Columns

National Column: Politicians guiding journalism? No, thanks

In the early 1990s I worked at the Gazette in Montreal. In those days on a Saturday you’d pick up your Gazette, shake five sections of classified advertising and home and car ads onto the floor, and go straight to the City pages, which featured a loving summary of local restaurants’ health-code violations. […]

Sturgeon County

Coyotes take 2nd in cheer competition

On January 28th, the G.H. Primeau Coyotes competed in the Junior High Division 2 at the Victoria Cheer Championships in Edmonton. The Coyotes finished 2nd in their division after an outstanding and clean performance. Congratulations ladies! […]

Business

Alberta small business confidence up four points, CFIB

Alberta small business confidence rose four points in January to 47.2 according to the monthly Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) Business Barometer index. Though CFIB says the indicator made recent modest gains it is still well below the national 60.1 per cent confidence average.
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Province

Wildrose cites Fraser Institute report in NDP spending criticism

The Opposition Wildrose said Thursday that out-of-control spending, not low oil prices are to blame for what it calls the NDP’s broken balance sheet.

The Wildrose called on the government to immediately take steps to reduce spending, citing a new report from the Fraser Institute the Wildrose says confirms NDPspending rather than low oil prices is to blame for the province’s woes. […]

Morinville News

Government launches pilot program for visitor services

Reliable and easy-to-access visitor and tourism information is the motivation behind a government pilot project announced Thursday morning.

The new Visitor Services Innovation Fund, launched by Culture and Tourism, will provide grants up to $7,000 to individual organizations providing visitor services and up to $16,000 to those partnering to develop new ways to connect with more tourists in the province. […]

Morinville Sports

Jets shut out Mustangs

The Morinville Jets returned from Edmonton Wednesday night with a 6-0 victory over the Edmonton Mustangs, giving the club a 24-7-4 record with three games left in the 2016-2017 CJHL regular season.

Wednesday night’s win saw both sides scoreless after 20, but the Jets started to build their win with a 2-0 second-period finish, and another four goals to cap the game at 6-0. […]

Morinville Sports

Family tournament wraps up 25 years

A 7-4 A Finals win for the SheeFitz team over the McKeif team Sunday afternoon wrapped up a quarter century of Sturgeon County families getting together for an annual tournament in Rivière Qui Barre (RQB). […]