Arts & Culture

The Week in photos

Spring has sprung Jeanne Hudson sent this photo of the buds on her Poplars – a great sign that spring […]

Business

Easter rabbit looking for some bunny to win

The Easter weekend opens up a number of opportunities for local children to walk away with some Easter treats.

Morinville News has once again partnered with Morinville Physical Therapy for a special Easter egg hunt before the annual Easter Egg hunt Mar. 26. […]

Columns

Letter to the Editor re: Article – Council puts brakes on red light and stop sign camera discussion

Cliff and I would publically like to thank Councillor Barry Turner, who intercepted Mr. Steer about the wording of the presentation. Having attended the Committee of the Whole meeting [Mar. 15], specifically to listen to this presentation, in our opinion it sounded like a sales pitch to Council on something that had already been decided on. Councillor Turner made it very clear that there has been no decision in Morinville to apply this technology. […]

Arts & Culture

Library Comedy Show hits the stage in April

The Morinville Community Library will hold its third annual Library Comedy Show at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Apr. 9. The licensed event is open to those 18 and older, and tickets are $20 each. […]

Columns

National Column: Trump an issue for new-look Tories

Federal Conservatives have moved with astonishing speed and depth in their repudiation of the Stephen Harper years.

Some senior members of the party now talk of the need for carbon pricing. They back the Liberal inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. They talk of a national anti-poverty strategy, speak in more centrist tones and are showing Canadians a softer, more appealing style with Rona Ambrose as interim leader. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Festival Society seeking site for Logger Sports

Morinville Festival Society (MFS) President Korien Sampson and Society members Julie Booth and Kat Spencer made an informational presentation to the Town Council during their Mar. 15 committee meeting about growing the Logger Sports component of the annual summer festival.

The main discussion revolved around the placement, or not, of climbing poles for the Festival Society’s two-day Logger Sports event at this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. […]

Morinville Sports

Ringette wraps up its second season

Two years ago a Morinville couple had a vision of bringing something different to the ice in Morinville. On Mar. 30, 2016, a hand full of children came out to try the sport, and seven months later 22 took to the ice for ringette’s first season int he community. A year later and that number was up 50 per cent. […]

Columns

National Column: NDP must consider sad truths

As the New Democrats ponder the future of their federal party and its leadership, here are a few inconvenient truths they might have to face up to.

1. Yes, the NDP lost the last federal campaign on a fiscal and social platform that the Liberals could have written. The key planks of yearly balanced budgets and a national child care program were lifted from outdated red books. It was a decidedly middle-of-the-road document. […]

Local News

Council puts brakes on red light and stop sign camera discussion

Global Traffic Group Ltd. owner David Steer and two colleagues came to the Mar. 15 Committee of the Whole meeting to make a presentation on the Town’s Automated Traffic Enforcement Program. Their primary focus was to give Council a first look at the stop sign and red light enforcement technology services that could be an addition to the program Global/ITS already offer. […]

Arts & Culture

Museum unveils bridal doll display

On Wednesday afternoon volunteers Murray Knight, Yvon LeBlanc and Shirley Rosichuk, along with Musee Morinville Museum Operations Attendant Donna Garrett, set up a doll bridal display in time for the wedding season. […]