Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Sturgeon Public Schools approves 2020/2021 budget with program and staffing reductions

This evening [May 27], the Board of Trustees, Sturgeon Public Schools, approved the 2020 / 2021 Budget. Although the Board was able to protect class sizes for students in Kindergarten to Grade Three, reductions to programming and staffing across every school and department will result. Our Early Childhood Programs will also experience significant cuts. […]


National Column: 1981 budget a good lesson for Liberals

It is sometimes held that Finance Minister Bill Morneau backed away from a promise to end lucrative tax breaks for the well-to-do in last week’s budget because of Donald Trump.

With the mercurial Trump occupying the White House, the theory goes, Morneau figured it would be foolish to fiddle with the Canadian tax system. Better to wait until American intentions become clearer.

closed session
Local News

Council receives a round of asks ahead of 2017 Budget

Councillor’s were hit with asks from the Musée Morinville Museum, Morinville Community Library, and the Morinville Festival Society as part of their annual budget process during their most recent Committee of the Whole meeting. Each of the organizations made presentations detailing their budgets and the amount they were asking for from the Town. […]