Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Christmas is coming and Terry and Tim both have their lists to make. Tim, being eight, has a list, not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney, Christmas Eve. Terry, being 32, a single mom and working two part-time jobs, has a different kind of list. It’s a list made up of all the things she has to pay for in December to ensure that she, Tim and Tim’s baby sister Jennifer have a roof over their head, clothes on their backs and food in their bellies. […]

Columns

National Column: Why Trudeau is wrong to skip Castro’s funeral

Justin Trudeau’s decision to skip Fidel Castro’s funeral is misguided and disappointing.

It is misguided because the prime minister is relinquishing a chance to underscore Canada’s unique relationship with the Cuba that Castro’s 1959 revolution created. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Minstrels save annual Community Christmas Celebration

A local choir has saved an annual Morinville Christmas tradition from extinction. The Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an inter-denominational evening of Christmas music at St. Jean Baptiste Church, was in danger of ending after 37 consecutive years due to lack of volunteer availability. The Morinville Minstrels have stepped up to take over organizing the event and ensuring Morinvillians can ring in the holiday season as they have for nearly four decades. […]

Province

New legislation will limit donations to political campaigns

The government says if its Fair Elections Financing Act passes, it will “ensure Albertans – not big money and special interest groups – decide the outcome of elections,” and create a “sunshine list” for third party advertising. […]

Province

Province proposing helmet law for off-highway vehicles

Helmet laws for off-highway vehicles on public land could soon come into effect is Minister of Transportation Brian Mason amendments to the Traffic Safety Act (TSA) pass. The amendments would require recreational users ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and other off-road vehicles to wear helmets. […]

Columns

National Column: Canada had a special relationship with dictator

He was probably Canada’s favourite dictator.

Canadians may not have approved of the methods Fidel Castro used to govern Cuba. His restrictions on press and political freedom, his insistence that trade unions be government-run and the arbitrary practices of his revolutionary courts would have grated here.
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Morinville Sports

Jets maintain top slot in CJHL West Division

It was a great week for the Morinville Jets. The Junior B team had back-to-back wins starting with a 6-2 victory over the Beverly Warriors Wednesday night and a 7-2 toppling of the Stony Plain Flyers at home Sunday evening. […]

Local News

Community comes through for the Morinville Food Bank

Two days of collections for the Morinville Food Bank Society resulted in 5720 pounds of food collected during the Annual Fill-a-Bus event, although an earlier tally on Friday indicated this year’s haul was only 4211 pounds. […]

Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings get some help on the ice

Sturgeon Hockey Club Initiation 2 player Tysen Hallett joined the Morinville Kings on the ice for their warmup Saturday night. But that was not the only help the Kings got. A knocked-out board glass a minute-and-a-half into the game caused a 40-minute delay but was repaired by Town of Morinville arena staff.
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Obituaries

Obituary Notice: Bokenfohr, David

On November 22, 2016, David Bokenfohr of St. Albert passed away at the age of 82 years.

David is survived by his daughter, Judy; four grandchildren: Amanda, Nichelle, Robyn, David; two great-granddaughters, Faryn and Berkley; siblings: Rita (Firmen) Borle, Irene Bourgeois, Ruth (Sepp) Wittman and Joyce McLeod. […]