Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka Stampede heads into final day

Ponoka Stampede heads into final day

Some Ponoka and area competitors remain in the hunt for a Stampede title

Ponoka Stampede heads into final day
JR Vezain comes out of the chute in the bareback Wednesday and has the lead after scoring an 86.5. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Second day filled with sunshine and good scores

Day two of the Ponoka Stampede saw moves in some events and the start of chuckwagon racing

JR Vezain comes out of the chute in the bareback Wednesday and has the lead after scoring an 86.5. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
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.
MISSING: Police hoping to locate man reported missing

MISSING: Police hoping to locate man reported missing

Ponoka RCMP looking to public to help find Joseph Desjarlais

MISSING: Police hoping to locate man reported missing
A contingent of Special Olympics athletes and coaches transfer luggage, equipment and passengers to a new bus from the Ponoka Lions Club bus in Ponoka after being rescued off Highway 2 following a nearly tragic breakdown of their first bus. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka Lions Club bus rescues Special Olympic athletes

Bus breakdown could have been bad, Ponoka groups come to save the day

A contingent of Special Olympics athletes and coaches transfer luggage, equipment and passengers to a new bus from the Ponoka Lions Club bus in Ponoka after being rescued off Highway 2 following a nearly tragic breakdown of their first bus. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
RCMP finally get their suspect in an armed robbery several months ago in Alix.

Arrest made in Alix robbery case

Red Deer man now in custody after being caught by Innisfail RCMP

RCMP finally get their suspect in an armed robbery several months ago in Alix.
Village of Alix shuts off water service after main break

Village of Alix shuts off water service after main break

Water trucks can be found at the Alix Arena parking lot and the Alix Fire Hall parking lot

Village of Alix shuts off water service after main break
Boil water advisory issued for Alix

Boil water advisory issued for Alix

Precautionary measure to boil water issued by AHS due to water system problem

Boil water advisory issued for Alix
Pair from Mirror, Alix area finally under arrest

Pair from Mirror, Alix area finally under arrest

Rural Crime Reduction Project instrumental in catching repeat offenders

Pair from Mirror, Alix area finally under arrest
A large amount of Prussian carp in Gull Lake has halted water being pumped into it by Alberta Environment. Ponoka County discussed the issue at its recent meeting.File photo

Ponoka County worries about Prussian carp in Gull Lake

Alberta Environment delays pumping due to at least 1,000 carp found near the pump channel inlet

A large amount of Prussian carp in Gull Lake has halted water being pumped into it by Alberta Environment. Ponoka County discussed the issue at its recent meeting.File photo
Jayson Lovell WCPS superintendent

Over $2.6 million in cuts at Wolf Creek Public Schools

Inclusive learning supports slashed by $1.4 million in major budget course correction for WCPS

Jayson Lovell WCPS superintendent
WCPS to set meeting with Alberta Education

WCPS to set meeting with Alberta Education

Wolf Creek Public Schools wants to see some clarification on student funding

WCPS to set meeting with Alberta Education
This file photo from 2016 shows a tornado that touched down in Ponoka. It caused damage to five homes but left no injuries. Environment Canada later confirmed the event, stating it was an Enhanced Fujita Scale Zero.

Alberta set to update emergency management rules

Legislative amendments to address concerns raised in follow up to recent Alberta disasters

This file photo from 2016 shows a tornado that touched down in Ponoka. It caused damage to five homes but left no injuries. Environment Canada later confirmed the event, stating it was an Enhanced Fujita Scale Zero.
Murder charges laid against two individuals in a homicide that occurred this week. File photo

Maskwacis pair charged in recent homicide

Two facing second degree murder charges, two more charged with being accessories

Murder charges laid against two individuals in a homicide that occurred this week. File photo
WCPS superintendent Jayson Lovell listens to a translation from a student at one of the new sister schools for the division during last month’s visit to China. Image: WCPS

Student and cultural exchange signed by WCPS with region in China

Liwan students slated to be in Canada first this summer, WCPS students head over next spring

WCPS superintendent Jayson Lovell listens to a translation from a student at one of the new sister schools for the division during last month’s visit to China. Image: WCPS
Jayson Lovell WCPS Superintendent

WCPS budget for learning supports no longer viable at current levels

New funding model necessary as intensive supported student numbers rise dramatically

Jayson Lovell WCPS Superintendent
Nearly a one of a kind items, California Golden Seals ring that owner Charlie Finley had made and allegedly sold to the players during his time. This one used to belong to Joe Serratore who used to sharpen skates for the club. He had it given to a friend after he passed away. Image courtesy Rich Reilley

New book turns heads with quirky stories of NHL’s infamous failed franchise

The California Golden Seals were best known for white skates, but there’s a lot more in a new book

  • Mar 27, 2018
Nearly a one of a kind items, California Golden Seals ring that owner Charlie Finley had made and allegedly sold to the players during his time. This one used to belong to Joe Serratore who used to sharpen skates for the club. He had it given to a friend after he passed away. Image courtesy Rich Reilley
Bashaw RCMP arrest man wanted in several crimes

Bashaw RCMP arrest man wanted in several crimes

Variety of criminal charges, including vehicle theft, facing-29-year-old man caught in Alix

Bashaw RCMP arrest man wanted in several crimes
Alberta community in shock after child dies on ski trip

Alberta community in shock after child dies on ski trip

Young girl passes away after collision at Castle Mountain Ski Area

Alberta community in shock after child dies on ski trip
Ponoka RCMP have captured a alleged criminal on the run from Ontario

Ontario man taken in by Ponoka RCMP executing a warrant

36-year-old on the run from police since last May finally arrested after tip from public

Ponoka RCMP have captured a alleged criminal on the run from Ontario