No Picture
Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets looking forward to fall camp

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets are looking to come on the ice this season with a team that has more size, more speed and a more balanced attack. That’s the word from Jets’ Director of Player Development Roland Blackburn, who said the Junior B hockey club is anticipating …
[…]

No Picture
Local News

Bon Accord ice cream shop robbed

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Bon Accord – Morinville RCMP are looking to apprehend the male suspect who forced his way into the Castle Cones ice cream trailer yesterday afternoon and made off with a scoop of cash … […]

No Picture
Local News

Crime rate down in Legal – RCMP concerned about Fête partying

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards brought a mixture of good and bad news to Legal Town Council Aug. 16. On the positive side, crime was down during the second quarter of 2010. On the negative side, after hours partying during Fête au Village was a problem again this year.
[…]

No Picture
Local News

Legal youth and council still committed to skate park

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The dreams of riding along the half-pipe didn’t exactly move any closer to reality Aug. 16, but Legal’s mayor and councillors remain committed to making it happen as soon as possible … […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Town needs to sink money into economic development not a pool

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

Perhaps with the almost certainty that Morinville Town Council will not be given their seats by acclamation this time around, perhaps the words “community pool” will be tossed around like the waves after someone has taken a dive into the deep end. If they are, those politicians espousing such ideas may be playing to a small audience and may well be taking a dive off the high board into the shallow end. […]

No Picture
Local News

Tearin’ Up The Turf grabs excitement by the horns

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Professional bull riders from around the world gathered at the Sturgeon Agriplex Aug. 14 for the 8th Annual Tearin’ Up The Turf event, more than four hours of on the edge of your seat excitement that drew a capacity crowd once again this year.

ARTICLE CONTAINS VIDEO SEGMENT AND PHOTO GALLERY […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Harvest Days yields a crop of activities

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Bon Accord – There may be less than 2,000 people living in the Town of Bon Accord, but they put on a festival that arguably rivals those of bigger centres.

ARTICLE CONTAINS VIDEO CONTENT AND PHOTO GALLERY […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Resident displeased with bylaw omissions

Letter to the Editor

The new Morinville Noise Bylaw and the Morinville Community Cultural Centre

Prior to the building of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre I brought up the concern that noise from events from this Centre could potentially have a negative impact on the residences of 99A & 99 Ave just across the street, affecting our health and property values … […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

The week ahead in community events

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County– With the weather forecast calling for a reprieve from the past couple of days worth of rain, there is an excellent opportunity to take in some of the events going on this weekend and into next week.
[…]

No Picture
Local News

Legal looking to bridge gap between seniors and youth

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – We’ve all seen it and many of us have done it. A group of teenagers come walking down the street towards us and we cross the road to avoid their approach. While the manoeuvre may avoid that particular interaction, it actually helps widen the gap between youth and those of us who are not so youthful any longer. […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Minor football league offers opportunity for area youth

Dear Editor:

With the CFL and Edmonton Eskimos now in full swing, preparation starts for the Fort Saskatchewan-based Lightning bantam football team for another season. Many people are unaware that there is a thriving minor football league operating in Capital district area.
[…]

No Picture
Local News

RCMP seize ecstasy and cash

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Edmonton – RCMP arrested two men yesterday afternoon in the 112 St. and 104 Ave. A subsequent search of the vehicle the men were in resulted in the seizure of 25,000 tablets of what RCMP believes to be Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as ecstasy … […]

No Picture
Local News

Mobile breast screening unit coming to Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – While it is not uncommon to see tractor trailers travelling through Morinville and surrounding area, few have the high-tech equipment of Unit One, the 53-foot mobile mammography unit operated by Alberta Health Services’ Screen Test.

[…]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Bull riders ready to tear up the turf

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Bull riders from across the province and as far away as Australia and New Zealand are getting set to bear down and hang on for this weekend’s Eighth Annual Tearin’ Up The Turf, co-hosted by the Morinville and District Agricultural Society and the Sturgeon Agriplex Society.
[…]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Best Garden Competition picks winners

By Stephen Dafoe

Article contains video content and photo gallery.

Morinville – The third annual Best Garden Competition wrapped up this morning with judges viewing the handiwork of seven local gardeners, competing in four separate categories.

As has been the case in previous years, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes. […]