No Picture
Local News

Residents appeal dog daycare decision

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – A proposed dog daycare in Morinville’s industrial park was the subject of an appeal hearing Dec. 14. Attendance included members of the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, Lucille Landals, Technical Automotives, Spiker Equipment, Francie and Trevor Pipke (daycare) and St. Albert K9 Awareness owner Kaytie Stack. […]

No Picture
Local News

Signs put Morinville’s branding on Main Street

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A century ago it would not be uncommon to see the odd bit of branded cattle wandering up what is now 100 Avenue / Highway 642. A century later and both ends of the street got a little branding Dec. 16 when Landale Signs installed two of four signs the Town of Morinville authorized earlier this year… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Morinville swings with a jazzy Christmas

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Jazz music with a Christmas theme was featured by the River City Big Band at the Morinville Community Cultural Center Dec. 17. Approximately 100 people came out for the evening show.The narration by the Master of Ceremonies, Colin MacLean, brought stories to life of music and songs through the age and was fitting with the 100th anniversary celebrations in Morinville. The 17-piece big band under the Musical Direction of Larry Schrum also featured vocals by Chandelle Rimmer… […]

No Picture
Local News

Candle light vigil starts weekend of activities

Compiled by MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Park be will illuminated Friday night as residents come together to make a statement about bullying. The anti-bullying candlelight vigil is the idea of MCHS Grade 11 student Travis Loseth who started a Facebook page for the event some weeks back and has been seeking community support ever since… […]

No Picture
Schools and youth

A century of Christmas

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Notre Dame students entertained family and guests with two Christmas concerts Thursday. The 2011 Notre Dame Christmas Concert theme was Honouring 100 Years of Christmas in Morinville. Student groups dressed in clothing from different eras to celebrate the theme… […]

No Picture
Morinville Sports

String of losses drops Jets position in CJHL

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With three losses in four outings and their only victory decided in a shootout, the Morinville Jets have had a tough go in the first half of December. Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to the North Edmonton Red Wings was the clubs second defeat at the Red Wings’ hands in as many outings… […]

No Picture
Arts & Culture

Community celebrates sounds of the season

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The sounds of the season rang out from St. Jean Baptiste Church Wednesday night as the community came together for the 33rd Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an interdenominational Christmas gathering that once again packed the pews and balconies of the historical landmark… […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Budget 2012 … or … Taxation without participation

With third reading of the 2012 Morinville budget now passed, individual councillors and the mayor must stand by the items they proposed to be reduced or cut along the road from wish list to final budget. Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Councillor David Pattison took criticism from this publication a few weeks back for having espoused one view on the importance of economic development during the 2010 election campaign and yet voted to reduce spending on it at second reading… […]

No Picture
Local News

Country songs and Santa highlight seniors’ party

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Jukebox Leigh’s Western Cabaret of songs featuring favourites from the world of country, country rock and other golden eras was the entertainment at the Heritage Lodge’s Resident’s Christmas Party Dec. 13. The singer included the audience, having little teddy bears for some of the residents, and having others come up and dance with him… […]

No Picture
Schools and youth

Vanier students practicing for a star performance

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Christmas Concert Committee members at Ecole George P. Vanier Elementary School were busy Tuesday afternoon with a dress rehearsal for their upcoming Christmas concert. With approximately 27 actors, the fitting room was a buzz of activity as costumes were adjusted for the proper fit for the students performing in the Christmas musical play Once Upon a Starry Night… […]

No Picture
Local News

Council sets water, sewer and waste rates for 2012

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council voted unanimously to second and third reading of the 2012 waste management, sewer and water bylaws. The now passed bylaws the average household paid $49.47 for water and $35.03 for sewer for a total of $84.50 per month in 2011. It is anticipated those rates will be $50.51 for water and $35.34 for sewer for a total of $85.85 per month, an increase of 1.59 per cent or .44 per month for the average household… […]

No Picture
Local News

Morinville passes 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The average Morinville homeowner could be looking at a $73.55 increase to the municipal portion of their spring tax bills now that Morinville Town Council has given third reading to the 2012 Operating and Capital Projects budget. Third reading of the budget passed with a 5-2 vote Dec. 13. Councillors Gordon Boddez and Ben Van de Walle opposed third reading of the budget… […]

No Picture
Local News

County approves Heartland Drive

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Township Road 570 from Opal Road to Highway 38/ Highway 643 will now be called Heartland Drive after County Council voted unanimously Dec. 13 to approve the name change… […]

No Picture
Local News

Sturgeon County approves 2012 library funding

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved $144,695 in library grant funding for the County’s five libraries Tuesday morning. The approval allocates $22,671 to Bon Accord, $27,984 to Edmonton Garrison, $24,836 to Gibbons, $46,294 to Morinville and $22,910 to Redwater for the 2012 year… […]