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Local News

Students hit the stage in concert series [PHOTOS]

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – This week will see five concerts hit town between Tuesday and Saturday, four of them musical acts with plenty of experience in getting their audiences’ toes tapping. But this past weekend saw another five concerts hit town, spread over three days. The Smith Music Concert Series, an annual event that gives students… […]

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Local News

630CHED coming to town this week

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Edmonton’s 630CHED will be rolling into town as the sun comes up Thursday morning to broadcast live from the Community Cultural Centre. The Edmonton AM station will be conducting four interviews during their morning slot and five in the afternoon, all with locals, and all in conjunction with the community, its history and the town’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival… […]

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Local News

Something fishy at Heritage Lake

Morinville – Akenberry Trout Farms paid a visit to Heritage Lake on a wet afternoon June 16 to stock the popular year-round fishing hole with another 3,000 rainbow trout. The man-made lake is stocked three times a year for a total of 9,000 trout. An additional 1,000 are deposited in the Morinville fish and Game Club Pond… […]

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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… […]