Election 2017

Who’s in and who’s out? Morinville Council talks Election 2017

If you’re looking for the Coles Notes version of it, here is goes: Morinville will have a new Mayor come October (which, of course, means Lisa Holmes has officially announced she will not seek re-election for the Town’s top job). Barry Turner is eyeing that position though—well, maybe. Some on council have decided they will run again, and some have decided they will not. Two councillors have expressed they are still undecided.

Arts & Culture

Council passes motions to consider Perras Place repairs, postpone demolition

Following two unanimous motions from Councillor Stephen Dafoe, Council has decided to temporarily hold off on demolishing Perras Place and consider the actual total costs of making necessary repairs to keep the century-old building up to code. These motions come following an impassioned speech given by community member Paul Riopel during a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, requesting that Council save the historical site slated for demolition by the Town next spring. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Public Library opening on Mondays for July and August

The Morinville Public Library Board is pleased to announce the library will now be open seven-days-a-week over the next two months, thanks to a $4,500 grant awarded by the Town of Morinville Council (effective July 4).

Since January 2016, the Morinville Public Library (MPL) has been closed on Mondays due to insufficient funding. The grant awarded to MPL will cover the costs associated with operating on Mondays for the months of July and August.

Local News

Town moves ahead with plan for new public school

“We have a school site.” The final words from Mayor Holmes after resolving months of uncertainty on the future of public schooling in Morinville. The declaration followed unanimous votes on three bylaws that allow for a new school site to go ahead that is supported by the Province, School Board and Town. […]

Arts & Culture

Library gets funding to stay open Mondays over the summer

Morinville Council has passed a motion to provide the library with a $4,500 one-time grant to provide support to open the library on Mondays throughout the remaining summer months. The library was forced to shut their doors Mondays after Council cut the proposed library budget increase of $103,000 by $30,000 during the previous budget process. […]