No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Fun Run returns to Fête au Village

Legal – What are you doing on Saturday, July 23, at 8 a.m.? Not sure yet? How about taking a moment to breathe in the country air, enjoy the sights of picturesque Legal, and then sit down to a pancake breakfast served with genuine small town hospitality? […]

No Picture
Local News

Morinville Public Library closing ahead of move

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The doors to the Morinville Public Library will be closed for the next couple of weeks. when they reopen, they will reopen a couple blocks away. The library and Town offices will be moving to the Morinville Parish Hall in mid-July, where they will remain until renovations to St. Germaine Plaza … […]

No Picture
Local News

Sturgeon County and Garrison host Canada Day [photos]

Photos by Joann Deveau

Sturgeon County teamed up with the Edmonton Garrison to host a major Canada Day event Friday. With several bands, plenty of food through the Sturgeon County Bounty, and plenty of car crushing action, there was something for each of the approximately 30,000 visitors to he garrison’s Canada Day. Below is a gallery of some shots from the day… […]

No Picture
Local News

Council wrestles with permissible cultural centre events

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre will see elbows as well as oboes this summer after Morinville Town Council voted 6-1 in favour of allowing Art of Conversation Morinville (AOC) to bring a wrestling show to town this August. The promoters are looking to provide a family-friendly event with six wrestling matches and a half-time show. But the idea of wrestling in a venue that will later this year begin a concert series that will include ballet… […]

No Picture
Local News

County to reopen public hearing on urban fringe issue

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Although scheduled to give third reading on an amendment to its Land Use Bylaw respecting intensive agricultural use in Urban Fringe districts, Sturgeon County Council took an unprecedented move to defer the matter until a public hearing could be reopened this fall…. […]

No Picture
Local News

Sturgeon County approves grant for cultural centre

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon County Council unanimously approved granting the Town of Morinville $250,000 through its Capital Agricultural / Recreational Facility Development Grant (CARF) program at its June 28 meeting. The funding will assist with the construction cost of the $11 million facility… […]

No Picture
Local News

Centennial Gardens a community effort

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Centennial community Gardens officially opened Sunday afternoon with a strawberry tea. Mayor Lloyd Bertschi, Councillor David Pattison and Chief Administrative Officer Edie Doepker joined 2011 Municipal Sustainability Award winner and community gardens founder Valerie Loseth and other organizers in unveiling the new sign that will mark the community garden… […]

No Picture
Local News

Drag race champion gives birth after weekend victories

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – After being the top race winner in last Saturday’s Noah’s Ark Hamster Races, an unnamed competitor gave birth to a litter of little pink hamsters Sunday morning. Both mother and babies are doing well, although it is too soon to tell is any of the offspring will grow up to follow their mother’s footsteps in next year’s event… […]

No Picture
Local News

Council asked to decide on photo radar contract extension

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville’s controversial photo radar program is on Tuesday night’s council agenda, but this time it is not a delegation of irate residents who have been stung exceeding the posted limit set to do the talking. Council is being asked by administration for direction on extending the Town of Morinville’s contract with Independent Traffic Services Ltd. For the next two years… […]