Local News

The twelfth annual Morinville Fire Department’s Combat Challenge on this weekend

Rushing into a burning building to save lives and fight fires is a serious enterprise requiring a proper mixture of skill and stamina, something few people see close up. But this weekend’s Morinville Festival Days provides attendees with the unique opportunity to see firefighters from Morinville and the area putting those skills to the test during the Morinville Fire Department’s Combat Challenge. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Celebrating 15 Years of Community News: A Reflection and a Call to Action

Tomorrow marks the start of our 15th year at MorinvilleNews.com. It has been a journey filled with dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to serving Morinville and the surrounding area. Our mission has always been to provide reliable, community-focused news, and as we step into our 15th year, it is a moment to celebrate our achievements, acknowledge the challenges, and look ahead to the future of community news. […]

Business

Small Business Confidence Surged in May, Reports CFIB

The latest data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) indicates a significant boost in small business confidence. According to the CFIB’s Business Barometer, the 12-month small business confidence index surged by 8.8 points to reach 56.4 in May. This marks a return to more typical seasonal levels and is comparable to the 56.1 recorded in May 2023. […]

Columns

Column: The War Amps Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

On June 6, 1944, a pivotal moment unfolded as thousands of Canadian soldiers stormed Juno Beach in Normandy, in the heavily German-fortified coast of France. As the world prepares to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, The War Amps pays homage to the Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the invasion, and the resilience of those who returned home severely wounded, many missing limbs. […]

Morinville News

Column: The Heroes of Normandy

Death struck deeply into those who waded ashore on June 6, 1944. Struggling to quickly move from their landing craft to the sand of Normandy beach. Burdened by the heavy weight of their equipment, and the sights and sounds around them. Before them lay a terrifying array of obstacles waiting to trap, maim, and destroy anyone who attempted to challenge the terrible might of the nazi occupation of France. […]

Food & Health

Food: Rhubarb Zucchini Bread

In Morinville, local gardens are bursting with rhubarb, a tangy delight that adds a unique twist to both sweet and savoury dishes. Meanwhile, Sobeys in Morinville has zucchini, a versatile vegetable that melds seamlessly into a variety of culinary creations. This seasonal bounty presents the perfect opportunity to combine these ingredients into a delightful Zucchini Rhubarb Bread. […]

Crime & Police

Alberta RCMP provides safety reminders for sharing the road with commercial drivers

Motorists should take extra caution when sharing the road with, or operating, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles. With summer approaching, roadways will become increasingly busy and the Alberta RCMP wants to remind commercial and passenger-vehicle motorists how to operate on our provincial roads responsibly. […]