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Morinville ranks ninth in Earth Hour event

FortisAlberta announced its 2016 Earth Hour Challenge results Thursday, and Morinville ranked ninth out of 25 Alberta communities that participated in this year’s event.

Earth Hour took place on Mar. 19, from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. with communities vowing to shut off the lights in an attempt to use less power than the same period the week before. […]

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Lions receive banner patch from STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is thanking the Lions Club for all of its support over the last 30 years.
The Lions of Alberta Foundation is a founding partner of STARS, and the first flights were flown as the Lions Air Ambulance. The Lions Club has played a vital role in getting support from both the rural and urban communities. […]


National Column: Liberals pick up where they left off

For all the talk about a new activist federal era, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first budget largely picks up where Paul Martin left off – at least when it comes to spending priorities.

Improving the terms of the relationship between Canada and its indigenous people was front and centre on the former Liberal prime minister’s radar. At the time of its defeat in 2006, the Martin government was about to start implementing the Kelowna Accord. […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

Council has unanimously approved setting up a meeting between Administration, the Midstream Society, the Morinville Food Bank Society as well as two Council members to discuss the two organizations further needs. […]

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Council names former CFO Andrew Isbister CAO

Mayor and Council passed a resolution during the Mar. 22 Regular Meeting of Council to formally appoint Andrew Isbister as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Morinville.

Mr. Isbister has been employed with the Town of Morinville since December 2009 as the Director of Financial Services. He took over the role of Interim Chief Administrative Officer Jan. 26, following Council unanimously terminating the position of former CAO Debbie Oyarzun. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville filmmaker produces documentary on Zappacosta

Canadian pop and rock singer Alfie Zappacosta rose to fame as the face of Zappacosta, but after peeking with his song Overload appearing on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack in 1987, his relationship with his career came to a breaking point. […]


National Column: Liberal success is rivals’ failure

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling the long-awaited first Liberal budget today to a more receptive audience than when he was elected last fall.

According to an Abacus poll published over the weekend, a majority in every province except Alberta approves of his performance to date. […]

Arts & Culture

Rotary sells out Cash show, books second night

The Rotary Club of Morinville planned to host an evening of entertainment dedicated to Johnny Cash, but have sold out the show more than a month ahead of the event, prompting organizers to arrange a second show.

“We are in the enviable position of selling out the show,” said promoter Rob Shapiro, who told Morinville News a second show has been booked at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre April 22 with a dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 9 p.m. The original – ow sold out – show will take place Apr. 23 at the same time and place. […]

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The Sturgeon Peewee 2 team brought home gold this past weekend from the 16-60 PeeWee 5B Gold Championships.

The team is made up of: […]


Column: Joe Morinville

It seems like the people in Morinville are more interested in talking about what Mr. Trump is doing and saying than what our own politicians at all levels of government are doing and saying. Suppose that makes some sense on account of our own politicians not being as colourful as the American ones, […]


National Column: First budget big on spending and hope

Justin Trudeau is said to have hit on the idea of running deficits last July while brainstorming with aides just weeks before the election call.

The following month, in late August, he unveiled that plan and, according to Trudeau, that was the day he believed he won the election. […]