Jordie Dwyer

A recent agreement to lower generic drug prices in Canada could has some pharmacists worried about potential increased costs to patients. File photo

Push to lower drug costs may do the opposite

Ponoka pharmacist worries if generics fall too low, companies may stop making them

A recent agreement to lower generic drug prices in Canada could has some pharmacists worried about potential increased costs to patients. File photo
(L-R) Paul Flesher, president of Crust Craft Inc in Edmonton talks with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry minister Oneil Carlier about the $81 million in funding for expanded energy efficiency programs for the entire ag sector. Image: Government of Alberta

Alberta earmarks $81 million to help agriculture improve energy efficiency

Four-year funding arrangement to be spread out equally over four areas of agriculture

(L-R) Paul Flesher, president of Crust Craft Inc in Edmonton talks with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry minister Oneil Carlier about the $81 million in funding for expanded energy efficiency programs for the entire ag sector. Image: Government of Alberta
A new mobile app called Maskosis was launched last week in Maskwacis to help people learn to speak Cree in a new way, as seen here in a photo of one every day scene the app uses. The app was presented during the Reclaiming Our Knowledge conference Jan. 23. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Cree language app from Maskwacis making teaching it easier

App for learning Cree more about everyday life, available soon

A new mobile app called Maskosis was launched last week in Maskwacis to help people learn to speak Cree in a new way, as seen here in a photo of one every day scene the app uses. The app was presented during the Reclaiming Our Knowledge conference Jan. 23. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
(L-R) Alberta labour minister Christina Gray and Premier Rachel Notley meet with Calgary Fire Department members Mike Andrusco, Shalee Stair, and Peter Cone at the Calgary Firefighters Training Academy before making the historic announcement on presumptive work-related cancers. Image: Government of Alberta

History made on firefighter work-related cancers

Alberta first in the North America to recognize cervical and ovarian cancer in firefighters

(L-R) Alberta labour minister Christina Gray and Premier Rachel Notley meet with Calgary Fire Department members Mike Andrusco, Shalee Stair, and Peter Cone at the Calgary Firefighters Training Academy before making the historic announcement on presumptive work-related cancers. Image: Government of Alberta
Ponoka RCMP chase ends in arrests at gun point

Ponoka RCMP chase ends in arrests at gun point

Two men, one woman located after stolen vehicle chase

Ponoka RCMP chase ends in arrests at gun point
Bashaw RCMP are investigating an armed robbery in Alix Sept. 12 at a local hotel. Police say an armed man entered the building and they received the call at 6:56 p.m. RCMP photo

Alix armed robbery suspect sought

Cash taken in brazen daylight crime, Bashaw RCMP seeking information

Bashaw RCMP are investigating an armed robbery in Alix Sept. 12 at a local hotel. Police say an armed man entered the building and they received the call at 6:56 p.m. RCMP photo
McDowell a great find for MacEwan

McDowell a great find for MacEwan

Ponoka soccer player hoping to make an impact at university level

McDowell a great find for MacEwan
Lengthy, storied 4-H history in west central area

Lengthy, storied 4-H history in west central area

Ponoka, Rimbey area clubs help Alberta 4-H celebrate 100 years

Lengthy, storied 4-H history in west central area
Female dancers showcase their varied and colourful regalia during the grand entry at the Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow on Aug. 11. See our story on page 12.                                 Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow about celebration and culture

Cutlure, sport and family showcased in Maskwacis at pow wow, plus installation of new chief

Female dancers showcase their varied and colourful regalia during the grand entry at the Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow on Aug. 11. See our story on page 12.                                 Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston celebrates an unprecedented third straight saddle bronc Calgary Stampede championship and the $100,000 prize that goes with it.Photo: Mike Ridewood/Calgary Stampede

Ponoka and area cowboys come close at Calgary Stampede

Vold, Green unable to grab hold of championship while Thurston wins again

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston celebrates an unprecedented third straight saddle bronc Calgary Stampede championship and the $100,000 prize that goes with it.Photo: Mike Ridewood/Calgary Stampede
Heat could cause issues with area crops

Heat could cause issues with area crops

Canola, peas may experience some losses due to extreme July heat

Heat could cause issues with area crops
Green pastures lay ahead for Meeting Creek cowboy

Green pastures lay ahead for Meeting Creek cowboy

Greater consistency and more mental prep key to success lately for Layton Green

Green pastures lay ahead for Meeting Creek cowboy