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Morinville Sports

Basketball alive and well in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Road Runners are about to launch another season of basketball, this time with more teams and players than ever before. After eight years of operation, the organization boasts more than 100 players and eight teams, all competing in the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association.

Road Runners founder and coach Serge Froment said … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the desk of…

Fire Prevention Week – Safety tips

Time changes mean battery changes in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and test them to ensure they are working…. […]

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Schools and youth

Morinville hosts Cardboard Challenge on Global Day of Play

By Lucie Roy

Morinville was one of more than 250 communities to host and promote Global Cardboard Challenge events on Global Day of Play. Held Saturday in 25 countries and four continents, Morinville was one of three taking place in Alberta and one of only 12 locations in Canada. The aim was to have cardboard-themed events around the world, all celebrating the creativity and imagination of kids young and old… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Alberta Party wants more food safety

Dear Editor:

The recent cases of E. coli-related illness and subsequent shutdown of the XL Foods processing plant in Brooks, Alta., clearly show the need to address issues of food safety, and food processing and distribution… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: An open letter to Premier Alison Redford..

An open letter to Premier Allison Redford,

Hello, my name is Brandi Robinson and I am writing to you as a parent in support of Little Warriors, and it’s Be Brave Ranch it is building. I have three children who have come into my life in the past two years through adoption or fostering. Recently I reached out to Little Warriors as a parent of a child who has been sexually abused prior to her placement with me. My middle daughter came to me in … […]

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Morinville News

Letter campaign seeks to help sexually abused

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A few months after her adopted daughter moved in with her, Brandi discovered she had been sexually abused in the past. That revelation began a process of healing, lobbying and learning that, while there is much help for predators, there is little to no help for the prey… […]

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Local News

Morinville Community Library celebrating Library Month

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Community Library is in full swing just in time to get into the full swing of Library Month, an annual recurrence that celebrates the joy and value of public libraries… […]

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Arts & Culture

Popular children’s performers coming to town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre will be filled with song and primary colours later this month when popular children’s performers Splash ‘N Boots take to the stage in their trademark yellow and blue `trimmings. The concert takes place Oct. 19 at 7 p.m… […]

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Schools and youth

Morinville Youth in Action once again

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After a series of break-and-enters, the Morinville Youth Centre seems once again ready to open its doors for its intended purpose. Nick Valcourt, Morinville’s youth worker said considerable work has been done to the facility in recent weeks to give it a new lease on life… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets win two over holiday weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Jets picked up another four points over the holiday weekend, defeating the Beaumont Chiefs 6-3 Sunday night and squeaking by the St. Albert Merchants with a 4-3 overtime win Friday evening on the road… […]

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Local News

The week in photos

On Thursday afternoon Ken Skjersven of the Morinville Food Bank was assisted by Notre Dame Principal Marlene Pelletier in loading up the truck with the food donations collected by students and staff… […]

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Local News

Church looking to help local food bank

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hitting doorsteps Oct. 13, collecting food to help restock local food bank shelves depleted after Thanksgiving…. […]

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Legal

Town of Morinville fills four staffing positions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Community Cultural Centre and Town offices will have a few more people at the desk after four vacant positions have been filled. The municipality has recruited and hired the positions of Director of Corporate Operations, Community Development Coordinator, Parks & Facilities Operator, and Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator, the latter a position that will be shared with Redwater and Legal… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: The changing face of downtown Morinville

There is a bit of synchronicity in the Town of Morinville holding an open house on two plans that will affect development in downtown Morinville. One seeks to ease the restrictions put upon us by the province; the other to establish some structure to development that will ensure the downtown’s historical properties are preserved… […]

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Local News

Wednesday print edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 32 pages of our regular round up of local relevant news… […]