Local News

Rendez-Vous Centre elects president and board, membership growing

The Rendez-Vous Centre held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) Jan. 27 with more than 40 people in attendance.

Nominations were required to fill five vacancies, and four volunteers stepped forward, three currently serving on the board, and one new member, Jeannette McMillan. The Board of Directors’ first regular meeting will be an Orientation and Planning Meeting Feb. 1. […]

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Lions fundraising to send Cadets to Vimy Ridge

The Morinville Lions Club is going to sell Vesey’s Bulbs from now until May 1. The fundraiser is part of their contribution to support the 3061 (1 CER) Morinville Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp’s program to send some cadets to France to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge commemorative ceremonies in April of 2017. […]

Morinville Sports

Senior Girls take silver in 22nd Annual Home Tournament

It was a silver-medal weekend for the Morinville Community High School Wolves Senior Girls basketball team.

The girls swept the tournament with two straight wins before falling in the championship game by a 25-point margin.
The road to victory began Friday morning with a 79-33 win over R. F. Staples. In that contest, the Senior Girls […]

Legal

Emotions high on bussing Francophone students

More than 80 parents gathered at the Rendez-Vous Centre Jan. 27 to take part in a consultation meeting on school bus transportation. Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord / Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No.2 (CSCN) called the meeting to see if there is a large request to transport Morinville Grade 7 to 9 students to École Alexandre-Tache in St. Albert or to continue bussing students to École Citadelle in Legal. […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

In a unanimous decision – excluding the absent Councilor Boudestein – Council has voted to defer once again giving Second Reading to the Animal Control Bylaw. The vote came after a motion from Councillor Dafoe who was concerned Administration had not implemented any changes from what was heard at the public hearing and discussed at Committee of the Whole. […]

Local News

One dead in morning collision

Morinville RCMP and emergency services responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Township Road 570, approximately 1 kilometer West of Range Road 231 in Sturgeon County Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m. […]

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Morinville Council terminates CAO

Morinville Town Council has terminated Debbie Oyazun’s position as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town after a tenure of nearly four years. In a press release issued to media after Tuesday night’s Council meeting, the Town stated her position was terminated without just cause, and that they had named Town CFO Andrew Isbister as Acting CAO until Council completes the hiring process to find a replacement. […]

Local News

Forage program offers farmers financial break

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Crop Production Services (CPS) are offering a forage program that may be the solution for farmers affected by last year’s drought conditions.

The program is available to agricultural producers in the three Prairie provinces, and DUC/CPS say the program offsets the cost of Proven Seed forage varieties when producers convert cultivated land to hay or pasture land. […]