Province

511 Alberta to allow citizens to report road conditions

Reading Time: 1 minuteAlberta will be the first Canadian jurisdiction with a mobile app that allows motorists to report road conditions.

The new Citizen Reporter app, available for Android and iPhone, will allow Albertans to report on road conditions once they have taken an online training course. Albertans can register online at https://511.alberta.ca/rt/register. […]

Province

Notley expands cabinet

Reading Time: 3 minutesPremier Rachel Notley introduced new cabinet ministers Tuesday morning at Government House; the NDP government’s second shuffle in their term, and a six-member expansion to the 12 Cabinet Ministers sworn in when the party took power last spring. […]

Columns

National Column: New economic reality throws PM, Notley together

Reading Time: 3 minutesJustin Trudeau makes his most important domestic trip in his short life as prime minister this week when he heads to Alberta.

Prime ministerial visits are usually of the in-and-out variety. Trudeau will spend two days in Edmonton and Calgary, meeting with the oil industry and those providing social services in the province, then sit down with Premier Rachel Notley. […]

Legal

Emotions high on bussing Francophone students

Reading Time: 3 minutesMore than 80 parents gathered at the Rendez-Vous Centre Jan. 27 to take part in a consultation meeting on school bus transportation. Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord / Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No.2 (CSCN) called the meeting to see if there is a large request to transport Morinville Grade 7 to 9 students to École Alexandre-Tache in St. Albert or to continue bussing students to École Citadelle in Legal. […]

Local News

Forage program offers farmers financial break

Reading Time: 2 minutesDucks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Crop Production Services (CPS) are offering a forage program that may be the solution for farmers affected by last year’s drought conditions.

The program is available to agricultural producers in the three Prairie provinces, and DUC/CPS say the program offsets the cost of Proven Seed forage varieties when producers convert cultivated land to hay or pasture land. […]

Local News

Annual Hair Massacure is now underway

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has been many years since a local family worried endlessly whether their daughter was going to make it or not. Today that young woman, Kali MacDonald, has a busy life attending Morinville Community High School, working at the Morinville Sobeys, and singing with her sister as one-half of the MacKs. But as she goes about an active daily life, she remains the starting point for a charitable cause that has raised millions of dollars for cancer research and benefited Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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