Local News

Groups assemble to recognize local volunteers

Reading Time: 2 minutesMore than 80 Morinville and Sturgeon County residents attended the Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Night at the Rendez-Vous Centre Friday night. The event was hosted by the Morinville Lions Club and Rendez-Vous Centre. The theme for the evening was Canada 150. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Merry Christmas to you all

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers and advertisers for their support over the past 12 months. As we reflected back this week on all of the great news stories over 2016, we are reminded of what a great community Morinville is. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Thank you for six years of solid support

Reading Time: 2 minutesI started MorinvilleNews.com six years ago this upcoming Saturday when a local newspaper I was then freelancing for decided to suspend publication. Faced with the prospect of living in a community with only one regional news source and no paper with a true Morinville focus, I decided to offer one. Starting with the slogan “Get the news while it’s still news,” MorinvilleNews.com launched as a digital daily with a commitment to living up to the slogan I had chosen. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Full disclosure

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe have had an advertising contract with the Town of Morinville for five of our six years of publication. For the past three years that contract has become a matter of public record due to my role on Council, as it should.
That means that the contract, normally approved by Town Management, must receive Council approval, and that the owner of this publication must leave the room, taking no part in the discussion or vote. […]