Local News

Cloth diaper rebate program proposed by FitzGerald

Administration will develop a cloth diaper rebate policy proposal set at a maximum payout of $1,000 following a motion from Councillor Brennan FitzGerald. The motion was made at council’s July 11 meeting, after a presentation from Morinville mother Jill Ladouceur was made at Council’s last Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on June 20. […]

Morinville News

St. Jean Baptiste raising funds for Morinville Cemetery

Under the Cemeteries Act, there are two groups that can operate a cemetery – municipalities and religious organizations. Since the late 1800s, when Catholic settlers first came to the area, that service has been provided in Morinville by St. Jean Baptiste Church. Since 1976, they have provided the service for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. […]


Police focusing on young drivers this month

Alberta RCMP are reminding young drivers travelling on provincial roads and highways to exercise caution and avoid distractions. Police say July can be a dangerous one for motorists, especially young drivers who are most involved in fatal collisions during this month. […]


Patio season gets fewer rules

New government policy that includes fewer restrictions on how patios are built will now make it easier for licensed venues to offer the type of patio experience customers want.

Arts & Culture

Mark your calendars for Fête au Village

Fête au Village will be in the red and white this year when the annual festival kicks off July 21. The three-day event, now in its 54th year of operation will carry a Canada 150 theme as well as a big calendar of activities for visitors to take part in. […]


National Column: Canada needs more of the world

At a certain point in life birthdays are to be endured rather than enjoyed – until they become enjoyable again, nearer the end of days and a whole bunch of things don’t much matter anymore.