Local News

Silent Auction event raises $15,000 for Santa Store

Recent provincial COVID-19 changes prompted a change in format for the 23rd Annual Santa Store Auction in support of the Midstream Support Society. Instead of a one-evening live auction, organizers held a two-day silent auction over the weekend.  […]

COVID-19 restrictions

NDP call for emergency debate on record COVID-19 cases and premier’s lack of action

Alberta’s NDP Official Opposition announced Sunday night it will seek emergency debate Monday afternoon on the weekend’s record COVID-19 case counts. Sunday saw 1584 new cases, an increase from Saturday’s record of 1336 cases. The NDP charge that the government is not providing information to Albertans and that Premier Jason Kenny is not being public accountable.  […]

tax bylaw

CFIB urges feds to not raise CPP as businesses struggle

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is sounding the alert on a forthcoming increase to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums it says will hurt its members, one in three of whom they say are losing money each day they are open. Seventy per cent of the federation’s members are opposed to an increase in payroll taxes as part of the federal government’s economic recovery plan. […]


Morinville Christmas Market goes virtual

The annual Christmas Market, originally scheduled for this weekend and next, was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. But the Morinville Farmers’ Market and Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce have taken the event online with a Facebook group.  […]

Crime & Police

St. Albert RCMP investigating shooting incident

On November 18, 2020, at approximately 1:44 p.m., St. Albert RCMP responded to a call where a male had sustained a gun shot wound at an unknown location and was being transported to the Sturgeon Hospital.  For precautionary measures, the Sturgeon Hospital chose to initiate their own Lock Down.


Little Warriors founder releases new book

Little Warriors founder Glori Meldrum has released a new book, the proceeds of which will support Little Warriors who run the Be Brave Ranch, a specialized, intensive, trauma informed, evidence-based treatment centre focused on helping children who have been sexually abused, as well as their families.