No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Progressive Views: Preamble Babble

By Tristan Turner

Over the weekend of Apr. 13, federal New Democrats held their bi-annual policy convention in Montréal. The convention was host to many policy changes, but in the eyes of the media, the most noticeable policy vote was on the preamble of the party’s constitution… […]

No Picture
Morinville

Open house to revisit the future shape of Morinville’s downtown area

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Seven months after the Town’s last open house on the possible shape of a future downtown Morinville, the Town is planning another event that indicates the preferred shape is likely to be round. Morinville’s Planning and Development Department will hold a public open house on the Highway 642 Functional Planning Study (FPS) Apr. 25. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. A formal presentation on the project will take place at 7:15 p.m.

The purpose of the FPS is to develop a long-term plan for 100 Avenue that ensures traffic and pedestrian safety on the road, deals with long-term access management into properties off the highway, determines future road requirements and required right-of-ways to allow for growth… […]

No Picture
Morinville

Primeau’s Beauty and the Beast ends successful two-day run

Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Georges H. Primeau School brought Beauty and the Beast to the stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Apr. 16 and 17. The show presented by teachers O’Gorman, Rivet, Workun and Riley brought together a cast and crew of 32 students plus a school choir. After many weeks of practices and dress rehearsals, the students performed the classic story for other students Apr. 16 before raising the curtain on the first public show that evening. The first public performance was followed by another well attended presentation Apr. 17. Below are some photos of the Apr. 17 performance… […]

No Picture
Local News

CAO says decision to wave fines based on legal recommendation

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – In a joint press release issued Apr. 10, Champion Petfoods and the Town of Morinville announced they had found some common ground on odour mitigation. In consideration for Champion staying the course on their odour mitigation efforts, the Town would wave $5,400 in tickets Champion had been issued prior to making progress on reducing odour from the local plant.

Over the past week there have been questions raised by residents wanting to know just who on Council made the decision to wave the fines… […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Column – Joe Morinville

I see Escape Travel is giving away a big prize at the Trade Show this weekend. Sure hope I win it. It got me to thinking about holidays and travelling. Here’s my thoughts on making holidays a little more fun…. […]

No Picture
Local News

Wednesday Print Edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is another 32 pages of local relevant community news and includes a four-page pull out for this weekend’s Leap into Spring Expo (formerly the Chamber Trade Show)… […]

No Picture
Morinville Sports

Sturgeon Hockey Club gathers its champions

Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Sturgeon Hockey Club held its annual awards Apr. 15 ahead of the organization’s Annual General Meeting. Eleven awards were handed out to acknowledge the efforts of the hockey club’s coaches and players during the 2012/2013 season. Below are this year’s award recipients… […]