No Picture
Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Serge Froment

By Stephen Dafoe

When the ball of credit is being dribbled and passed around, it is never about Serge Froment – at least when Froment is talking about his Morinville Road Runners. It’s always about the girls, the boys, the coaches, the league, the community that supports them, and the great opportunity the game of basketball offers youth… […]

No Picture
Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Lucie Roy

By Stephen Dafoe

Lucie Roy – Freelance reporter / Historian / All Around Volunteer

The camera is never far from Lucie Roy’s hand. Though many times the photos end up in the pages of The Morinville News, as often as not Lucie Roy is simply recording the events that happen today but which will be history down the road… […]

No Picture
Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Morinville Community Library

By Stephen Dafoe

It’s not all about the leather chairs and slick fireplace at the Morinville Community Library, but it’s accoutrements like these that showed nominators this is not the stereotypical library of the past, a building full of dusty and musty hardcovers and dog-eared paperbacks. This is very much the library of today, if not the library of tomorrow… […]

No Picture
Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Paul Smith

By Stephen Dafoe

Paul Smith’s record of community involvement in Morinville now surpasses the length of his trademark rock and roll hair. Best known as the owner of Smith Music, the local businessman is fast becoming known as Mr. Festival. As Chair of the Morinville Festival Society, Smith has built on the work of previous St. Jean Baptiste Festival chairs Joel Chevalier and Ron Cust, growing the annual summer extravaganza into a Morinville trademark. Together with a team of 10 hardworking community volunteers… […]

No Picture
Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Rebecca Holland

By Stephen Dafoe

Rebecca Holland, who provides community resources for the Sturgeon School Division, is a face that is becoming more and more familiar in the community. In addition to being the facilitator of the GIRLS program, a seven-week program that takes the position that we can never go wrong by investing in our communities’ youth, Holland is also involved with the Morinville Marvelous Moms social media group and is a Jessica Martel Foundation board member. .. […]

No Picture
Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Lisa Holmes

Councillor Lisa Holmes is now coming to the end of her first term on Morinville Town Council. Though new to the community at the time of the 2010 municipal election, she has become a familiar face in the community at events and working behind the scenes on committees and boards, including the Morinville Centennial Celebrations Committee and the Morinville Public Library Board. Her role on Council keeps her working inside and outside the community attending… […]

No Picture
Local News

The day in photos

Photo By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Morinville Fish and Game Association (MFGA) President Len Kondro spoke before Mayor Paul Krauskopf and Council Tuesday night in reference to extending the current land lease and expanding the lease to include additional property. Both requests were approved with a 35-year lease… […]

No Picture
Morinville

School taxes large part of spring property tax increase

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Property owners will pay about $100 more on their spring tax bill than they did last year once Council passes this year’s tax bylaw. Council gave first reading to the 2013 Property Tax Bylaw during the Mar. 26 Council meeting. The bylaw lays out the amount of tax the municipality must collect from property owners to satisfy its own $7.2-million in budgetary needs as well as a $2.9-million assessment for the Alberta School Foundation (ASFF) and a $103,000 requisition from the Sturgeon Foundation, the group that runs Morinville’s Heritage Lodge… […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

1/ Last week the Sun papers were upset that the Globe and Mail ran a photo of figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond on the front page because she was doing a leg kick and the picture makes her crotch front-page news… […]

No Picture
Local News

Raising the roof and raising awareness

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Rendez-Vous Centre will be going forward with some needed roof repairs thanks to a $15,225 grant from the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec presented the cheque Mar. 25 on behalf of Honourable Heather Klimchuk, Alberta’s Minister of Culture… […]