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Morinville family dedication held at Namao Church

A new stained glass window was placed at the Namao United Church in memory of Lou Newell by his wife Ellen and children Tom Newell, Sherry Rogers and Kathy Greenen. The dedication ceremony took place at the church Sept. 20 with family and friends in attendance. […]


National Affairs Column: Treading lightly as all three smell victory

If Stephen Harperís goal was to spook Canadians about handing our economy to one of the “other guys,” he missed an opportunity Thursday evening.

That doesnít mean that an often noisy 90-minute debate, with too much time spent with opponents talking over each other, was a breakout night for NDP Leader Tom Mulcair or Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Council excited to more forward with rec project

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the Town of Morinville Council passed a resolution to award the Architectural & Professional Services contract to Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert (Arch|TB) for the Town of Morinville Recreation Project. […]

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Morinville student airlifted to hospital

A Morinville Community High School student was airlifted to a hospital in Edmonton after an early morning vehicle-cyclist collision on 100 Avenue, near Aspen House.

RCMP and emergency responders arrived at the scene on 100 Avenue and 97 Street around 8 a.m. […]

Local News

Children invited to fly for free

Area families are being given a unique opportunity in Westlock Sept. 26. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 have the chance to learn more about airplanes and aviation at the Westlock Airport. The event includes a short flight in a small aircraft at no cost. […]

Arts & Culture

Week in photos

Morinville was the first stop in Canada for Rod Stewart tribute artist Vic Vaga who performed a concert at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Thursday night. The show opener was Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders, […]

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Photo Enforcement Education Night draws few to learn

The Town of Morinville held a Photo Enforcement Education night Sept. 16 in the cultural centre parking lot, something the current photo enforcement operator is required to do twice a year under the Town’s contract. About 15 residents attended the event. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Pleased with photo enforcement session

I would like to thank those on Council who supported this session, Mr. Norton, ITS and Mr. [David]Schaefer for the presentation of technology utilized and available for traffic enforcement. It was instructive and helpful to be able to see and touch the equipment and have questions answered by all parties available last night. While not a huge turnout, it was nice to see approximately 20 people come out to get a better understanding of what is being used and what is available. […]

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Lions gather to share funds and appreciation

The Morinville Lions Club held their first meeting for the new fiscal year Sept. 14 with a cheque presentation and recognition of club members. Proceeds from the 9th Annual Lions Golf Tournament were divided between the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Camp He Ho Ha, with each group receiving $1600. Joan Nielsen of Camp Health Hope Happiness accepted the cheque on their behalf. […]

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Council backs off on support for Youth Council Bylaw

After unanimously passing First Reading of a Youth Council Bylaw at their Aug. 25 meeting, Council has seemed to lose the taste for it in discussions at their Sept. 15 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting.

While Council cannot make binding decisions at COW meetings, many councillors strongly suggested they would not be supportive of a Morinville Youth Council Bylaw. […]

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Council moves ahead with hiring an architect for rec centre

In a 6-1 vote, Council has selected Administration’s recommendation for an architectural firm to design the community’s new multi-use rec facility. With only Councillor Stephen Dafoe opposed, Council approved awarding the contract to Architecture Tkalcic Bengert (ATB), one of 11 companies to submit a proposal by the Aug. 31 deadline. […]

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Block Parent program in danger of folding

The Morinville Block Parent Association is at risk of folding if a new executive cannot be found by Oct. 5. In a press release issued Sept. 15, the current board of directors announced the program will close in Morinville Oct. 15.

“There have been many attempts to improve the number of Block Parent homes in Morinville over the years and to gain awareness and interest in the program,” said the Board’s Chair Tanya Sloan. “Unfortunately, there are currently less than 20 and that number continues to decline.” […]