Editorials by our staff
The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (CTF) may be an organization that some of us roll our eyes at from time to time with their many calls for accountability and low taxes. Still, they’re often correct, and their thoughts about the UCP taking the federal wage subsidy is entirely right.
Alberta has experienced its share of turmoil throughout its nearly 115 years as a province. From floods to wildfires to perpetual commodity boom and bust cycles to global financial crises, we’ve weathered it all and come out the other side stronger. Each time we face adversity, we come together, support our neighbours, and roll up our sleeves to do what it takes to weather the storm. […]
National Volunteer Week runs Apr. 19 to 25 this year with the theme “Let’s all cheer for Canada’s volunteers!”, a theme that not only recognizes the impact of volunteers and how they lift communities like Morinville but also our current inability to actually shake a volunteer’s hand. […]
There is no doubt the current crisis is affecting all Albertans, including our local business community. Apart from essential businesses that sell products we all need, many companies are closed to traffic and trying to stay afloat with curb service and delivery. […]
Over this past week, the Morinville News has published 52 articles (including this one) and made more than 100 Facebook posts to keep you informed on a local, regional, provincial and federal level. […]
Alberta’s municipalities and AUMA fully support the provincial government’s recent announcement to amend the Emergency Management Act to remove unnecessary red tape for municipalities during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You’d think intelligent people would not line up en masse to buy toilet paper in bulk for an illness that is respiratory in nature, but they did and they continue, albeit to somewhat lesser degrees, to do so. […]
If you’ve spent any time on Facebook this year, you have seen an endless stream of posts telling you distracted driving rules are changing Feb. 1, 2020. As of that date, you will not be able to eat or drink a coffee while driving lest you face huge fines and driving suspensions. […]
The Basic License Driver’s Handbook has the following to say on school bus dangers: “The greatest danger to the safety of students on a school bus happens when motorists pass a bus while it is loading or unloading students.” […]
Maclean’s Magazine has released its annual Canada’s Most Dangerous Places report, an annual piece of statistics gathering that ranks Canada’s most dangerous and safest communities according to crime data.