Chamber picks its 2015 Business Award winners

It was an evening in China for local businesses Thursday night during the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Night Gala. This year’s event sold more than 230 tickets, a 40 per cent increase in turnout over 2014’s event. The evening’s theme was a tribute to the Chamber’s recent business trip to China and included Chinese drummers and dancers as well as a Chines buffet by Chef Doug Adsit of The Green Bean. […]

Local News

Council passes Intermunicipal Committee Bylaw with County

At their Oct. 27 regular meeting, Council unanimously passed all three readings of an Intermunicipal Affairs Committee Bylaw, which aims to encourage greater cooperation between the Town and Sturgeon County.

Council’s decision followed an accompanying Bylaw being passed by County Council that morning. To show support for the bilateral initiative, County Councilor Jerry Kaup and a member of County staff attended the Morinville Council meeting. […]

Local News

Morinville Sobeys assists MCHS with two school initiatives

Morinville Community High School (MCHS) was the recipient of two cheques from Morinville Sobeys last week. Store owners Shaun and Susie Thompson presented the school with a cheque for $529.23 for the school’s Urban Agriculture program, and one for $1226.38 for the school’s HOWLS (Honour, Ownership, Welcoming, Leadership and Safety) program.
Franchise owner Shaun Thompson said they were happy to work with the schools and happy to help with the work being done there. […]

Local News

New commitments for Council

At the Annual Organizational Meeting held in Council Chambers Oct. 13, two Standing Committees of Council Appointments were proposed and added to the list, and another was removed.

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff Road most policed road in the universe

Upon reading the letter from C. White, my first reaction was that the comments were a total exaggeration. I am sure Cardiff Road is the most police patrolled road in the universe, especially on holidays or weekends when unsuspecting visitors might be travelling to Cardiff or the golf course or park (i.e. photo radar at the South Glens entrance at 8 a.m.) Easter Sunday morning or on the days of the Cardiff Garage Sale.

Morinville Sports

Junior / Senior weekend hockey results

The Junior B Jets and Senior AA Kings took to the ice over the weekend with minimal results.

The Jets were first to hit the ice over the weekend, taking to the road to face the Stony Plain Flyers. After 60 minutes of ice time, the Jets brought home their third straight loss, this one a 5-3 deficit. Both clubs were scoreless in the opening frame Friday night, and the Flyers built their win with 3-2 and 2-1 ratios in the second and third period.

Arts & Culture

The week in photos

Television and radio personality Bob Layton performed a show for about 200 local seniors in Morinville Thursday night. The dinner, catered by Kelly’s Deli, and Bob Layton show was a fundraiser for seniors transportation and included a $1000 cheque presentation from the Sturgeon Foundation.

Morinville Sports

It’s gold for the Wolves

It was a double row of Wolves receiving gold medals Saturday night after a two-day home court tournament. Both the MCHS Junior Boys and Girls teams were victorious in the gold-medal finals, played simultaneously in the school’s gymnasium. […]


National Column: Liberal to-do list is time sensitive

The cabinet Justin Trudeau unveils on Nov. 4 will have to hit the ground running.

From recasting Canada in the anti-Islamic State international coalition, to deciding the fate of the just-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership, beating a ticking Supreme Court clock on medically assisted suicide, rewriting the Conservative anti-terrorism legislation and setting up an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, many of the items on the incoming government’s to-do list are time sensitive. […]

Local News

Morinville RCMP still seeking potentially armed man

Edward Arthur Vallee continues to elude police and is believed to be hiding somewhere in north Edmonton. The 31-year-old man is wanted on several outstanding warrants, some of which relate to an incident wherein firearms were stolen.

He may be armed and is considered to be dangerous. […]