Local News

Vallee apprehended by Fort Saskatchewan

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, members of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP detachment were dispatched to a rural property in Strathcona County when a woman called police to report that a man was attempting to steal a tractor. Confronted by the complainant’s husband, the man fled from the property. […]

Arts & Culture

Hogg nominated for two ACMA Awards

Morinville country singer Justin Hogg is up for consideration for two Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) Awards. The up-and-coming singer/songwriter has been nominated for 2015 Male Artist of the Year and 2015 Fans’ Choice Award. […]

Local News

Attempted robbery at Morinville drug store

Police vehicles surrounded Gurdian Drugs on 100 Street Sunday afternoon after an attempted robbery at the store.
At least three regular units and a dog-handler were on scene around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and police were still on scene early Sunday night. […]

Local News

News briefs

David Schaefer, Director of Community and Protective Services talks about the 2016 budget with Morinville resident Kareen Tucci and Mayor Lisa Holmes. Administrative staff joined Mayor Holmes and Councillors Nicole Boutestein, Stephen Dafoe, Brennan FitzGerald, and Barry Turner at the open house Thursday night. Councillors Gord Putnam and Rob Ladouceur were absent. […]

Local News

The Week in Photos

Morinville News friend Dennis “Eskimo Fan” McCammon turned 75 Nov. 3 and we posted his photo on our Facebook page to help celebrate the milestone. The post got 240 likes and reached more than 7,000 people. […]

Columns

National Column: Power shift turns Ottawa on its head

When power flips in the capital, everything turns upside down.

To the victor, the parade, the adulation, everything but the rose petals. To the vanquished, the freight entrance.

And so it was Thursday when a jaunty Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loped into his first caucus meeting to cheers and Stephen Harper returned to the House of Commons via the door reserved for recycling.
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Local News

Ambrose selected as Conservative interim leader

A few weeks after receiving 70.2 per cent of the vote in the Sturgeon River-Parkland election race, Conservative MP Rona Ambrose received the nod to serve the Conservative Party of Canada as Interim Leader.

Ambrose was first elected to Parliament in the 2004 federal election and served as Minister of Health in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government before the fall general election. […]

Local News

MCHS Awards Night includes 274 awards

The Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Awards Presentation for the 2014-2015 School Year took place Tuesday night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

Principal Todd Eistetter expressed the school’s gratitude to all of the award sponsors for their generous support of student service and success at MCHS. […]

Morinville News

Letter: Back to the Past … Arena Style?

The Arena/Multi-Use Recreation Facility Project Large User Group General Public Meeting took place on October 28th. About 120 people showed up. Good crowd. Open format. Plenty of opportunity for questions.

Time to “vision” and get “excited”.

Lets’ get rolling. How much money do we have? You know… for the “visioning” and getting “excited” part. […]

Local News

Government restores Summer Temporary Employment Program

The province announced Nov. 3 it will be reinstating the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP), a move it says will help students access more job opportunities.

The program returns for the spring of 2016 and will run from May until August. STEP supports employers by providing wage subsidies for more than 3,000 student positions. […]