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Local News

Monday Morning News – Oct. 31 edition

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Oct. 31 (Halloween) issue of Monday Morning News hits store counters and shelves Monday morning. This week’s issue is 28 pages of news views and things to see and do in Morinville. For those unable to get a copy at one of the 50 locations in town, you can download this week’s issue by… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Now ‘tis the winter of our discon-SCENT – Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs word has wafted through the air like the fragrant smell of freshly cooked dog food, many Morinvillians are aware now that Champion Petfoods is now targeting the spring of 2012 for completion of the work necessary to bring the odour down by 80 per cent. As such, it looks like now ‘tis the winter of our discon-SCENT, if we may borrow from Shakespeare. Of course the Bard used the word discontent in his play and it is discontent that many residents have with Champion… […]

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Local News

Christmas Market enters its fourth year

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The 4th Annual Snowflakes and Stars Christmas Market is only a few weeks away and organizers are expecting another successful turnout. This year’s event will feature approximately 40 area vendors with a variety of products and giftware for sale, including home décor, gourmet food, clothing and… […]

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Arts & Culture

Historical play brings Morinville’s story to the stage

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One hundred years of Morinville history was brought to the stage of the community cultural centre Oct. 28 through a one-hour performance that combined song and dance with humourous and touching vignettes about life in Morinville from its first settlers to the present day. Streets and Sidewalks by Calgary playwright Jacqueline Russell was the culmination of the Friends of the Morinville Public Library’s wanting to be a part of the… […]

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Local News

Champion now projects spring completion for odour problem

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Thursday its goal to reduce odour emissions is going to take more time. Company President Frank Burdzy said Champion is now targeting the spring of 2012 for completion of all the work needed to meet those targets after being advised by global air quality experts that an enhanced solution would be necessary to meet the challenges of the Morinville plant… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Reader questions Morinville’s high water and sewer rates

Reading Time: 2 minutesEditor:

Good Day, this letter is in regard to the Free Press article from 25 October 2011 with the headline “County water rates shown to be on the higher end in municipal comparison”.

I read, with extreme interest, the article in which there is a comparison of many local communities and how the editor of the paper… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets win in shootout

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Morinville Jet Braden Arcand’s unassisted goal with 15 seconds left in the game kept the club in the game Wednesday night. Tied 4-4 at the end of three, the Jets were assured at least one point for their trip to Edmonton to take on the Mustangs, but pushed through to win the contest in a shootout… […]