Local News

The Week in photos

Above: Donald Boutilier sent us this photo of a frosty field surrounding a building of days gone by. This week’s […]


National Column: Government, a force for bad

It’s been a hard week for anyone who likes to see government as a force for progress. Two watchdogs of public spending, the auditors general of Canada and of Ontario, released reports within a day of each other this week.

Local News

Impaired Driving Awareness Month kicks off with province-wide check stop blitz

Local RCMP, Peace Officers, and the province are reminding motorists that December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month.

With friends and family travelling to social events and gatherings, many involving alcohol, police are encouraging the community to stand up and speak out against impaired driving before it happens. […]

Local Sports

Jets’ three-game week starts with OT win

It’s was a first place showdown for the Morinville Jets Wednesday night on the road. But a 5-4 overtime win against the North Edmonton Red Wings puts the Junior B club at the top of the CJHL West Division’s pecking order. […]


National Column: Oil pipeline offers Trudeau little political gain

It is a rare government decision that involves a lot of predictable political pain for little obvious electoral gain.

For better or for worse, the approval by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline falls into that category. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Midstream Here To Help This Season

As we head into the holiday season, most families will celebrate and enjoy Christmas but there are individuals and families in the Morinville area that are struggling to make ends meet. Just one layoff or injury is all it takes to cause a family despair at this time of year. […]

Arts & Culture

MCHS gets musical with this year’s production

Morinville Community High School Drama has chosen an updated version of a Jane Austen novel with this year’s production.

Emma: A Pop Musical by Eric Price, tells the story of Emma Woodhouse, played by Daphne Charrois, a senior at Highbury Prep who is sure she knows what is best for her fellow students’ love lives. Emma sets out to find a boyfriend for shy student Harriet Smith, played by Emma Wiwchar. […]