Healthy Routes Column: Put the “Merry” Back into Your Christmas and the “Happy” into Your New Year

A lot of us complain about the commercialization of Christmas, the stress of shopping, decorating and preparing for the feast, but we can usually manage to do what needs to be done and enjoy the holiday season. For some people, however, the hustle and bustle, the stress and the social functions are overwhelming. […]


Wildrose looking for recall legislation

Keeping MLAs accountable to constituents and giving voters back their power is what Alberta’s Wildrose are calling the guiding principle behind Chestermere-Rocky View Wildrose MLA Leela Aheer’s Bill 206. […]

Morinville News

Community comes through for Morinville Food Bank

With food bank use increasing in Canadian communities, and no more so than in Alberta, they can use all the help they can get in feeding the hungry. Morinville Food Bank Society member Ken Skjersven said they were seeing five new families a week since the job market started to drop. […]

Arts & Culture

Community News Briefs

A Christmas Carol St Albert and Area Retired Teachers Association (STARTA) member Peggy Bergmann played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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Local News

Council briefs – Nov. 24 meeting

Present at the Nov. 24 meeting was Mayor Lisa Holmes, Deputy Mayor Rob Ladouceur, and Councillors Barry Turner, Nicole Boutestein, Brennan Fitzgerald, Gord Putnam and Stephen Dafoe. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Sturgeon Sting AA Midget looking to help

Our Hockey team is comprised of 19 males ranging in age from 15 to 17 years and [we] are from various communities in and around the Sturgeon County Area (Morinville/Legal/Gibbons/St.Albert/Boyle/Athabasca). […]

Local Sports

Jets clipped by Red Wings

The Morinville Jets fell 6-3 on the road Wednesday night to the North Edmonton Red Wings, a club currently sitting in the second slot in the Capital Junior Hockey League’s West Division. Wednesday’s loss bring the Jets down to 8-12-0 this season. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: An open letter from Brian Jean re Bill 6

Family farming is a way of life in Alberta. It is intrinsic to the fabric of our rural communities, and has been for more than 100 years.

I can also tell you from experience that nobody cares more about the safety of farms than the moms and dads who live there. Farm workers are more than employees, they are friends, neighbors, and in many cases family. […]


Canada begins massive climate rebrand

As Canada’s first ministers gathered here for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, they made it clear they wanted some long overdue credit for their down-in-the-weeds environmental labour while a federal government was amassing a collection of fossil awards for its mantle and a truck full of negative international media reports for its scrapbook. […]