Arts & Culture

Musical boot camp expands young musicians’ skills

Local music students had an opportunity for a little different experience than what they get from their weekly one-on-one music lessons last week at Smith Music. The school held the first of two Summer Band Camps. The second one started on Monday. […]


Syphilis on the rise in Alberta

Infectious and congenital syphilis rates rose sharply across the province last year, following a five-year escalation. There were 1536 cases of infectious syphilis reported in 2018, a nearly ten-fold increase from the 161 reported in 2014. The province says the rate of infectious syphilis has not been this high in Alberta since 1948. […]

Local News

Time running out for Best Garden nominations

Morinville residents have 10 days to nominate their neighbours or themselves for this year’s Best Garden Competition. Deadline for nominations is July 26 at 4:30 p.m. Judges will hit yards four days later to crown this year’s crop of top gardeners.


Comment: Seniors at risk for opioid poisoning – how caregivers can help

(NC) Older adults experience higher rates of chronic pain and disease than the general population and are therefore routinely prescribed opioids to deal with pain associated with conditions such as arthritis and cancer. This may help explain why they have a higher rate of hospitalizations due to opioid poisoning than any other age group, according to a recent report. […]


Show ‘n’ Shine raises more than $5400 for JMMF

The annual Bumper to Bumper Sho ‘n’ Shine partnership with Home Hardware and Tirecraft raised $4567.25 for the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) this past June. Staff gathered Thursday to present a cheque to JMMF Executive Director Janice Isberg and President Lynn Rosychuk. […]