Healthy Routes Column: Choosing a High-Quality Protein

You probably know one or two people who are very enthusiastic about the protein shake they are using or the protein meal supplement they have just ordered. Many people think of it as the “healthy” fast food. With so many choices and so many high-pressure sales people online it is sometimes hard to separate the powders that are healthy from the ones that are anything but. You need to remember that a lot of these very enthusiastic people are themselves part of the multi-level marketing program (what we used to call pyramid scheme). […]


Column: Joe Morinville

The “boss” told me to keep it short this week on account of there being a lot of important news he needed to put in the paper. I reminded him my news is important because it’s the stuff people need to know about even if they already know about it.


National Column: A bright shiny object amid Tory rethink

We are still 15 months from the introduction of a new Conservative leader in this country, but amidst many sober, sage calls for a party to open up new policy avenues and find a way to speak to voters who do not hear them, the lure of the bright shiny object beckons. […]


Champion wins provincial award

A pair of local businesses were recognized at the Alberta Chambers Awards Night Feb. 26.

Champion Petfoods was nominated for and won the Marketing Award of Distinction, their third Alberta Chambers Award in […]

Morinville Sports

Sports Shorts

Disney on Ice was the theme for the Ladies bonspiel held Friday and Saturday at the Morinville Curling Club. Twenty teams participated, each taking a different costumed theme. […]

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Local News

Buckle up in March or pay the consequences

Motorists who like to drive around town unencumbered by seat belts would be wise to buckle up, particularly this month.

March has been designated Occupant Restrain Month under the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan. Each month RCMP, Sheriffs, and their enforcement partners target a different aspect of traffic safety to educate the public. […]


National Column: Conservative race could be crowded

Depending on the day of the week there are no less than eight and as many as a dozen Conservatives testing the federal leadership waters.

Should they all enter the race to succeed Stephen Harper, this could make next year’s Conservative leadership vote the most unpredictable federal contest in a decade. […]

Local News

Town and Division meet on school issue

Morinville Town Council and Sturgeon School Division (SSD) Board members held a joint meeting in Morinville Council Chambers Feb. 23. A handful of Morinville Public School parents attended to listen to the conversations taking place about the future of a promised 5-9 middle school for the community. […]

Morinville Sports

Playoffs over for Morinville Jets

It was all or nothing for the Morinville Jets Wednesday night. Down two games in a best-of-five series with the North Edmonton Red Wings, the Jets fell 7-3 to give the series to the Wings in three straight. […]