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Province

Wildrose consulting with Albertans about crime

The Opposition Wildrose launched a new initiative Wednesday. The Alberta Crime Task Force will see the party consult directly with Albertans about the state of the province’s justice system.
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Columns

National Column: Liberals give middle class cold shoulder

Wednesday’s budget will be about the middle class and innovation. Maybe it’ll even be helpful! That would be nice. Unfortunately, the Trudeau government’s handling of both files so far has left them in something close to a shambles. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Open letter to Mayor Flynn & Sturgeon County Councillors

March 20, 2017, Sturgeon County Administration (Land Use Planners) have spent two years preparing the new Draft Land Use Bylaw (LUB) that is currently before Council. The Draft LUB was only released to the public (County Residents/Ratepayers) on January 26th, 2017. Administration refused to provide copies of the Draft LUB prior to the formal release on January 26th (per request of JohnWasmuth to Clayton Kittlitz at November, 2016 “Open House” in Calahoo Hall). […]

Business

Local business adds defibrillator

It’s not uncommon to see a variety of new tools at Home Hardware / Bumper-to-Bumper. It’s what one expects from their local hardware store/auto parts dealer. But a recent addition to the shop isn’t for fixing bathroom taps or car engines – it’s for fixing people engines. […]

Local News

Government announces 26 new school projects

The Government of Alberta says it plans to invest $500 million in 26 school projects as part of Budget 2017 in order to improve access to education and create an estimated 6000 jobs.
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Province

Jean and Kenney committed to unity

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC Alberta Leader Jason Kenney announced their joint commitment to achieving unity between the two parties in a joint news release Monday afternoon.

Both leaders vowed to form discussion teams with a mandate to work towards an agreement to unite the two parties with details on the teams to be announced by the end of the week.
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Columns

National Column: Senate bill to free whales faces a long, rough ride

It’s hard to strengthen animal welfare legislation in Canada. Attempts to mildly improve such laws routinely fail.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, like that of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, has shown little interest in animal issues. […]

Morinville Sports

Atom AA Provincials packs the Ray McDonald Sports Center

The bleachers were full for four straight days at the Ray McDonald Sports Center for the Hockey Alberta Atom AA Provincials. Nine teams joined the host Sturgeon Hockey Club Mustangs. Pool A included Sturgeon, Cold Lake, Olds, Sylvan Lake, and SWZ. Pool B included St. Albert, Chestermere, Strathcona, Okotoks, and Glen Lake. The games took place in Legal as well as Morinville. […]

Columns

National Column: The Dutch election and left, right populism

Hold the champagne. Wednesday’s Dutch election wasn’t quite the victory over populism it is said to have been.

Indeed, the results in full suggest that Dutch resistance to immigrants, particularly Muslim immigrants, remains high. […]

Local News

Coming up at Morinville Town Council

Town Council has a lot to discuss at their informal Committee of the Whole meeting Mar. 20.

In addition to two presentations, one on the Northern Alberta Baseball League and one from South Glens resident Warren Maskoske on potential lights at Cardiff Road and 100 Street, Council has five meaty topics to delve into. […]

Schools and youth

Future students get introduced to Georges H. Primeau

Georges H. Primeau held their Annual Open House Thursday night, an opportunity for incoming Grade 5 students and their families to get a look at the school, the staff, and the programs offered throughout the year.
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