Arts & Culture

Sheldon Casavant kicks off magical season for CCC

The Morinville Community Cultural Centre will kick off its fifth LIVE at the CCC performance series Sept. 26. Half a decade into bringing entertainment to Morinville it is no surprise that Cultural Services Coordinator Laurie Stalker sees this season as a magical time. It is also no surprise that the first show of that magical season is a magician. Sheldon Casavant will open the season with his entertaining and interactive show Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by Morinville Sobeys, offers families an affordable afternoon of entertainment. Tickets are $10 per person or $30 per family (maximum four people). […]

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New principle at MCS

New Morinville Christian School (MCS) Principal Rachel Ritchot came from Kelowna, BC where she ran an after-school program. Before that, she taught in Fort St. John. Ritchot will be teaching the senior students and oversee the more than 40 students attending the K to 12 school this year. […]

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Christian Heritage Party leader and candidates make Morinville stop

About 30 Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP) supporters and interested residents popped by Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Sept. 3. Party leader Rod Taylor, Sturgeon River-Parkland candidate Ernest Chauvet, and Edmonton-Mill Woods candidate Peter Downing visited to speak on the party’s platform. […]

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Teen Centre reopens in cultural centre

Pool balls cracked and video games beeped Thursday night with the official reopening of the Morinville Teen Centre. The facility, originally located across from the arena in Lions Park, closed recently, but was reopened Sept. 3 in classier digs. […]

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Rotary Club of Morinville at front of Mentorship Program

The Rotary Club of Morinville has partnered with Sturgeon School Division, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools, and the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters (BGCBBBS) of Edmonton. The groups will undertake a student mentorship program for students in Morinville and the surrounding community. A signing ceremony was held at the club’s Sept. 2 meeting. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff road speeding solutions

Dear Mr. Schaefer, Director of Corporate Operations:

It’s time for action! For more than five years, we have been shown through the photo radar quarterly reports that Cardiff Road at/near 94th Street has a speeding problem. You are absolutely correct to point out that the design of this road (e.g. narrow and no shoulders) makes it dangerous for our conventional law enforcement officers to enforce the speed limits. The growth of South Glens and Cardiff over the last five years has resulted in making Cardiff Road busier all the time. Since the road has never been upgraded to reflect the growth factor, we all recognize the problems. […]

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Realtors go from reality TV to TV reality to take up Caribean Life

Local realtors Don Summers and Doris Jolicoeur will soon be leaving Morinville after 20 years for the warmth and beaches of St. Lucia. The Professional Realty agents were featured on HGTV’s Caribean Life last spring as they looked for a property on the island. That goal and dream is now a reality as the couple recently got a purchase agreed to.
“We have a deal. We have funds to our solicitor,” said Don Summers, adding the deal is set to close Sept. 14, and the couple are planning to be on the island in mid-October.

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Holmes new principal at Morinville Learning Centre

Morinville Learning Centre’s new Principal Thomas Holmes said there were lots of students attending the centre this year.

“We have students that are in High School that are upgrading classes, taking course work here because traditional classroom setting is not best for their learning,” he said. “This could be students that want to go through a course faster than they might otherwise in a regular classroom.” […]

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Architects will design full facility, steering committee confirms

The Town will undertake a six-stage process for the proposed multi-use recreation facility planned for east of town. That was the word from Town of Morinville CAO Debbie Oyarzun in her presentation to Morinville Town Council in their role as steering committee during a Sept. 1 meeting.

The six stages encompass the Pre-Design, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Detailed Design, Construction Documents, Procurement and Construction, Post-Construction and Administration of the new facility. […]


National Column: Plenty of unanswered questions about NDP

From a national child-care program to balanced budgets, the abolition of the Senate and the repeal of
the Clarity Act, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has been making some hefty promises on the way to a leading position in voting intentions.

But five weeks into the campaign, he has yet to demonstrate how a New Democrat government would walk its election talk on any of the above. […]

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Radford back as Catholic School Board chair

Morinville resident Noreen Radford is back as board chair of Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School District No.734. The board held their organizational meeting Aug. 31, a meeting that included an election for Board Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2015-2016 school year. Joining Radford is St. Albert Ward Trustee Rosaleen McEvoy, who will serve as Vice Chair. Both women were elected by acclamation. […]