Local News

Morinville Youth Leadership group impresses council on mental health presentation

Morinville’s Youth Leadership group, a Town program designed to engage young people in local issues, made their first major presentation to Council at their Committee of the Whole meeting to universal praise from Council. The group, entirely made up of youth aged 12-14, presented to Council their concerns and action plans to deal with two major concerns to them: tobacco/vaping use and mental health. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Historical Society makes another request for new museum plan

Morinville Council has another request for what to put on the Town’s77-acre recreation centre lot. The latest comes from Murray Knight, a member of Morinville’s Historical and Cultural Society board, who made the ask for a new indoor and outdoor museum to be included in long-term plans for the land. Knight and other members of the board have made similar asks of Council in the past, but this marks the first as an official request in Council Chambers. […]


National Column: Universal pharmacare the right prescription

Pressure for pharmacare is building. In Ontario, it has become an issue in the provincial election campaign. Federally, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has promised to look into it. Now a Commons committee has thrown its weight behind the idea of a universal, national program to provide all Canadians with necessary drugs at little or no cost.