Local News

Blood drive carries some added help

At the Blood Donor Clinic held on Tuesday night, Sheila Scharmann donated blood and wrote a positive message to a sick child. The card and bead will be given to a child at the Stollery Children’s Hospital who needs blood or blood products. […]


Government says new volunteer screening program improves safety

Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new Volunteer Screening Program offers non-profit organizations with resources to reinforce existing or create strong new volunteer screening practices.

The government says non-profit voluntary sector stakeholders and police agencies provided input for the tools.


National Column: The loud actions of Trump drown out silence of Trudeau

Even as Canada’s leaders were addressing the House of Commons to express their solidarity with the country’s grieving Muslim community on Monday, the White House’s press secretary was arguing that the murderous attack on a Quebec City mosque was “a terrible reminder of why the president is taking steps to be proactive, not reactive” on national security. […]


National Column: A vintage call for government to aid struggling media

Canadian governments have long subsidized media. They still do.

As the authors of “The Shattered Mirror,” the latest jeremiad on the state of newspapers in Canada, put it: “Those who fear that the state will take up residence in the newsrooms of the nation, should recognize it has been well-ensconced there for a long time.” […]

Local Sports

Morinville Jets take down Red Wings in overtime

The big game the Jets and Red Wings had been waiting for came to town Sunday night with the Morinville Jets earning another two points with a 2-1 overtime win.

The two clubs looking to maintain or take the CJHL West Division lead were deadlocked through three frames. The two clubs ended the first period scoreless and locked at a goal apiece through the second and third periods. The Jets picked up their point in OT, giving the Red Wings a point for their travels and their trouble. […]


National Column: Uncommonly busy political pre-season

Here are some of its highlights:

Prime ministers do not normally shuffle their cabinet in a major way after little more than a year in office. Justin Trudeau used the extraordinary circumstance of the changing of the guard in the White House to rearrange his top deck earlier rather than later. So far, the reviews are mostly positive.

Local News

Talk of the Town

Beautiful day Local photographer Donald Boutilier sent us another group of great shots last week. A frosty Morinville is seen […]

Local Sports

Morinville Kings take first round of playoffs

A short bench for the Rocky Rams resulted in a forfeiture that gave the Morinville Kings Game 3 of a best-of-five series.

After 11-3 and 8-4 Game One and Two wins, the Kings were handed Saturday night’s win due to the Rams having two few players to hit the ice. League rules require 11 skaters and one goalie. The Rams had a pair of goalies but only nine skaters. […]