Column: Moving lock, stock and barrel

- published in the St. Paul Journal on July 3, 2012 After over six months of rodeos, town and county meetings, a provincial election, high school sports games, cups of coffee from McDonalds and Tim Hortons, one week without said drink, and a baby of the month story, I have officially moved on. The move… Continue reading Column: Moving lock, stock and barrel

Bill C-38 important in moving forward, MP says

The federal government has passed its 425-page budget implementation bill, one that Westlock – St. Paul MP Brian Storseth says is an important piece of legislation for Canadians moving forward. Now awaiting approval in the Senate, federal MPs voted 157-135 on June 18 to adopt the legislation, known as Bill C-38, at third reading. According… Continue reading Bill C-38 important in moving forward, MP says

Elk Point man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A 21-year-old man from Elk Point plead guilty to manslaughter last week at Court of Queen’s Bench in St. Paul in connection with the death of a 76-year-old Bonnyville woman. Judge P.B. Michalyshn from Edmonton sentenced Jesse Colton Leppanen to 10 years in jail, less time served, in the death of Mary Ella Jane Corbiere… Continue reading Elk Point man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Severance packages and tax-free salaries scrapped by Alberta government

Local MLA Shayne Saskiw says the steps made by the PC government in implementing 13 of the 15 recommendations laid out by retired Supreme Court Justice Jack Major are a step in the right direction, but insists the Wildrose party will fight "tooth and nail" to ensure the proposed defined pension plan for MLAs does… Continue reading Severance packages and tax-free salaries scrapped by Alberta government

St. Paul’s Jordon Krankowsky reflects on final season with Pontiacs

For the former Bonnyville Pontiacs defenceman and St. Paul native Jordon Krankowsky, the most grueling day of his life happened two weeks ago when he was told he would not be playing in game five of his team's first round playoff series against Sherwood Park. Read the full story at the St. Paul Journal.

Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines crucial for St. Paul, say local leaders

Whether they agree or disagree on the specifics, the proposed Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines are important for St. Paul, according to local and provincial leaders. The Keystone XL, an over 2,500 km pipeline running from the Athabasca oilsands to Texas, and Northern Gateway, a 1,177 km pipeline from Brudeheim, Alberta, to Kitimat, B.C.,… Continue reading Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines crucial for St. Paul, say local leaders