Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Reading Time: 3 minutesChristmas is coming and Terry and Tim both have their lists to make. Tim, being eight, has a list, not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney, Christmas Eve. Terry, being 32, a single mom and working two part-time jobs, has a different kind of list. It’s a list made up of all the things she has to pay for in December to ensure that she, Tim and Tim’s baby sister Jennifer have a roof over their head, clothes on their backs and food in their bellies. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Minstrels save annual Community Christmas Celebration

Reading Time: 3 minutesA local choir has saved an annual Morinville Christmas tradition from extinction. The Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an inter-denominational evening of Christmas music at St. Jean Baptiste Church, was in danger of ending after 37 consecutive years due to lack of volunteer availability. The Morinville Minstrels have stepped up to take over organizing the event and ensuring Morinvillians can ring in the holiday season as they have for nearly four decades. […]

Province

Province proposing helmet law for off-highway vehicles

Reading Time: 2 minutesHelmet laws for off-highway vehicles on public land could soon come into effect is Minister of Transportation Brian Mason amendments to the Traffic Safety Act (TSA) pass. The amendments would require recreational users ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and other off-road vehicles to wear helmets. […]