National Column: Liberal government to send Canadian troops to Africa

Canadian troops will soon be headed to Africa as the federal government makes plans for a new peacekeeping mission.

Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of defence staff, mentioned the coming deployment as he paid tribute to the work of the Canadian army during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday. […]


Letter: Community Gardens made the top 9 finalists

We recently received notice that we made the top 9 finalists for the Nature’s Path $15,000 Garden for Good contest. This means that we made it to the final round and we would like to give a big thank you to everyone that voted for us. […]

Arts & Culture

More than 30 years of organ music at SJB

Philip Lavallee has been involved with the St. Jean Baptiste Church his whole life. For more than 30 years he has played the organ at the church. Every Sunday he can be seen tickling the ivories on the keyboard of the 1925 Casavant Freres, the company’s one-thousand-and-ninety-fifth organ. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Former Morinville resident to have hospital named after her

Team Alberta is excited to share incredible news of a Morinville Community High School Graduate (2000) and former resident. Worldwide EndoMarch’s Team Uganda with Dr. Denis Sszenzki are honouring the work of our leader and founder, Brandi CK La Perle by naming the new midwifery teaching hospital for endometriosis care for her. […]

Local News

Talk of the Town

Around the pond Above and below: The Morinville Fish and Game Association pond trail is a popular spot for locals […]

Local News

Donating blood now a simpler process

Blood donors experienced something new at the Blood Donor Clinic held July 12 at the Rendez-Vous Centre.

Donors are encouraged to manage their appointments by creating an account and password at, selecting a clinic, and booking online. […]


National Column: Reports could hide true police activity

Federal documents could mask the scope of actual surveillance activities

“Clear gaps” in how the federal government reports invasive surveillance practices may hide the true scope of police activities, according to documents prepared for Canada’s privacy watchdog. […]

Local News

Robbery at Champlain Pharmacy in Morinville

Morinville RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Champlain Pharmacy IDA in Morinville at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police say a lone male entered the pharmacy wearing a black bandana, approached staff, and stated he had a knife in his pocket. […]

Local News

County passes motion to pay into arena lot servicing

During their regular Council meeting on July 12, Sturgeon County Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Sharing of Costs for Site Servicing between the Town of Morinville and Sturgeon County. This agreement pertains to the 77 Acre lot purchased by the Town of Morinville just east of East Boundary Road for the purposes of a new arena/rec facility. The county purchased adjacent land to develop their own County Campus. […]