Arts & Culture

Collecting toys of Christmas past

For the past five decades, Ron Cust has been accumulating toys. Whether it was small scale replicas of the cars he dreamed one day to drive or vintage automobiles he cruises around town, the retired fire chief has a love for four wheels and an engine. For the past week, Cust and some other local toy collectors have been showcasing their vintage cars, trucks, dolls, games and unique hockey tables at Smith Music for others to enjoy. […]

Local News

Providing the Gift of Sight

A Morinville optometrist and her husband just returned from their second trip to the Philippines to help with eye care. Dr. Kim Bugera and her husband, Peter Laansoo were in Central Manila from Nov. 12 to 23 and also visited the country in April. […]

Local News

Morinville ranks best in province for business-friendly taxes

Morinville holds a virtuous first place among Alberta municipalities for fair business tax rates, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The CFIB released Dec. 7 Entrepreneurs Deserve Property Tax Fairness, a report targeting the “property tax gap,” the difference between residential owners pay and what commercial property owners are paying. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letters: MPS writes to Santa

Monique Webb’s 1W class at Morinville public School sent us their letters to Santa Claus for publication. We’re running them in their unedited charm. Be sure to see our video interview with this class about their favourite thing about Christmas. We’re hoping to talk to Notre Dame students later this week. […]

Local Sports

Sports shorts

Seniors curl The 29th Annual Morinville Seniors Funspiel took place at the curling club Saturday and Sunday with 16 teams […]

Local News

We wish you a Mercer Christmas

Looking like Santa Claus in his younger days, the Mercer brothers have more in common than their love of a manly beard. The two Morinville residents and their families have a great love of the Christmas season and decorating their homes for the holidays. […]

Local News

December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month

“Know the limit – Know your limit” is the message Morinville RCMP are unveiling this month as they remind residents impaired driving is a crime and will be treated as such. The Detachment, in conjunction with the Alberta Traffic Safety Action Plan, will be focusing attention on impaired driving this month. […]

Local News

The Week in Photos

Chamber President Simon Boersma, bookkeeper Monique Van Rooyen, Director Phil Hughes and Manager Diane Mineault stand beside some of the many unwrapped gifts, toys and food items dropped off at the Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Christmas Luncheon Dec. 2. Attendees were encouraraged […]

Local News

Local Moms working the Christmas magic once again this year

What began as a way for a couple local mothers to connect over coffee and the Internet has expanded to a network of 1400 Morinville and area moms who are uniting once again for a noble purpose — making sure no family is left behind this Christmas season. The marvelous idea reinforces the groups self-chosen name of Marvelous Moms. […]

Local News

Old Guys in Action raise $44,000

Morinville lawyer Andrew Lawson and a group of friends from Calgary, riding under the name Old Guys in Action, have raised $44,000 for Cause Canada’s (Christian Aid for Under-Assisted Societies Everywhere) efforts with maternal health in Guatemala. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: MPS loves the mayor

The MPS grade 1W class has been studying all about communities in social studies this fall. They demonstrated all they […]

Arts & Culture


The songs of Richard and Robert Sherman, made popular in Walt Disney’s 1964 movie Mary Poppins, came alive on the cultural centre stage Dec. 2 and continues Thursday and Friday night. […]