National News

Liberals announce a ban on 1500 firearms

On Friday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the ban of over 1,500 models and varients of what he calls “assault-style firearms,” including nine categories of firearms and two types identified by characteristic. The announcement also prohibits some firearms components. […]


Province restricts off-highway vehicle recreational use

The government has issued a temporary province-wide restriction on off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreational use on public lands and provincial parks, and is calling the decision another tool to help prevent the spread of wildfires. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Exotic animal ban much ado about nothing

A editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

In a slow news week television news programs need to fill the same time slot that they do when the streets are flush with stories. It is therefore no surprise that a story about Morinville’s potential banning of elephants, armadillos and other exotic animals would find itself on the tube last week, complete with accompanying footage of Godzilla terrorizing Tokyo and that scene from Jumanji where the elephants were running wild in the streets.