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Local News

Province looking to strengthen child intervention system

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Government of Alberta announced Friday that it had accepted 10 recommendations by a panel of specialists from across the country who were asked to examine Alberta’s child intervention system and to bring forward leading practices and ways the system could be strengthened to support at-risk children, youth and families.

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 27

Reading Time: 1 minuteQUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Out of the 15 candidates running in the election, seven (Thiessen, Radford, Turnbull, [Luker-]Chevalier, Pattison, Trapani and Bertschi) used the local sign shops. One (Roy) made her own. Nine (Thiessen, Radford, Turnbull, [Luker-]Chevalier, Pattison, Krauskopf, Roy, Trapani and Bertschi) used the local printing store [for other materials]… […]

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Schools and youth

Catholic school division shines in provincial report

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville / Legal – Schools in the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Division were cast in a favourable light in Minister of Education David Hancock’s 2010 Accountability Pillar report, released this week. The Accountability Pillar measures a school division’s performance in delivering high quality education.

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 26

Reading Time: 1 minuteQUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL GORDON BODDEZ

Mr. and Mrs. Boddez provided an excellently choreographed question and answer regarding Morinville Pre-School Tiny-Tots [during the Oct. 13 All-Candidates forum] […]

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Election 2010

Council candidates divided on pool [Audio]

Reading Time: 7 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – The topic of a swimming pool for Morinville surfaced as one of the questions moderator Paul Smith asked of council candidates at Wednesday night’s All-Candidates Forum. Like the public themselves, candidates were divided on the issue.

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Editorial & Opinion

All-Candidates Forum speeches offer variety of ideas [Audio]

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An estimated 120 to140 residents came out Wednesday night to the All-Candidates forum co-sponsored by Smith Music, MorinvilleNews.com and the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department. Despite some minor glitches, including a microphone stand toppling onto a St. Albert Gazette reporter and shuffling 15 candidates on and off the stage, the majority of attendees stayed … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 25

Reading Time: 2 minutesQUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL MAYORAL AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES

The shutting down of the transit link to St. Albert was a poor decision for the residents of out town. Ridership of the bus link was poor but that was entirely due […]

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Election 2010

Bertschi and Trapani differ on dealing with odour problem

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – During Wednesday night’s All-Candidates Forum held at Smith Music, mayoral candidates Lloyd Bertschi and Joseph Trapani offered different approaches to dealing with residents’ concerns about the odour coming from Champion Pet Foods, Morinville’s largest rate payer … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Voter displeased with incumbent’s tact

Reading Time: 1 minuteI was at the Forum on October 13th in Morinville. I was honestly impressed by what was spoken by you, your knowledge, your experience, your charisma, the way you answered questions. I do however think that it is disrespectful of you to … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 24

Reading Time: 2 minutesI attended the Forum on October 13th and I think almost every candidate, if not every candidate, spoke on the need for people to shop locally and to support our local businesses. I moved here in October 2008. I called both health clinics in Morinville to see how to get my family a doctor right here in Morinville … […]