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LiveVentures and the Ponoka Chamber of Commerce are gathering information for this resource page.  If you have a link or helpful business information email me at barry@liveventures.ca.  Check back frequently as we continue to gather more helpful business tips and services.


I've created a BUSINESS HOURs tool for quick access to local business hours during these times.
 

LOCAL BUSINESS HOURS

 

Stay Safe Ideas
  1. Shop Local
  2. Use Delivery/ Pickup Services
  3. Create “Golden Hours” for seniors and other vulnerable persons.
  4. Facetime & Tele-conferencing with clients and family.
  5. Online Banking & Online Booking Services
  6. Use "Reliable Source" information links to answer your questions.
Delivery Services

  • Boston Pizza 
  • Perry's Pizza & Pasta
  • Ponoka Professional Pharmacy 
  • Ranchers Castle
  • The Hitchin Post Saloon
Ponoka News - 403-783-3311

Dear community members and Ponoka News customers, In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our Ponoka News office will be closed to the public until further notice. We are still here, working diligently to serve the needs of the public, by telling your stories and taking care of your advertising needs.  Please continue to reach out.

Any “good news” story tips? Send them to editorial@ponokanews.com.

For advertising needs, email judy.dick@ponokanews.com.

For other inquiries, please call the office at 403-783-3311.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Stay healthy.

Rowland Parker & Associates - 403-783-3315

We would like to advise that on March 18, 2020 the Government of Canada

 

1. Extended the deadlines for filing and making payments as follows:

 

For Individuals: https://bit.ly/2QqNElr

 

For Businesses: https://bit.ly/33qqJfA

 

2. Outlined support programs for individuals and business:

 

Support programs for workers and parents: https://bit.ly/2QrqThA

 

Support program for Businesses: http://tiny.cc/ypwilz

 

For further information on the EI programs related to COVID-19 refer the Government of Canada website link

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

 

 

If you have further questions, please call our office at 403-783-3315

Gords No Frills - 403.783.9164

STARTING MARCH 24 ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS GORDS NO FRILLS WILL BE OPEN AT 8AM-9AM to serve Seniors and persons with disabilities or compromised immunity!

Hamilton's IGA - 403.783.3001

Starting today, March 22, we will be adjusting our hours to 8am - 8pm with the first hour being reserved for seniors and those with disabilities or mobility issues. There will be a dedicated staff member during this time to assist customers with finding and fetching items. Thank you.

Shoppers Drug Mart - 403-783-3240

Starting this week, Shoppers Drug Mart is dedicating the first opening hour of shopping at our stores to our customers who need assistance or consideration, including seniors and people living with disabilities. We encourage you to check with your local store to confirm operating hours.
Shoppers Drug Mart will also offer the 20% Seniors Day discount on regular priced items for the first hour each day every day. This is in addition to Seniors Days each Thursday.  
Our Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart stores are also implementing this program.

Ponoka Professional Pharmacy - 403.783.7333

PONOKA PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY is pleased to be of any help whatsoever to anyone, particularly those who may be immunocompromised, with a chronic health condition (like diabetes, or heart conditions) and those who have been quarantined for whatever reason.

Here are some of the things we have in place already:

  • Free delivery of prescriptions and medical supplies
  • Our delivery service is done by our own staff who have taken the necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
  • Use of the FREE Ponoka Professional Pharmacy app on Android or Apple iphones - refill requests and new prescriptions can be done without coming to the store.
  • Extension of prescriptions in conjunction with your physician (Certain restrictions apply) to avoid unnecessary trips to the doctors office (or hospital) and reduce exposure.
  • Information on the Covid-19 virus is also available on the app.
  • To increase accessibility to our pharmacists for questions about COVID-19 or your medication please request a call back from the app or send an e-mail through the app.
  • After hours phone service available to answer questions
Strand Media - 888.669.5519

The Covid-19 virus is presenting business continuity challenges to SMB’s … Is your business prepared for employees to work remotely? Strand Media has partnered with Cybertech 360 to provide a short or long term solution to accommodate employees working remotely.

The solution is ROBUST, DYNAMIC … and SECURE. The solution can be cancelled at any time at your discretion.

Vantage Physiotherapy - 403.790.2229

Temporary Office Closure:  In the interest of patient, public, and staff safety, we have made the difficult but appropriate decision to temporarily close Vantage Physiotherapy to all in clinic treatments effective March 19, 2020.  This decision was based on the recommendation of both our Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the recent news from our Premier declaring a state of emergency in Alberta. We value our clients and this community, and therefore we strongly believe it is our responsibility to do our part to halt the progression of COVID – 19. 

 
We will continue to update our clients when we can begin in clinic treatments again. Please note, while we will not be available for in clinic treatment, we are still here to support you remotely. We will have someone available from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday via phone and email to answer any questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 
 
Our patient’s safety and health are of paramount importance to us, and this decision was not made lightly. We look forward to the day we can see you in clinic again.
Central Office Supplies - 403-783-2299

We are still open regular hours to serve your needs. We are taking every precaution to ensure your safety including extra sanitizing on a frequent basis. This may be the perfect time to start journaling or working on that craft you’ve been thinking of or maybe encourage that budding artist with some paint supplies. We have lots of great ideas for those long days ahead.

Twisted Label Boutique - 403.704.6888

With a very heavy heart, and many tears, I've decided that our Storefront will be closed as of 5pm Friday. We will be closed until we know that it is safe to reopen. Our online will remain open and orders will continue to ship daily. I will be going LIVE tomorrow morning, right here, with further details and to answer any questions?~ Kris

Ponoka Health Foods - 403-783-3944

We are still open regular hours 10-5 Friday & Saturday, then regular hours next week 10-6 pm. We will stay open, until we are instructed differently.

Please if you have any signs of sickness please call we can work with you to get what you would like. We have many orders scheduled to be arriving in the next few days.

Stay safe!

Cybertech 360 - 403.789.0893

TIP: Keep your computer keyboards clean. Contact me about setting up your business for remote access and conference calling. 

The Covid-19 virus is presenting business continuity challenges to SMB’s … Is your business prepared for employees to work remotely? Strand Media has partnered with Cybertech 360 to provide a short or long term solution to accommodate employees working remotely. The solution is ROBUST, DYNAMIC … and SECURE. The solution can be cancelled at any time at your discretion.

Ponoka Physiotherapy & Acupuncture - 403.783.4702

 Visit our website for our COVID-19 update - https://ponokaphysio.com/2020/03/covid-19-update/

Ponoka Golf Club - 403.783.4626

TIP:  Bleach as a disinfectant - The key ingredient in “Bleach” is Sodium Hypochlorite and it is a very unstable solution thus it is recommended that if one is to use the recommended sanitizer solution of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach that they only mix enough to utilize for each day and to make use they mix a fresh batch every day to insure effective results. 

Julie's Travel - 403-783 4954

Due to COVID-19, I will be helping all my clients via telephone and email only. I will not be meeting face to face with clients for the next little while.  Please know if you email me or call me, I will get back to you. I ask that you email me at jules@valentetravel or juliestravel@telus.net. Please do not send me emails via facebook as I do not always see them immediately.

Ponoka Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Due to the nature of our work and that we take the health of our clients and staff very seriously, we are closing our doors to the public. HOWEVER We are still here for you and your families. We will be updating our Facebook page and website regarding specific programs and services.
PLEASE SHARE AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CHECK FOR OUR ANNOUNCMENTS RATHER THAN COMING DOWN OR CALLING, AS WE WANT TO GET AS MUCH INFORMATION OUT IN A TIMELY MANNER AS POSSIBLE.

Siding 14 Brewery

Siding 14 Brewing Company is open for off sales only Tuesday thru Saturday 2-6. We also started up in town deliveries, orders can be placed on our website.

Makkinga Market - 403-783-1892

We are offering you phone orders or email orders that you can pick up at the store.  We will get them ready before you arrive so it’s quick and easy! Visit our facebook page to see images of what we can provide you.  https://www.facebook.com/makkingamarket/

Battle River Insurance - 403-783-3399

At BATTLE RIVER INSURANCE / The Co-operators we are offering service by phone and email. We are also taking face-to-face appointments, subject to a few pre-screening questions.  In addition, our clients can easily complete many transactions online, using your Online Services account. Visit cooperators.ca to learn more.

Jones Agencies - 403-783-3976

While we are open for business, we are not encouraging visits to our office at this time. Our resources are available online and our staff are always happy to help answer any questions that you may have over the phone or by email.

If you'd like to contact Jones Agencies, please call or email us and we would be happy to assist you.

Office phone number 403-783-3976 Email - jonesagencies@gmail.com

Ranchers Castle - 403.783.2579

We have come to the very hard, yet real truth. Unfortunately we closed all our three locations now (for dining room and delivery/pick up) until the pandemic has passed. Keeping our families safe, as well as our valued and so very loved customers, is our priority.

From all of us at the Ponoka Location,

This isnt Goodbye. This is, we will see you soon. Stay safe, and stay healthy.

Longhorn Saloon & Grill - 403.783.5566

Longhorn saloon will be staying open but with limited seating in the restaurant.  Visit our Facebook page to view our takeout menu.  https://www.facebook.com/Longhorn-Saloon-Grill-110341357118714/

Perry's Pizza & Pasta - 403-783-8500

As we all try to get through these uncertain times Perry’s Pizza is open regular hours for pick up and delivery. We will all get through this together one day at a time.

Boston Pizza - 403.783.6600

As we try to navigate the immediate future, we are very saddened to announce that starting tomorrow, March 18 our Dining Room and Lounge will be closed. We will be offering Take Out and Delivery! Please give us a call or order online! We look forward to seeing everyone in what we hope will be the very near future!  Stay safe, healthy and enjoy your time spent with loved ones! 

The Hitchin Post Saloon & Grill - 403-783-3800

Hi everyone hope you are all well. For those of you wanting limited exposure, we are offering a DRIVE IN STYLE SERVICE. 403-780-3800. Simply call ahead or order from your car and wait. Someone will bring you your order.  We accept all forms of payment and will offer free DESSERT with every meal. We are staying opened for as long as we are able . We are sanitizing everything constantly and making sure we take precautions at every turn to keep everyone safe. Staggered seating as well. Please join us in house for daily specials.  We are still delivering and are offering FREE DESSERT AND FREE DELIVERY with all deliveries until further notice.1 dessert with every meal.Tonight is German Chocolate cake 403-783-3800 for take out and drive in orders.

More Links & Information Minimize

 

Government of Canada resources: For the latest updates: www.canada.ca

Workshare program: 

  • The Government of Canada offers the Work-Sharing Program, which is designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a  temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.   For more info check out the Work-Sharing program website or call the Employer Contact Centre at 1-800-367-5693.  www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing.html  

Employment Insurance Program:

Government of Alberta resources:  For the latest updates: https://www.alberta.ca

Information for Employers: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx

Employment Standards, information on employment rules for layoffs and terminations:  https://www.alberta.ca/temporary-layoffs.aspx

Information for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Supports for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx

Income support policy and contact info:   https://www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspx

Additional Links:

Sincerely,
Moyra.

 

 

Government of Canada resources: For the latest updates: www.canada.ca

Workshare program: 

  • The Government of Canada offers the Work-Sharing Program, which is designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a  temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.   For more info check out the Work-Sharing program website or call the Employer Contact Centre at 1-800-367-5693.  www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing.html  

Employment Insurance Program:

Government of Alberta resources:  For the latest updates: https://www.alberta.ca

Information for Employers: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx

Employment Standards, information on employment rules for layoffs and terminations:  https://www.alberta.ca/temporary-layoffs.aspx

Information for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Supports for Albertans: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-supports-for-albertans.aspx

Income support policy and contact info:   https://www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspx

Additional Links:

Sincerely,
Moyra.