Arts & Culture

Museum seeks 3.1 per cent funding request increase

The Musée Morinville Museum is looking for another $3000 in funding this year, a 3.1 per cent increase from the $94,000 requested last year.

Murray Knight, Treasurer for the Musée Morinville Museum, presented the Historical and Cultural Society’s Proposed Operating Budget for 2016 to Council during their Oct. 13 Committee of the Whole meeting. […]

Local News

Police investigate break-in

The RCMP in Morinville responded to a break, enter and theft at Pipeline business near Gibbons, Alberta on Oct. 21, 2015 at approximately 5:30 a.m.

An employee reported a company truck and laptops had been stolen. RCMP were successful in locating the truck and recovering some of the laptops the same morning in a nearby field. […]

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NDP say cabinet shuffle show focus on economic diversification and job growth

Alberta’s NDP government swore in a change of cabinet Thursday ahead of Tuesday’s provincial budget.

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Service Alberta Darren Bilous will now serve the province as Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He will also chair a Cabinet committee tasked with guiding the Municipal Government Act (MGA) review process. […]

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Library seeks 34% funding increase for 2016

The Morinville Community Library is asking the Town of Morinville for $413,897 in funding for 2016, a 34.75 per cent increase over 2015’s request. That number is set to go up to $436,637.00 (5.5%) in 2017 and to $452,538.00 (3.65%) in 2018.

Library Manager Isabelle Cramp and Board Vice Chair Amy Guenette presented to Council during Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Oct. 13. Also present was Board Chair Keith Norris.

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ATA Local #23 puts Pope Francis School closer to reality

Greater St. Albert Catholic School’s 150th Anniversary goal of raising $200,000 to rebuild schools affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is $4500 closer to reality after a donation from ATA Local #23.

Sara Farid, Regional Coordinator Western Region Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, accepted the $4500 cheque from Debra Kaplar and ATA Local #23 at a district luncheon held Oct. 13 at the board office in St. Albert. […]

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Lions fundraiser gives participants a chance to win

Residents have the opportunity to win some money while helping a local service club support the community. The Morinville Lions Club is selling 50/50 tickets with the draw set to take place Nov. 28 during the service club’s Annual Breakfast with Santa event.

Tickets are $3 each and available from Hunters Print & Copy, Technical Automotives, Taser Inc, Turner Goldsmith or you can email […]


Morinville Chamber announces Integrity Award nominees

The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce have announced the nominees for the Chamber Integrity Award, a special category of the upcoming awards night presentations nominated and chosen by the board.

This year’s nominees are J Turner Goldsmith, Morinville Bottle Depot, Morinville News, Morinville Shell, Pleasant Homes, Putnam & Lawson, and Smith Music. […]

Morinville News

Tremblay takes Morinville Ward

Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools have a new board member after René Tremblay won the Morinville Ward Trustee by-election Monday night. Although results will not be official until noon Oct. 23, Tremblay received 74 of the 88 votes cast. His opponent Cathie Sarafinchan received 14 votes. […]


National Column: Red wave swamps Tories – and catches NDP in its wake

Canada’s progressive majority got its act together on Monday and ushered Stephen Harper out with a vengeance.

In the process, they brought their own resolution to the problem of vote splitting on the left of the Conservatives, steamrolling the NDP to hand Justin Trudeau the first Liberal majority victory in 15 years.

Local News

Ambrose to return to Ottawa

Conservative candidate Rona Ambrose will be returning to Ottawa to serve another run in the House of Commons after receiving 70.2 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election. Ambrose was first elected to Parliament in the 2004 federal election and swept Sturgeon River-Parkland Monday. […]

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Swiss Rotary Exchange student liking her stay in Canada

A Swiss exchange student is enjoying her time in the community. Rotary Youth Exchange Student Livia Kummer spoke to her host club – the Morinville Rotary Club – at their Oct. 14 meeting.

Kummer, who is attending Sturgeon Composite High School, said she expected Switzerland to be more like her home. […]

Morinville News

Gala offers evening of fun in aid of seriousness subject

The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation will hold their Break Free Gala Nov. 7 in support of victims of domestic violence. The event will take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre and run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets for the formal dress (suit or dress) are $80 in advance or $100 at the door. […]

Arts & Culture

BAM show cartoonish

Friday night’s BAM comedy percussion show drew a small audience of about 75 parents and children, but those who attended the event could not have regretted doing so. The 70-minute performance was filled end-to-end with laughter and expert drumming. […]

Local News

Council defers south entrance sign project again

While the project was included and approved in the 2015 budget, Council has unanimously axed the project for 2015, though there is no consensus on why. The debate began with Councillor Rob Ladouceur and Mayor Lisa Holmes citing concerns about the scope of the project, both saying that perhaps the sign was not large enough or lit well enough for a major entrance into the community. […]

Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets zero for two over weekend

The Morinville Jets hit the ice twice over their weekend but were unable to pick up any points for their troubles. After a 6-2 loss to the Merchants on the road Friday night, the Jets fell 5-2 Sunday night to the visiting Edmonton Mustangs. […]

Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings open the season with a win

The Morinville Kings opened the 2015-2016 North Central Hockey League Season with a 5-4 win over the visiting Drayton Valley Wildcats. The home opener was a big win for the Kings. Prior to their one-year hiatus last year, the Kings had never been able to beat the Wildcats, and Saturday night’s contest saw the Kings edging them out by a goal.