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The week in photos

A different kind of check stop The Town’s Annual Morinville Candy Cane Check Stop was held Thursday from 2 to […]

Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings melt Ice

The Kings picked up their sixth consecutive win Saturday night, an 8-5 home-ice victory over the visiting Edson Ice. The win brings the Kings to 12-3-0 with three games left in the regular season.


National Column: Because it’s 2016

Women in Parliament played key roles on both sides of the aisle this year

From leading the official Opposition to playing the lead role on files central to the government’s agenda, women finally made their way to centre ice in the federal arena this year, scoring or assisting on big goals for their parties. […]

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New Catholic Elementary one step closer following council motion

In one night, Council has unanimously approved the next stage required in the development of the Town’s newest elementary school. Bylaw 22/2016 creates Reserve Land for the school site, following multiple previous Council motions leading to this school site. Following this motion, the Town is one step closer to a new elementary school. […]

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Town hands over community grant approvals to administration

Council has made significant changes to how taxpayer dollars are distributed to community groups through a new Community Grant Policy. The motion passed 5-1, with only Councillor Nicole Boutestein voting against and Councillor Rob Ladouceur absent from the meeting. The primary change to this policy was transitioned to administrative control from council control, meaning administration will now be responsible for approving and dispensing all community group grants, providing reports to Council on their approvals in the regular CAO Reports. […]

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Morinville Town Council Briefs

Council has unanimously passed three new utility bylaws that will see a very slight increase to resident’s bills. Water, Utility, and Sewer rates were unchanged from last year’s rates, but waste pickup saw an increase of about $2 per month. […]


Morinville’s Champion Petfoods receives Alberta Exporter of the Year

For the third consecutive year, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods has been named Alberta Exporter of the Year by Alberta Export Awards. The company also took home the top prize in the Consumer Products category. The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and JWN presented both awards.


Bringing the buzz kill to marijuana legalization

Reading the 106-page report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, with its determinedly bland cover design and its epically drab title, “A Framework For the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada,” it’s hard to shake the urge to blow off a little steam by sparking up a great big bowl of […]