Local News

One-day check stop nabs 153 impaired drivers

RCMP released numbers from their Dec. 4 province-wide check-stop blitz Thursday. Police say results indicate drivers are still getting behind the wheel when they are in no shape to drive. RCMP conducted check-stop operations in 259 locations within local RCMP jurisdictions and on Alberta highways Dec. 4, stopping more than 20,500 vehicles. […]

Local News

Town changes department name to include economic component

A new name for the Planning & Development department has been released to better reflect the essence and continued work the department is undertaking. Effective immediately, the department is renaming to the Planning and Economic Development Department as a means to highlight the departments’ continued commitment to economic development and to keep aligned with the Town’s Municipal Sustainability Plan and 2015-17 Strategic Plan. […]

Columns

National Column: Refugee resettlement pays big political dividends

Canada’s Syrian refugee resettlement operation is more than a laudable contribution to a global humanitarian crisis. It is also a well-executed political play.

Because it was one of the Liberals’ most time-sensitive undertakings, the campaign commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of the year was always a strong candidate for early failure. […]

Local News

Police and school staff recognized by GSACRD

Monday’s Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Board of Trustees regular meeting included recognition of staff who received their Master in Religious Education. The degree is designed for the preparation of teachers in the area of Religious Education or as an Administrator in Catholic Schools.
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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Recreation Facility Citizen Group still has many concerns

The Morinville/Sturgeon Regional Recreation Facility Citizens Group presented our concerns to the Town Council of Morinville on September 8 and to the Sturgeon County Council on October 27. Our members have attended Council meetings and open houses over that past 2 years hoping to see a Multi-use Regional Recreation Facility become a reality in the near future. […]

Columns

National Column: Duffy a fading rocker on a farewell tour

The ol’ Duff doesn’t draw the crowds he used to.

The big top has come down, the circus has left town and Mike Duffy is stuck in the witness box in Courtroom 33, showing us pictures of his new foundation and parking pad at his Prince Edward Island home, detailing his medical woes and his bank balance, praising his wife Heather’s gardening skills and explaining the sewage system in Cavendish. […]

Morinville Sports

Sting give big over weekend

The Sturgeon Sting Midget AA gave big over the weekend both on and off the ice. The club took on the Leduc Roughnecks Friday night at home and earned a 4-2 win. Saturday saw the Sting drop a 3-1 decision to the KC Colts in Legal. […]

Local News

Rec Steering Committee adds two from County, long-term borrowing to be debated

In a unanimous vote Dec. 8, Council has moved to appoint Sturgeon County Councillors Jerry Kaup and Patrick Tighe, who will work with Morinville Councillors Boutestein, Putnam, and Ladouceur on the committee, along with 12 members of the public who had applied to serve on the committee before the Town’s deadline. The committee will continue to review information available about the progress on the facility and provide recommendations to Council on how to move forward. […]