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Around the schools

Hats off for MCHS
Morinville Community High School Graduating Class 2012 flipped their lids Thursday afternoon after posing for the grad photo outside the school. This year’s graduation ceremony will take place in Edmonton Friday afternoon… […]

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Sturgeon Foundation restructures for future

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four seniors lodge managers found themselves out of work at the end of April as part of an organizational renewal taking place within the Sturgeon Foundation, a seniors housing organization that operates facilities and housing units in St. Albert, Morinville, Legal, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Redwater.

The organization employed seven facility managers prior to the recent restructuring. Four of those were dismissed to allow the foundation to position itself to meet future challenges and opportunities… […]

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Around the towns – weekend in photos

Small Town Saturday Night
Acclaimed Country Music artist Aaron Lines performed three numbers in the Songwriters Circle held at the Legal arena. It was all part of the Big Valley Jamboree Small Town Saturday Night event won by Legal… […]

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Business Symposium seeks to strengthen Sturgeon region’s economic picture

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Four municipalities within the Sturgeon Region will soon be hosting business-minded people from throughout the area at the 2012 Regional Business Symposium. The event is set to take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre May 17, and organizers are anticipating approximately 400 participants at the annual economic development symposium… […]

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Kubinec wins Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec ensured Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock remained in PC hands Monday night after garnering 45 per cent of the vote. Kubinec received 7,447 votes, 341 more than Wildrose candidate and former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield who received 7,106 votes (43 per cent) in the constituency.

Byfield was the frontrunner throughout the evening with a healthy to moderate lead until Westlock and Morinville vote tallies began coming in around 10:30 p.m. … […]

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The weekend in photos

Kony Morinville
A woman walks by a Kony 2012 poster in downtown Morinville Saturday morning. The international movement to raise awareness of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony did not skip the small communities. Area youth participated in a somewhat subdued Cover the Night campaign Friday evening,.. […]

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Legal has banner night for its volunteers

By Lucie Roy

Legal – The 18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night sold out early Friday night with a large number of staff and volunteers from a wide variety of community non-profit organizations in attendance. Special guests included the Legal Town Council and members of ACFA and Centralta Tourism Society. The program included the third Annual Volunteer Recognition nominations and a fiesta … […]

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Arts & Culture

Dean Brody to headline Legal concert

By The Morinville News Staff

Legal – After winning the Big Valley Jamboree’s (BVJ) Small Town Saturday Night contest, Legal volunteers have been busy making preparations for the big show heading to town Apr. 28… […]

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Legal wins Big Valley Jamboree contest

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Big Valley Jamboree’s Small Town Saturday Night contest came to an end Tuesday night with the announcement Legal was the contest winner. The announcement was made at the Travel Alberta Growing Rural Tourism Awards Dinner in Camrose… […]

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Grant running for the EverGreens

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville mother of two is running for provincial office under the EverGreen banner. Lisa Grant, who ran for the Green Party in the last federal election and for the Alberta Greens in the 2008 provincial election, is once again taking a run at political office… […]

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Centralta Tourism Society moving forward

By Lucie Roy

St. Albert – The Centralta Tourism Society (CTS) held their annual general meeting Mar. 24 at the NABI Centre in St. Albert. Sixteen CTS members from Legal, St. Albert and Morinville were in attendance to set the organization’s priorities for 2012.
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Around the towns – midweek edition

Sturgeon Mustangs win gold
The Atom B team from Sturgeon defeated the Andrew Aces 8-6 Mar. 19 and followed it up with a 9-5 win at home in Legal Mar. 20 to take the gold in the 16/60 Tier 4 Final. Coach Rivard said that this team played like a team… […]

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Morinville and District Ag Society could fold

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Travelling through town putting up posters for their annual Easter egg hunt last Monday afternoon, Morinville and District Ag Society President Barry Bradley does so with a smile on his face. One would have no idea there was something weighing heavy on his mind; his organization, begun nearly four decades ago, is in danger of folding… […]

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Legal a finalist in Big Valley Jamboree contest

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Big Valley Jamboree’s Small Town Saturday Night contest have selected their 10 finalists and Legal is one of them. The community recently rallied together to show their community spirit in the production of a two-minute video entry in the contest… […]