Not the best and not the worst, Morinville is in the middle of the pack in Canadian Federation of independent Business rankings of what it terms municipal overspending.
However, Morinville was ranked substantially worse than several neighbouring municipalities in the federation’s recently released Alberta Municipal Spending, 2015 report.
A five-month-old kitten got a new lease on life and the chance for a permanent home thanks to the compassion of a Bon Accord couple and an amputation surgery at the Morinville Veterinary Clinic (MVC).
The couple, who have not been identified, came across the kitten who had suffered a serious injury to his tail.
The close of nominations Monday afternoon put two in the running for the Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Morinville Ward By-Election set for Oct. 19.
As of the close of nominations, Cathie Sarafinchan, and René Tremblay had put their names forward. Nominations will be official at noon Tuesday.
A new stained glass window was placed at the Namao United Church in memory of Lou Newell by his wife Ellen and children Tom Newell, Sherry Rogers and Kathy Greenen. The dedication ceremony took place at the church Sept. 20 with family and friends in attendance.
A Morinville Community High School student was airlifted to a hospital in Edmonton after an early morning vehicle-cyclist collision on 100 Avenue, near Aspen House.
RCMP and emergency responders arrived at the scene on 100 Avenue and 97 Street around 8 a.m.
Area families are being given a unique opportunity in Westlock Sept. 26. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 have the chance to learn more about airplanes and aviation at the Westlock Airport. The event includes a short flight in a small aircraft at no cost.
Morinville was the first stop in Canada for Rod Stewart tribute artist Vic Vaga who performed a concert at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Thursday night. The show opener was Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders,
The Town of Morinville held a Photo Enforcement Education night Sept. 16 in the cultural centre parking lot, something the current photo enforcement operator is required to do twice a year under the Town’s contract. About 15 residents attended the event.
The Morinville Lions Club held their first meeting for the new fiscal year Sept. 14 with a cheque presentation and recognition of club members. Proceeds from the 9th Annual Lions Golf Tournament were divided between the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Camp He Ho Ha, with each group receiving $1600. Joan Nielsen of Camp Health Hope Happiness accepted the cheque on their behalf.
After unanimously passing First Reading of a Youth Council Bylaw at their Aug. 25 meeting, Council has seemed to lose the taste for it in discussions at their Sept. 15 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting.
While Council cannot make binding decisions at COW meetings, many councillors strongly suggested they would not be supportive of a Morinville Youth Council Bylaw.
In a 6-1 vote, Council has selected Administration’s recommendation for an architectural firm to design the community's new multi-use rec facility. With only Councillor Stephen Dafoe opposed, Council approved awarding the contract to Architecture Tkalcic Bengert (ATB), one of 11 companies to submit a proposal by the Aug. 31 deadline.