Effective Monday, May 28, the 75% restriction on gravel roads will be lifted. The ban on the Lockhart Road and Parkland Beach Road pavement will also be lifted. Click here for the full list of restrictions still in place.
County Council has adopted the West of Highway #2 Area Structure Plan. The full document is available under the "Development" tab.
Ponoka County Council intends to amend the Land Use By-Law to allow applications for the sale of marijuana in Direct Control districts only. The Land Use By-Law already regulates and controls the production, processing and packaging of marijuana through this district. Click here for the full notice.
Effective immediately, Ponoka County (incl. Town of Rimbey, Town of Ponoka & Summer Village of Parkland Beach) are under a Fire Advisory. Due to continued dry windy conditions, and warming temperatures in the forecast, the Regional Fire Services WILL NOT be authorizing any new Fire Permits until further notice. However, all previously issued Fire Permits will be allowed to expire. Burning barrels (with screens), cooking or warming fires in approved fire pits will be still be allowed at this time; however, please use with extreme caution. This Advisory will remain in effect until adequate moisture is received or conditions necessitate the need for a Fire Ban.
Always remember to use extreme caution while using your fire pits, burn barrels and conducting any open burning. An “under control” fire can change in a matter of seconds or minutes. Be aware of the weather conditions at all times while burning. Always extinguish your fire if the change in weather increases the hazard of your fire. Thanks for helping keep the residents and community safe!
Covering 721,396 acres in central Alberta, Ponoka County embodies the essence of rural Alberta with strong agricultural roots, a commitment to fiscal responsibility and an independent spirit. Today, the County serves 9,806 residents, providing strong leadership and guiding the municipality through some difficult challenges.