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Morinville

Cardiff road traffic lights to be operational by fall

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Work will begin soon on a series of traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 2 and Cardiff Road. The new light-controlled intersection is being designed by Al-Terra Engineering, the company hired by the province to implement the lights promised last fall by former Minister of Transportation Ric McIver… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Regional Recreational Complex or a Local Arena/Curling Complex?

Morinville Council is rapidly moving forward on a decision that will have an important effect on the long-term growth of Morinville and Sturgeon County. This decision will be to either start building a replacement Arena/Curling complex right away ( inside Morinville boundaries) or work with Sturgeon County, Legal, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Redwater and a variety of ‘other groups’ to develop a more comprehensive Regional Complex that would probably proceed within the next three years… […]

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Arts & Culture

Primeau takes to the high seas for adventure

Georges H. Primeau Middle School put on two performances of Treasure Island Apr. 15 and 16 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The 50-minute performance, directed by Mr. O’Gormun, Ms. Workun, Ms. Debrule, Mrs. Rivet, and Mrs. Riley, took three solid months of preparation. […]

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Arts & Culture

Local comedian making name for himself one laugh at a time

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting at a table, coffee in hand, 18-year-old Wyatt Zieger looks like any other recent high school graduate. But as soon as he opens his mouth, one quickly realizes there is something a little theatrical about the man. The way he talks, the way he moves his hands, the slight smirk on his face and an underlying edginess are sure signs this guy has held a mic and done some comedy. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Be creative for Earth Day

Editor:

With Earth Day upon us, and a very strange winter full of rain and extreme cold drawing to a close, now is a good time to think about the environment. It doesn’t matter whether you care about climate change, or how dedicated you are to keeping your little part of the world clean; it’s simply about changing thinking patterns. Instead of buying something new, packaged in obscene amounts of plastic, styrofoam and cardboard … […]

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Local News

Residents vote to keep photo radar

by Calli Stromner

Almost 1,200 Morinville voters turned out to cast their ballot in the Apr. 14 plebiscite to determine the fate of photo traffic enforcement, with just over 55 % of electors choosing to keep the controversial traffic enforcement tactic… […]

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Morinville

MFRC reaching out to families

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre is looking to connect with local military families where there live. The organization is hosting a meet and greet night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre May 1 at 6:30 p.m… […]

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Arts & Culture

The weekend in photos

Morinville Leap into Spring Expo committee members pose with Rachel Bulger, winner of the grand prize backyard package sponsored by Home Hardware and Pleasant Homes. Bulger’s name was drawn from all of those who entered the puzzle contest at the weekend’s Leap into Spring Expo. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Morinville

Competition fierce for annual baby crawl

Lucie Roy Photos

Morinville – While residents were mulling over what the outcome would be on the Town’s photo radar plebiscite, a different type of speeder was racing through Morinville. Sunday afternoon’s Annual Morinville News Baby Crawl saw five competitors take to the Trade Show stage, each eager to take this year’ competition glory. Although all competitors were in top racing form, only the top three took trophies and prize packages home… […]

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Local News

Stabbing suspects arrested and charged

RCMP announced Saturday afternoon that Christian Dupas and Cory Nelson have both been found and arrested in relation to an incident that occurred in Morinville Apr. 7, 2014 at approximately 9 p.m. Dupas and Nelson are alleged to have attacked a 22-year-old male victim in the lobby of the apartment building where he lived, beating him and stabbing him with a knife. […]