National Column: Orange wave crushes Tories

Reading Time: 3 minutesVoters in Alberta made history Tuesday night – and they sealed it with an exclamation point.

Rachel Notley and her New Democrats secured a majority victory in an election that was supposed to be a stroll in the park for a powerful Progressive Conservative dynasty that had all but swallowed up its opposition in the province.


Students vote for the candidates

Reading Time: 1 minuteMorinville Public School Grade 6 teacher Tara Hodgson said her students have been researching and following the election campaign closely for the past three weeks, part of their learning about democracy in Social Studies. She felt it would be a good idea to carry through with a mock election. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: We give them an A for effort

Reading Time: 2 minutesThree politicians walk into an election with varying degrees of preparation. The incumbent has the advantage of knowing when the election will be called. The other two know it will be called, think they know when it will be called, and then have to scramble when it is actually called. […]


Column: Joe Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesRead there was only 150 what turned up for the All-Candidates Forum the Chamber and the Rotary Club put on with the Teachers’ Unions. I did a little search on the last forum that was put on by this rag and seen there was “approximately 400” came out to that one in 2012. […]

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Local News

Prentice makes campaign stop for Morinville PCs

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Tristan Turner

Alberta PC leadership candidate and former bank executive Jim Prentice spoke to PC supporters, local councillors and journalists Aug. 18 during a campaign stop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Prentice gave a speech in support of his candidacy, identifying points in his platform and his history as a federal minister. He also took time to respond to questions from attendees… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

MLA Column – Changes made to Farm Fuel Benefit Program

Reading Time: 2 minutesBY Maureen Kubinec
MLA Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

On March 7, our government tabled a budget that includes some tough measures to address our province’s current fiscal situation.
One of those measures is the removal of the Farm Fuel Distribution Allowance portion of the Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit Program. The 6-cent-per-litre Farm Fuel Distribution Allowance, which was unique to Alberta… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A few Wildroses in a sea of blue

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt was interesting to watch one of the vacuous TV talking heads announce with complete seriousness Monday night that there were no real surprises in the PC majority. Of course many of us were quite surprised given the vast number… […]

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Local News

Moral issues a concern for voters

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Monday night’s all Candidates Forum resulted in a number of questions being asked of candidates (particularly the Wildrose’s Link Byfield) regarding moral and social issues.

The Wildrose Party has drawn fire in media and social media circles for some of its candidates’ past views on topics ranging from abortion to gay marriage. Recently Wildrose candidate Allan Hunsperger, a Christian pastor… […]

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All Candidates Forum draws area voters

Reading Time: 7 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock candidates looking to occupy the seat made empty by retiring long-term MLA Ken Kowalski made their pitches to Morinville and area voters Monday night. Five provincial election candidates took to the podium to try and sway the approximately 400 voters in attendance with their policies, platforms and answers to voter questions… […]