Morinville businesses recognized by their Chamber

The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Awards were presented in 11 categories. Additionally, a number of long service awards were presented ranging from five to 45 years of membership. More than 200 business owners and employees attended the special luncheon.


Government adds new controls to payday loan laws

Payday lenders are now required to provide all loans with installment plans, with no penalty for early payback. The government says the new rules greatly reduce the interest rate, as well as take measure to keep Albertans from falling into a cycle of borrowing. […]


County pleased with Pembina Pipelines announcement

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has been given the green light under the province’s Petrochemical Diversification Program incentive program. The company has announced they have plans to build their Polypropylene (PP) and Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) facilities in Sturgeon County’s Alberta’s Industrial Heartland area. […]


Two new petrochemical plants announced, one in Sturgeon County

The province announced two new approved petrochemical plants Monday, projects the government believes will “add jobs, diversify the energy industry and create lasting benefits for Alberta’s economy.”

The two projects process propane extracted from natural gas resources into value-added plastics products used worldwide. The province says the projects have been approved to receive royalty credits under Alberta’s Petrochemicals Diversification Program, announced in February of this year. […]

Local News

Morinville Public School finds PAW-fect reading companion

Students at Morinville Public School were excited to welcome a unique new staff member to their school last Friday, on December 2. This staffer stands out for obvious reasons: she walks on four legs and has a tail. She is the Vice-Principal, Kerri Trombley’s, seven-year-old rescue dog, Bella. […]


National Column: Electoral reform left lying in ruins

Cut through the spin that has attended the publication this week of the much-awaited conclusions of a special parliamentary committee on electoral reform and what you find is a collective failure to rise above partisan self-interest.

Local Sports

Kings take two games over the weekend

The Morinville Kings played a pair of games over the weekend, a Saturday night road trip to Devon to face the Barons and a Sunday afternoon outing against the Eckville Eagles.