Local News

Pet Fashion Show a hit at Trade Show

About a dozen dogs and their owners took to the catwalk at the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Leap into Spring Expo Saurday afternoon. The event, sponsored by the Morinville Veterinary Clinic and Champion Petfoods offered prizes for the best-dressed animal. First prize was a year’s supply of Champion Petfoods product, second prize was a gift certificate to the clinic, and third prize was bragging rights for the owner. […]

Schools and youth

Primeau students shut up for a day

Georges H. Primeau students spent 24 hours being silent this week, all part of the We Are Silent event which falls under the Free the Children initiative. On April 16, those participating went silent for 24 hours for the millions of children around the world facing poverty, exploitation and the denial of their right to education. […]

Local News

All-Candidate Forum set for Apr. 23

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock voters will have an opportunity to hear the candidates make their pitches and answer questions at an all-candidates forum Apr. 23. Organizers have arranged to have PC candidate Maureen Kubinec, Wildrose candidate Glenn van Dijken and NDP candidate Tristan Turner attend the event. […]

Arts & Culture

Schools excel at Music Festival

Morinville schools did well at this year’s St. Albert Rotary Music Festival (Apr. 13-22). Morinville schools numbered among the more than 700 performances in six venues scheduled for this year’s event. […]

Arts & Culture

Primeau performs Peter Pan

Georges H. Primeau Middle School held their performance of Peter Pan Apr. 14 and 15 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. More than 300 attended the two performances. […]

Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Town Council has approved a bylaw allowing commercial and business industrial development in an area along 100 Street north of Cardiff Road and east of 100 Street. Bylaw 3/2015 amends the Land Use Bylaw to redistrict a 24-acre parcel from Urban Reserve (UR) District to Corridor Commercial (C-3) […]

Local News

Morinville property taxes higher than budgeted

Morinville homeowners will be paying property taxes at a higher rate than expected this year.

A 3.39 per cent rate increase is set out in the 2015 Property Tax Rate Bylaw, which received unanimous first reading at the regular meeting of Town Council Apr. 14… […]


Ask-a-Candidate Week One

Improving healthcare for Albertans will require more localized decision-making and patient-centred care.
That is something all the candidates seeking election in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock can agree on.

Local News

Police briefs

A Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch email of Apr. 14 indicates an active amount of files in the County for the first quarter of 2015. […]


Column: ‘World class’ spill response is anything but

This country just received a bracing environmental wake-up call.

It has led to understandable anger on our West Coast, some very blunt political finger pointing and has shone a light on federal cutbacks, which critics believe endanger some of the most pristine waters and parkland in Canada. […]


Sturgeon School Division gets update on school space and sites

Sturgeon School Division Superintendent Dr. Michele Dick provided an update on six modulars approved for Morinville Public School and one for Sturgeon Heights School. Both projects will not get started until the end of the shool year because of usage of the area by children. […]

Arts & Culture

Volunteers recognized in eight categories of volunteerism

The community got the jump on Volunteer Appreciation Week (Apr. 12-18) with their annual Volunteer Appreciation Night, held at the Morinville Community Cultural centre Apr. 9. The evening event combined a Mediterranean meal catered by the Green Bean, entertainment by the Morinville Minstrels, the McDonald sisters and Dance Connections, as well as the handing out of awards in eight categories. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re our Apr. 8 editorial on volunteer recognition

After reading the editorial on unrecognized volunteers in your April 8th edition, I have to admit I felt adequately chastised and disheartened at the lack of people stepping up to nominate the plethora of deserving volunteers in our community. I am ashamed to admit that though my intention for nominations was good, it lacked sufficient follow through in a timely manner. Yes, the proverbial ball was dropped. I am sad that so many of these incredibly hardworking and kind-hearted community helpers did not get the chance at the recognition they so deserve. […]