Local News

Champion Petfoods breaks ground on new Northstar Kitchens in Parkland County with $4 million in government funding

Champion Petfoods LP held a groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the building of its new state-of-the-art, custom-fitted NorthStar Kitchens in Parkland County Thursday. The company says the new kitchens will be cooking by the spring of 2019, advancing the company’s mandate to make biologically appropriate pet foods for a growing global demand.
[…]

Election 2017

Barry Turner announces his intent to run for Mayor of Morinville

Morinville Councillor Barry Turner has announced he will officially seek the Town’s top job in next fall’s municipal election.

In a press release circulated on June 28, the councillor said, “my campaign will focus on the key planks of service, engagement, and transparency.” Turner has 16-years of service on Council behind him and has been a resident of the Town for nearly three decades.
[…]

Local News

Council passes new ‘Media Relations’ package for new councillors

Council has unanimously approved an information report on media relations to be passed on to the next Council in the fall. The package will include the importance of Council responding to media questions in a timely manner as well as information on timelines and conditions surrounding complaints about inaccurate ad misleading reporting, defamation and how to take legal action against stories that potentially defame.
[…]

Local News

Town holds rec centre groundbreaking ceremony

The Construction Kick-off Party for the Morinville Community Recreation Facility was held on Wednesday.

The event started with a ceremonial blessing of the land by Elder Ron Arcand from Alexander First Nations, accompanied by Chief Kurt Burnstick at the site of the new facility followed by the ground-breaking ceremony. […]

Local News

Cemetery road closure comes into force

Following a unanimous vote from Council, the Town of Morinville will be closing a roadway at the northern edge of the Morinville Cemetery.

The roadway is a narrow gravel pathway coming directly off 100 Street providing cemetery access for vehicles.
[…]

Arts & Culture

Musée Morinville Museum accredited until 2022

Nestled in the back of St. Jean Baptiste Park is the Musée Morinville Museum, home to the community’s rich cultural heritage and history. Museum staff are pretty excited these days, but it’s not necessarily about any new exhibits coming to the museum; it’s because the museum has just received some important provincial recognition. […]