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Province

Morinville still helping Slave Lake a month after the devastation

By Stephen Dafoe

Slave Lake – Rain drizzles from grey skies a month-to-the-day too late to be of any use in combatting the massive devastation that ravaged large parts of the community May 15. But while the skies are dreary, the outlook in the community is anything but. People nod and greet each other on the streets of a community on the cusp of rebuilding. The local college now houses town offices destroyed by the fire as well… […]

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Local News

Cultural Centre opponent seeks sit down to fix issues

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long-time Community Cultural Centre opponent Tim Stirling made an appearance at Morinville Town Council June 14 to once again express his concerns about noise control from the $11.2 million facility and to express his opinion that council sidestepped a Subdivision Development Appeal Board ruling that proper sound mitigation would be put in place prior to the centre opening… […]

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Morinville Sports

Roadrunners ready to rock the court this fall

By Dave Foe

Morinville – After a highly successful season that included provincial victory, the Morinville Road Runners are looking to come back to the courts with even more enthusiastic basketball players. A registration night was held June 14 at Vanier School, but will continue on towards basketball start up this fall… […]

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Local News

Morinville looking for a sign [Poll]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Town Council was presented with two options for a sign design that incorporates Morinville’s new logo and branding. But when put to a vote, the two designs garnered equal votes. As a result, council will not put the two designs out to residents to help decide over the next week… […]

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Arts & Culture

Art in the Garden set to bloom

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – With flowers blooming in local gardens, creating an artistic display of colour, designer Cory Christopher is hoping Sturgeon County gardeners will think about art in the garden in a broader sense. Christopher is once against preparing for Art in the Garden, the third annual event to be held at First Choice Tree Nursery June 24 to July 10… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Wildrose candidate asks why so long on Cardiff corner decision

Dear editor:

As the Wildrose candidate for this area in the upcoming provincial election, I congratulate the incumbent MLA and the government for their surprise announcement yesterday that they will build a new overpass at Cardiff corner on Highway 2 south of town. That level crossing is by far the most frightening intersection I’ve come across in our constituency… […]

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Local News

County forgives Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant loan payment

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant’s annual loan payment to Sturgeon County was forgiven Tuesday morning. In a 6-1 vote, County Council approved forgiving the $16,700 loan payment and to directing administration to review the possibility of forgiving the remaining balance of the loan… […]

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Local News

County fire crews have busy spring

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – It was a busy spring for Sturgeon County firefighters. Crews responded to 78 emergency calls between Apr. 25 and June 8. Of that number, 51 were due to wild land fires, grass fires, re-kindles from previous controlled burns and downed power lines… […]

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Local News

Cardiff Corner discussion Monday afternoon

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Almost a month after it was originally scheduled, a public meeting to discuss the treacherous Cardiff Corner / Highway 2 intersection is set to take place Monday afternoon. Originally set for May 16, the event was abruptly cancelled when Slave Lake was hit by devastating wildfire the night before. The Town of Morinville has announced the meeting will now take place Monday at 2 p.m. in council chambers, and are inviting everyone to come to the public discussion… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – June 13

The June 13 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is 28 pages of Morinville news and views. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]