Arts & Culture

Morinville Community Library reflecting on its first half century

Fifty-one years ago, Morinville resident Pheobe Clarke had the idea to establish a library in the Town of Morinville. Together with John Wozney, Lorraine Ferguson, Angeline Leduc, and Lil Boddez, the group worked hard to form a library, and the group became the first library board with Clarke as Board Chair. Albert Ouellette was the Town Representative on the board. […]

Local News

Balanko enters race for Morinville Town Council

After thinking about the opportunity for years, Rebecca Balanko has announced she is finally ready to put her name on the ballot during the next municipal election. Balanko, 42, hopes to win one of the six councillor seats available on Morinville Council this coming October. “I love this community,” she said, “…I’ve lived [here] for 15-years, and I’ve raised children here. I’ve planted significant roots in our Town, in work, in volunteering, and in being engaged.” […]

Business

Coal Creek development goes ahead

Morinville residents may see more industrial development in town following approval of a new Area Structure Plan. Council has unanimously approved a new Area Structure Plan that would allow the creation of a commercial and business industrial development. The new development, called Coal Creek, would focus on “light industrial activities” according to the ASP. […]

Local News

RCMP report shows crime is static

Sergeant Dale Kendall, Morinville’s new RCMP Detachment Commander, has presented policing statistics to Council for the year up until July. The report details crime statistics and priorities for the local detachment, which has broadly shown a decrease in incidents over the last decade as national and provincial crime statistics trend downwards. […]