Arts & Culture

Champion Regional Series is Dublin down on entertainment

Just over a month after packing Smith Plaza for Dinner Time in the Maritimes, an evening of East Coast food and music, the Champion Regional Series is laying down their next event – Eat, Drink and Be Irish, an evening of Irish food, beer, and food. […]


National Column: Keeping Trump-inspired refugee flood in perspective

The storyline detailing the flood of refugees crossing into Canada to escape Donald Trump should be kept in perspective.

First, it is not a flood. Second, not all of those who claim to be refugees will necessarily be granted that status. Third, it is not yet clear that all or even most are fleeing the new U.S. president. […]

Arts & Culture

Murray Knight presentation on Canada Day overshadowed by Canada Day mural debate

Last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting involved an agenda item that should be recognizable for residents who have followed Council over the years, the annual report from Murray Knight of the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society on the outcome of 2016’s Canada Day celebrations. The organization has been responsible for one of Morinville’s largest annual events for years, receiving funding from the Town and the Federal government to organize volunteers who disperse Canadian flags on lawns, coordinate the fireworks display, and decorate Main Street, and many other duties preparing for the event. Knight went through a full report of nearly all elements of the event, thanking Council for their support and informing them of the return of $1,725.46 of excess funds left over at the end of the festival, an annual practice for Knight. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: SUREAL group holding meeting in Cardiff

As concerned taxpayers, we are appreciative that the Mayor and Council of Sturgeon County made an effort to answer our questions from the first open forum meeting. However, we are disappointed that they chose to respond to our questions with ads in the newspapers. […]

Local News

Ambrose tables private member’s bill on sexual assault

Opposition and Interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose unveiled her plan to hold the Canadian judiciary more accountable when it comes to presiding over sexual assault trials. Ambrose’s Private Member Bill – the Judicial Accountability through Sexual Assault Law Training Act (JUST Act) was tabled Thursday morning to hold the Canadian judiciary responsible for the ongoing training of its judges on the application of law in sexual assault trials. […]