National Column: Trudeau should push for UN reform

OTTAWA-When Canada lost its bid for a United Nations Security Council seat to Portugal in 2010 it was widely seen as a humiliation, an embarrassment, the dagger through the heart of Stephen Harper’s foreign policy. […]

Morinville News

Exceptional women sought for International Women’s Day event

Residents have three weeks to nominate exceptional area women for some special recognition. For the past 20 years, the St. Albert Bahá’í community has sponsored an annual celebration of United Nations International Women’s Day by recognizing the contributions women make to society. […]

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Third Morinville woman up for Women’s Day award

Kaileen Chisholm is this year’s recipient in the Youth category. Jessica Baily and Terra Bell nominated her for her dedication to making a difference in the world.

In their nomination, Baily and Bell said Chisholm is “trying to finish her studies through correspondence a year early so she can devote her time to helping others. […]

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Morinville woman to receive International Women’s Day recognition

Morinville mother Brandi Robertson (not actual last name) was nominated in the Child Advocate and Unsung Heroine categories by Morinville and Sturgeon County residents Leah Elzinga, Eva Scrimshaw and Sarah Hall. The nominators said Robertson was raised in a family where helping and caring for others was natural, one where she watched her mother dedicate many hours helping her community despite raising a son with a disability, a point of view they say helped form Robertson’s “compassion and caring for disadvantaged persons.” […]

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Veterans’ plate now available for serving members

By Staff

Edmonton – Drivers could soon be seeing a lot more veterans’ licence plates on the highway. The distinctive plate with its red poppy and maple leaf will now be available to currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Beginning Aug. 16, current armed forces members with at least three years of service will be able to apply for veterans’ plates, and when … […]