Morinville News

Young selected for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announce the 24 athletes – 12 men and 12 women – nominated for selection to Team Canada for the Rio Paralympic Games this September. […]

Arts & Culture

Concert series to feed bellies and souls

The Smith Music concert series has become a tradition in Morinville, an opportunity for music students of all levels to share what they have learned while gathering donations for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Filling the bellies of those who lack the necessities of life while filling the soul with the sound of music is a combination that will delight audiences once again as students put on five shows over five days. […]


National Column: A young leader at the helm of a young party

There was never any doubt, of course, that this had become Justin Trudeau’s party. But had there been any remaining question of that anywhere in the land, it was removed as the prime minister tightened that grip on the Liberal party here Saturday. […]

Local News

Loops for the Troops on this weekend

Signing up for this weekend’s Loops for the Troops, taking place at Edmonton Garrison on Canadian Forces Day, will give athletes a running tour of CFB Edmonton as well as an opportunity to assist the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Public’s Dystopian spoof offered a funny show

After teaching the community how to survive a zombie apocalypse last year, a cast of two dozen Morinville Public School (MPS) students successfully spoofed movies, including The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner through this year’s theatrical production – Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death. The play took place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre May 24 and 25. […]

Local News

Pope Francis Fun Run helps to build school

Greater St. Albert Catholic School’s 150th Anniversary goal of raising $200,000 to rebuild schools affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is about $2100 closer to reality after more than 200 of the Division’s students participated in the Pope Francis Fun Run at Georges H. Primeau School Friday afternoon. […]

Local News

Purina Walk For Dog Guides helps raise funds nationally

The Purina Walk for Dog Guides took place in Morinville at the Fish and Game Association pond trail May 28. The Morinville Lions Club were once again looking for walkers and pledges to help them in their national goal of raising funds to provide specially trained Dog Guides to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities. […]


National Column: Tories poisoned own well in B.C.

The federal Conservatives are gathering in Vancouver this weekend to praise Stephen Harper today and – if they are smart – to start burying some of his signature policies over the rest of their national convention.

Local News

Midstream Support Society lease agreement unanimously approved by Council

Council has unanimously approved a motion that would allow the Midstream Support Society to enter into a new 35-year lease agreement with the Town on the current property the Midstream Thrift Store is on. The agreement allows the organization to move forward in raising the funds to build a two-story building in partnership with the Lions Club of Morinville that could create more space for other community groups. […]

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Local News

Email on daycare unavailability refused as correspondence by Holmes

Council has received an email penned by Kelly Harding, a parent with children who attends a daycare program run by the McCauley After School Care Association that is run out of the Morinville Public School. The letter expressed concern over the day care program being shut down as a result of a lack of space to allocate to the daycare on the part of the school. Since its founding, MPS has grown rapidly, and that growth has lead to a lack of space to provide for the daycare program. […]