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Four Austrian agricultural students looking for a farm work internship in the area

Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle and photos by Jeannie Charrois

Sturgeon County – Last summer, my family and I spent a week touring Austria from the picturesque little town of Maria Alm. Nestled in a valley of majestic mountains, this idyllic community is only about an hour’s train ride southwest of Salzburg. If the location evokes images from “The Sound of Music”, you’re not far off; the evening air was veritably alive as folk bands entertained the gathered … […]

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Province wide meningitis immunization program set to begin

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The government is launching a $2 million immunization program Tuesday to protect adolescents from meningococcal disease.

The province wide program will provide the meningococcal conjugate vaccine to as many as 40,000 students in Grade 9 through school-based clinics. The vaccine will protect against four different … […]

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Mayor Don Rigney makes statement on Stelmach

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Sturgeon County Mayor Don Rigney

On behalf of Sturgeon County Council and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, I would like to thank Premier Ed Stelmach for the outstanding leadership he has provided the citizens of Alberta during his 25 years of public service… […]

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Fatal collision near Legal

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilledNews.com Staff

Legal – A senior is dead as the result of an early morning collision Tuesday. Morinville RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2, just north of Legal corners around 8 a.m. Jan. 26.
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Champion Petfoods presents action plan to council

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Changes are in the air for Champion Petfoods, both figuratively and literally. Company President Frank Burzdy made a presentation to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night on what it calls its action plan for addressing Champion’s odour problem.

Burzdy last made a presentation to council Oct. 26; however, that presentation, focused largely on the company’s many awards, only served to infuriate Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf who directed Burzdy … […]

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Stelmach to step down – cautions US-style politics coming

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Premier Ed Stelmach announced Tuesday morning he will not run as a candidate in the next election and would at some point in the future provide written notice to the president of the Progressive Conservative Party of his intention to resign as leader of the party… […]

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Morinville ready to launch its brand

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town is planning a celebration Feb. 7 to officially launch its new brand. Mailers have been sent to Morinville residents inviting them to the open house set to take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Hall, St. Germaine Plaza.

Final selection of Morinville’s new logo and slogan “Growing Together” were made in December after being narrowed down from an initial selection of 13 contenders. Those logos were further narrowed down … […]

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Sturgeon County appoints new board members

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council voted on and approved several Sturgeon County residents to a number of boards Tuesday morning. In total, 11 residents were elected or acclaimed to fill seats on six Sturgeon County boards and committees… […]