Sturgeon County

County approves budget with 2.13% increase

At its Dec. 12 meeting, Sturgeon County Council approved its 2024 budget and set a 2.13 per cent municipal tax rate increase. County homeowners with a property valued at $500,000 can expect to pay another $3.41 per month for a total of $41 more next year. Business owners with a business property valued at $1 million will pay $229, or $19.08 per month, more in municipal taxes.   […]

Crime & Police

RCMP warn public of ‘Emergency Scam’ in the area

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP are advising the public that there has been an increase in the number of “Emergency Scams” reported to the Detachment this month. These scams are referred to as Emergency Scams, or sometimes “Grandparent” or “Grandchild” scams. […]

Local News

Morinville Jets take back-to-back big wins over the weekend

In their sixth and seventh consecutive wins, the Morinville Junior B Jets outscored their opponents by a factor of 10-to-one. On Friday, the Jets defeated the Spruce Grove Regals 10-1 on the road and repeated that score and outcome at home against the visiting Leduc Co-Op Riggers. […]

Local News

Town holding a “Name Our Snowplows” contest

 As winter approaches, Morinville’s Infrastructure Services team is looking for help to give their two snowplows some personality! Morinville has launched a “Name our Morinville Snowplows” contest, giving community members the opportunity to showcase their creativity and winter spirit. […]


Nearly half of all businesses now struggling with low sales says CFIB report

Small business confidence hit a lowpoint of 45.6 per cent in the November Business Barometer report put out by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Although numbers below 50 have occurred in the past few months, it has not been the case since the 2008/2009 and 2020 recessions. […]

Crime & Police

Alberta RCMP reminds everyone to enjoy the holiday season safely

Alberta RCMP were performing check stops over the weekend, taking part in National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day on Saturday, Dec. 2. With the holiday season in full swing, RCMP anticipates Albertans spending lots of time celebrating with family and friends. As such, they will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. […]