Editorial & Opinion

National Column: Charleroi’s misery explains CETA impasse

Justin Trudeau’s impromptu humility tour continues. In Hamilton the other day, he visited the mayor and a bystander threw pumpkin seeds at him. In Medicine Hat, he visited byelection voters and they threw a Conservative at him. In Ottawa, he spoke to young members of the Canadian Labour Congress and dozens turned their backs. […]

Local News

Chamber seeking nominees for lower-key and lower-fee awards gala

The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce opted to take their annual awards event from an October Gala to a December luncheon add-on this year due to wanting to “to help businesses reduce extra entertainment costs in light of the slow economy.”

Local Sports

Morinville Jets hammer Regals

While many hockey fans were watching the Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Sunday night, the Morinville Jets were delivering a pounding of their own – a 6-1 victory over the visiting Spruce Grove Regals. […]

Arts & Culture

Stompin’ Tom tribute show coming to town

After a highly-successful, two night Johnny Cash tribute show last year, the Rotary Club of Morinville is following it up with a Stompin’ Tom tribute show at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Nov. 4. Tickets for the dinner and show are $59 per person and available at Home Hardware / Bumper-to-Bumper and online at Event Bright. […]


National Column: Alberta byelection focused on energy

In past Parliaments, the choice of a new MP for the Alberta riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner on Monday would have been a bit of a non-event.

The seat is a Conservative stronghold. MP Jim Hillyer, who died suddenly earlier this year, won with 69 per cent of the vote in last year’s election. […]


National Column: Liberals are taking a gamble by reversing election promises

What’s a government to do when promises start to unravel? We’re about to find out.

The Trudeau Liberals’ 2015 platform took quite a knocking this month. Electoral reform? Not if Canadians don’t want it, says Justin Trudeau, while continuing to resist the obvious mechanism – a referendum – for finding out whether they do. More generosity on health care? […]

Local Sports

Jets grounded by Hawks

The Morinville Jets dropped a 4-2 decision to the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks on the road Friday night, giving the Jets a 4-3-4 record heading into Sunday night’s contest with the Spruce Grove Regals (1-7-2) Sunday night. […]

Local Sports

Kings drop first game of the season

The Morinville Senior AA Kings lost their first game of the season Saturday night with an 8-3 upset with the Bonnyville Pontiacs.

The Kings started the season strong with back-to-back pre-season games and a string of three regular season wins in a row. […]

Arts & Culture

Norman Foote show proves everybody sings

Entertainer Norman Foote brought a Halloween-themed show to Morinville Thursday night as part of the Theatre Matters free show series. Approximately 500 adults and children watched the Foote and about 100 local students in full costume sing a number of songs. […]


STEP now part of Future Ready initiative

Approximately 2,700 students gained valuable work experience at more than 1,200 employers through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) the Government of Alberta announced Thursday. […]