Local News

Morinville looking for the best local gardens

For almost a decade, the community’s best gardens have been showcased in July with prizes and the bragging rights that come with being labelled a winner in the Best Gardens Competition.

Arts & Culture

Chan returns to town to tell his tales

Author Marty Chan brought a little magic and a lot of story telling to the Morinville Community Library Thursday night as part of his launch tour for Infinity Coil, book two in the Ehrich Weisz trilogy. The young adult novel is a steam punk tale of a young Harry Houdini and features other prominent figures from history, including Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. […]

Local News

Couple retiring after four decades of faith-based teaching

Pastor Lou and Shirley Brunelle say goodbye to Morinville Christian School this week after 39 years of faith-based teaching. Although the couple began their teaching careers in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1976 — he a Grade 5 teacher, she as a Kindergarten teacher — the couple have called Morinville home for the past seven years. […]

Local News

Council and SSD meet with parents

An information session was held in the Morinville Public School gym Tuesday night with Mayor, Council, staff members, Sturgeon School Division Board trustees and roughly 12 parents in attendance. The agenda was regarding a request for a new Morinville Public School site and covered the school site allocation process from the Town, the new school planning and design Phase 1 from Sturgeon School Division and the current status of the Sturgeon School Division site identification needs. […]

Local News

Boutestein updates Council on 100 Avenue and 107 Street crossing

Councilor Nicole Boutestein gave an update about a meeting she had with Alberta Transportation regarding the intersection of 100 Avenue and 107 Street. The Shell, A&W and the Provincial Courthouse intersection has been identified by residents as a particularly dangerous intersection for pedestrians. […]

Local News

Council receives overview of Fire Services Bylaw ahead of vote

Fire Chief Brad Boddez presented an overview of the new Fire Services Bylaw that he had been working on in conjunction with Town Administration. Council is expected to vote on the Bylaw at their June 23 meeting. The presentation took place at council’s regular Committee of the Whole meeting June 16. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: War AMPS urges caution this summer

When it comes to accidents, it’s common to think, oh, it will never happen to us. That is what we thought until our six-year-old son, Roan, a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, lost his leg in a lawn mower accident. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Toy Run organizers grateful

The Christmas in June Motorcycle Toy Run had 65 registrants, including 10 passengers (55 Bikes in lineup).
Neil McDougal won the 50/50 draw for $188.50 and donated $100 back to pot, giving us a total of $288.50
An extra 14 extra burgers were cooked totaling $70 and donations included $175 in cheques as well as Ward’s […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Is food bank reform needed?

I am thankful that the food bank is there to help those in need and grateful for those who donate to it. However, I believe that as it is run now, it is doing a very limited job of helping. I know a single mom who has two boxes of random canned goods of low… […]


Health Column: What is GunnIMS?

GunnIMS is a system for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions involving both muscle and / or nerve. IMS involves the use of acupuncture needles that are inserted into tight muscles potentially at both the site of pain as well as related muscles along the spine. GunnIMS is grounded in Western medical science and is a specialized treatment that only practitioners with extensive experience can learn and apply.