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!
2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC) Available for Richardson's Ground Squirrel (RGS) (AKA - Gopher) control.
Applicants must attend a short training session and sign a user agreement before receiving the product. There is a minimum purchase of 6 bottles. The cost is $10.50/bottle or $250/case of 24 bottles non-refundable. You must be a bonafide farmer ($10,000.00/year farm income) and have a farm fuel number with treatment area zoned AG. This product is only available to Ponoka County producers and lands within the County.
This product is available ONLY for severe infestations of RGS.
Definition of a “severe infestation”:
1 hole per 4 strides walking in 100 m or 20% crop damage in 100 m strip of cropland.
Contact Agriculture Services to Book at 403-783-3336. If you do not have a severe infestation or do not fit the definition of an agricultural producer check with your local farm supply store to see what alternative products are available to you. Payment must be made prior to receiving the product (Cash, Cheque, Interac). Distribution will be done at the County office in Ponoka. County Address: 4205 Highway 2A Ponoka.
Manager of Agriculture Services
Loading restrictions will come into effect at 7:00 a.m. Friday, March 23. Click here for a full listing of the banned roads.
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.