Local News

Council accepts reports on vaping and marijuana

Council has received two new reports for information on hot-button topics: vaping and marijuana legislation. Both reports were prepared by Sgt. William Norton, Morinville’s Manager of Enforcement Services, and were accepted as part of a larger sudo ‘consent agenda’ motion, where council also received many other items for information and passed motions. […]


Bringing the buzz kill to marijuana legalization

Reading the 106-page report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, with its determinedly bland cover design and its epically drab title, “A Framework For the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada,” it’s hard to shake the urge to blow off a little steam by sparking up a great big bowl of […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive views – Marijuana Prohibition a Failure

By Tristan Turner

As with all drugs, I have nothing but contempt for marijuana. To me, the consumption of any substance that causes any level of inebriation, addiction, intemperance or long-term health issues should be avoided diligently. I loathe Marijuana – so why do I believe it should be legalized and federally regulated, like tobacco?… […]

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Five Morinville men charged in drug investigation

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – RCMP have charged five Morinville men as part of a large drug investigation that resulted in 153 criminal charges being laid in cities and towns surrounding Edmonton.

Morinville RCMP have charged 28-year-old Joshua Prokopchuk with two counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of trafficking marihuana, one count of trafficking ecstasy and one count of trafficking ketamine. Kyle James Elliot (26) is charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and 21-year-old Andrew Soper … […]