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Business optimism slightly up in February, CFIB says

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) February Business Barometer shows Alberta’s small business confidence up 2.6 points from January to improved slightly to an index of 39.6, still well below the national index of 60.5 points. CFIB considers an index between 65-70 an indication of a strong economy. […]

Local News

Morinville’s Sgt. Norton receives provincial honour

The Alberta Emergency Service Medal (AESM), a Provincial Medal that honours personnel who are involved in supporting emergency prevention, preparedness and response, and recognizes good conduct for those with more than 12 years of service was presented to Morinville Community Peace Officer Sgt William Norton. […]

Local News

Library celebrating Freedom to Read Week

Although the Morinville Community Library is more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. This week, the Library joins with libraries throughout the country in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain. […]

Province

NDP says Albertans paying more under UCP government

The NDP claim is calling on the government to outline the true costs of their budget cuts to Alberta municipalities. The opposition party says Alberta families will pay more under the United Conservative government. Citing recently released data, the NDP says rural Alberta families could be on the hook for more than $1,000 over the next four years to pay for what they say is the UCP’s corporate tax giveaway. […]