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Police investigating multiple commercial break-ins

Police are investigating a half dozen commercial break-ins that occurred in Morinville over the month of April. Kelley’s Deli and Bakery was among the local businesses illegally entered; however, Morinville RCMP are not releasing the other businesses hit pending obtaining permission to do so from the owners. […]


National Column: Day of vindication for delighted Duffy

Had he so chosen, Mike Duffy could have left his familiar courtroom perch Thursday, made a hard right and taken a step on the long road to redemption.

He could have marched down the wide expanse of Elgin St. toward the War Memorial, veered left and into the Centre Block’s east doors leading to the Senate chamber. […]

Arts & Culture

MCHS Spring Play offering a hilarious farce

Morinville Community High School’s annual spring play hits the stage May 11 for one show only. This year’s production is Michael McKeever’s 2011 play Suite Surrender, directed by MCHS Grade 12 students Leith Hutton and Jared Loseth.
Though a modern play, the production is a period piece set during Wold War II. […]

Local News

The week in photos

Young entrepreneurs, trade shows and Johnny Cash tribute shows passed our cameras this week. Here are some of the past week’s newsmakers in photos. – Stephen Dafoe Photos. […]

Local News

MCHS Principal leaving at the end of the year

After five years of being principal of Morinville Community High School, Todd Eistetter will say farewell to the school, staff, and students June 30. Eistetter has accepted a position with Edmonton Catholic Schools to become the principal of John Paul I Catholic School, an elementary on the south side of Edmonton. […]


National Column: Millennials helped, and could hurt, PM

But for young millennial voters Justin Trudeau might not have won a majority victory last fall.

As an Abacus Data study confirmed this week, the younger cohort of the electorate tilted the balance in favour of the Liberals. By turning out in greater numbers and coalescing behind Trudeau, voters aged 18 to 25 almost certainly made a difference between a minority and a majority. […]

Sturgeon County

County unveils campus concept

Sturgeon County held an open house Wednesday night to inform residents about the County’s vision for a common campus. Sturgeon County employees are presently located in nine buildings on six sites, and four County departments are housed in leased space. […]

Local News

Town taking donations for LAV III Monument

The Town of Morinville announced Wednesday it had received notification from Canada Company that the community has been selected to receive one of 250 reconditioned LAV III (Light Armored Vehicle) as part of their National LAV III Monument Program.

Town Administration has been actively assisting Morinville resident and retired soldier, Trooper Jayson Wood in the application process since June of 2015. […]

Local News

Town to review Utility Bylaw to avoid getting stung by renters

During their Apr. 19 Committee of the Whole meeting, Morinville Administration brought forward proposed Utility Bylaw changes for Council’s consideration, which 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. […]

Local News

Tax update shows municipal taxes to go up by 3 per cent in 2016

Morinville taxpayers now have an idea of how the Town Budget will affect their own budget with some clear numbers from Administration on tax rates. At their Committee of the Whole meeting, Council received a report from Shawna Jason, Interim Director of Financial Services for the Town, who informed Council that to support the 2016 budget, ratepayers would be paying approximately $61.40 more this year, based on a home valued at $300,000. […]