Wildrose criticizing government for sending millions to Ottawa

The Wildrose laid criticism at the provincial government Wednesday for sending tens of millions more to Ottawa through GST revenues created through the carbon tax. The opposition party says the additional revenues comes with no added benefit to Alberta. […]

Local Sports

Weekend ahead in Jr & SR hockey

The Morinville Jets and Morinville Kings return from holiday breaks to hit the ice for three games this week.

The Jets, currently topping the West Division with a 19-5-4 record 28 games into the 38-game regular season, are looking to maintain that lead. […]


4 the Love of the Game Tournament in its 20th year

Twenty-eight years after Novice hockey player Dennis Blair Borduzak passed away, his memory is kept alive through a memorial tournament now in its 20th year. The annual 4 the Love of the Game Tournament will take place in Morinville and Legal Jan. 12 to 15 and will bring together more than 300 players and 35 teams for a full weekend of hockey action. […]

Arts & Culture

Cowboy: A Cowboy Story promises an evening of laughs

The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s performance series continues this month with Accidental Humour’s Cowboy: A Cowboy Story, taking place at the centre Saturday, Jan. 14. The evening romp through the old west is a dinner and show. Cocktails are at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the evening’s show starts at 8 p.m.

Arts & Culture

Champion Regional Series Returns this January with Dinner Time in the Maritimes

An evening of East Coast music and East Coast food is on offer in the latest Champion Regional Series event taking place at Smith Plaza on 100 Street Jan. 28. The evening will start with cocktails at 6 p.m., an East Coast dinner catered by Green Bean’s Doug Adsit at 7 p.m., and a night of East Coast music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to the licensed event are $40 per person.

Local News

Legion issues Canada 150 Commemorative Medal

January 2017 marks the start of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Canada has a long tradition of issuing commemorative medals to recognize national milestones, from the Centennial Medal of 1967 to the Canada 125 Medal. Next year will be a break from this tradition. […]


Morinville Library prepares for another busy year in 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for the Morinville Public Library (MPL).

“There are so many programs, for babies to seniors, at the library and in 2017 there is sure to be some new, exciting, programming added as well,” said Amy Guenette, Chair of the MPL Board, in an interview on December 15. “There always seems to be something fun going on at the library every month.” […]

Local News

Our Hero: Herb Pearce

As we reflect back on 2016, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank and honour one of our local heroes, one who just happens to be our dad. August 2016, marked the end of an era: after 35 years of unfailing dedication and heroism, Herb Pearce, AKA Charlie 2, hung his Captain’s hat and retired from the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department. Standing proud at his side throughout his journey was our mom. His loving and supportive wife Vi, always there to offer comfort after the heart-wrenching calls, or to rejoice with over the victories.
It has always been a great source of pride having a firefighter for a dad. Even more impressive is that he did this in a volunteer capacity over and above his full-time career and family obligations. Thinking back on how many times he raced out the door to a call, it is hard to imagine the countless hours he gave to this community. In fact, it really wasn’t Thanksgiving if the tones didn’t go off five minutes into our family gathering. Such was life in our home. It didn’t matter the hour or holiday, if the tones went off, so did he. We can’t possibly express with words how proud and fortunate we are to call him Dad. […]

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Crime Stoppers help clear many files in 2016

Crime Stoppers Edmonton and Northern Alberta are hoping people will spread the word about the work the crime organization does during Crime Stoppers Month.

They have launched a Twitter campaign with a #31DaysofCS! Hashtag to spread the word on how tips to Crime Stoppers help solve crimes. […]


Shop in Morinville: We have a winner

René Chevalier was the winner of our 12 Shops of Christmas contest. Participating businesses drew one name each to narrow the field down to 12, and we drew René’s name Dec. 20. Mr. Chevalier chose to spend his $500 prize at JM Turner Goldsmith ($300), The Flower Stop ($100) and Liquor on Main ($100).