Town of Ponoka

The Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park will be taken down, as scheduled, on Nov. 14. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka flag display to be taken down on schedule despite controversy

VVOC says the display violates their trademark tribute “Flags of Remembrance”

 

The geospatial map on alberta.ca was reporting 22 active cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) on Nov. 4, 2020, when on the “Local geographic area” setting . (Image: alberta.ca)

Ponoka councils discuss confusion over COVID-19 case numbers

Town says mandatory mask bylaw would be ‘premature’ until numbers better understood

 

Bill Kirwan holds up the notice that was left on his doorknob on Sept. 8, that states his utilities would be disconnected if he didn’t pay his overdue amount by Sept. 11. Parts of the image were blurred to protect personal information. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Ponoka homeowner feels ‘disrespected’ by utility disconnection notice

Town responds with information about overdue account process

 

Hamilton’s IGA in Ponoka has responded to the public health measures by ensuring physical distancing between customers in lineups. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Ponoka chamber hosts teleconference on COVID-19 response

Three levels of government represented

Hamilton’s IGA in Ponoka has responded to the public health measures by ensuring physical distancing between customers in lineups. Photo by Emily Jaycox
A file photo from April, 2019 shows residents in Seasons Ponoka’s dining room.

Seasons Ponoka residents in self-isolation

No presumed or confirmed cases

A file photo from April, 2019 shows residents in Seasons Ponoka’s dining room.
UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees

UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees

Hopes to return employees to work after COVID-19 crisis is over

UPDATED: Town of Ponoka cancels shifts for 23 casual employees
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
Ponoka town council has passed a motion to put in trust the education portion of the property taxes as a bargaining chip to get infrastructure funding from the province. File photo

Ponoka council approves holding back tax money from province

Town to stop sending education portion in hopes of getting fieldhouse project funding

Ponoka town council has passed a motion to put in trust the education portion of the property taxes as a bargaining chip to get infrastructure funding from the province. File photo
So close yet so far: Quick-thinking good samaritans helped corral a yearling that escaped out of the VJV Auction Mart in Ponoka Wednesday afternoon. It appears the animal ran out and then headed north on Highway 2A at about 4:30 p.m. It then tried to jump through a snow bank and slipped near the Ponoka Husky gas station. The three helpful gentlemen held down the yearling safely until staff could secure the animal and bring it back to the auction mart.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTO: Good samaritans help corral escaped cow in Ponoka

A cow escaped out of the VJV Auction Mart in Ponoka on Wednesday afternoon but was caught

So close yet so far: Quick-thinking good samaritans helped corral a yearling that escaped out of the VJV Auction Mart in Ponoka Wednesday afternoon. It appears the animal ran out and then headed north on Highway 2A at about 4:30 p.m. It then tried to jump through a snow bank and slipped near the Ponoka Husky gas station. The three helpful gentlemen held down the yearling safely until staff could secure the animal and bring it back to the auction mart.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka County took over fire services for the Town of Ponoka Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The county held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the issue and approved the request to take over services. It was intended to come into effect May 1.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Breaking: Ponoka County takes over Town of Ponoka Fire Services

After a special meeting with the county locks were changed and the county took over

Ponoka County took over fire services for the Town of Ponoka Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The county held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the issue and approved the request to take over services. It was intended to come into effect May 1.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

The town hopes to split the $50,000 ask with the Ponoka Stampede Association

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games