School divisions extend postponement of school athletics

Despite Grades K to 12 returning to in-person classes on Jan. 12, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools, St. Albert Public Schools, Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord, and Sturgeon Public Schools have made the joint decision to continue to postpone all school-based extracurricular junior and senior high athletics. The postponement to sports activities was first announced Oct. 28, 2020. The extension of the postponement is until further notice. […]

Local News

No holiday travel for local councillors and staff

Outrage has spread across the country at the behaviour of Canadian politicians who holidayed abroad during the Christmas season despite public health directives to avoid inessential travel to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. […]


Students back to school on Monday

Grade K to 12 students will return to in-person classes on Monday, Jan. 11 as planned; however, social gatherings and other mandatory health measures will be in place until at least Jan. 21 throughout Alberta. […]

Local News

Book Bites: Winter Reading Program

The Morinville Community Library’s annual Winter Reading program is underway. In this video segment, Public Services Librarian Alliah Krahn gives you the details on how you can take part.  […]


Putnam Law new name for familiar law office

A name change took place at the Law office of Putnam & Lawson, located on 9702-100 Street, January 1. The general practice law firm, serving the Sturgeon County region will now be called Putnam Law LLP. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Curriculum rewrite troubling on many levels

As an Alberta teacher, I’ve had some time to reflect over the holidays and while there is a lot I am thankful for, there is also a lot I could be angry about. I could be upset that the UCP has significantly reduced the overall per-student budget allocation despite their commitment to maintain funding. I could be upset that they laid off most of our EAs during a pandemic and that students have far fewer supports this year. […]