National News

New app helps users look up pesticide labels

The feds launched a new free Pesticide Labels app Jan. 25 that will allow users to access registered Canadian pesticide labels.

As pesticide labels have important detailed instructions and warnings that must be followed to protect health and the environment, the government believes the mobile and tablet app will be beneficial by homeowners, farmers, and industry, as well as provincial and federal organizations look up specific pesticide label instructions with their phone or tablet. […]

Morinville Sports

The City of Airdrie will host 2020 Alberta Winter Games

The 2020 Alberta Winter Games will be held in Airdrie. The city was successful in its bid to host the games, which provide Albertans aged 11 to 17 years an opportunity to compete in a province-wide winter sports competition. […]

Business

Applications open for student employment program

Employers can now apply for the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP); a program the government says will help approximately 3,000 students improve their job prospects by gaining valuable on-the-job experience and skills. […]

Morinville Sports

Flyers shoot down Jets at home

The Morinville Jets ended a three-point week with a 4-2 loss to the Stony Plain Flyers Sunday night.

The game went back and forth between the two clubs for the first two periods with the periods ending 1-1 and 2-2. But he Flyers pulled ahead by one midway through the final frame. The Flyer’s fourth was sunk into an empty net with 37 seconds left on the clock. […]

Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

There’s been quite a fuss since the Oscar people announced their nominees this year and people learned there was no black or minority actors nominated for any of the acting awards for the second year in a row. I guess they need to do some thinking about that, and I ain’t got no funny remarks about that situation. It’s just one problem I got with the Oscars. […]

Local News

Annual Hair Massacure is now underway

It has been many years since a local family worried endlessly whether their daughter was going to make it or not. Today that young woman, Kali MacDonald, has a busy life attending Morinville Community High School, working at the Morinville Sobeys, and singing with her sister as one-half of the MacKs. But as she goes about an active daily life, she remains the starting point for a charitable cause that has raised millions of dollars for cancer research and benefited Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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Morinville Sports

19th Annual Dennis Blair Borduzak Memorial Tournament a success

Sixteen Novice teams from as far away as Bonnyville and Camrose hit the ice over the weekend for the 19th Annual Dennis Blair Borduzak Memorial Tournament, three days of hockey with the motto: Play Fair — Play Hard — Play Real.
The annual 4 the Love of the Game Tournament is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Blair Borduzak, who passed away following his Novice year of hockey in 1989. The tournament’s theme – 4 The Love of the Game – is an homage to Dennis Blair Borduzak’s number 4 jersey number. […]

Local News

Library holding workshop on building and living in tiny homes

Those interested in scaling down – way down – might be interested in an information workshop coming up at the Morinville Community Library. Tiny Homes: How to Build and Live in a Tiny Home will take place at the library Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Program Room. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the library front desk or on Eventbrite. The library will receive $2 from each workshop ticket sold as a fundraiser.
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Local News

The week in photos

Work continued last week on the Petro Canada station in the former Tempo location. The new business opened on the weekend.
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Local News

Community News Briefs

Aspen resident Lorraine Meunier tries out the bus’ lift. The residents at Aspen celebrated the arrival of the new town bus (a 24-seat Ford F550 with accommodations for two wheel chairs) with a champagne celebration (Ginger ale), ribbon cutting, and a short maiden voyage around town. […]