Arts & Culture

Historical Society to pass over Canada Day organization

Murray Knight of the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society has given his last report to Council on the annual Canada Day celebrations operated by the society. Knight has been one of the key figures in organizing the event for many years, planning the festivities, requesting grant money, and being there every year to celebrate with the community.
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Business

Champion Petfoods committed to staying in Morinville: CEO

Champion Petfoods, one of Morinville’s largest employers, is assuring the public that they have no plans to leave their home facility in Morinville anytime soon after concerns about a massive new manufacturing site being constructed in Parkland County. The response came following public concerns to Council following the company’s announcement of a new $200 million 420,000 square foot facility, in addition to an already existing site in Auburn, Kentucky. […]

Local News

Citizens on Patrol in need of more members

Armed with nothing more than a pen and paper, cell phone, flashlight, police scanner, and a couple of cups of coffee, a small number of residents regularly take to the streets of Morinville, keeping their eyes and ears open for what doesn’t look and sound right. They’re Citizens on Patrol (COP), a civilian watch organization that has been operating in Morinville since 1997. Over the past two decades, the volunteer group has been doing their part for community policing in Morinville. […]

Election 2017

Dafoe seeking second term as Morinville Councillor

Councillor Stephen Dafoe will return as an incumbent candidate during the next municipal election. “After a lot of thinking and strong consideration, over the summer, I’ve decided to run again as councillor,” said Dafoe in an interview. Up until that point, the politician said he would be considering running as councillor, or possibly as Mayor, or may not even be running at all. […]

Election 2017

Balanko enters race for Morinville Town Council

After thinking about the opportunity for years, Rebecca Balanko has announced she is finally ready to put her name on the ballot during the next municipal election. Balanko, 42, hopes to win one of the six councillor seats available on Morinville Council this coming October. “I love this community,” she said, “…I’ve lived [here] for 15-years, and I’ve raised children here. I’ve planted significant roots in our Town, in work, in volunteering, and in being engaged.” […]