Local News

Military planning major move next week

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) will be conducting a major road move of approximately 300 vehicles from Edmonton to Wainwright In support of Exercise PROMETHEAN RAM 2016. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Simple Living Comunity Guild coming to the library

Morinville Community Library is offering a new free program this spring called Simple Living Community Guild, facilitated by Sherri Morrison, who is an Organic Master Gardener and Permaculture Designer. The idea behind the program is to inspire the community to live a simplified life which will lead to the benefits of saving money, reducing stress, strengthening families and caring for the environment. […]


National Column: Liberal push for privacy died after election

When the former Conservative government agreed to hand over private banking information of Canadians to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Liberals led the growing chorus of indignation.

Their opposition started meekly but strengthened. They tried to amend the law, which they portrayed as a loss of sovereignty and an unnecessary bow to American pressure. […]

Local News

Friends of the Library looking for more friends

Public computers, photocopiers, movie licenses, and coffee supplies are just a few of the things the Friends of the Morinville Public Library have been able to gift the library through fundraising.

The non-profit Society recently held their annual general meeting, appointing an executive and brainstorming to see how the group can best support the library’s needs. […]


Champion Petfoods Named Top Employer

Champion Petfoods was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers of 2016 through the Canada’s 100 Top Employers project.

Canada’s Small & Medium Employers recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies. […]

No Picture

Traffic infractions down over Easter weekend

RCMP saw a decline in the number of traffic infractions and traffic-related criminal offences over the Easter long weekend compared tot he same period in 2015.

RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs reported one fatal highway collision in both 2015 and 2016; however, there wee two deaths this year compared to one in 2015. Motor vehicle collisions involving injury were down to seven this Easter weekend compared to 28 in 2015. […]

Local News

1st Morinville Scouts looking for leaders

Local youth in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are in need of leaders to help run the youth-led program in Morinville.

Group Commissioner Adam Roddis said 1st Morinville Scouting Movement were currently in need of another five to eight leaders for the various levels of Scouting.

Local Sports

One sport helps another in muddy event

A lack of snow didn’t stop a record number of teams gathering in Cardiff Park for the annual Snowpitch Tournament.
The day-long event was a fundraiser for Morinville Youth Basketball. […]

Local News

3D Printing Club starts in Morinville next week

A Morinville business owner is bringing his expertise and passion for 3D printing to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre each week starting Apr. 5. Chris Logan of Imagination Technology Inc. will run a 3D Printing Club on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., giving those interested in the emerging technology some hands-on experience with some state-of-the-art equipment. […]

Local News

Arena site still likely for new school

A site near the Ray McDonald arena still appears the most likely place for Morinville’s planned public 5-9 school project, following a Mar. 23 meeting of the concerned parties.

“Yesterday’s meeting was very productive,” Greg Hofmann, the Town’s director of planning and development, told Morinville News. […]

Local News

More homework required for new public school, SSD says

At the March 23 Sturgeon School Division Board Meeting Superintendent Dr. Michele Dick provided a recap of the school status meeting held earlier that day.

Dick provided a verbal summary and said the Mar. 23 meeting had representatives from Sturgeon School Division, Town of Morinville, Alberta Education Capital Planning, Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Transportation and the project’s architect.