Edmonton – Champion Petfoods is the recipient of an Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category. The local manufacture of premium pet foods was presented with the award at a gala dinner Friday night at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South. […]
MCHS students are now benefitting from a five-year agreement signed last year between the Greater St. Albert Catholic School District and MacEwan University School of Business that allows students to earn university level credits while attending high school, a program that is the first of its kind in the region… […]
Morinville – Nearly two weeks after Morinville students shaved their pink hair for the Annual Hair Massacure cancer fundraiser, students were once again sporting the pink for the Annual Pink Shirt Day, an Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative that began in Nova Scotia in 2007 and has since spread across the country with some provinces taking part the last Wednesday in February, others on the second Thursday in September… […]
In an interview on the Feb. 23rd edition of the hit Quebec TV show ‘Tout le monde en parle’, Justin Trudeau made a controversial comment that lead to a somber apology. On the program, Justin made his comments while he was speaking about the ongoing political crisis in the Ukraine, where former President Viktor Yanukovych was recently disposed by parliamentary order and clashes between … […]
Waste Management Bylaw
Council approved Second Reading of the Waste Management Bylaw, which establishes the rates and pick-up schedules for solid waste and organics collection. Councillor Dafoe pressed Administration for options for the high-volume solid waste producers that can’t wait two weeks for garbage pick-up. Public Works Manager Claude Valcourt indicated that those residents have two options: […]
Morinville – After adding and subtracting many items, Council unanimously passed Second Reading of the 2014 Capital and Operating Budget, decreasing the proposed budget by $45,500, the difference between 98,000 in cuts and 52,500 in additions.
Administration provided an overview of the feedback from the two public open houses held Feb. 18 and 19… […]
Our Morinville is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be of this and surrounding communities, cool photos from places our readers have visited. The pages are wide open on possibility. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month. That reader will receive a $100 Shop in Morinville gift certificate… […]
Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, and in rural mailboxes Wednesday as well. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more than 100 locations… […]
Seen they pretty much packed the cultural centre twice this weekend. That’s got to be a new record. Any way you slice it, it shows things are turning around a bit over there. Maybe it’s time we left them alone a bit to do their jobs and stopped complaining so much about how much the building cost us…. […]
Kaileen Chisholm is this year’s recipient in the Youth category. Jessica Baily and Terra Bell nominated her for her dedication to making a difference in the world.
In their nomination, Baily and Bell said Chisholm is “trying to finish her studies through correspondence a year early so she can devote her time to helping others. […]
Morinville resident Rebecca Balanko was selected as the recipient in the Youth Empowerment category. She was nominated by Dayna Hryhirchuk, Nicholas Valcourt and former Women’s Day award recipient Sarah Hall.
Balanko is the creator of the G.I.R.L.S. (Girls in Real Life Situations) program, which she has run successfully in Morinville and other… […]
Morinville mother Brandi Robertson (not actual last name) was nominated in the Child Advocate and Unsung Heroine categories by Morinville and Sturgeon County residents Leah Elzinga, Eva Scrimshaw and Sarah Hall. The nominators said Robertson was raised in a family where helping and caring for others was natural, one where she watched her mother dedicate many hours helping her community despite raising a son with a disability, a point of view they say helped form Robertson’s “compassion and caring for disadvantaged persons.” […]
Morinville – Christians from three local churches will unite with followers from around the world on the first Friday in March for the Annual World Day of Prayer. The Catholic Women’s League from St. Jean Baptiste Church, Morinville United Church and host St. Andrews Anglican Church will put their hands and their prayers together at Heritage Lodge Mar. 7. The event takes place at 1:30 p.m. and all are welcome… […]
The Town of Morinville is inviting those up bright and early Sunday morning to come out to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Sunday morning at 5 a.m. to watch the Olympic gold medal game between Canada and Sweden… […]
by Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Although the Morinville Community Library has become known for being more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. Next week the library will be joining with libraries throughout the nation in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain… […]