Schools and youth

Greater St. Albert holds Vaping info night at MCHS

The Greater St. Albert Catholic School Division (GSACRD) Voice (Mental Health Capacity Building Initiative), in association with the MCHS School Council, presented Vaping 101- Understanding the Basics at Morinville Community High School on Tuesday night for Morinville and area parents. […]

Local News

Council accepts reports on vaping and marijuana

Council has received two new reports for information on hot-button topics: vaping and marijuana legislation. Both reports were prepared by Sgt. William Norton, Morinville’s Manager of Enforcement Services, and were accepted as part of a larger sudo ‘consent agenda’ motion, where council also received many other items for information and passed motions. […]


Vaping about to get a little more difficult

A new notification from the Consumer Product Safety Directorate (CPSD), part of Health Canada, has vape stores concerned their business could be severely restricted in what they can sell when Bill S-5, a bill related to e-cigarettes, vaporizers and e-liquids, receives Royal Assent in the next few months. […]

Local News

Local business welcomes new vaping rules

“Overall, I’m okay with the [proposed] regulations. I’m not overly excited about them, but I’m not disappointed either,” said Thomas Kirsop in reflection of new legislation proposed to regulate the vaping industry by the Federal Government last week. Kirsop and his wife, Marjorie, are the owners of Morinville’s only Vape Shop, Alternatives and Options – Vaporizers and E-liquids Ltd. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Proxy sales not permitted

I’d like to take a minute to discuss proxy sales.

Proxy sales occur when an individual, who is permitted by law or policy to access a device or service, procures that device or service and then provides it to an individual who is not permitted access. […]


Vape shop to offer alternatives and options

Thomas Kirsop smoked his first cigarette at the age of 9. By 15, he was a regular smoker. Though his parents valiantly tried to interrupt the process for several years, he remained a smoker as an adult, smoking a pack-and-a-half a day by his early 30s. […]