plasma study

Recovered Ponoka patient donates to plasma study

Former town councillor John Jacobs contracted the virus during a trip and has since recovered

Recovered Ponoka patient donates to plasma study
Arrests made in Maskwacis homicide

Arrests made in Maskwacis homicide

Pair in custody and facing murder charges

Arrests made in Maskwacis homicide
The legal attempt by the Ponoka Right to Farm Society to fight the approval of the Northwest ASP by Ponoka County has been stopped in its tracks by a court decision April 21. File photo

Appeal of Ponoka County Northwest ASP dismissed by court

Ponoka Right to Farm ordered to pay County’s court costs

The legal attempt by the Ponoka Right to Farm Society to fight the approval of the Northwest ASP by Ponoka County has been stopped in its tracks by a court decision April 21. File photo
Alberta dairy farmers are experiencing the same issues as the rest of the industry due to COVID-19. Black Press file

Dairies feeling the pinch in Alberta

Quotas being adjusted to meet the new reality

Alberta dairy farmers are experiencing the same issues as the rest of the industry due to COVID-19. Black Press file
UPDATED: Death near Maskwacis a homicide

UPDATED: Death near Maskwacis a homicide

Chief Craig Makinaw responds

UPDATED: Death near Maskwacis a homicide
Volunteers put together the food packages at the Four Nations Arena that are being delivered to residents around Maskwacis. Image: Samson Cree Nation Facebook

Samson Cree Nation working to ensure residents’ safety

Chief and council issue new regulations on housing, health

Volunteers put together the food packages at the Four Nations Arena that are being delivered to residents around Maskwacis. Image: Samson Cree Nation Facebook
Blaze destroys home north of Bashaw

Blaze destroys home north of Bashaw

Community already stepping up to coordinate relief for couple

Blaze destroys home north of Bashaw
Ponoka doctors looking at all options

Ponoka doctors looking at all options

Government cuts continue to affect mostly rural doctors

Ponoka doctors looking at all options
Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter

Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter

The Samson Cree Nation has opened up a temporary shelter in the…

Samson Cree Nation opens emergency shelter
Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback officially signing the declaration at a press conference March 25. Photo submitted

Maskwacis Four Nations facing potential food, medicine, disinfectant shortages

Alberta’s Indigenous Affairs Minister Rick Wilson comments on situation

Samson Cree Nation Chief Vernon Saddleback officially signing the declaration at a press conference March 25. Photo submitted
Albertans are being warned to be even more cautious now regarding schemes surrounding investment fraud. Image: ASC

Public warned of increase in investment scams

ASC urges caution amidst uptick in COVID-19 related scams

Albertans are being warned to be even more cautious now regarding schemes surrounding investment fraud. Image: ASC
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RCMP make child porn arrest

Bashaw police close several cases the past couple months

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The investigation into the now fatal Manny’s Hotel fire in Wetaskiwin on Jan. 14 has led to a pair being arrested and charged. File photo

Pair of arrests made in fatal Wetaskiwin fire

Murder and accesory after the fact charges laid in Manny’s Hotel blaze

The investigation into the now fatal Manny’s Hotel fire in Wetaskiwin on Jan. 14 has led to a pair being arrested and charged. File photo
Agriculture and Forestry minister Devin Dreeshen announced a new funding agreement to coincide with a newly restructured 4-H organization in Alberta in Ponoka on Feb. 22. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Province commits long term to 4-H in Alberta

10-year funding commitment will sustain re-structured 4-H organization

Agriculture and Forestry minister Devin Dreeshen announced a new funding agreement to coincide with a newly restructured 4-H organization in Alberta in Ponoka on Feb. 22. Photo by Jordie Dwyer