National Column: What is the point of NATO?

Donald Trump says too many NATO countries, including Canada, don’t pay their fair share of defence costs. The U.S. president is right about that. But the real question facing the 29-member alliance is far more fundamental. […]

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1 Service Battalion to receive Freedom of the City

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents have an opportunity to support our military and see a centuries-old custom continuing into the modern era this Sunday. Morinville will be honouring 1 Service Battalion from CFB Edmonton with the Freedom of the City Sept. 11.

Although the ceremony dates back to the days of the Roman Empire when law forbade armies from entering a town without permission to prevent a military coup against the Roman senate, it was quite common… […]