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Arts & Culture

Monday Morning News – Dec. 27

2010 has been an interesting year for Morinville from January until this final week of the year. The Dec. 27 edition of Monday Morning News has taken a look back pictorially at 2010, revisiting the faces and events that made the news.
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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville has a year to look forward to

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

With Christmas 2010 behind us, we are all on the rapid road to New Year’s Eve and the changing of the calendar year. Out with the old and in with the new, as the idiom goes. But with respect to Morinville, 2011 will very much be a year of remembering and preserving the old while welcoming the new. While the sash-wearing baby in a top hat may be chomping at the bit to arrive Jan. 1, father time is not necessarily being shown the door.

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Local News

Morinville churches ready to celebrate

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – The community’s churches are ready to open their doors to the faithful over the next two days. Most of Morinville’s churches will hold Christmas observances Dec. 24 and 25. The following is a list of dates and times:
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Local News

Council gives 2011 budget green light

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville’s 2011 operational and capital budget took some interesting twists and turns on the road to third reading Tuesday night but ultimately passed third reading with the unanimous vote of the six council members present.

After first reading was defeated Dec. 7, an amended version of the budget passed first and second reading Dec. 14 with the provision… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers defanged by Winterhawks

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Saturday night’s home-ice show down between the Legal Vipers and Slave Lake Winterhawks was a different outcome for the Vipers than the last time the two teams met. Instead of a tightly contested 9-8 victory for the Vipers, the snakes came away with an 8-5 loss, their second defeat against Slave Lake this season.

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Morinville Sports

Jets lose to Regals in shootout

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Jets ended the 2010 calendar year on a down note Sunday night after dropping a 7-6 shootout decision to the Spruce Grove Regals. Although taking one point for a contest against the CJHL West Division’s second-ranked club would normally be an acceptable situation, the loss was the Jets third in a week… […]

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Local News

New pet store opens in old hobby shop location

]By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Running a pet and pet supply store is a dream job for Noah’s Ark Pets and Supplies owner Tammy Frieze. The store opened in the former Brightside Hobbies location on 100 Avenue Dec. 1 and is a continuation of Frieze’s life-long love of animals of all kinds… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets fall to Warriors

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Dressed in their road jerseys, the Morinville Jets took to home ice Friday night to face the CJHL West Division’s top-ranked Beverly Warriors. Despite 40 minutes of discipline and determination that brought the Jets to a 4-3 lead over the Warriors; a series of defensive breakdowns in the final frame reversed the Jets’ fortunes, giving the Warriors a 7-5 victory… […]