Local News

Midstream Society location to be discussed in May

The plight of the Midstream Society and their thrift store will be on the May 10 Council agenda.

Council received a letter informing them that the Midstream Support Society and the Morinville Lions Club will be cooperating in a bid to construct a new building for both organizations to use. […]

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First Reading of new Utility Bylaw passes unanimously

During their Apr. 26 meeting, Council – excluding the absent Councillor Rob Ladouceur – unanimously passed First Reading of Utility Bylaw changes that will no longer permit utility accounts to be in a tenant’s name.

The changes are intended to save the Town time and money, with the Town currently on the hook for tracking down missed payments and collections. […]

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Do you know what to do in the case of a major emergency?

The Town of Morinville is asking residents if they are ready for potential emergencies that could happen in the community and encouraging residents to put together their 72-hour kit.

Though the Town has no special inside track on potential emergencies that could happen tomorrow or into the future, they are taking part in Emergency Preparedness Week, a national event put on by Public Safety of Canada during the first week of May. […]

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Residents to pay 3 per cent more on 2016 taxes

Morinville taxpayers now know how the Town Budget will affect their own, with some clear numbers from Council on tax rates. Council has unanimously passed all three readings in one night from the 2016 Tax Bylaw that supports the 2016 budget. Ratepayers will be paying approximately $61.40 more this year, based on a home valued at $300,000 following the vote. […]

Columns

Garden Column: Perfect Planters

Planter gardens are becoming very trendy for both homes and businesses. With the building of bigger houses and less yard space, planter gardens are a great way to add interest and colour to your yard where it’s just not feasible to have a regular style garden or to provide additional growing space in preferred areas. […]

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Caregiver training coming to area

Sunflower Community Resources is partnering with area Family and Community Support Services and the Alberta Caregivers Association to offer training for caregivers.

Sunflower Program Coordinator Amy Dribnenky said they had applied for a grant to fund two training sessions for caregivers.
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Columns

National Column: Rethinking the missile defence issue

It was barely a decade ago, but much of the emotional debate on both sides of the border over Canada’s participation in a North American missile-defence program seems already forgotten.

It was an issue that pivoted on matters of Canadian sovereignty, bilateral relations and the weaponization of space, but for the prime minister of the day, Paul Martin, the decision to stay out of the American program was really about the toxicity of the U.S. president of the day, George W. Bush. […]

Arts & Culture

MCHS students ready to show off their SKILLS

Three Morinville Community High School students will join MCHS teacher Greg Boutestein at Skills Canada Alberta at the Expo Centre in Edmonton May 11 and 12. Benjamin Lawrence and Skylar Luomala earned gold at the regional event and their chance at the provincial competition in video production. Alyssa Ralph competed regionally through an online submission qualifying process and won her provincial run in the graphic design category. […]