Local News

Ask-a-Candidate: Morinville Councillor Candidates answer a simple question: Why them?

With the municipal election a little under one week away, candidates are no doubt preparing for a final push to earn your vote. They’ve knocked on doors and put up signs, they’ve answered questions up on stage at the MCCC and talked, one-on-one, with residents at the library. Each of the candidates are hoping you will see them as the best person for the job, and they’ve been out in the community trying to tell you why. […]

Morinville News

Ask-a-Candidate: Morinville councillor candidates look ahead at the next four years

In the upcoming municipal election, there are seven candidates running for the six councillor positions available in Morinville. These candidates are hoping to serve residents for the next four years, a job that will take a lot of their time, that will require much effort, and one that will make them responsible for guiding and shaping the future and direction of the community. […]

Local News

McDougall enters Morinville Council Race

In a last minute decision, Morinville resident Neil McDougall decided to include his name on the ballot for the upcoming municipal election. “I found out as late as [the Saturday before Nomination Day] that only six people were likely going to run for the six [councillor] positions that were available,” he explained. “…I think the people of Morinville deserve to have a choice, rather than simply having Council established by acclamation…Though there’s not a lot to choose from, at least now people will still get to have a bit of a choice.”

Local News

Sarah Hall looking for seat on Morinville’s Council

There’s another name to add to the list of those running for Council in Morinville this fall: Sarah Hall. The first-time candidate said she had been thinking about making the jump into local politics since about four years ago when she started to become more engaged in the community. […]


Province encouraging more women to run for office

The government is crediting a successful fall tour as motivation to expand their #ReadyForHer campaign to a spring tour encouraging women to run for councils and school boards.

While half of Alberta’s population are women, 23 per cent of the province’s towns and cities do not have a woman on their councils. […]

Sturgeon County

Bon Accord Mayor Boyd not seeking re-election

Bon Accord residents will look for a new mayor in October after current Mayor Randy Boyd announced Friday he would be stepping down as an elected official.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the residents of the Town of Bon Accord over the last ten years”, Boyd said in a media release Friday.

Local News

Women in politics

Now more than ever, a spotlight is shining on women in politics; no doubt influenced in large part by Hillary Clinton and her run for the American Presidency. But also, by other female politicians in our own Province—like Alberta NDP Minister Shannon Phillips, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and Federal MP and Interim Conservative Party Leader, Rona Ambrose—who have been working to bring attention to some of the pitfalls, but also rewards, of pursuing politics while female. […]